The O.P.P. says there’s a scam that can break your heart and your bank account.

The Haliburton Highlands detachment is warning people of romance fraud on Fraud Prevention Month.

The O.P.P. says scammers will target single people on dating websites or social media by getting in long conversations, and then asking for money before suddenly disappearing.

Community Safety Officer, Dianna Dauphinee, says a red flag should be raised if someone tells you after a few messages that they love you.

Dauphinee also says some dating sites in other countries have ways to try and scam people out of their money.

Dauphinee adds that like any other scam, never give out your financial or personal information to someone you don’t know.

She also says the most vulnerable group to this type of scam is seniors.

According to the O.P.P. 250 victims lost $6.2 million last year in Ontario due to romance scams.