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Prominent YouTuber and Coffeezilla researcher reported that American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Dillon Danis was promoting a fake collection of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The specialist accused the athlete of fraud, as Denis concealed that he received a remuneration of $ 1,000 for advertising.
As part of the promotion, the fighter tweeted a digital image along with the site’s URL, which Coffeezilla said “literally stands for scam”. Further investigation by Cointelegraph revealed that the web page was created on February 1, 2023.
The experts noted that the question and answer section clearly states that no investor can become the true owner of NFT Sourz. It was this collection that was advertised by the famous fighter, who did not talk about this nuance in his message.
Coffeezilla has helped users who could be victims of criminals. He participated in the development of a special plugin. Now, when site users click on the Mint Sourz button, they are automatically redirected to a site that warns against potential scams.
The market researcher emphasized that in the last year, the number of scammers trying to deceive users and creating worthless collections of NFTs has increased significantly.
In addition, experts reminded that famous personalities from the world of show business and sports should be more careful. They recalled that Kim Kardashian paid for her greed and was forced to make a “global” settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which accused the businesswoman of advertising the fraudulent Ethereum Max project. The TV star had to pay a fine of $1.26 million. By the way, the developers of this project rewarded her with only $200,000 for promoting her own product.
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