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Published on June 26th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett

Scam Alert!

Internet scammers are at it again, trying to gain personal information by claiming they have footage of today’s upcoming episode of Doctor Who, The Big Bang.

According to TheRegister.co.uk, links are online instructing venerable website surfers to fill out a quiz in order to unlock the content. Once the quiz is taken there are of course no clips but the scammers will have managed to gain personal information which they can pass on to marketers.

Meanwhile, a number of Doctor Who spam blogs have appeared that are totally unaffiliated with both the official BBC website and various fan sites. These spam blogs offer users the chance to download P2P file sharing software for the large sum of thirty five dollars. The promise is that the users will be able to download free TV episodes, what is not made clear is that the software is actually available for free.

Sunbelt security researcher Christopher Boyd commented:

“Don’t fall for any of these offers, whether they take the form of survey spam or websites that want you to cough up for some P2P action – you’ll only regret it in the end”

A similar situation arose several weeks ago with the release of Doctor Who: The Adventure Games first installment, City of the Daleks, when several “fake” copies were made available for download to overseas users. These downloads turned out to contain Spyware, Adware and various viruses.

There is always a dodgy Doctor Who download available on the internet that’s ready to take advantage of you, so think before you click!

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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!




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