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The Con

Author : James Munton
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Steering clear of cons requires a heightened awareness and healthy skepticism, along with an appreciation for just how widespread scams are. The Con: How Scams Work, Why You're Vulnerable, and How to Protect Yourself is an insightful, revealing look at scams, why they work, and how to avoid them. Through the use of personal narratives, the book teaches people to assess and reject advances, encounters, and approaches that do not meet sufficient standards of credibility.


Author : James Munton
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The Con

Author : James Munton
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Shares illustrative stories to demonstrate the pervasiveness of scams in America, counseling readers on how to recognize fraudulent schemes, understand the psychology that enables their successes and take action to reduce one's vulnerabilities and avoid other potentially dangerous situations.


Author : Gini Graham Scott
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Drawn from the personal experience of dozens of victims, including the author's own encounters, Scammed exposes the most prevalent consumer and money scams lurking in modern society. With so many people falling prey to a wide variety of frauds due to increasing vulnerability on the anonymous Internet, an exposé has never been timelier. This recounts the stories of victims of over two dozen different types of scams, and what they did to recover. These scams include:Auto repair industry scamsInsurance industry scamsHousing industry scams and real estate house flip scamsHome repair scamsCounterfeit productsPhony job offersPhony publishing and film producing offersPhony investmentsPhony money scams from scamsters asking for helpAnd many othersThe chilling tales and details of these scams are interspersed with the wisdom of how each one can be dealt with and avoided. Readers will take away from the shocking stories confidence that they have gained the knowledge and preparedness to avoid being Scammed.Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Disasters and Vulnerable Populations

Author : Lisa R. Baker
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PART 1: OVERVIEW OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE // 1. When Disaster Strikes: Disaster Response -- 2. Before the Storm: Preparedness -- 3. Crisis Intervention and the Mental Health Response // PART 2: VULNERABLE POPULATIONS // 4. Pregnant Women, Infants and Children and Disasters -- 5. Persons with Disabilities and Disasters -- 6. Older Adults and Disasters -- 7. Persons with Chronic Mental Health Issues and Disasters -- 8. Persons with Alcohol and Substance Use/Abuse and Disasters -- 9. Persons with Animals and Pets in Disasters -- 10. Responder Self-Care -- 11. Final Considerations: Ethnic and Economic Diversity and Disasters.

The Psychology of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior

Author : Wayne Petherick
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The Psychology of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior: Victim and Offenders Perspectives is not just another formulaic book on forensic psychology. Rather, it opens up new areas of enquiry to busy practitioners and academics alike, exploring topics using a practical approach to social deviance that is underpinned by frontier research findings, policy, and international trends. From the relationship between psychopathology and crime, and the characteristics of catathymia, compulsive homicide, sadistic violence, and homicide victimology, to adult sexual grooming, domestic violence, and honor killings, experts in the field provide insight into the areas of homicide, violent crime, and sexual predation. In all, more than 20 internationally recognized experts in their fields explore these and other topic, also including discussing youth offending, love scams, the psychology of hate, public threat assessment, querulence, stalking, arson, and cults. This edited work is an essential reference for academics and practitioners working in any capacity that intersects with offenders and victims of crime, public policy, and roles involving the assessment, mitigation, and investigation of criminal and antisocial behavior. It is particularly ideal for those working in criminology, psychology, law and law enforcement, public policy, and for social science students seeking to explore the nature and character of criminal social deviance. Includes twenty chapters across a diverse range of criminal and antisocial subject areas Authored by an international panel of experts in their respective fields that provide a multi-cultural perspective on the issues of crime and antisocial behavior Explores topics from both victim and offender perspectives Includes chapters covering research, practice, policy, mitigation, and prevention Provides an easy to read and consistent framework, making the text user-friendly as a ready-reference desktop guide

Tragedy to Triumph

Author : Glenn Hester
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Glenn Hester is a retired law enforcement officer, having served 30 years with both the Sullivan County Sheriffs Office and Glynn County Police. Having lost his first born son to murder in 1976, Glenn wanted to commit suicide the day before what would have been his son’s 4th birthday. A voice inside him said that there were special plans for him, so he aborted the attempt. Glenn developed routines in magic to show messages to youth and adults on crime prevention topics that would help prevent them from being victim’s of crime. Having looked back on his life that led him to developing and presenting programs for youth and adults on Police Magic, Glenn wonders if the path he took is the one that voice meant. Tragedy to Triumph The Path to Police Magic outlines the road Glenn traveled developing messages with magic to keep people safe.

Is It Safe Protecting Your Computer Your Business and Yourself Online

Author : Michael Miller
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Is It Safe? PROTECTING YOUR COMPUTER, YOUR BUSINESS, AND YOURSELF ONLINE IDENTITY THEFT. DATA THEFT. INTERNET FRAUD. ONLINE SURVEILLANCE. EMAIL SCAMS. Hacks, attacks, and viruses. The Internet is a dangerous place. In years past, you could protect your computer from malicious activity by installing an antivirus program and activating a firewall utility. Unfortunately, that’s no longer good enough; the Internet has become a much darker place, plagued not only by rogue software but also by dangerous criminals and shadowy government agencies. Is It Safe? addresses the new generation of security threat. It presents information about each type of threat and then discusses ways to minimize and recover from those threats. Is It Safe? differs from other security books by focusing more on the social aspects of online security than purely the technical aspects. Yes, this book still covers topics such as antivirus programs and spam blockers, but it recognizes that today’s online security issues are more behavioral in nature–phishing schemes, email scams, and the like. Are you being scammed? Learn how to spot the newest and most insidious computer security threats–fraudulent retailers, eBay scammers, online con artists, and the like. Is your identity safe? Avoid being one of the nine million Americans each year who have their identities stolen. Today’s real Internet threats aren’t viruses and spam. Today’s real threat are thieves who steal your identity, rack up thousands on your credit card, open businesses under your name, commit crimes, and forever damage your reputation! Is Big Brother watching? Get the scoop on online tracking and surveillance. We examine just who might be tracking your online activities and why. Is your employer watching you? How to tell when you’re being monitored; and how to determine what is acceptable and what isn’t. Michael Miller has written more than 80 nonfiction books over the past two decades. His best-selling books include Que’s YouTube 4 You, Googlepedia: The Ultimate Google Resource, iPodpedia: The Ultimate iPod and iTunes Resource, and Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics. He has established a reputation for clearly explaining technical topics to nontechnical readers and for offering useful real-world advice about complicated topics.

Identity Theft Alert

Author : Steve Weisman
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Protect yourself from identity theft! Nearly 17 million Americans were victimized by identity theft in 2012 alone: for 13 straight years, it has been America's #1 consumer crime. No one is immune: children, the elderly and even the dead have been victimized. Identity theft can be high-tech, low-tech, or even no tech, via "dumpster diving." You're vulnerable, and you need to act. Fortunately, you can take practical steps to safeguard your identity right now. In Identity Theft Alert , award-winning author and attorney Steve Weisman shows you exactly what to do, and how to do it. Equally important, he also tells you what to stop doing: the common, inadvertent behaviors that could be setting you up as a victim. Weisman starts with a clear-eyed assessment of the problem, helping you understand just how much risk you face. Next, he helps you understand, anticipate, and prevent all these frightening forms of identity theft: Identity theft via Facebook and other social media Identity theft via your iPhone or Android smartphone Theft of your credit or debit cards, and other access to your finances Crime sprees performed in your name Medical identity theft that could lead to you getting the wrong treatment – and could even kill you The fast-growing scourge of income tax identity theft, including stolen refunds Don't be the next victim: read this book, follow its step-by-step advice, and protect yourself!


Author : James T. Thomes
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A complete guide to protect yourself and your business from current and future fraud on the Internet including: Advance Fee Scams Advertising Frauds Asset Tracers Avoiding Litigation Business Security Business Venture Scams Buying Illegal Items Cookies Counterfeit Items Credit Frauds Denial of Service Disgruntled Employees Electronic cash Fake Web-sites Fake University Degrees False Promotions Fenced Goods Foreign Lotteries Gambling Identity Theft Immigration Documents Invasion of Privacy Investment Newsletters Loan Brokers Money Laundering Multiple Identities Multi-Level Marketing Off-Shore Frauds Online Investment Swindles Online Auction Frauds Phone Charges Ponzi Schemes Pyramid Schemes Prescription Drugs Pirated Software Quickie Divorces Risky Rebates Shipping and Handling Fees Spam Sweepstakes and Prizes Skill Contests Travel Fraud Viruses