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S'pore is known as a trustworthy place, so why are there so many scams?

It may be precisely because Singapore has a high-trust society that it attracts scammers

In a way, spotting a scam is a bit like driving. Everyone overestimates their ability, and fatigue and stress make you worse at it. PHOTO: PEXELS
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My friend - a highly educated digital native in her 30s - has the profile of someone most would expect not to be a victim of a scam.

And in fact, despite having lived in cities in Latin America and Africa that many Singaporeans would consider quite dangerous, she never even came close to getting scammed. Shot, yes, but never cheated.

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