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‘Sugar Daddy’ scams Metro Vancouver woman who sent him feet photos

The victim lost $1,500 in the scam that began on a dating app
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A North Delta woman has filed a complaint with police claiming she was scammed by a man she met on a dating app. Photo: Oatawa/iStock

A North Delta woman is out a few hundred bucks after allegedly being scammed online by a man who posed as a potential "Sugar Daddy."

The unidentified victim filed a complaint with the Delta Police Department on July 10, and reported losing $1,500 in an online scam.

The woman advised police she had a male "Sugar Daddy" that she met through a dating app. They had an arrangement that the complainant would provide the other party with photos of her feet in exchange for payments, but she would return a portion of the money to him.

After she received what appeared to be a transfer of funds (that did not go through), the complainant returned a portion of money via an anonymous Bitcoin account. Following receipt of the bitcoin, the “Sugar Daddy” ghosted the complainant, who then discovered all the information he provided to her was false.

Police say the woman was distraught, and have connected her to the DPD's Victim Services department for further assistance.

Originally published as part of the North Delta Crime Beat for July 17, 2020. Read more from the Delta Optimist