It's a mentality change IMO
Slowly but steadily things are shifting and the more technology people get to use the dumber they get, at least that's my impression of it. And you see this happening everywhere, not just with tech and scamming. Take the game market! I remember the times when certain gaming companies were getting very critical comments from game magazines when they did something as releasing a technically un-finished game. The classic: "Sorry, it might not work on your PC right now but it'll soon will after the next patch!". These days most people seem to easily accept this behavior because "that's just the way it is", which is utter nonsense of course. But it gets even more ridiculous when players who do see this behavior speak up about it (and in a mature and normal way). Because then your fanboy army often gets out... In some cases I'd say people allow themselves to be fooled and scammed because they don't (want to?) bother to think things over.
It even goes as far as turning things completely upside down and placing the responsibility for mishaps with everyone except the actual people who did it.
Here in Holland there's a huge concern about "tracking": companies which pick up wifi signals from passing phones, store them and then use the data they get to track people. Caused a bit of an uproar because they were obviously tramping on people's privacy. They were the bad guys for using all that data. But, like... If you value privacy so much then why on earth do you allow your phone to try and use other people's wifi networks?
It's a complete mentality change IMO. People stop to think, they're not interested at all how stuff works anymore and then you get idiotic scenarios like these.