MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WKBT) — The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau on Monday warned of a new scam where the thief claims to be either a “sugar momma” or “sugar daddy,” then defrauds the target.

“If someone is offering money for nothing, there’s probably a catch, right? In this new twist on a romance scam, a con artist offers to become your ‘sugar momma’ (or ‘sugar daddy’) and pay your bills,” said the BBB in a statement.

According to BBB, people send a message through a dating or social media app offering to pay a weekly allowance of several hundred dollars in exchange for affection. The scammer sends the victim a check or pretends to transfer money into the victim’s…

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