Not really a scam as such but this news story I found certainly made me smile.
The BBC reports that a seagull in Aberdeen, Scotland has become a regular shoplifter, stealing crisps from a newsagent, RS McColl.
Apparently the bird, which has become so well known that locals have called him Sam, has a particular liking for cheese Doritos.
Sam, who now has his crisps paid for by local residents, had his crime down to a fine art, waiting until there were no customers and the shopkeeper was behind his till.
He would swoop in, steal the crisps and then take them outside before ripping the packet open. He would then be joined by his friends who would quickly enjoy their criminal proceedings in the street.
A local RSPB member said that this kind of theft is normally totally unheard of.