After a dramatic month, comic and actor Seth Green has lastly seen the protected return of his Bored Ape NFT that was stolen throughout a phishing assault (thanks, Buzzfeed). According to Etherscan data, Green paid 165 Ether (almost $300,000) in trade for Bored Ape #8339, which the person who performs Joker in Mass Effect refers to as “Fred Simian.” Get it?

Green went to Twitter in May to announce that he “got phished and had 4 NFT stolen.” The Family Guy voice actor supposedly fell for a phishing rip-off that resulted in his OpenSea account being compromised, and his NFTs pilfered, though we will not make certain the entire thing is not an elaborate advertising and marketing scheme for his upcoming show.

The scammer then offered Fred to somebody named Mr Cheese (who additionally goes by DarkWing87) for nearly $200K. Green tried contacting Mr Cheese in May to retrieve his stolen Fred.

Mr Cheese claimed that he had no concept he was paying for the stolen property for the reason that NFT wasn’t flagged as suspicious on the time. It appears that Green and Mr Cheese got here to an settlement even after Mr Cheese instructed Buzzfeed that he had no plans to return it, however was prepared to speak with Seth Green about it. It appears to be like like they settled on nearly $300,000 for Fred Simian’s return house, which is about $100K greater than Mr Cheese initially paid for the NFT. 

Green’s Ape nonetheless has a “reported for suspicious activity” tag in its OpenSea itemizing, that means that the NFT can now not be purchased or offered. This is not the primary time OpenSea has been on the heart of weird NFT possession kerfuffles. 

Green claimed his Ape was kidnapped simply days earlier than he was set to disclose that it was to be featured in his new animated collection, known as White House Tavern, together with different characters from his NFT assortment. With the NFT stolen, the show’s growth was supposedly paused since Green might longer commercially adapt the NFT as a result of he did not personal it anymore. 

What does the return of Fred imply for Seth Green’s show? I suppose we are going to discover out quickly. The ordeal serves as a superb reminder to watch out when opening unusual hyperlinks in emails and different messages, lest the star of your TV show is apenapped, too.

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