Hi Kind hearted
Welcome to Scamwarners
I am so sorry for what has happened to you, unfortunately you are not the first nor last to lose money (and so much more) to a romance scammer.
Please take a look at the following links which have a lot of information that will be useful to you.
Firstly, how and what to post at Scamwarners viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3561
How to spot a romance scammer, viewforum.php?f=13
this will help you to understand what has happened
Money recovery scams viewtopic.php?f=14&t=3198
Scammers will often target previous victims with scams that suggest they can have your money returned, the link will help you to spot them
You can forward anthing you like to my email addresss listed below and I will make sure the details are posted without identifying you which will prevent others from being scammed by this thief
If you have any questions, please dont hesitate to ask