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Social Media Monsters: Internet Killers by [Parker Ph.D., RJ, Slate, JJ]
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Who is really on the other end of that Facebook friend request, or behind that dating profile, or posting that item for sale on Craigslist? How can you be safe if you plan to meet up with a stranger you met online? What precautions should you take? Facebook, Craigslist, MySpace, chat rooms, dating sites—it does not matter where you are online; killers are lurking in the shadows. They visit suicide chat rooms, search for escorts on Craigslist, and create fake social media profiles to fool and gain the trust of their victims. Someone you have been talking to for months, or even years, could be a completely different person from what you envisioned.

In July of 2009, twenty-one-year-old Heather Snively logged onto Craigslist in search of used baby clothes and toys. She was eight months pregnant with her first child and so excited to marry her fiancé and start their family. She never imagined the woman she contacted on the site had plans to murder her in cold blood and rip the baby from her womb. In 2010, eighteen-year-old Nona Belomesoff met a young man on Facebook and thought she had made a new friend and connection to her dream job. Little did she know that this man had been studying her every move through social media to gain her trust and ultimately take her life. Stories like this happen every day.


In this book, we've detailed chilling true stories of killers that have used the internet to locate, stalk, lure, or exploit their victims.

"An exceptional book covering a range of sections, including; internet serial criminals, Law Enforcement and how they snag these criminals, and social media safety. This book will certainly make you more vigilant in your internet activities." -- (Crime Magazine)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 535 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1500487066
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: RJ Parker Publishing (Sept. 18 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LVILB3A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #26,782 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is an interesting compilation of crimes committed by using the internet, such as via Facebook and Craigslist.

Most of us who use the internet on a daily basis take it very much for granted. We seem to forget that we are sharing private information on a public forum.

We've heard about girls (and boys) being targeted by predators on Facebook and people being murdered when they respond to a Craigslist ad. Still we feel safe sitting in front of our computers and other electronic devices.

The cases cited in this book should be a wake-up call to remind us to be aware and be vigilant. Pay attention to what information you're sharing with the big bad world.
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We live in an age of digital communication where people feel they are safe interacting with people through Facebook, Twitter, online dating sites and chat groups. Through the anonymity of social media, people have been lured into a false sense of security. The work in this book by RJ Parker and JJ Slate provides examples of just how wrong people are in this regard. The 33 cases depicted by the authors are just a small sample of how social media is the new drug of choice for killers trolling for their victims.

There are many things I liked about this book. I especially liked that it tackled the progression of how these killers hunt their victim. First it started with newspaper ads, and now people are using social media to lure their victims. For the most part, these stories are the perfect length – with the exception of one or two cases which left me hungry for more details. I certainly hope Parker or Slate decide to tackle a full length book around the Long Island Killer! That’s one book I will eagerly await.

It’s a great read and one I highly recommend for anyone who has a presence on Social Media (lets face it – today that’s everyone.) There are some great facts about internet safety that are a must read! Five stars!
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This is a MUST read, especially for anyone on the internet especially. I would suggest all parents that have children spending time on their computer read this for tips on how to protect yourself and/or them. I myself had a man just this week contact me and tried to tell me I knew him 20+ years ago and insinuated that we had dated. I hadn't any recollection of him. Long story short, I had responded to a post of his in a newspaper webpage and he did not like what i wrote and did a search online, even getting my address. I won't go into the threatening language he used when I confronted him but imagine if that had happened to your child? This book will make you very aware of how much of it does go on our there and not only does it make for fabulous reading, it will make you think and practise safety online.

I was glued to its pages and look forward to any further books written either by one of the two authors.
Very impressed!
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I found this book really fantastic and enjoying. The book in its starting highlights the innovative and unique techniques used by killers to get their prey before the age of the internet. It seems their ways are still the same just evolved a lot with the invention of the internet, like from hunting their prey through newspaper they are now catching them through the internet or social media.
Almost all the stories were equally disturbing to me, but some of them really opened my vision. It is hard to believe that such acts do take place with their platform remains Social media. These stories made one thing very clear; our security is in our hands. We need to think at least twice before trusting anyone on social media.
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Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined the extent that killers can use our social media profiles and habits against us. The fact that they set up fake accounts to stalk and lure is disturbing beyond my comprehension. This book provides us with true life examples of how this has happened much too often in the past, and is still happening with an alarming frequency. Besides these horrific accounts of murder and kidnapping, the author provides some very helpful tips on Internet Security and how best to protect ourselves and our families. Highly recommended book that really everyone should read. Be safe!
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I learned a lot from reading this book. The internet can be a fun, learning experience, but it can be deadly. So many trusting people request help, a need they have,or companionship and love. The evil predators go after those. The groups on the internet people join some pretend to be someone they are not to get your trust. Be careful what you ask for, don't meet up with those you meet on the internet, it could be last time your loved ones see you again. Yon can lose your identity from posting too much personal information. Facebook, twitter can be great to meet people but it can be deadly. Law enforcement uses this also to catch the thugs, they like to brag about what they did and post what they did and post pics.Watch what your children are doing on the internet, those thugs will prey after them pretending to be their age. I recommend everyone to read this book. You might think you know everything but reading about what has happened to others who made a grave mistake trusting will make you THINK
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