The Tale is the plot of a confidence game. It defines the ways in which TheMark will be duped. The terms Long Con and ShortCon are related to the complexity of the tale. The slang term for these is a "gag."

See also TheCon, ConMan.

* FourOneNineScam
* DelayedWire
* {{Flopsy}}
* GetRichQuickScheme
* GoodForBad
* KansasCityShuffle
* LandmarkSale
* {{Ponzi}}
* {{Rainmaking}}
* SpanishPrisoner
* ViolinScam