Coromon Team calls the NFT Twitter account a scam using the game’s assets.
TRAGsoft, the developer of the monster-fighting RPG Coromon, has reported that an NFT scammer pretends to be the game’s representative on social media. He started posting yesterday and is now looking into legal action.
The Twitter account was created under the handle @CoromonGame. It tweets art and footage from the game, captioned with NFT nonsense. Although the original game was launched on PC earlier in the year, the account is running a public beta. The Switch version launched today, July 21. It doesn’t have an official website.
Everything it has posted so far seems to refer to NFT and Blockchain integration vaguely, but it does not have any concrete beyond stating that it is affiliated with CertiK. The “BSC” tag appears to refer to crypto platform binance. Bryan Herren, Freedom Games’ Director of Marketing, stated that the team believes the user is trying to create an alt-coin or steal assets NFTs to trade on the platform.
The account has more than 7000 followers on Twitter, despite not having any substance. These accounts could have been purchased or used for another purpose before being repurposed ahead of SSwitch’slaunch as a Coromoncrypto fraud to capitalize on any buzz. Although the account was created in March, the first tweet was posted yesterday, July 20, 2018.
CertiK was contacted to confirm the authenticity of the account. A representative did not call the accounting fraud but pointed us to its leaderboard as a way to verify projects. We tried to find Coromon on the site.
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TRAGsoft, Freedom Games, and other gaming companies have since disowned the account and stated that the Coromongame could only be purchased through the Epic Game Store and Switch eShop. This iisn’tthe first time Coromon has dealt with the issue of other people impersonating the team. Over the years, mobile ads that use the game’s assets also have appeared.