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Sugar daddy wants my online banking login info to make deposits — is it a scam?

they're asking me for my online banking username and password. is that information alone enough for them to be able to take my money out of my account, or am i safe? They don't need that ...
Charles E. Grant's user avatar
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Am I being scammed by a sugar daddy?

Yes you are being scammed. Nobody sends you free money if they don't know you. And nobody with an 'account manager' needs you to send money to their mother's caretaker. And more importantly the ...
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Sugar daddy wants me to apply for a credit card so he can link me to his company account. Suspicious or am I being paranoid?

People that have money and want to help others don't need money sent to them in order to do so, and there is no scenario where you opening up a credit card would enable a stranger to help you ...
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Someone wants to pay off my credit card bills. Am I being scammed?

THIS IS ALMOST CERTAINLY A SCAM It definitely smells fishy to me. If I wanted to do something nice for someone and pay off their debts, I would write them a check, give them cash, get a money ...
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Sugar daddy wants my online banking login info to make deposits — is it a scam?

In addition to the simpler "it's a scam" answers, part of the sugar daddy arrangement is control. If the sugar daddy doesn't get what he wants, he should have control of the sugar baby account to take ...
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I am in a sugar daddy scam and he is threatening me because I want out. What do I do?

I'm not an attorney, for proper legal advice and evaluation of your situation and risks you're exposed to you should talk to an attorney. I'm sure there's a legal aid or free public defender legal ...
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Will I get in trouble for sharing my bank account information with a sugar daddy?

Also I am 16 Before chat with a sugar daddy, for God's sake learn what is expected of a sugar baby. (Accessing your bank account is not what's expected...) will I get in trouble for accepting ...
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I am in a sugar daddy scam and he is threatening me because I want out. What do I do?

You have not been in a sugardaddy relationship. You've been a money mule assisting in laundering money. First of all, this means he's a criminal. He won't call the cops on you, because that's ...
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Sugar daddy prepaid card scam

Yes it is. You might want to check out some of the other questions on this site tagged scams or sugar-daddy. Cut off contact with this person and do not have anything further to do with them. Almost ...
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Funds deposited in my bank account. Account closed for suspicious activity. Is this a scam?

It sounds like a scam gone wrong. If the bank gives you a cashier's cheque, that cheque is good for value - it's not going to bounce unless the bank itself folds. But the bank might still come after ...
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Paid a scammer money via PayPal. What can I do?

There's absolutely no need to be embarrassed. This happens constantly, hundreds of times a day. The people you speak to at PayPal and other companies won't even notice or remember you it is so common. ...
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My online boyfriend ask me to do the bank transfer using his bank account because he can't access it from another country

Any time someone asks you to move their money through your account, assume it is a scam. Any time someone asks you to log in as them, assume it is a scam. Any time someone asks you to do them a favor ...
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How can I protect myself from a scammer who has my information?

You fooled yourself into thinking that you could get something for nothing, and now you're fooling yourself that this will all just go away if you are sufficiently clever. What happens if the folks ...
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Funds deposited in my bank account. Account closed for suspicious activity. Is this a scam?

Yes, it's a scam. All the red flags are there. Most scammers don't seem like scammers because if they did, they wouldn't be able to scam people. The cashier's check you received from your bank ...
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Am I being scammed by a sugar daddy?

As other answers have pointed out, this is almost certainly a scam - there are some nuances to the "sugar daddy" aspect, but there are also some very obvious red flags. Insistence on transfers via ...
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Sugar daddy wants me to apply for a credit card so he can link me to his company account. Suspicious or am I being paranoid?

There is a very simple test to apply to any question that asks about sugar daddies. Are you having sex with the guy? If not, it's a scam. The odds of any guy just wanting to give you money are ...
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I am in a sugar daddy scam and he is threatening me because I want out. What do I do?

You need to either go to your nearest police department or contact the FBI office in the city where you live. Choose whichever is closer or easier to get to. If you are worried about getting the run-...
Ellie Kesselman's user avatar
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Will I get in trouble for sharing my bank account information with a sugar daddy?

I would suggest you immediately take this matter to the police. Will I get in trouble for accepting money from someone over age? Almost certainly not. The concept of "under age" exists for a ...
Alexander's user avatar
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Sugar daddy prepaid card scam

HUGE scam. Gigantic scam. Bitcoin is a money transaction that is irreversible. Once sent, it can't be reversed, EVER. Anytime person X sends you money, and then wants money back via an irreversible ...
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Am I being scammed by a sugar daddy who wants me to buy wallet cards and forward paypal money?

Yes, this is an ongoing scam which gets mentioned every couple days just on this site here. The "sugar daddy" promises the victim they will give them money for pretty much nothing in return. They ...
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What do I do about my bank account and “sugar daddy”?

Be glad it is already suspended and you aren't in a much bigger hole. Call your bank/go in person, close the account, and don't ever give out your bank information again. Also, if it sounds too good ...
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My online boyfriend ask me to do the bank transfer using his bank account because he can't access it from another country

I'm sorry but there is no boyfriend and there is no bank. You just gave away $2,090 to an Internet stranger. I don't know how you sent this money but assume it's gone forever. To be in cahoots implies ...
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Someone wants to pay off my credit card bills. Am I being scammed?

It's a scam because two things are occurring together: It is an all-Internet relationship with no physical presence Money transactions are coming into it, and they are cleverly designed to seem ...
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Sugar daddy scammer threatening with police

Take a look at some of the other questions in tag sugar-daddy. Your experience is not unique, sadly. The tag description shows what I think is happening to you: A sugar relationship is often used as ...
Freiheit's user avatar
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Paid a scammer money via PayPal. What can I do?

This is a large-scale scam operation This is not a local, inside-the-USA "sugar daddy" who loves you but is a jerk with money. This is an international scam operation that is working scams ...
Harper - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Sugar daddy wants money back and makes threats — what should I do?

It's a lie. The money he sent IS NOT REAL This is a standard scam we see every week on here. The scammer pretends to be someone's sugar daddy seems to send money to the sugar baby, via a reversible ...
Harper - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Someone wants to pay off my credit card bills. Am I being scammed?

As with the majority of these questions... if it seems too good to be true, then it probably is. My concern would be where she's getting the money from and, if she's offering to pay off your debts ...
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Sugar daddy needs pictures of my credit card — scam or not?

It's a scam. To use a credit card on-line, you typically need 4 things: the name on the account, the account number, the expiration date, and the CVV number. The first three are on the front of your ...
chepner's user avatar
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How can I protect myself from a scammer who has my information?

It sounds like the main thing to worry about is your bank account. If it were me, I'd call the bank and tell them you've been the victim of identity theft, and see what they say you need to do from ...
Cody's user avatar
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I am in a sugar daddy scam and he is threatening me because I want out. What do I do?

It's not profitable for such scammers to actually carry out those threats, because they are likely messaging hundreds of others at the same time, and their time is more valuable to them if they use it ...
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