If you have an email account, you have probably already been targeted for some kind of Internet based check scam. I would have thought that every lawyer in the Country had heard about these by now, but I understand that yet another lawyer got soaked to the tune of $180,000 in Texas recently.
What I think is worse is that I have now heard of these scams targeting non-lawyers. At least we have bar associations and journals to warn us, and any of us with bank law experience really should know better.
Regardless, here is a great article on this subject. Check Scams that Target Lawyers, by Robert T. Luttrell, III.