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Fake Banksy NFT sold through artist's website for £244k
A hacker has returned $336,000 to a British collector after he tricked him into buying a fake NFT advertised through the artist’s official website.
A link to an online auction for the NFT was posted on a now-deleted page of banksy.co.uk.
The auction ended early after the man offered 90% more than rival bidders.
Banksy’s team told the BBC “any Banksy NFT auctions are not affiliated with the artist in any shape or form”.
With NFTs, artwork can be “tokenised” to create a digital certificate of ownership that can be bought and sold.
They do not generally give the buyer the actual artwork or its copyright.
The Banksy fan who got duped says he thought he was buying the world-famous graffiti artist’s first ever NFT.
The man who is in his 30s and wanted to remain anonymous explained over Twitter direct messages that he suspects Banksy’s site was hacked, and that he was the victim of an elaborate scam.
He says the hacker returned all the money except for the transaction fee of around £5,000 on Monday evening.
Almost 4,000 applied for Canada's exit plans for Hongkongers
Almost 4,000 Hongkongers have made applications after Canada introduced new policies to facilitate their emigration to the country.
Hong Kong exporters risk missing Christmas peak amid supply chain crisis
Small and medium-sized enterprises, desperate for containers and facing rising transport costs, worry customers will cancel orders.
Carrie Lam to resume CE duties on Monday
Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will resume duties as Hong Kong's Chief Executive on Monday, a week after she fractured her right elbow at the Government House.
Temperature drop sparks demand for winter uniforms
Long queues appeared outside stores selling students' uniforms, after a drop in temperature last week prompted schools to announce changing to winter uniforms.
Po Shan tunnel debuts landslide sci-tech chamber
Po Shan Drainage Tunnel has established a landslide sci-tech chamber to educate the public on the importance of slope safety, Secretary for Development Michael Wong blogged yest...
Rescuers search for missing hiker
Rescuers are continuing the search for a 30-year-old man who went missing for six days after he went camping alone in Sha Tau Kok on Tuesday.
Ronny Tong defends Legal Aid's plan
Executive councillor Ronny Tong Ka-wah said people need not make a fuss about the Legal Aid Department's plan to disallow applicants to choose their own lawyer.
Record falls as HK's Wong strikes again
Hong Kong yesterday bagged one more gold and one silver in the swimming events in the 11th National Games for Persons With Disabilities and the eighth National Special Olympic G...
Hairy crabs, frozen meat in HK$1.6m smuggling haul
Food items suspected to be smuggled in - including 17,000 hairy crabs and frozen meat - worth about HK$1.59 million were seized by authorities during an operation at Man Kam To ...
four held in cancer insurance scam
The anti-graft body believes it has smashed a syndicate that cheated an insurance company out of HK$26 million in critical illness insurance.
Female worker falls to death in construction site
A 46-year-old female worker - believed to have slipped while cleaning - died after falling from a seven-meter podium at a Tseung Kwan O construction site.
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