With the official sign up for Pottermore coming in October it appears as though scammers are already trying their luck at attempting to con eager Harry Potter fans out of their hard-earned money through various means. Given the amount of Harry Potter fans out there, it’s not that surprising that a handful of them are fanatic enough to believe and buy anything that would allow them early access to the Pottermore website.
For starters one of the scams includes a poisoned search engine which would direct Harry Potter fans to malicious websites that contain various viruses and malware. eBay is also another favorite of scammers as there have been reports of eBay auctions for Pottermore accounts, which according to Pottermore’s T&C is “expressly prohibited”.
If you’re a parent with a child who’s hooked onto the stories and movies and who can’t wait for the launch of Pottermore, perhaps it’s time to start cautioning them about said scammer and their activities.
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