Is there any one word term to express something which is promised, but only to trick others to commit something, and will never be given.
Say, I promise my friend, "If you do it, I'll give 100 bucks". Later, when he comes to seek the reward, I just find an excuse and avoid him. Insurance claims may fall into this category too.
Additionally, can anyone think of a story (like a fable/gospel) that illustrates such a scenario?