I felt this. The scam I fell for was a fake tattoo apprenticeship when I was in my mid-twenties. I was in deep depression at the time due me flunking out of art college, my best friend passing away, and losing my government job . The scammer was my ex’s boyfriend who I met at my best friend’s funeral. Dude was a lying sociopath that stole my artwork. Ended up working for a year with very little pay, my phone stolen and being in a super toxic relationship for 2 years.