This confiscation is the result of an investigation by blockchain sleuth ZachXBT, who discovered that the NFTs were obtained through a phishing scam run by Cameron Redman.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seized a number of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) from a phishing scammer known as Horror (HZ) or Chase Senecal.
The NFTs, which include BoredApeYachtClub #9658 and Doodle #3114, have a combined value of $104,856.20.
The FBI action was the result of an investigation by blockchain detective ZachXBT.
According to ZachXBT, the person responsible for the recent spate of hacked NFT Twitter accounts is Cameron Redman.
Redman has a history of SIM swapping. He stole $37 million worth of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash from a single person in February 2020.
Since December 2021, ZachXBT has tracked over 600 compromised Discord servers and over a dozen hacked NFT Twitter accounts, resulting in the theft of millions of dollars.
The investigation revealed that Redman sold access to the Twitter panel to scammers HZ and Popbob in June, allowing them to hack into NFT Twitter accounts and defraud people.
ZachXBT noticed that HZ recently posted an ice-cold Audemars Piguet watch on Twitter and suspected he had paid for it with crypto. The chain’s detective contacted a watch seller and confirmed that the watch had indeed been purchased by HZ with stolen funds. The address used by HZ to pay for the watch was directly funded by multiple addresses linked to NFT and crypto phishing attacks.
While the FBI’s seizure of NFTs from HZ/Chase is a step forward in the fight against phishing attacks in the NFT and crypto space, Popbob and other members of the group remain at large. ZachXBT’s investigation is a reminder of the importance of being vigilant and the role the community can play in stopping phishing scams.