“On May 21, 2018, a Texas native lost a total of $2,000,000,000.00 due to a Nigerian/Foreign Money Exchange Scam”“In 2018 alone, more than 48,000 scams were reported to the Better Business Bureau”In 2017, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) reported a total of 300,000 complaints with over $1.4 billion loss due to scams”“419 scams one of the oldest and most public catfishing profiles that initially started with mail then, fax and then email. The story has evolved from needing money to get the prince out of jail and then the personal information to wire money.”“Catfishing online has been going on for years ever since the first dating site Love@AOL, and many others introduced around 1995”“Data suggests that 1 in 10 dating profiles on different dating sites/apps are fake”“The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has received more than 4 million complaints from internet scam victims from 2000 to 2017”“In a 2018 online survey, 43% of men claimed they’ve been catfished and 28% of women claimed they’ve been catfished”“According to a 2018 online survey, 20% of respondents claimed they’ve sent money to catfishers, 6% sent between $1,001 to $10,000”“In a 2018 online survey, 9% of respondents stated that their catfish experience has caused mental health issues”