As Valentine’s Day approaches, online dating scams are becoming more prevalent. Whitney Adkins from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns that scammers target people through online dating sites and apps year-round. It is crucial to avoid giving out personal or financial information to anyone you haven’t met in person and to be cautious of any requests for money, gift cards, or wire transfers. If someone tries to move the conversation to text or WhatsApp early on, it could be a red flag. Additionally, if someone claims to have an emergency and asks for money, it is important to report any suspicious activity to the BBB and police.