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Book Review of How to avoid becoming a victim

Bowers, J. Jr.,

The book, Cybercrime: How to avoid becoming a victim, written by H.  Thomas Milhorn, MD, Ph.D. sets out to educate its readers about the many different types of cyber crimes and ways in which internet users can protect themselves from becoming victims.  According to the author, cyber crime is identified as “any type of activity that uses the Internet to commit a crime (p.1)”.  A broad area of cyber crime is covered throughout the book with special emphasis given to defining what constitutes each type of crime, poignant examples of actual crimes, and finally, useful tips for protecting yourself from each type of crime.  Indeed, there are 36 chapters in the book, covering almost every conceivable area of cyber crime, areas such cyber bullying and immigration fraud, as well as the more popular predator and credit card fraud.  Appendix A provides the readers with information on how to report cyber crimes, specifically which office they should contact.  Appendix B provides an essential glossary for cyber terminology.  The purpose of this review is to provide readers with an overview as to what to expect from it.

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