An excellent write-up on a honest-to-God scam in which people approach unsuspecting motorists, explain that they've run out of gas, and ask for gas money. A variant includes mothers who allegeldy need money for their baby's formula and diapers. Read the full story.
A news story draws inspiration from an urban legend in which a golfer swears off the game for life, throws his golf club bag into a pond ... and forgets his car keys were in the bag with them Read the full story.
While the specific text of an e-mail claiming a rapist is masquarading as a police officer may be bogus, Snopes says that this sort of thing has happened before. They recommend calling 911 if you are in danger though; the #77 number mentioned in the e-mail isn't used by all police departments. Read the full story.
Hackers are attempting to "phish" for the account numbers and passwords of U.S. Bank members by sending them a false "account update" form via e-mail. U.S. Bank explains the scheme on their Web site. Read the full story.