WSJ - Aug 31 - Victims lost ~$120M to "romance scams" in the first six months of 2016, up 23% YOY, according to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center, which collects data on crimes primarily reported in the U.S. The $203M in losses from romance scams in 2015 exceeded most other Internet crimes tracked by the center. Mandy Ginsberg, CEO of Match Group North America, said scams affect a tiny percentage of 3.3M paid members in North America, and that antifraud efforts block "tens of thousands of people" from getting onto the site. The company said it also blocks users from certain countries in Africa and Eastern Europe. But it doesn't cross-reference photos with a reverse-image search because it believes that would flag too many legitimate customers.