The victims reported collective losses of .4 million, which is likely only a fraction of the actual losses since many victims are too embarrassed to file a report, the FBI said.
About 70% of the victims were female; more than half were women 40 years or older.
Finding love is a challenging quest even in your home country.
Dating internationally will either make it more so or raise the chance to finally get the partner you've been looking for all along.
In a typical con, the perpetrator will spend weeks or even months building up a romantic relationship with a victim through e-mails, texts or phone calls, before eventually asking for money.
And many of the scammers aren't even in the United States.
It's the simple act of expanding the number of people you know by meeting your friends' friends, their friends' friends and so on.
In fact, many of us today use Twitter and Facebook to promote our existing and upcoming businesses.
"I left my heart out there, and this guy took advantage of it," the 51-year old Best said.
In 2011, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center received 5,600 complaints from victims of so-called "romance scammers" -- criminals who scan online dating sites, chat rooms and social networking sites for potential victims.
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