How One Sugar Daddy Cost This Young Woman Almost $5,000

The whole point of hav­ing a sugar daddy is to have access to money, and lots of it. That’s why mil­lions of women sign up on sugar daddy match­mak­ing web sites in hopes of find­ing a rich older man who’s got money to spend on them. But as one sugar baby learned all too well, you can never be too care­ful about who you meet online.

A 20-year-old woman from Omaha signed up on one of these pop­u­lar sugar daddy dat­ing web sites and met a new poten­tial sugar daddy. The pair exchanged e-mails and text mes­sages for about a week before he sent her a check for $4,980.00 in the mail. It isn’t uncom­mon for a sugar daddy to send his sugar baby large amounts of money, but what wasn’t nor­mal was that, along with the check, he included instruc­tions to trans­fer a por­tion of the money to two other people.

So, hav­ing been swooned by this sugar daddy, the young woman did as he asked, only to get a call a few days later from the bank inform­ing her that the check she had deposited from her sugar daddy was fraud­u­lent and that the full amount would be with­drawn from her account. Long story short, her new sugar daddy conned her into dish­ing out almost $5,000.00 of her own money with­out spend­ing a penny of his own.

This poses a very impor­tant les­son for all sugar babies. Just because a poten­tial sugar daddy wins you over with his money, it doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily mean he has it. If you’re start­ing a rela­tion­ship with a new sugar daddy, your safest bet is to always insist on receiv­ing cash. If he insists on using checks for what­ever rea­son, then make sure they clear before you spend the money—just because you deposit the check and your account bal­ance goes up, it doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily mean that the check has been cleared by the bank.

Also, always be wary of any sugar daddy that offers you money, but then asks you to wire or trans­fer that money else­where. You can never be too care­ful when it comes to money, espe­cially when you’re putting your own account on the line.


Cole, K., “Search for ‘sugar daddy’ costs Omaha woman $5K in check scam,” The Omaha World Her­ald web site, Octo­ber 2, 2013;