Publisher description for Net crimes and misdemeanors : outmaneuvering web spammers, stalkers, and con artists / J.A. Hitchcock ; edited by Loraine Page.

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As the number of Web users continues to swell, so do the numbers of online opportunists, con artists, and miscreants. Recognizing this danger, this book provides a reader-friendly guide that helps Web users identify, avoid, and survive online predators and protect their families. Detailing a broad range of abusive practices, ordinary computer users will share in victims' stories and advice on how to handle Spam, identify scams such as phishing, and deal with privacy invasion, financial scams, cyber stalking, and identity theft. Provided are tips, strategies, and techniques that can be put to immediate use, as well as laws, organizations, and Web resources that can aid victims and help them fight back.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Computer crimes.
Computer crimes -- Prevention.