True Crime Online: Shocking Stories of Scamming, Stalking, Murder, and Mayhem

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Revealing many of the most extreme and horrifying examples of modern cybercrime, acclaimed investigator J. A. Hitchcock seeks to educate the millions of YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook users about the various hazards posed by new media. Covering the identity theft and subsequent murder of Amy Boyer in 1999, avoiding sexual predators, defending bank accounts against fraudulent phishing scams, and the rise of online bullying, Hitchcock provides a compelling, broad-ranging collection of case studies from which ...

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Overview

Revealing many of the most extreme and horrifying examples of modern cybercrime, acclaimed investigator J. A. Hitchcock seeks to educate the millions of YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook users about the various hazards posed by new media. Covering the identity theft and subsequent murder of Amy Boyer in 1999, avoiding sexual predators, defending bank accounts against fraudulent phishing scams, and the rise of online bullying, Hitchcock provides a compelling, broad-ranging collection of case studies from which consumers can learn to defend themselves and their families against online criminals. Guaranteed to shock and surprise, this book will forever change the way users experience the internet.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937290009
  • Publisher: Information Today, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/19/2012
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

J. A. Hitchcock is an internationally recognized cybercrime expert and the author of Net Crimes & Misdemeanors: Outmaneuvering Web Spammers, Stalkers, and Con Artists. She has appeared as a contributor to episodes of 48 Hours, America’s Most Wanted, Good Morning America, and Primetime. She lives in York, Maine.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

About the Website ix

Foreword Denise Brown xi

Introduction xv

Chapter 1 What Amy Boyer Didn't Know Killed Her 1

Chapter 2 Deadly Love Triangle 9

Chapter 3 Don't Preach to Me 17

Chapter 4 When Online Dating Victims Fight Back 27

Chapter 5 Just Trying to Help a Friend 37

Chapter 6 Stalking Ghosts 45

Chapter 7 How to Catch 700 Online Sexual Predators 57

Chapter 8 Guess Who's for Dinner? 63

Chapter 9 The First Internet Serial Killer 71

Chapter 10 Swedish Phishing 81

Chapter 11 Virtually Bullied to Death 91

Chapter 12 YouTube as Witness 103

Chapter 13 They'll Be Watching You ... Online 113

Chapter 14 The Killer Inside 123

Chapter 15 When Revenge and Hatred Are Fueled Online 131

Chapter 16 Craigslist Killers 139

About the Author 153

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Scary stories of real people like me made me shudder. I am going

    Scary stories of real people like me made me shudder. I am going to be so much more careful online after reading this book!

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