Fairytales are often full of scams. The classic one that springs to mind when thinking of this is the story of Rumpelstiltskin. Never my favourite character (is he for anyone?!), I remember being glad he got his just desserts at the end of the tale. This is one of the things I do love about fairytales. The villains don't get away with it. So unlike life!
And maybe, just maybe, two of the Three Little Pigs didn't try to build their houses out of weak materials because they weren't intelligent enough to use brick. Maybe some con artist persuaded them the straw and the twigs would be enough and they were daft enough to fall for that!
The Little Mermaid is scammed by the sea witch given the latter knows full well having her voice would make all the difference to the mermaid's chances of winning the heart of the prince.
So what scams do your characters fall or (or spot in time and walk away from)? What happens to the scammers in your fictional settings?