These people are too stupid to be at university

Students lose thousands to sugar daddy con artists

No, no, the money is supposed to flow the other way…….

Police and fraud investigators are hunting conmen who dupe young women out of thousands of pounds by posing as sugar daddies on internet dating websites.

At least 40 women have become victims of the “sugar daddy scammers” but many more are thought to be too embarrassed to come forward.

Although there’s a fun point here. Being scammed is apparently more embarrassing than selling sex these days.

17 thoughts on “These people are too stupid to be at university”

  1. Why involve a third party, with all the complications and risks involved? Why not just offer your professor sex in exchange for passing the course? The most active and desirable young women could get the grades they need in a few weeks, gain their degree and be out working in HR departments or freelance lifestyle journalism.

  2. Maybe I’ve some input on this. For a couple of years I’ve been trailing a Tinder profile as bait for these girls. Amusement & entertainment but the last thing I’d want to do is meet one of them. They are all, of course, scammers. Of one sort or another. But, then, most women are. And the easiest person to con is a con artist. Because they’re so intent on their deception they can’t see they’re being deceived. Getting money out of them? That presumes they’ve got money in the first place. Not a great deal of hope on that one. Fun to get them to jump through hoops though.
    But there is a dating site. I think it’s called Sugarbabes. Seems to be set up in the opposite direction to most dating sites which encourage gullible geezers to part with money in pursuit of non-existent wenches. Healthy monthly subscription rates. No real sugardaddy is going to be joining a site looking for totty. If you’ve a few bob & put yourself about a bit, it’s not finding the talent’s the problem. It’s fending it off.

  3. Why, exactly, are police and fraud investigators wasting their time on this?

    Aren’t there actual, harmful frauds to pursue? Like the old ‘tarmac yer drive, guvner?’…

  4. Cos it is trendy Julia and easier than confronting real criminals who might punch your face in when you front them.

    Much easier to take statements from attractive young scrubs who might still be persuaded by the old (non-existent) charm.

    So Plod believes.

  5. One wonders if most of the people at university are too stupid to be there… I was driving past Birmingham University yesterday and saw a sign prominently displayed at a point where students cross a public road that runs between one part of the campus and another:-

    Be safe crossing the road
    Look up
    Look left
    Look right

    If the so-called “intelligentsia” at a Russell-Group university need to be told to stop looking at their damned ‘phones and “follow the green-cross code”, what hope have we? 🙁

  6. Chap points for blokes who go on sugar daddy websites, shag the gold-digging tarts and then rob them blind. That is Grade A caddery!

    Karma (sutra) is a bitch.

  7. @Pen…

    “Stop looking at your f*cking iphone”.

    I reckon that’s what the “Look up [from said effing device]” implies.

  8. @MC
    Do they rob them blind or just give them a cheque or payment that bounces? If so the next step will be to accuse them of rape as the “consentual” sex was conditional on the payment in the eyes of the babe.

  9. @the Noble Baron
    I don’t know what IQ measures for, but it’s certainly not smarts. I come in contact with a lot of unversity grads & I’d generally rate them as thicker than the average. I suppose it comes from them mainly associating with people like themselves. It’s not going to be a learning experience, is it?

  10. BiS: Don’t associate intelligence (or IQ) with going to Uni.
    Maybe once, long ago.

    But nowadays, Universities are subsidy farms. For every student, the get Government (I mean tax-payer) dosh. The last thing they are going to do is set up barriers for entry and limit the subsidy supply.
    Hence the explosion in Mickey-Mouse degrees.

    Serious degrees will still have an IQ correlation, but those students are busy working, and socialising sensibly, so don’t get the notice of the empty-headed media studies lot.

    And IQ is still a strong indicator of life’s outcome, just that a tatty bit of “BSc” paper isn’t part of it.

  11. Even in the 1980s I looked around myself at uni at some people and wondered “how on earth have you got in here?” And that’s when we were supposedly the top 15%.

  12. The loans come in lumps, each term, so scamming will be a seasonal thing. Not so much now until January. Plod way behind, as usual.

  13. Tim the Coder,

    “But nowadays, Universities are subsidy farms. For every student, the get Government (I mean tax-payer) dosh. The last thing they are going to do is set up barriers for entry and limit the subsidy supply.
    Hence the explosion in Mickey-Mouse degrees.

    Serious degrees will still have an IQ correlation, but those students are busy working, and socialising sensibly, so don’t get the notice of the empty-headed media studies lot.”

    Here’s the simple measure: does anyone care about what you learned at university. Courses in veterinary medicine are good because otherwise, Fido and Rover die.

    A lot of courses outside of those fields (which are now most degrees) can be Mickey Mouse Clownworld degrees because no-one cares. The students included. They might realise the degree is BS, but as long as they get better than a 3rd, they aren’t going to complain. Which is why there’s more 1sts than ever.

  14. Bloke in North Dorset

    “Be safe crossing the road
    Look up
    Look left
    Look right”

    Was that written on the pavement to get them to look up from their ‘phones? If not they must already be looking up enough to see the traffic.

  15. @AndyF:
    In France some time ago a woman charged a man with rape for lying about his income or wealth for a shag. The court threw it out.

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