According to the Singapore Police Force, internet love scams are up 65% in 2016. Why do the most educated Singaporeans still fall for them?
Does Singapore need to become a much colder, unfeeling place in order for the scams to stop? I don’t know. Maybe. Maybe not. What is apparent is these foreign scammers are testing the limits of our kindness, and if we don’t find a way to stop them soon, we’ll just have to get by trusting our fellow human beings a little less everyday.