The threat posed by online scammers is greater than ever before, Britain's top policeman has warned.
Metropolitan police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson said families were increasingly being targeted by cyber gangsters.
He wrote in a Sunday newspaper: "The modern Tony Soprano-style crime lord will have a cyber expert."
Sir Paul also warned any ConDem cuts to policing that undermined specialist units tackling online crime would be "fundamentally misguided". He added: "Uniform officers alone will not keep the streets safe."