Video Professor Offers Protect Yourself Online: Viruses, Scams and Social Networking Tutorial

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Identity theft is a particularly important issue for most computer users, and Video Professor's Protect Yourself Online tutorial provides detailed instruction about how to avoid becoming a victim. The Protect Yourself Online tutorial describes how to teach your kids to protect themselves and how to use parental controls to keep them out of trouble.

The reality is, there are even more bad people who've figured out new and very devious ways to hurt you. That's why we partnered with Jayne on this lesson. It provides the latest and best tools on how to protect yourself, your family and your finances. It's designed to keep you safe.

Video Professor the leader in comprehensive, self-paced computer software tutorials--is offering a three-lesson Protect Yourself Online: Viruses, Scams and Social Networking tutorial to teach people how to protect themselves, their loved ones and their computers from identity thieves, scammers and viruses.

Millions of kids create MySpace® profiles that make them susceptible to online predators. Dating sites like eHarmony® and Match.com® open the door for deception and cyberstalking. Ten million people buy and sell on eBay® every month, despite the risk of scamming and the prevalence of phishing associated with eBay and PayPal®.

What makes the lesson stand out is the source and motivation behind it: the best-selling book, Net Crimes and Misdemeanors: Outmaneuvering Web Spammers, Stalkers, and Con Artists, by cybercrime expert Jayne A. Hitchcock. "What you know and more Importantly, don't know about things like shopping online, web sites such as MySpace and Facebook®, identity theft and even online dating, will surprise you," said Hitchcock. "Simply put, you have to be prepared for every conceivable misfortune that could occur to the unsuspecting on the Internet."

"When I read the book, I was very surprised to see how so many people are so trusting when they use the Internet. They believe that modern technology is keeping them safe. But you first have to understand the technology," said John W. Scherer, CEO and founder of Video Professor, Inc. "The reality is, there are even more bad people who've figured out new and very devious ways to hurt you. That's why we partnered with Jayne on this lesson. It provides the latest and best tools on how to protect yourself, your family and your finances. It's designed to keep you safe."

The Video Professor Protect Yourself Online tutorial helps consumers guard themselves against phishing, cyberstalking, online harassment and identity theft. The Protect Yourself Online tutorial teaches users the safety measures to take when making purchases online, the warning signs to look for that indicate you might have become a victim to identity theft or credit card fraud and the top ten online scams. Specifically, VIDEO PROFESSOR's Protect Yourself Online tutorial provides three hours of in-depth, one-on-one instruction about keeping yourself and your kids safe while participating in social networking sites, online auctions, online banking, online shopping and online dating.

Video Professor's Protect Yourself Online tutorial makes it easy for users to learn how to protect themselves when buying and selling online, socializing online or just browsing the Internet. This new Video Professor tutorial will teach you how to interact online safely and securely and how to portray yourself effectively while guarding yourself from becoming a victim. The Protect Yourself Online tutorial systematically introduces online hazards, such as:

  •      Phony photos on online auction sites
  •      Phony e-mail from major corporations and e-mail forwards
  •      Reverse auction fraud
  •      Firewalls, Internet security, passwords and cookies
  •      Online impersonation
  •      Dangers of blogs, journals and profiles on social networking sites

Identity theft is a particularly important issue for most computer users, and Video Professor's Protect Yourself Online tutorial provides detailed instruction about how to avoid becoming a victim. The Protect Yourself Online tutorial describes how to teach your kids to protect themselves and how to use parental controls to keep them out of trouble. Video Professor's Protect Yourself Online tutorial also explains computer viruses and how to steer clear of them. After completing the Protect Yourself Online tutorial, users will have all the information needed to protect themselves, their loved ones and their computers from identity thieves, scammers and viruses.

Video Professor's Protect Yourself Online tutorial is ideal for anyone wanting to enjoy the Internet safely without worrying about falling victim to criminals. The Protect Yourself Online tutorial is designed to be useful for beginner, intermediate and advanced skill levels. Video Professor recommends a basic knowledge of using the Internet before starting the Protect Yourself Online tutorial. Once a user has completed all three lessons in the Protect Yourself Online tutorial, he or she will be able to surf the Internet with confidence.

"Like all of our lessons, this tutorial takes you step by step through the learning process," said Scherer. "You learn at your own pace and schedule. But you learn. And when the subject is as important as protecting you and your family online, that's key."

To learn more about Video Professor and its complete line of computer tutorials, or to view a demo of the Video Professor Protect Yourself Online: Viruses, Scams and Social Networking tutorial, visit Video Professor and click on the CD Products link.

About Video Professor
Based in Lakewood, Colo., Video Professor has been the leader in comprehensive self-paced computer software tutorials for more than 20 years. The core of Video Professor's learning initiative is to provide home users as well as corporate professionals with valuable and user-friendly learning solutions for today's most common software titles. In addition to pioneering the future of easy-to-use online tutorials, Video Professor currently ships over 250,000 CD-ROMs every month and has helped more than 8 million households learn the computer skills they need to remain competitive in today's computer-driven marketplace. The complete Video Professor library is also available online to stream directly to computers.

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