Six Word Story: Scam

“Honey?! This Nigerian Prince Needs Help!”


Prompt – Six Word Story Challenge – Scam


This scam is a type of Advanced Fee Scam, one of the most common frauds out there. It involves a fraudster posing as an influential person (A Nigerian Prince, FBI Agent, Royalty, etc) and offer a large sum of money to the victim, in return of a small upfront payment.

Once the victim pays the amount, the fraudster simply disappears or asks for more subsequent payments. There are other variants where the fraudster asks for personal banking details.

You can read more about the scam here

Microprose: Sinking Sword

Splash! Relief flooded over him as his sword entered the river.

It’d made him invincible. The world’s most powerful man. If only he could be called man, with his hollow eyes, gaunt skin and decrepit features. As the sword sunk, his vitality rose.

He was alive, again.

Word Count: 47


YeahWrite #447 Microprose Challenge