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    • The con : how scams work, why you're vulnerable, and how to protect yourself
      The con : how scams work, why you're vulnerable, and how to protect yourself
      James Munton and Jelita McLeod.
      "No one thinks it can happen to them, but Americans are 40 times more likely to be defrauded than to have their cars stolen or their homes burgled. Con artists ruin people financially and emotionally, leaving in their wake a trail of destruction, broken hearts, and deflated dreams. The first step to combating fraud is to understand it. What do scams look like? Why are they effective? The next step is to take action. How can we protect ourselves and our families? The Con: How Scams Work, Why You're Vulnerable, and How to Protect Yourself informs and engages with accessible stories of ordinary people from all walks of life thrown into unexpected and disorienting circumstances. The book goes behind the scenes of real-world cons to examine the logistics and psychology that enable scams to succeed. The goal is to help people understand and recognize deception, and in the same way that they avoid other potentially dangerous situations, take a detour. Once readers gain a clear idea of what scams look and sound like and learned simple strategies to reduce personal risk, protecting themselves will be just as instinctive as putting on a seat belt"--Provided by publisher.
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    • Computer forensics : cybercriminals, laws, and evidence
      Computer forensics : cybercriminals, laws, and evidence
      by Marie-Helen Maras.
      Product Description: Balancing technicality and legal analysis, Computer Forensics: Cybercriminals, Laws, and Evidence enters into the world of cybercrime by exploring what it is, how it is investigated, and the regulatory laws around the collection and use of electronic evidence. Students are introduced to the technology involved in computer forensic investigations and the technical and legal difficulties involved in searching, extracting, maintaining and storing electronic evidence, while simultaneously looking at the legal implications of such investigations and the rules of legal procedure relevant to electronic evidence. Significant and current computer forensic developments are examined, as well as the implications for a variety of fields including computer science, security, criminology, law, public policy and administration.
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    • The official identity theft prevention handbook : everyone's identity has already been stolen- learn what you can do about it

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    OnGuard Online
    OnGuard Online provides practical information and guidance from the federal government and technology industry to help you protect yourself against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and keep your personal information safe.
    i-Safe
    The non-profit organization i-SAFE Inc. is the worldwide leader in Internet safety education and is dedicated to making the Internet a safer place for children and young adults. This is an excellent source of information for students, educators, parents and law enforcement.
    Better Business Bureau Serving Greater Cleveland
    Receive an offer that sounds too good to be true? Find out if it is by researching the company's reputation and background with the Better Business Bureau of Greater Cleveland. Or look here to learn about the latest financial scams targeting Clevelanders such as "work at home" scams, phony grant offers, advance fee loans, debt settlement/negotiation services, and stimulus scams.
    Federal Trade Commission
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the national consumer protection agency and provides free information to help you avoid, discover and defend yourself against identity theft and fraud.