The most common trick for cybercrooks is fake dating profiles.
"If they have your credit card information and you have that on there they can do as much as your credit limit," Kaplan said.
According to the BBB, there are simple ways to stay safe while looking for a sweetheart:
- Verify emergency situations before sending money
- Keep bank information private
- Stay on dating websites when talking online
Anyone who claims love within minutes or says they’re traveling overseas probably isn’t so sweet and should be avoided.