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NFT Airdrop Scam – another Bored Ape worth 102 ETH Hacked

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Fake Twitter profile

Another Bored Ape NFT owner was phished today by a fake Twitter account (bhawana.eth), the latest of many to fall victim to an NFT airdrop scam.

The Twitter account above is verified – it has the blue checkmark by the name – but scammers can simply buy a verified profile that is not longer in use, purchase followers to have a legitimate looking follower count, and fill out the bio with convincing pictures.

What is an NFT Airdrop Scam?

That’s what happened here – the hacker repurposed an old unused Twitter profile with a blue check, bought followers, then uploaded some Ape NFT pics.

Then they created a website, as anyone can do, especially with a less common domain extension like dot.art, dot.biz, or dot.io. Anyone can set up a website as long as it hasn’t been claimed yet – if it has, adding a hyphen can fix that too.

NFT Airdrop Scams

The instant transfer and ‘sale’ of the scammed holder’s BAYC and MAYC…

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