Animoca Brands warns that “Animoca Brands Metaverse” token is not associated with the company

17 February 2022 -- HONG KONG -- Animoca Brands today issued a scam alert about a new ERC-20 token “Animoca Brands Metaverse” on Uniswap V2 that fraudulently claims to be associated with Animoca Brands and uses the symbol “Animoca”. Animoca Brands wishes to make it clear that this token has no connection to the company. 

 

The Etherscan entry of the fraudulent token may be viewed at:

https://etherscan.io/token/0xdec0751f37ad4349ce378f36e73cbfc6d3ce7f2e.

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We strongly urge the public to stay away from this fraudulent token and any related activities, including social media and messaging apps. Do not interact with this token or the scammers behind it in any manner, and if you have already received or bought some of these tokens, then consider switching to a new wallet immediately in order to reduce your risk of being targeted in future scams.

 

Animoca Brands’ legitimate products and activities may be viewed on the company’s website at www.animocabrands.com, where activities such as sales and launches are communicated in the announcement page. If in doubt about an offer, do not buy and instead please write to report@animocabrands.com.

 

The company wishes to emphasize that Animoca Brands and its operated projects will never directly reach out to individuals to arrange sales of tokens.

 

Please email any information you have about this scam and its operators, or any other suspected scam, to report@animocabrands.com.

 

Animoca Brands reserves the right to take necessary actions against the operators of the fake token for copyright infringement, impersonation, and misrepresentation, and against organizations and individuals that enable the fraudulent token to perpetuate its fraudulent claims.

 

Recommendations for avoiding scams

Never trust announcements that play on the fear of missing out (FOMO). It is better to miss out than to get scammed.

 

Rule of thumb: if you can’t find it on the official website, then it’s probably a scam.

 

Cross-check the legitimacy of any crypto offering - confirm that it is communicated on the project’s official Twitter, Telegram, and Discord accounts as well as the official website (in case one of the channels was hacked).

 

Do your research and avoid the lemming effect: just because others have fallen for a scam does not mean you should get scammed too.

 

Never trust stealth drop/mint events; these seek to take advantage of FOMO and should be automatically treated as suspect. Animoca Brands and its subsidiaries do not and will not provide offers based on stealth drops/mints.

 

Be extremely cautious of ANY sudden events that require you to part with your funds: genuine events are usually announced in advance in order to allow users to prepare.

 

Always check the exact spelling and domain of web addresses that you interact with - there are over 1,500 different top level domain names (.com, .io, .coin, .net, .org., etc.), meaning that a scam could be operated from a variation of a familiar web address.

 

If you have any doubts about an offer, contact the appropriate official account or representative.

 

If you have doubts about an offer communicated by an official source (i.e., a hack may have occurred), cross-check it with other sources and discuss it with members of the community - some of them may already have identified a problem.

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 Formula 1®, Disney, WWE, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Doraemon. The company has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Bondly, and Lympo. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of more than 150 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: press@animocabrands.com

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