Love hurts, but in 2018 it really hurt. The pain was felt by 21 thousand American who fell victim to Romance Scams. What are they? Simply put, they involve online flirtation with a fake person on social media. After romances bloom, schemers usually asks the “lover” for emergency cash. Then boom! Gotcha! According to The Hill, these fakes usually target people between 40-60, and cannot meet in person because they are “stationed abroad.” Dater beware! No shame in Googling your potential love match.