Animoca Brands warns about fraudulent domain addresses and attempted impersonation
14 March 2022 -- Animoca Brands today issued an alert about fraudulent emails originating from variations of the Animoca Brands domain name. The company emphasizes that it conducts business using the official domain animocabrands.com, and specifically the .com top-level domain.
Should you receive an email from someone impersonating Animoca Brands and using any top-level domain other than .com, then you may be the target of fraud and should immediately notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animoca Brands does not send email messages from any other top-level domain variations of its name, including .net, .org, .io, .biz, and so on.
Animoca Brands has received reports from business contacts who received emails from scammers posing as representatives of Animoca Brands. In the most recent case, the fraudster’s Ethereum wallet address was identified as: 0x1DC0e011430CD3b036Ef4dE55Eed10dD6BeFe3D2.
Actions taken by Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands regularly reports such incidents to the domain name providers that provide services to these fraudsters. Most recently, on 4 March 2022, Animoca Brands reported fraudulent use of its brand to domain services provider Namecheap and requested immediate action against a domain provided by Namecheap.
Following Namecheap’s failure to respond promptly, Animoca Brands submitted a report to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
Animoca Brands strongly recommends avoiding any interaction with the wallet address of the scammer: 0x1DC0e011430CD3b036Ef4dE55Eed10dD6BeFe3D2.
The company reminds the public that genuine Animoca Brands messages originate from the domain animocabrands.com. Messages originating from any other address should be reported to email@example.com.
Animoca Brands reserves the right to take necessary actions against the users of fraudulent domains for fraud, copyright infringement, impersonation, and misrepresentation, and against organizations and individuals that enable the perpetuation of such fraudulent activity.
About Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner and ranked in the Financial Times list of High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification. It develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including the REVV token and SAND token; original games including The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes; and products utilizing popular intellectual properties including Disney, WWE, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. The company has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Bondly, Lympo, and Grease Monkey Games. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of more than 170 investments in NFT-related companies and decentralized projects that are contributing to building the open metaverse, including Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), Yield Guild Games, Harmony, Alien Worlds, Star Atlas, and others. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook.
Animoca Brands global contact: firstname.lastname@example.org