Romance Scam

(Federal Bureau of Investigation photo)

As valentine's day approaches, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul's office is warning the public about romance related scams that often surround the day.

The Illinois Attorney General's Office says that con artists have been known to target people through dating websites, apps and social media, scamming their would be lover who turns out to be the victim.

Attorney General spokesperson Annie Thompson has this advice and discusses warning signs.

Thompson says a few other online and phone scams are also circulating, where the caller poses as someone from the Illinois State Police, a utility company or the social security administration, seeking your personal information.