TBI warns of online romance scams this February

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —If you're looking for love this February?

Better watch out -- that's the warning this morning from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

The agency says there's been an uptick in romance scams this month.

TBI says studies show 40% of people search for relationships online, but studies also show half of those people lie about who they are or their intentions.

And in many cases, the false lovers are trying to get money.

TBI is sharing information on what to look for so you don't become a victim of an emotional crime.