People don’t know what the word “scam” means anymore
It’s not that everyone is misusing the term “scam”; it’s just that in my experience on social media, a lot of people are. Maybe it’s just me or maybe you’ve come across it as well. Perhaps it’s just a pet peeve of mine, but I feel alone — like I’m taking crazy pills!
A scam is simply a fraud. For example, if I were to ask for your credit card number so that you “earn a vacation” that doesn’t exist — the reason I do it (in this hypothetical example) is to steal your money.