The Five Times The Skully Series Has Been Stolen to Scam The NFT Community
We must be doing something right, this art must be so amazing that others in the NFT space have tried to take the artwork and claim it as their own.
Since the start of the Official Skully Series (now I know why some celebrities have taken to using the word "Official", I guess we have also reached CELEBRITY STATUS!) way back in Summer 2021, we have found at least 5 fake Skully Collections on various platforms and have been successfully shutting down their scams with special thanks to our Skully Artists and Collectors.
Of the 5 fake collections, we found one on Elrond Network, three on OpenSea with one of those stealing our Instagram word for word and post for post. The latest scam is coming to Solana by way of a scammer named Skull-King sporting the Skully I created on commission: Skully Bitcoin King.
1. Elrond Gold
I was alerted to this scam in early November 2021, my twitter started blowing up with messages and RTs of someone promoting my Skullys under a different name. I was in shock!
By the time I was able to understand what the tweets, retweets and response tweets were saying, the scammers had disappeared.
What I did find out was that a few scammers had started to promote our Skullys as an up and coming NFT series coming to Elrond Network. That was my first time hearing about $eGLD and the fresh new community of NFT artists and collectors. They were all super friendly and shared as many screenshots as they were able to save when the scam began. whew!
2. OpenSea - ETH
3. OpenSea - ETH
4. OpenSea - ETH
These were quickly handled by way of OpenSea.
I got a message on IG from a Skully collector with screenshots and links to an IG profile and opensea collection selling our Sullys. I looked through the IG account and sure enough, they were using our Skullys.
I found the OpenSea account and reached out to Support to help me take it down. As I was researching the fake collection, I found two more OS accounts with our Skullys! I was able to fill out enough forms online to get OS to take down the fake collections. I did reach out to some of the fake collectors to let them know they were being scammed.
5. Solana - Still working the scam: The Skulls Royal | Mint Date: 14th (@Royal_Skullys) / Twitter @Royal_Skullys or @Skully_Sol Their Discord: The Skulls
See attached conversations below with one of the Discord moderators: Skull-King using our Bitcoin King Skully NFT as their PFP. In their Discord #sneakpeeks, he is posting our Skullys as if they are fresh from the artist.
In my conversation with Skull-King, he admitted to not knowing the artist but only meeting the artist by way of Fiverr.
This latest scam started March 1 and they are scheduled to mint on Solana on March 14. STAY AWAY!!!
At the end of the day, I think 90% of the scamming NFT collectors are the actual scammers. Their public profiles are new, very little info shared, lots of shilling and then they disappear once the scam is uncovered.
The 10% were legit NFT community members looking for ways to build something that will last. Please, take the time to do your own research and help Protect the NFT Artists. Protect the NFT Art Collectors. Protect the NFT ideals.
2022 Skully Series Calendar
The Skully Series 2022 Calendar is here!
18 months of #TheSkullyverse featuring art by
@OdariArt @TeMikaTheArtist @NerkQuirks @Unik_Digital @Envisaged @CluadiaX @LordYatta @Artist053 @slPprice422 and @DeltaTangoMike
Start 2022 with the best NFT artwork ever seen!
2022 Skully calendar voting
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE SKULLY!!!!
2022 Skully Series Calendar
1. visit the link and pick your favorite Skullys
2. Save the image to your device or computer, keep track of the name of the Skully.
3. Share your Skully pick as an IG or Twitter post with a description and hashtag:
Why you like this Skully and what month should that Skully be in.
4. Tune in Friday Dec 15th livestream at 7pm EST for the final Skully selections.
@SkullySeries is a1/1 #NFTcollection of 144 Iconic Characters from Comics, Film, tv, Music and Animation
More info on the #NFT Process here:
Set your own mark, what's hot on them streets changes constantly. Be the Change. #TheSkullyverse is growing and headed to #ArtBasel the first week of December. Let's connect and ask for your free sticker!!
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IG Live and skullys
Monday morning we talked NFTs, The Skullys and the Art Life.
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The Skully series collection 144
The full Skully Series will be posted to this page in no particular order. Each Skully here is in the presale, premint, preNFT state. Full gradients and background reserved highlights for the NFT Skully version.
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PreSales and commissions are now open.
Reserve yours here: https://www.skullyseries.art/nft.html
September 18th, 2021
@temikatheartist and @odariart are streaming their @skullyseries art right now live on @behance
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first drop collection
What started out as a cool idea to draw some skulls, soon became a bigger mission.
Now the Skully Series is here and a plan is in motion to bring you some amazing art by amazing artists. Yes. Artists. Plural.I have recruited a few artists to bring in their flavor to the Skullys.
I can't wait to show you all that is coming to the Skully Series. The First drop is scheduled for late September and we will have a total of three drops to include all 144 Skullys!
EAST LA Chicano living the Art Life in ATL. Creator of the Skully Series.