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Monday, January 14, 2013

My new book is officially out - True Crime Online!!!





For Immediate Release

Contact: Rob Colding                                                                                                   
Information Today, Inc.
(609) 654-6266, ext. 330
rcolding@infotoday.com


True Crime Online

New Book Exposes the More Dangerous Side of the Internet from Cyberbullying to Murder


January 14, 2013, Medford, NJ—Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announced the publication of
True Crime Online: Shocking Stories of Scamming, Stalking, Murder, and Mayhem
by internationally recognized cybercrime expert, J. A. Hitchcock.

“Cyberstalking and online harassment generally involve men staling women and in other cases, adult predators or pedophiles targeting innocent children. With the internet, predators don’t need to leave their homes anymore to find or harass their targets. They have no fear of physical violence, since they believe that they cannot be physically touched in cyberspace, “says Denise Brown, victim’s advocate in the book’s foreword. “The stories in this book are both frightening and real and depict things that can and do happen everyday. They show us what can happen to people just like you and me. People who never thought they would become victims of online crimes.”  

As more and more people become active online, the more likely they will be preyed upon by cybercriminals. “From entertainment to education and from shopping to dating, the internet has provided an entirely new virtual world for everyone to enjoy. But it has also opened the doors to criminals.” states Hitchcock in the book’s introduction.

“The internet is a breeding ground for murders, kidnappers, child predators, scam artists, terrorists, hackers and other criminals. In fact the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Internet Crime Complaint Center found that in 2011 a record-setting 314,246 fraud complaints were filed, a 3.4 percent increase from 2010, with a monetary loss for victims at a staggering estimate of $485.3 million, almost double from the previous year.”

True Crime Online covers cybercrimes about Craigslist Killers, cyberbullying, online sexual predators, phishing scams, and adultery. Readers can get updates and information on how to stay safe online from the author at www.truecrime-online.com.

Praise for True Crime Online

“Riveting and frightening … a powerful reminder that the online world is a dangerous place where predators are always on the hunt for prey–and any one of us could be a victim.”

–Tess Gerritsen,
NYT bestselling author,
            Rizzoli & Isles Series

“This book is yet another wake-up call of the need for greater vigilance and enforcement in cyberspace.”
–Bennet Kelley,
founder, Internet Law Center
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
J.A. Hitchcock is an internationally recognized cybercrime expert. She volunteers her time to work with the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, the National Center for Victims of Crime, and numerous law enforcement agencies worldwide. She is the president of two all-volunteer organizations, Working to Halt Online Abuse (WHOA) at www.haltabuse.org and the Kids/Teens Division (WHOA-KTD) at www.haltabusektd.org. She is the author of Net Crimes and Misdemeanors, Second Edition, published by ITI in 2006.

True Crime Online: Shocking Stories of Scamming, Stalking, Murder, and Mayhem (176 pp/softbound/$14.95/ISBN 978-1-937290-00-9) is a CyberAge book published by Information Today, Inc. (ITI). It is available wherever books and ebooks are sold through Independent Publishers Group (IPG), www.ipgbook.com. For more information or to order call (800) 300-9868 [outside U.S. call (609) 654-6266]; fax (609) 654-4309; email custserv@infotoday.com; or visit the ITI website at www.infotoday.com.

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