The Son of the Chairman of Animoca Brands had 2 Mutant Apes and 1 Clone-X Stolen

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Key Takeaways:

  • The son of Chairman of Animoca Brands had 2 mutant apes and 1 Clone-X stolen.
  • The scammer refused to use OpenSea, phished his account via a fake link.
  • The person who stole the funds first contacted his son through discord via buy/sell channel for RTFKTstudios on discord for his Clone-X.
  • Then the person suggested his son to use Sudoswap and phished his account via a fake link that looked legit but for a tiny detail.

Today Chairman of Animoca Brands Tweeted that Frens, we have a sad story, discord ID Callum#3640 stole two mutant apes and 1 Clone-X from my Son (a minor who got active with NFTs early on).

According to the Threads, the person who stole the funds first contacted his Son through discord via buy/sell channel for RTFKTstudios on discord for his Clone-X. Then the person suggested his Son use Sudoswap and phished his account via a fake link that looked legit but for a tiny detail.

According to another Thread, the assets were stored in a cold wallet. By signing the transaction believing it was real, he essentially allowed the cold wallet to drain his NFTs (beware of the links and double-check). The lesson here is only to use services that you are comfortable with and understand.

The chairman of Animoca Brands said that only transact in a manner you are most comfortable with. My Son requested to make a bid/offer via Opensea, and the scammer refused using a credible service by reputation but unfamiliar to most. If someone wants to buy it, they will do it safely. We are sharing this for everyone to remain vigilant and careful for all the real frens. More knowledge and awareness will make our ecosystem safer and more robust.

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Chaahat Girdhar

I'm Chaahat Girdhar, a journalist by profession who's turning her dreams into vision and vision into reality. I'm curious and have an appetite for gaining new knowledge. So I'm looking forward to learning things in the better way possible.