Crypto sleuth ZachXBT has identified and named the thieves behind an NFT phishing scam that offered animate non-fungible tokens such as Azuki, Bored Apes, Doodles, and Sudoswap. The two thieves have been said to have repeated the scam multiple times since December 2021. They made profits of over $2.5 million.
ZachXBT probed the theft of multiple digital collectibles since late 2021, which led to two young men, Mathys and Camile, in Paris. The investigation is described as the culmination of significant investigatory work. It included on-chain analysis and study of photographic evidence. The investigation showed that the thieves were good at gaining the victims’ confidence but were less adept at covering their tracks.
The crypto sleuth looked into the two culprits’ Twitter accounts @Rxktv and @mtsgtb, which are no longer viewable to the public. ZachXBT said one of the alleged persons deactivated their Twitter and deleted incriminating tweets, while the other went private. However, the tweets were saved offline. The two accused remain at large but the net continues to tighten on them. Reports say that one of the two attended “42”, a computer programming school in France. It seems that Mathys and Camile were not skilled at making friends as their former classmates relayed unsavory stories about them.
ZachXBT said they will take some form of legal action against them in the near future, for the financial harm they have done to so many people.