Sweetheart swindles and melon drops are real scams. Colorful names seem to be the standard when discussing scamming.
I did a bunch of research into scams and scam artists to prepare to write this story, and if that's not the best way to become an absolute cynic about human nature, I don't know what is.
Okay! Next time I really, really will update the fan art section! Really for reals this time!
...Man, do I ever need a vacation.