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Committing insurance fraud, mail or otherwise, is universally a fairly dumb thing to do — especially when your plan is literally designed to fail. Like, say, that of 29-year-old idiot Nathan Meunch and friend. Because if you're trying to pass off a soggy, dripping cardboard box stuffed with ice as a $4000 stack of iPads, chances are — you're getting caught.


We're already well aware of the damage malware can do to your machine, but apparently, guilty consciences don't fare all that well either. At least not for one 21-year-old man who, after getting a fake pop-up demanding a fine for the child pornography on his computer, decided to take his laptop straight to the police — and was then promptly arrested on three counts of possession of child pornography.


Every sci-fi movie about inventions rising up to take over the world is built upon one unchangeable seed crystal: the moment when the technology does something its inventors never predicted. As The Verge reports, that's exactly what happened to Google engineers in 2010, with a truth-and-justice twist — Google's AdWords software exposed a Chinese car theft scam.


Imagine you're the police. Imagine you're in your police car. Imagine eating a doughnut. Imagine complaining about life to your partner. Imagine seeing a car with two obviously blown tyres drive by. Imagine pulling that car over. Imagine seeing that the driver driving the car was using a makeshift steering wheel made from... locking pliers.