FBI warns of 'romance scams' ahead of Valentine's Day

The Federal Bureau of Investigation issues a warning about a scam that ramps up this time of year.

The FBI wants you to be aware of online romance scams where scammers may try to get personal information from dating websites, apps or social media.

If you suspect an online relationship is actually a romance scam, an FBI special agent recommends stopping all contact immediately.

Compared with other online crimes, the FBI warns, romance scams result in the highest amount of financial losses.

In November, FactFinder 12 investigated a an apparent romance scam involving a "Kansas" dating company.