CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A lot of people will be looking for love online in the day's leading up to Valentine's Day. 

But experts say you should be leery of scammers trying to prey on vulnerable people. According to CNBC, dating scams represent the highest financial losses of internet-centered crimes. In 2016 alone, it's estimated that $230 million was stolen. 

Experts say you should be weary of people who profess their love too early on. And you should never give strangers money online because you're unlikely to get it back. Some scammers will claim to have an emergency in order to get money. 

If you think you're the victim of a Valentine's scam, you can report it by clicking this link

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