Outmaneuvering Web Spammers, Stalkers, and Con Artists

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About the Author


Jayne's latest book, True Crime Online: Shocking Stories of Scamming, Stalking, Murder and Mayhem was released in January 2013 and is available now. Each chapter features a terrifying real life story of online crime!

The 2nd edition of Net Crimes & Misdemeanors is now available. Expanded and updated, it includes two new chapters about online dating and scammers (including those Nigerians)!

Book the author today for a lecture or training for your organization, school, library, company or law enforcement department.

J.A. Hitchcock is the author of eight books. She also:

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  • Is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Cyber Crimes and Criminal Justice (IJCCCJ).

  • Contributed an article entitled "Cyberstalking" to Legal Environment of Business in the Information Age, published August 22, 2003, McGraw-Hill

  • Contributed a photo and wrote text for the last half of Part Fourteen "America's Leonardo DaVinci" (pages 431 & 432) in Clive Cussler's The Sea Hunters II (audio, hardcover and paperback)

  • Contributed an article in the chapter "Finding A Job" in Being A Broad In Japan by Caroline Pover

    She's a member of:
    - The OPSEC Professional Society
    - National Rifle Association (Life Member)
    - Sisters In Crime
    - Sisters In Crime New England Chapter
    - SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators)
    - NWU (National Writer's Union)
    - MWPA (Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance)
    - Third Marine Division Association Life Member
    - USMCCCA (United States Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association)
    - NECP2 (New England Community Police Partnership)
    - CAUCE (Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email)
    - NASE (National Association of the Self-Employed)
    - President of WHOA (Working to Halt Online Abuse) and WHOA-KTD (Kids/Teen Division)

      As a noted cyberbullying and cybercrime expert as well as President of WHOA and WHOA-KTD, she's also been consulted for articles and brochures, including:
    • Pointers for the Pros - Ideas For Sale: How to Write a Smashing Query Letter by Patricia Cronin Marcello, Long Ridge Writers Group, 2001
    • Co-Author, UMUC Course Module for CAPP-386, Internet: An Advanced Guide - "How To Protect Yourself on The Net" beginning Summer 2000
    • The Blair Witch Revisited by Arnold T. Blumberg, in the August 1999 issue of EON Magazine online
    • 1999 George Mason University brochure about cyberstalking
    • August 1998 issue of Writer's Digest: "Getting Publications to Pay" by Lori D. Widmer
    • November 1997 Yahoo! Internet Life print magazine and online "Net Stoppers #2: Foil A Harasser" by Charles Pappas
    • ZDNet UK "Stop Web Worries" 2. Foil A Harasser
    • August 1997 issue of Home Office Computing: "Internet - Safety and Security Measures: A to Z of Internet Sleaze" by Charles Pappas

    Jayne has been a teaching assistant at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) for computer-related courses including 'Internet Basics' and 'Advanced Internet' since 1996, teaching the courses 'virtually' since 1999, as well as virtual guest lectures.

    Jayne says:
    "I was born in Maine, but grew up in California, where I graduated from Oxnard High School in 1976, the Bi-Centennial year! My late husband and I settled in northern New England in 1998. On June 7, 2008 I married again, a wonderful man named Chris Poulin. We live near the beach in York, Maine where I'm continuing my writing, lecturing and teaching.

    What it's like to be a writer
    A lot of people ask if I write a certain amount of time at a certain time of day. They are amazed and shocked when I say, "No." I tried to schedule time for writing once, but felt like I was under pressure to create something wonderful every time. Now I write when the mood hits me. My husband knows that if I suddenly run into my office at home and bang away on the keyboard, he'd better leave me alone. I keep a notebook next to my bed and a small one with me in my purse - for those flashes of inspiration that tend to come at almost any time.

    Writing feature articles is different, as I am under a deadline. If I have an assignment, I usually work on my articles first thing in the morning (after two cups of coffee - gotta have that caffeine).

    My advice for writers young and old:
    Keep everything you write! I still have stories and poems I wrote when I was eight years old. I was also editor of my junior high and high school newspapers and still have those.

    Although writing is my "heart," it didn't pay the bills when I was younger, so I got into advertising as a copywriter for over a decade and even owned an ad agency in New Hampshire for three years. When we moved to Okinawa, Japan in 1992, I decided it was time to see if I could do anything with my writing. Well, I did - I ended up publishing four books while there.

    The moral is: If you don't try, you'll never know (actually, my Mom said this. She also told me, "All someone can do is say 'no,' so ask." I've found her wisdom to be true too many times. Thanks, mom!).

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    NET CRIMES & MISDEMEANORS (1ST EDITION): Outmaneuvering Online Spammers, Scammers & Stalkers

    THE GHOSTS OF OKINAWA (in its third printing)

    TORMENT co-written with Clyde "Bones" Rathbone

    GIL THE GECKO - A children's book

    This was my first published book, paperback size, with Japanese and English text inside and photos of different sites to visit on Okinawa. I wrote the English text and helped with everything else. This was also published by the Bank of the Ryukyus International Foundation. I have them to thank for getting me started as a published author!

    Folktales of Okinawa
    is written in English and Japanese (I wrote the English text), published by the Bank of the Ryukyus International Foundation in 1994, reprinted in 1995 and several reprintings since then. Although it may be available in stores on U.S. military bases in Okinawa and in Japanese bookstores, it is not available elsewhere. Sometimes you can find a copy at an online auction or through used bookstores sites such as Bibliofind.

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