http://consumerist.com/2008/12/05/the-mystery-shopping-check-scam/

The “Mystery Shopping” check scam we wrote about a bunch of times about is still fooling people. Here’s something to memorize: No matter what, if someone asks you to deposit a check and send them a smaller amount of money — you are about to get screwed. [Local 6] (Thanks, Patrick!)

Fun With Scammers: Golden Retriever Receives Check For $150,000

Fun With Scammers: Golden Retriever Receives Check For $150,000

Congratulations! Your dog is rich! Oh wait, no. It’s a scam. Meet Bruce Gadansky of the Louisville BBB. He got an email from some internet scammers and decided to reply — as his dog. The email was from a “company” looking for help cashing a check.