STOLEN APE: Taiwanese Singer And BAYC member Jay Chou's Ape Was Stolen In A Phishing Attack
Taiwanese singer and Bored Ape Yacht Club member Jay Chou’s ape was stolen earlier today.
Chou took to Instagram early April 1st to tell his 7.1 million followers that his bored ape, Bored Ape #3738, was stolen in a phishing attack.
“I just got a call from my friend to help me with the new project of mint Brother Haung Licheng but the monkey that my brother gave me was stolen by a phishing website,” Chou wrote according to a Google Translate of his Instagram post. “I thought April Fool was joking with me… But it turned out to be gone…”
Bored Ape #3738 Is a five-trait pink fur ape with a stunt jacket and a diamond grill grin. Based on these traits, Bored Ape #3738 is the 2040th most rare ape, according to Rarity Tools.
Chou originally joined the BAYC back in early 2022 after receiving Bored Ape #3738 from MachiBigBrother, according to Opensea data.
Shortly after Chou’s post, MachiBigBrother took to Twitter to break the news. “Being stolen from Asia’s biggest superstar, this is now the most infamous ape, Machi tweeted. “All over the news. Couple billion (eye emojiis) s watching @BoredApeYC.”
Since the phishing hack, Bored Ape #3738 has been reported for suspicious activity, and the pink fur primate is now in Opensea user Eth4nfts wallet, according to Opensea.
The Bored Ape Gazette will continue to monitor this situation and let you know when more information becomes avaible.