It is not at all hard to understand how even relatively smart people can be taken in by cons like this. After all this is the age when people of all social strata and education levels believe machines can learn and artificial intelligence actually exists. People are becoming less critical just as the world has become more complicated. This is a time when skepticism of the highest order is called for and yet people have become more accepting of almost anything they see or hear. We have become a population of Fox Mulder’s wanting to believe, but unlike him we lack a Dana Scully to keep us honest. Nice, X-files reference, damn I’m old…lol!