It’s a scam worthy of Volderemort himself.
With “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” set to take the box-office by storm this weekend and Potter-mania reaching a fever point, on-line scam artists are looking to lure in unsuspecting web surfers.
According to PC Tools, on-line campaigns are already piggy-bagging on the high profile release to nefarious ends.
PC Tools have warned fans that when typing ‘Harry Potter’ into a search engine, suggested links could lead to websites set up by dangerous cybercriminals.
These internet spooks are on the look-out for unsuspecting fans, promising free downloads of the movie in exchange for sensitive information.
PC Tools urge anyone searching for boy wizard-related material to be wary of scammers, and never give out personal information. It also advises that you ignore any adverts promising iPad prizes – no matter how tempting.
Bottom line: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true.