Westfield police are using social media to spread a message about scams involving social media.
Police reported on their Facebook page that recently they've seen an uptick in online dating scams.
According to police the scammers will strike up an online relationship, lying about who they are and trying to get money out of the victim.
Often, the scammers ask for money to be sent overseas.
Police say never give anyone your account information or wire money out of the country as it can never be recovered.
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