Actor Seth Green Pays $300K to Recover His Stolen Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT

Actor Seth Green has recovered his Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT.

Green lost the NFT in a phishing attack last month.

Green paid 165 Ether (more than $295,000 at current prices) for the NFT, per reports.

Last month, four of Green’s NFTs worth more than $300,000 were stolen last month, including the Bored Ape NFT.

The Bored Ape NFT had cost Green some $200,000 to purchase and was also meant to be the star of Green’s upcoming TV show “White Horse Tavern.”

Green has confirmed that the NFT “is home.”

Transaction records indicate that the funds were sent from a wallet controlled by Green to an NFT collector known variously as “Mr. Cheese” and “DarkWing84,” through crypto escrow platform NFT Trader.

The collector claimed to have purchased the NFT “in good faith” after Green was scammed while trying to mint an NFT on a fake site.

In late May, Green threatened legal action against DarkWing84, before confirming that he had made contact with the collector.

NFT marketplace OpenSea has left a flag reporting Bored Ape #8398 for “suspicious activity” active, meaning that the NFT is frozen and can’t be bought or sold on the marketplace; hence why Green turned to NFT Trader in order to conduct the transaction with DarkWing84.

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