I found an interesting post from Piers Fawkes about a recent WSJ article (reg. req'd). Topic: identity theft on social networking sites. The twist: thieves aren't seeking money, it's cooler profiles they're after.
According to the WSJ "among the 125 million people in the U.S. who visit online dating and social-networking sites are a growing number of dullards who steal personal profiles, life philosophies, even signature poems...
A search on MySpace.com brought up more than 700 recent comments that accuse others of stealing headlines, user names, songs, background designs and entire profiles. In a recent survey of more than 400 online daters commissioned by Engage.com, 9% of respondents said they copied from another person's profile; 15% suspect their own words were stolen."
(click to enlarge the graphic and see one example of "profile theft" in action)