One of the oldest professions has been on the internet since it was first made public.
Now it looks like one of the oldest crimes (since there was currency & banks) is competing online with it’s offline counterpart. In 2009 it seems, there were almost the same amount online thefts than there were bank robberies.
Expect online theft to take the upper hand in a year or two.
But of course there are stupid people online as well that forget that threatening with spam for money is still extortion.