Recently the new website that was released by JK Rowling called Pottermore has been hit by some cyber conmen, who have been selling fake accounts to fans who think they are getting early access, whilst using search engine poisoning to direct Potter fans to sites they have created full of viruses and malicious programs.
All of this was discovered by a veteran security researcher Chris Boyd who found that the scams are revolving around early access to the Pottermore site, but this is a complete scam as the public as a whole cannot sign until October , but beta access is being granted to people who are fastest to complete the magical quill challenge on Pottermores site.
Currently scammers are offering unsuspecting fans registrations for the challenge, getting hold of their personal details as a result, whilst selling fake Pottermore accounts on eBay for £60, the admins for the Pottermore have noticed this theat an issued a warning onto the site, which basically said buying and selling accounts is “expressly prohibited” in the terms and conditions upon registration, the admin also said that signing up with the sole purpose to sell the account “deprives genuine fans the chance to gain early access”. And finally added: “We have the right to terminate any Pottermore accounts that are sold online.”
If you don’t know what Pottermore is, check out this video below:
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