Chatham-Kent Police Service officials say with love in the air this week, please do not fall prey to a ‘Romance Scam’

If you’re dating online, please beware of the following warnings signs:

– A quick declaration of love

– A request to go off a dating site and chat via email or cell phone instead

– An area code that is not where the person says they are from

– Request for small gifts, as a test to see if you’re the ideal target

– Request for inappropriate photos, that they can later use to extort money from you

For more information on how to protect yourself, please see