Here's what the scam looks like and what to do.
Scammers claim a person's computer has been hacked and they also know their passwords.
"This won't be the last time we hear of scams, so we need to stay vigilant."
If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
"I think she wanted millions but I didn't have millions to give."
A typical romance scam victim is female, from Auckland, and aged between 41 and 64.
Most were scams or reported fraud.
Scams including sextortion, bogus prizes and impersonation on social media are on the rise.