The World Of Solana community hit their latest scammer head-on with an elaborate plan to get NFTs back. By simply increasing the royalty granted to creators after a sale, the scammer sold the stolen NFTs back to members while involuntarily giving up 98% of the royalty value.
How the scam started
Unfortunate events in the Discord channel hack by cross-chain gaming development studio Uncharted NFT. Scammers managed to empty 109 user wallets containing over 150 SOL tokens and 25 World of Solana NFTs. Among the stolen NFTs were three rare and valuable digital collectibles.
After the scammers scammed the community, the group decided to recover the stolen NFTs. After much deliberation, the team contacted their development partner, who responded by increasing the royalty on the stolen NFTs from the standard 5% to 98%. So when our cheating friend went to cash out, he gave up his entire sum.
After some changes to the license fees, the community was tasked with monitoring MagicEden for new entries. Two days later, the scammer walked into the trap. This resulted in the community buying back 15 NFTs while the other 10 were flipped. After coming together as a true community, the team retrieved the additional 10 NFTs and returned the 25 WOS NFTs to the rightful owner.
What is World of Solana?
World Of Solana features 2,222 female characters designed by BTG, a famous 2D artist known for her semi-realistic style. A specialist in human anatomy, her mastery of body proportions allows her to bring unique twists to her illustrations. Additionally, 20% of second sale royalties, up to $25,000, go to the International Conservation Fund of Canada (ICFC), an NGO dedicated to protecting natural ecosystems and biodiversity in the tropics and where the Biodiversity is endangered.