The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission are warning Sunraysia's locals to be careful who they interact with online on Valentines Day.
The call comes with the latest data, showing people are most likely to be targeted by dating and romance scammers on social media sites.
Aussies have reported over 20 million in losses to Scamwatch from dating and romance scams in 2017, with women losing nearly twice as much as men.
9.7 million dollars has been reported lost to dating and romance scams through social media; a spike of nearly 30% compared to 2016.
We're being urged to be suspicious when someone claims to be overseas, can't meet for any reason, profess strong feelings early on, or ask for money.
Locals can find the latest tips and tricks for avoiding online scams by clicking the link below!