Hong Kong police says that 'if you are looking for a date on Valentine’s Day, please be aware of online romance scams'. 'Taking advantage of the romantic atmosphere, scammers look for potential targets on various social media platforms.After getting to know the target’s interests, the scammer easily wins his or her affection and the pair will quickly establish a romantic relationship online. The scammers will then make up excuses to trick their targets into giving them money. Please heed the advice below to avoid romance scams: 1.With the help of search engines, look for photos of the other party on his or her social media account(s) to check the authenticity of his or her photos on the dating site(s); 2. See if there are unusual connections on the other party’s account(s); 3. Request further video calls with the other party; and 4. Call our ‘Anti-Scam’ Helpline at 18222 if you are in doubt', posted the Hong Kong police on Twitter handle.