Man falls victim to dating website fraud

Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News 

A 20-year-old Lincoln man reported to police he was contacted by a woman he met on MeetMe.com who told him she was looking for a "sugarbaby." The woman told the victim to provide his bank account information so she could deposit $300 a week into his bank account to "take care of himself." 

Police said he provided the bank information. Then, the woman told him she put too much money into his account and he needed to wire it back. 

He did so, and lost $1,850, police said. 

His bank told police that they’ve seen similar frauds like this in several states.