The world makes it far too easy to rip people off using the anonymity of the internet. You could scam people out of literally millions of s without them ever knowing your location or your name.

There's even people taking advantage of people's fear of scams to scam them further!!!

Services offering to 'Protect your from harm over the internet', for say 5 or 10 may just be lazy and not bother. Or they may take scamming a stage further and use your credit card details to rip you off further!