Chicanery

The Ragtag Daily Prompt this morning is CHICANERY

I’ve always thought of this as silly, naughty, or clever pranks, but I was wrong. Merriam-Websters says it means deception by artful subterfuge or sophistry: trickery.

So here’s my example:

Sales Man
With his suave manners, overblown promises and financial chicanery — he called it “creative accounting” —  he was able to convince a number of seniors to invest in his well camouflaged Ponzie scheme.

 

8 thoughts on “Chicanery

    1. Thanks for your comment.
      I think there are different ways people try to pinch us. Some try the sincere/emotional, almost desperate approach: “I mean well. You just gotta believe me.”
      Or, “just a little cash/ help right now and I’ll get my problem licked.” Unlike the career con, the “hard-luck-right-now” type often believe the line themselves.

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