People chase “shortcuts” whether there’s a recession or not. When cash is flowing like honey, they want to get some of that windfall. When times are hard, they look for a shortcut to improve their income.
I’m sure you’ve noticed that “success tips” are the most popular type of article here. Shortcuts never go out of style, it seems.
Shortcut mentality is what leads people to fall for scams. The best shortcuts are the ones you learn when you’ve got your sleeves rolled up giving some elbow grease to the job at hand.