The NFT scam trend continues as Taiwanese singer-songwriter, Jay Chou, loses 4 NFTs, including a Bored Ape on a phishing website. Specifically, Jay Chou lost his most valuable NFT, BAYC #3738.
Supposedly he had a BAYC, MAYC, and 2 Doodles stolen from his wallet. Phishing websites have been a common occurrence in the NFT space recently, with several people falling victim. A phishing website is a domain similar in name and appearance to an official website.
In the NFT space, an unwritten rule is to never click any links. However, for Jay, he learned the hard way. Scammers have become intricate with their website links and functions. You must always double-check a link before clicking on it.
Scammers Seem to Be Targeting the #1 NFT in the Space: Bored Apes
This isn’t the first recent Bored Ape NFT scam. Just a couple of weeks ago, someone fell for a Bored Ape “animation” phishing website scam. On that particular occasion, the NFT user lost 3 of their Apes.
Jay Chou received a call from his friend on April Fool’s Day, saying his BAYC had been stolen. Because it was April Fool’s, Jay didn’t take his friend seriously until it was too late. The stolen NFT was listed for sale on LooksRare right away and ended up selling for 133 ETH.
Bored Apes, being the current most valuable NFT collection, are the focus of targeted scams. When holding assets of such high value, you have to be extremely careful what you click on and or connect to. In conclusion, Chou has not released any statement concerning his sold stolen NFTs.