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Fraud takes off on a ‘mind-blowing’ scale in booming NFT art ...

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Fraud takes off on a ‘mind-blowing’ scale in booming NFT art market

Some visual artists sell NFTs as a way to exert more control while others say the industry is too saturated by scammers

Avi Asher-Schapiro

Before he died in 2019, Dan Howard was a concept artist, working with major video game companies and posting his drawings online, where he had amassed a loyal fan base.

In late 2021, an anonymous account online started auctioning off Howard’s work as non-fungible tokens (NFTs), a kind of digital asset often linked to an image or piece of artwork.

Howard’s family only found out about the sales when a fan alerted them...

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