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