Harry Potter targeted by internet cyber-scammers

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is out in cinemas this Friday, but nasty online viral campaigns have already piggy-bagged 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.

In short: just say no, kids.