No doubt you’ve come across a “sugar daddy”, or “sugar momma” online, claiming to pay you a weekly wage just cause they want to spoil you.
Well if you’re scam detector is going off, you would be right.
However, the ones that are likely to fall for this type of scam are new people to trying to make a quick buck online.
You know, young girls that have heard about girls earning thousands of dollars per month from sugar daddys, and wanting to give it a go themselves.
Well this is actually true, you CAN find real, legit sugar daddys that are willing to pay a weekly allowance, but you’ll have to find them on sugar daddy websites such as Seeking.com.
You won’t find them randomly in your DMs on Snapchat or Instagram.
In this article I’m going to cover exactly what the sugar daddy app scam is all about, and how they hook, line and sinker you and run off with all your money.
Lets get right into it.
What is a Legit Sugar Daddy?
A sugar daddy is typically an older, wealthy, rich man that wants to spoil some young girl in exchange for attention and other services.
Other services could include a phone call once per week, pictures, a meet up once per week, or even sexual services.
These services are negotiated before the deal is set in stone, and the girl will likely get a weekly allowance, or even just gifts of her choice.
Some girls have enough sugar daddys that they don’t have to work a day in their lives.
Some are making 5-figures per month while being spoilt with glamorous presents, and all they have to do is keep their sugar daddys happy to fund their luxurious lifestyle.
So this is what a real sugar daddy and sugar baby is.
However, scammers want their own slice of the pie.
And they’ve figured out ways to make money scamming sugar babys.
Here’s how they do it.
How the Sugar Daddy Scam Works
So you’re casually scrolling through Instagram or Snapchat, and get a random message from some bald, older looking individual, asking you to be their sugar daddy and they’ll pay you a weekly allowance of $500 or more.
Since you’ve heard about other people making a killing just by being a sugar baby, you think it must be legit, right?
You exchange a few messages, confirm details, and they’ll send a screenshot with thousands of dollars in their CashApp account.
This makes them look genuine and legit, and ready to send the money over.
However, here’s the bombshell.
They want YOU to send them money first.
Their excuse is typically one of these things:
- They want to verify your account is real
- They want to test your loyalty
- They say it’s a transaction fee
- Or something along those lines
Since you saw the money in their account, you think that it’s legit, so you’ll send the fee over that they asked for (this could be anywhere from $30 – $50).
As soon as you send the money over, you get blocked.
This is the scam in a nutshell. Now there are a variety of methods that they use, but this is the most commonly used.
The sad truth is that if they scam at least 1 – 3 people per day, they can be making a full-time income in some parts of the world.
The Temporary Payment Scam
Another way they scam you is by sending money over and asking for money back later on because “an important bill has popped up”.
Since they sent you a few hundred bucks, they’ll ask for about $100 back to pay this unexpected bill.
However, unbeknownst to you, that money is going to bounce.
The money they sent is probably with a stolen credit card or a bounced check, therefore, once the credit card company figures out the card has been stolen, all transactions will be reversed.
And now you just sent them $100 of your own money.
Unfortunately some people have fallen victims to a much bigger sum of money.
Everyday people are handing over thousands of dollars, thinking it’s the sugar daddys money anyway, and then losing it shortly after when the previous money bounces.
This is one of the smarter methods they use to scam people.
This reminds me of the Tinder Swindler documentary on Netflix.
If you haven’t seen it yet, this guy is using a similar concept.
He provides women with a lavish lifestyle with credit cards from former lovers, gaining their trust, and asking for money so his enemies couldn’t track him, and then racking up hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, and essentially taking off.
The Fake CashApp Confirmation Email
I couldn’t conclude this article by mentioning the fake CashApp email. This one is incredible clever might I add, and it’s so easy to fall for it.
As mentioned earlier, scammers will send you screenshots of their CashApp account and flash the thousands of dollars they have.
This is actually real money, but the money earned is from scamming other people.
After exchanging a few messages, they will then ask for your email and CashApp tag.
Soon after you will get an email from what appears to be “CashApp”, saying that “the money has been sent over, but it’s on hold until they pay a clearance fee of $50”.
Or something along those lines.
Now you’ve only lost $50, right?
No, these scammers will go to great lengths to get every last cent from you as possible.
So they’ll send another email explaining that they require another $50 for verification purposes.
And you’ll keep going until you realize you’re being scammed.
Why Scammers Use CashApp and WhatsApp
If anyone wants to take you over to WhatsApp to exchange messages, it’s a huge red flag.
I understand that it makes it easier to send messages back and forth since there’s a lot of noise on Instagram and other popular social media platforms.
However, it’s most likely that they want to scam you.
The reason they use WhatsApp is because they’re completely untraceable. They can use a throwaway phone number and stay completely untraceable.
Secondly, they use CashApp as their payment service as, again, they’re able to stay anonymous.
What they do is create a new CashApp account, receive the money from you, buy cryptocurrency, and delete the account.
Now they’ve just purchased cryptocurrency with your money, to their digital wallet, with a CashApp account that doesn’t even exist.
You also have to remember that digital currency is undetectable. All purchase made goes into the stratosphere, keeping them completely anonymous throughout the entire process.
How to Avoid Sugar Daddy Scams
Now that you understand how these sugar daddy scams operate, and the great lengths they go to to take your money, you can avoid them in the future.
I recommend sticking to something more trustworthy like PayPal to receive funds from people.
PayPal is far more secure, and you can see their real name and address, therefore if they avoid PayPal you know they’re trying to scam you.
Secondly, NEVER send any money. As you found out, it’s a recipe for disaster.
Thirdly, triple check email addresses to make sure they’re legit sources and not a fake/made up one.
Now I hope you learned everything you needed in this article.
If you still want to make money online but can’t trust random scammers on the internet, I recommend signing up to OnlyFans and becoming a content creator instead.
You don’t have to do anything explicit either, there are many niches that don’t require nudity.