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Murder for Hire Gone Wrong

Gamblers and con-men believe “there’s a sucker born every minute.” As early as 1879, the phrase was uttered and in today’s world, those con-men have become a lot more sophisticated. For scam artists and thieves, the internet provides a multitude of opportunities to take advantage of well-meaning people. As a crime writer, I see too […]

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Watch Out for Online Romance Scams

Previously, I wrote about the dangers of Tech-support scams that trick people into paying for fake online security services or software. You can learn more about tech-scams here. Unfortunately, these types of scams are just one of many online frauds to be aware of. You’ll find references to the invisible dangers that accompany technology in […]

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Watch out for Lottery Scams

For scam artists and thieves, the internet provides a multitude of opportunities to take advantage of well-meaning people. As a crime writer, I see too many of these stories every year.  You’ll find references to the invisible dangers that accompany technology in my Jess Kimball thrillers. In Fatal Demand, it’s Investigative Reporter Jess Kimball’s impossible […]

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Who is Holding Your Phone Hostage?

We thriller authors engage in fascinating research before creating our exciting plots. Our research helps us craft stories we hope you’ll find thrilling when you read them.  That’s why I like to write about technology and the dangers that accompany it. This kind of “invisible danger” fascinates me, and you’ll find references along these lines […]

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Has Your Phone Been Hacked? Pt. 2

Have you ever worried about your personal information being stolen from your cellphone? If not, you probably should. Even if you’re like FBI Special Agent Kim Otto who has layers upon layers of security surrounding her wireless devices, your privacy still might be at risk. Last week I wrote about how stalkerware can be downloaded off the internet, […]

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Has Your Phone Been Hacked? Pt. 1

Have you ever worried about your personal information being stolen from your cellphone? If not, you probably should. A while ago I wrote about the dangers of using public wifi. But even if you’re like FBI Special Agent Kim Otto who has layers upon layers of security surrounding her wireless devices, your privacy still might […]

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Watch Out For Tech-Support Scams

Gamblers and con-men believe “there’s a sucker born every minute.” As early as 1879, the phrase was uttered and in today’s world, those con-men have become a lot more sophisticated. For scam artists and thieves, the internet provides a multitude of opportunities to take advantage of well-meaning people, often by creating false charities or selling […]

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Why Using Public Wi-Fi Is A Bad Idea

Are you traveling this holiday season? If so, be careful when it comes to using public W-Fi networks. FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar of my Hunt for Jack Reacher Thriller Series have layers upon layers of security surrounding their wireless devices. Only the most determined hackers can penetrate them. Which is why Otto worries slightly […]

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