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Seth Green has his Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT stolen and held for Ransom

During an unfortunate event, the famous actor Seth Green had his Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT stolen from his crypto wallet after falling victim to a phishing scheme. His Bored Ape numbered #8398 was stolen from him by a user with the name DarkWing84 who claimed that they had purchased it legally - paying $200,000 and did not want to return it. 

Seth Green has his Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT stolen and held for Ransom

Sadly, stories like this are becoming more and more common in the crypto/nft space, forcing users to be even more careful with their valuable assets, but what made Seth Green's case different was his plans for the Bored Ape he owned. 

Seth had announced that he was going to use his Bored Ape as the star character in the upcoming TV show called “White Horse Tavern” which he was producing. When his Ape and other NFTs including two Mutant Ape Yacht Clubs and one Doodle were stolen days before the premier he lost the Intellectual Property (IP) rights to use the characters and had to pause the development of the show. 

After taking the situation to Twitter about his stolen assets and reaching out to the new owner he explains that he spent 18 years studying copyright law, suggesting he’d take the new owner to court if it was not settled during an in-person meeting. It was later found that the Bored Ape was sold to an anonymous wallet, which was then transferred to a wallet named “Fred Simian”, the name of the Ape in the show. Seth Green spent an extra $100,000 dollars than what he originally paid for it to get it back.

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