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Video Professor, Inc. Releases “Protect Yourself Online: Viruses, Scams and Social Networking”

Posted Jan 29, 2008
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Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced that “Protect Yourself Online: Viruses, Scams and Social Networking,” a Video Professor lesson featuring content from Net Crimes and Misdemeanors: Outmaneuvering Spammers, Stalkers, and Con Artists—a book by cybercrime expert Jayne A. Hitchcock—has been released by video tutorials producer Video Professor, Inc.

Hitchcock, the target of a cyber-stalker who fought back and won, went on to become a leading victim’s advocate. The author of two editions of Net Crimes & Misdemeanors, she has helped pass laws related to online harassment in over a dozen states. As president of Working to Halt Online Abuse (WHOA), Hitchcock works to provide support and guidance to victims of cybercrime as well as education and training to internet users and law enforcement personnel.

The Protect Yourself Online tutorial helps consumers guard against viruses, phishing scams, cyberstalking, online harassment, and identity theft. It covers safety measures to take when making purchases online, warning signs of identity theft and credit card fraud, and the top ten online scams. Three hours of in-depth, self-paced instruction is designed to keep internet users and their children safe while participating in social networking, auctions, banking, shopping, dating, and other popular online activities. For more information, visit


Net Crimes & Misdemeanors: Outmaneuvering Spammers, Stalkers, and Con Artists ( ISBN 978-0-910965-72-9) gives advice on dealing with spam, viruses, hack attacks, identify theft, and other online dangers. The book presents real-life stories, tips, techniques, and pointers to the laws, organizations, and Web resources set up to aid victims. Net Crimes & Misdemeanors is a CyberAge Book from Information Today, Inc. and is available in bookstores through Independent Publishers Group (IPG) and directly from the publisher at For more information, visit



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