Accordingly, the collector lost several Doodles, Bored Apes, and other blue-chip NFTs, totalling over $1 million. However, the NFT community does not feel sorry for the influencer at all – and here’s why.
Twitter NFT influencer and BAYC collector @jfx is the latest victim of hacking. The collector shared the news via social media along with a screenshot of his stolen NFTs. In a screenshot of his phone, we can see two Doodles, one MAYC, and one BAYC; – however, there may be more stolen digital assets.
Yet, while some community members felt sorry for him, others called the incident “karma”. Here’s an example:
Surprisingly, the above reply from fellow collector @zachxbt received almost 10k likes. According to him, the hacked NFT collector has in the past scammed users by the use of social media tactics – particularly via Instagram. Other users echoed this, and even accused @jfx of stealing from other community members.
“Well you’ve been stealing from people for a good time, so here is your karma,” user @Hallalluja wrote.
Regardless of the truth, one thing is certain: NFT scams are on the rise. In fact, multiple collectors have been complaining about falling victim to scams on the OpenSea platform itself.