Out of the hundreds of thousands of cases filed with the , only a small portion of victims went to the authorities.
Some who were scammed felt embarrassed about being duped, while others didn't want to admit using a dating site.
Out of those complaints, 115,903 spoke of a financial loss, and the monetary sum of those duped equaled $500 million.
Sadly, many of those monetary losses were attached to romance scams.
Victims have also reported money requests for health issues, family funeral arrangements, and a host of other bleak sounding circumstances.