Asked to get a banana, a BAYC owner narrowly avoids a fake Forbes scam

A Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) owner says he has managed to avoid a potentially “dreadful day” after being asked to retrieve a banana for a photo from someone they initially believed was interviewing them for Forbes.

On Nov. 27, NFT collector ‘Crumz’ detailed his run-in with a scammer  posing as a Forbes journalist.

He reported that someone pretending to be Robert LaFanco — a real Forbes editor, contacted him by direct message from an impersonator account with the offer of an interview for a new article about BAYCs. 

SCAM ALERT!!I just spent the last 2hours on Zoom with ‘@Forbes’ it was pretty sophisticated and well thought out because I’m usually on high alert but luckily I…

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