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Scams and malicious NFTs
Scams and malicious NFTs
How scams work, randomly airdropped NFTs, staying safe
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Written by Mike
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Identify a scam

Jungle will never randomly airdrop you an NFT. We will run campaigns occasionally, and they might include winnings, but you will know it is us by our official identification methods.

Scams come in all shapes and sizes. Website impersonations are everywhere, people pretending to be staff on Twitter and Discord, fake Twitter accounts.

Remember that by the nature of blockchain, transactions are irreversible. Carrying out a transaction on a malicious nft or site is game over. You will most likely lose all of your wallet contents for good.

It is very common to receive random NFTs in your wallet, especially after a legitimate purchase. Scammers have robots & scripts that retrieve recent transactions and send their scams to that wallet.

Imagine you buy an NFT and almost immediately receive a "loyalty" or "appreciation" NFT in your wallet. Don't trust it. We cannot stress enough to do your own research. Here are all of our official sites:


Your safety is your responsibility. We will never be able to help you out of a scam situation. We wish we could, but there is nothing we can do.

How to Protect Yourself

There are a few things that you can do to protect yourself from scams and malicious NFTs:

  • Do your own research: Before you buy an NFT, be sure to do your research on the project. Read up on the project's pedigree.

  • Only buy from legitimate marketplaces: Only buy NFTs from legitimate marketplaces. These marketplaces have security measures in place to protect users from scams.

  • Be careful about clicking on links: Be cautious about clicking on links in emails or messages from people you don't know. These links may lead to fake websites where you can be scammed.

  • Use a strong password: Use a strong password for your NFT wallet. This will help to protect your account from being hacked.

I fell for a scam

We will never be able to help if you fall for a scam. It is totally out of our hands. Blockchain transactions are permanent and irreversible.

Your wallet is also compromised, so please follow the necessary steps in this article.

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