If you are looking for love online be on the lookout for impostors who want something besides affection: your money.
According to the National Consumers League (NCL), so-called “romance scam” complaints showed a big spike in 2018.
Those scams made up only 1.54 percent of complaints to NCL in 2017, in 2018 they made up 2.81 percent of complaints, a greater than 45 percent jump, year-over-year.
For those who fall prey to these scams, the consequences can be devastating. The average loss reported by victims of these scams in 2018 was $18,831.
Read the full story from ABC-13 WSET .