Avoiding Online Scammers

By Kaye

Sep 07, 2016

Lately there seems to be an influx of Sugar Babies who have fallen victim to scammers. We understand not all SBs may not recognize a con artist posing as a Sugar Daddy, so we want to highlight the major red flags.

DO NOT ACCEPT MONEY FROM STRANGERS

What’s one of the very first rules you were taught growing up? Likely it’s not to accept candy from strangers. This cardinal rule for safety still holds true even as an adult. There are frauds out there – men and women – posing as Sugar Daddies and trying to capitalize on the lifestyle newbies. If someone you don’t know and have never talked to is requesting your PayPal or banking info to send money, report them immediately. This is a scam. Who really sends complete strangers dough? No one. If you want more info about safe ways to receive funds, read this blog.

NEVER GIVE A SUGAR DADDY MONEY

Nope, nope, nope. If a Sugar Daddy asks for any amount of money (reimburse for expenses, an upfront to prove that ‘you’re serious’ and he’ll give you the full amount in-person) this is a scam. If he is truly a Sugar Daddy, he doesn’t need your financial help in any way, shape or form. Also, if a Sugar Daddy ever asks you to send something or do something on his behalf – like depositing a check or purchase something – this is also an attempt to scam you.

DON’T HAVE SEX AND EXPECT TO BE PAID

There have been a few alarming accounts of SBs being duped into sex with an expectation or promise of pay. Um..HELLO, you’re doing it wrong! Being given money in exchange for sex is prostitution. If a supposed Sugar Daddy tries to negotiate a dollar amount for ‘hosting’ him, he’s looking for an escort. Sugar Babies do not negotiate rates, since they are not being paid. If you’re confused about how to get an allowance, read this blog.

REPORT

The site needs your help removing these malicious profiles. If you suspect or have been victimized by a scammer, immediately block and report this user. SeekingArrangement takes reports VERY seriously and pay close attention to any and all flagged accounts. Your safety is a huge priority.

Keep an eye out for each other!