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Harry Potter and the Fiendish Phishers

No, its not the name of the next book starring a certain young wizard-in-training. But young Mister Potter now has something in common with Phishing -- he's an unwilling particpant in a new scam.

Potter Author JK Rowling has warned her die-hard fans to watch out for a new phishing ploy in which an email offers to sell electronic copies of her latest book. Naturally, all you have to do is provide some bank and/or credit card info.

Problem is the book hasn't even been released yet -- it's not due until July 16th.

"Please, please protect yourselves, your computers and your credit cards and do not fall for these scams," JK implores.

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