Police in the Hudson Valley warning people about internet scams.
Tuckahoe police say criminals are using dating sites to target victims.
In one case a woman claimed she worked at a bank, and made off with $5,000 after offering incentives if the victim opened an account.
Another claimed she was an investor and was able to get a victim to buy gift cards with money from a fraud check.
Police are urging caution whenever dealing with money and strangers. They continue to investigate.