The Tale is the plot of a confidence game. It defines the ways in which TheMark will [[AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted 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}}
* TheSchlubPubSeductionDeduction
* SpanishPrisoner
* ViolinScam