The AFL and world leading digital company Animoca Brands launched its ‘AFL Mint’ website just days ago with a view to release its first official licensed NFT 'drop' in the coming weeks.
A Non-Fungible Token is a unique digital token encrypted with an artist's signature and which verifies its ownership and authenticity and is permanently attached to the piece.
As part of that launch, the AFL opened up an AFLMINT Discord channel, a social media app which has quickly become the preferred way of communication by the crypto currency and NFT communities.
Discord channels allow interested parties to engage in direct communication with business leaders and are regarded as a safe and regulated way to source accurate information.
Upon launching its messaging service this week, the AFL set heads shaking in disbelief as it allowed open access to its 'Official Link' section.
The section traditionally houses links to trusted content signed-off on and approved by the company - in this instance the AFL.
But in a monumental blunder that could have resulted in the scamming of those unfamiliar with the emerging crypto world, the page allowed anyone to post potentially dubious links.
'Amateur hour on the @AFLMint Discord, with unlocked channels in their "official links" and "welcome" pages,' a tweet from one user read on Friday.
'OGs had a good laugh. I hope they get their act together, as you only get one go at this. I'm grateful scammers haven't found it yet.'