six word story

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