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Monday, January 15, 2007

WHOA - Put A Stop To Online Crime

(Please forward to anyone you know who may be interested in attending - if you're in the Kennebunk, Maine area - please do come!)

WHOA - put a stop to crime
http://www.keepmecurrent.com/AandE/story.cfm?storyID=30520
KENNEBUNK (Jan 11): Stop and chat with Internet crime expert and author Jayne Hitchcock Friday, Jan. 19 at Kennebunk Free Library

Jayne Hitchcock, founder of the organization Working to Halt Online Abuse (WHOA), will visit the Kennebunk Free Library on Friday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. to discuss her book," Net Crimes & Misdemeanors: Outmaneuvering Spammers, Stalkers, and Con Artists."

Hitchcock’s book provides practical, easy-to-follow methods for dealing with spam, viruses, hack attacks, identity theft and other online dangers.

Once a victim of a cyberstalker, Hitchcock serves as an advocate for laws to deter cyberstalkers and assists victims. She consults with law enforcement personnel and works with online communities to adopt voluntary policies creating safe Internet environments.

Hitchcock has also served as a consultant to the Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime and the National Center for Victims of Crime. She is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Cyber Crimes and Criminal Justice.

Hitchcock has appeared on Primetime Thursday, 48 Hours, and Good Morning America, has authored eight books, and is a prolific freelance writer.

The discussion is the second event in the library’s 2006-2007 “Steps to Knowledge” program for visiting authors.

Members of the public - especially parents and teens - are encouraged to attend. There is no charge for this event.

Books will be available for sale and signing, and refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Mamie Anthoine Ney at the library at 985-2173 x. 103 or visit www.kennebunklibrary.org or www.haltonlineabuse.org.

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