Popular NFT creator Nickydooodles.eth has been scammed, losing 17 ETH and their entire NFT collection, including Doodles NFTs. This scam resulted from Nickydooodles.eth receiving a document, and the scammer stole their entire NFT net worth upon clicking it. This is another example of the importance of NFT security and taking caution online.
Nickydooodles.eth loses entire NFT collection, including Doodles
NFT scams often depend on an interaction that requires you to click on a link, open a document, etc. In this instance, it was the absolute worst-case scenario. The hacker could access their entire crypto net worth within minutes of Nickydooodles.eth opening a document.
The first thing the scammer did was take 17.8 ETH ($21,077) from the account. After this, they stole a Goblintown NFT, a Doodles NFT, a Sandbox Land token and others. Within twenty minutes, the hacker took everything from the wallet of the Metabergs creator.
What’s more, the hacker also managed to secure hold of Nickydooodles.eth Twitter account. Because of this, the person could delete all tweets Nicky made about the scam.
In a tweet about the nightmare situation, they said, “This has been deleted twice by the #scammer but lost all my Doodles, goblintown and foxfam plus loads of other NFT delights. All gone, eth too. Starting from the ground up. Wish me luck.”
Explaining how the horrible NFT scam occurred, NickyDooodles.eth said, “Some lad pretended to want to collab with me and sent a ‘brief’ document. I opened it. The end.”
Protecting yourself from NFT scams
The NFT scam relied on the victim clicking on a link and opening a document. Obviously, this document had something malicious attached to it. This is what allowed the scammer to steal all of NickyDooodles.eth’s NFTs. The account belonging to the NFT scammer is no longer available, and it appears they have deleted it completely.
It would be best if you took extra caution when interacting with others in the NFT space. Do not click on any suspicious links, and ensure you keep up to date with the latest scams.
NFT scammers want to be your friend and will also try to help you or offer you unrealistic NFT offers etc. In recent weeks, there has been a rise in these sorts of hacks and this latest one which includes expensive NFTs such as Doodles, highlights how easy it can be.
Hacker part of broader network targeting NFT users
The Twitter profile of the Hacker appeared just like any other and had few signs that it was a scam. One of the signs that quite often give people an idea that it is a hacker is the age of the account. However, as you can see above, this particular account dates back to 2009.
It is unclear how long this account has been actively targeting people in the NFT community with scams. It seems the user was a fan of LetVPN and often retweeted material relating to it. Although there is no conclusive evidence to suggest that the two are connected, it is also best to avoid that account.