Pottermore website targeted by scammers

Pottermore accounts being sold on eBay by scammers

The virtual Death-Eaters are on the prowl.

Scammers are taking advantage of the excitement for Pottermore by selling accounts for the beta version of the website.

Pottermore is the new website launched by author of the Harry Potter books, JK Rowling, which is currently only available for beta-testing, with a general release scheduled for October.

It is meant to sell ebooks from the Potter series and have additional content from Rowling and fans.

The accounts, which are free, are being sold by scammers for up to $100 (£60) each on eBay. The official Pottermore blog has posted about this problem, telling people not to hand over their personal information to anyone else or pay for the service.

The official blog says Pottermore has the right to delete any accounts that have been sold online.

"Access to Pottermore is, and always will be, completely free so please don't be tempted by people selling Pottermore accounts online. You will only be wasting your money," the blog said.

Currently one million beta free accounts are up for grabs for fans who solve clues to gain access.

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Via: The Telegraph