FBI Seizes $260,000 in NFTs and Cryptocurrencies After Tip-Off By Twitter User

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The United States Fbi has confiscated over $260,000 price of NFTs and cryptocurrency following a tip-off by pseudonymous blockchain sleuth ZachXBT.

Based on a forfeiture document printed by the company on Feb 4, the FBI has grabbed several assets from Chase Senecal, a homeowner of Brunswick, Maine, including 86.5678 ETH ($116,433) and 2 NFTs: Bored Ape Yacht Club #9658 ($95,495) and Doodle #3114 ($9,361). The company also grabbed an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Watch worth $41,000.

ZachXBT, a self-described crypto sleuth, made the seizure possible after performing an intensive analysis of Chase Senecal, also referred to as HZ online. “After several weeks and several weeks of tracking their group it’s nice to understand among the primary perpetrators (Chase Senecal) for NFT/crypto phishing attacks continues to be identified,” they stated in a September 1 tweet. 

The crypto sleuth tracked transactions associated with numerous NFT hacks and says the account used to cover the timepiece was from the hacks. The FBI apparently required note of his findings and grabbed the products days afterwards October 24, 2022.

Based on a listing of the analysis, Cam (SIM swapper) offered Twitter panel use of Senecal in June this past year, who tried on the extender to get into Twitter accounts and scam NFT holders. Senecal then used the stolen funds to buy the AP watch which brought him to obtain caught. The address HZ compensated for that watch is associated with many Discord server attacks.

The FBI’s notice provided little more information concerning the incident apart from the truth that all the estates were taken on October 24. Furthermore, it’s uncertain exactly what the true extent of judicial cases against Senecal is. 

Particularly, the FBI hasn’t formally credited ZachXBT for his analysis from the hacks, however the crypto sleuth stated inside a recent Twitter thread that his analysis brought towards the asset arrest. He stated:

“I’m thrilled to share the FBI grabbed crypto, BAYC 9658, AP watch, and Doodle 3114 in the phishing fraudster referred to as Horror (HZ) also known as Chase Senecal because of my thread.”

ZachXBT had formerly claimed that Senecal was a part of a multi-billion dollar crypto plan which has compromised greater than 600 Discord servers and most 12 Twitter accounts. A few of the accounts impacted by Senecal’s hacks fit in with the NFT project JRNY Club and also the animator DeeKay Kwon.

As reported, the FBI seemed to be involved with the arrest of Anatoly Legkodymov, the Russian founding father of Hong Kong-registered crypto exchange Bitzlato, that has been billed with processing $700 million in illicit funds. 


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