Don’t give up too fast. It’s a great site.
Scammers and spammers are a side-effect of online platforms, it’s not really possible to screen and police everything 100% all the time and a platform like this wants an as easy as possible onboarding process, too, but don’t let that put you off an opportunity that could prove to be just what you need.
You can also set up “quick responses” for any kind of actual requests as well as scammy or spammy ones and use those as are or slightly altered to suit the occasion to not waste too much time with those kinds of messages.
Welcome to the forum and I hope you’ll get a message that doesn’t set off your inner alarm, and your first gig very soon.