iphone scam, police scam. Is singapore still safe?

Yes it is tempting to buy a iphone from a 3rd party at a price cheaper that what is available in store but still do becareful.

There are too many such scam cases. including another where a lady was conned of $80k.

I think the underlying question we as Singaporean should start asking is why is there such a large increase in scam cases in Singapore. 

Is it because of the standard of living being raised to such an extand that people are resorting to such measure to survive? or is it because Singaporeans are just easy prey for such scammer? or could it be that the law and punishment against such crimes are worth the risk for such scammer to take?

As such i would like to ask the readers of this site to beware and alert of such possible scam and i pray that no one falls to it.

SINGAPORE – Yet another type of scam has surfaced in Singapore, after a woman lost $80,000 to scammers pretending to be police officers. The 41-year-old victim received a call from a stranger claiming to be a police officer, who then accused her of being involved in money laundering. – See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/police-warn-fake-spf-website-after-woman-loses-80000#sthash.LHCHwhot.dpuf

The 30-year-old suspect is said to have cheated at least 12 victims on a social media platform, believed to be Carousell. Credits: Man arrested for alleged iPhone 7 online scam