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Net Crimes & Misdemeanors

Guide to “Outmaneuvering the Spammers, Swindlers, and Stalkers Who Are Targeting You Online” was written by a victim of cyberstalking who fought back and won

July 15, 2002, Medford, NJ — Information Today, Inc. has announced the publication of Net Crimes & Misdemeanors: Outmaneuvering the Spammers, Swindlers, and Stalkers Who Are Targeting You Online. The book’s author is J.A. Hitchcock, a cybercrime expert who waged—and won—her own personal battle with cyberstalkers.

In the book, Hitchcock explains how individuals and business users of the Internet can protect themselves, their children, and their employees from online cheats and predators. She details a broad range of abusive practices, shares victims’ stories (including her own), and shares practical advice on how to handle junk e-mail, privacy invasion, financial scams, cyberstalking, and identity theft. She offers useful tips and techniques and points to the laws, organizations, and Web sites that support victims and help them fight back. The book’s Web site ( provides readers with a regularly updated linked directory of important online resources.

The author’s commitment to helping victims of online crime grew out of her first-hand experience as a victim of cyberstalking. Ray Everett-Church, a senior privacy strategist at ePrivacy Group, said, “The vast majority of authors have an expertise and interest sufficient to inspire them to take on the task of writing a book. For [this author], it is something much deeper … this book is evidence of her passionate commitment to make sure that others are not forced to live through the nightmares.”

In the years since her personal ordeal began, Hitchcock—who recently won a legal decision against the perpetrators in her case—has become a nationally recognized Internet crime and security expert. She has helped pass laws related to online harassment in Maryland, Minnesota, Michigan, Maine, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. As president of Working to Halt Online Abuse (WHOA, at she teaches law enforcement personnel worldwide how to track down cybercriminals and work with victims. She also consults on cybercrime cases for the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Center for Victims of Crime, and police departments nationwide. A sought-after speaker and writer, she is frequently quoted in media coverage of cybercrime and security issues.

Advance Praise for Net Crimes & Misdemeanors …

Filled with real-world examples, hard advice, and Web pointers. An eye-opener for those who think the Internet is only a virtual world.
—Vinton Cerf 

J.A. Hitchcock has produced an insightful book that is a must-read for everyone who owns a computer. Her advice will benefit millions.

—Clive Cussler

Net Crimes and Misdemeanors Net Crimes & Misdemeanors: 
Outmaneuvering the Spammers, Swindlers, and Stalkers Who Are Targeting You Online
by J.A. Hitchcock

Net Crimes & Misdemeanors: Outmaneuvering the Spammers, Swindlers, and Stalkers Who Are Targeting You Online is a CyberAge Book from Information Today, Inc. It is available in better bookstores everywhere through Chicago-based trade distributor Independent Publishers Group (IPG) or by calling the publisher at 800-300-9868 (outside the U.S. call 609-654-6266); faxing 609-654-4309; e-mailing, or simply click on the "Order Now" button (left). 

2002/350 pp/softbound
ISBN: 0-910965-57-9

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