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This list of confidence tricks and scams should not be considered complete, but covers the most common examples.Confidence tricks and scams are difficult to classify, because they change often and often contain elements of more than one type.The victim sometimes believes he can cheat the con artists out of their money, but anyone trying this has already fallen for the essential con by believing that the money is there to steal (see also Black money scam).Note that the classic Spanish Prisoner trick also contains an element of the romance scam (see below).The cheques are often completely genuine, except that the "pay to" information has been expertly changed.

Salting or "salting the mine" are terms for a scam in which gemstones or gold ore are planted in a mine or on the landscape, duping the mark into purchasing shares in a worthless or non-existent mining company.In some cases, an online dating site is itself engaged in fraud, posting profiles of fictional persons or persons which the operator knows are not currently looking for a date in the advertised locality. In this scam, a fortune teller uses cold reading skills to detect that a client is genuinely troubled rather than merely seeking entertainment; or is a gambler complaining of bad luck.The fortune teller informs the mark that he is the victim of a curse, and that for a fee a spell can be cast to remove the curse.The call is fraudulent impersonation, the name of the grandchild typically obtained from social media postings, and any money wired out of the country is gone forever.

The traditional romance scam has now moved into Internet dating sites.

Throughout this list, the perpetrator of the confidence trick is called the "con artist" or simply "artist", and the intended victim is the "mark".