An example of hashmask image that accompanies a Non-Fungible Token. (Created by "Suum Cuique Labs GmbH",. Full ownership and unlimited commercial usage rights given to the consumer over their NFT. Source: Section 3. A., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Many people have never even heard of non-fungible tokens. And yet, it’s become such a hot trend that scammers have taken notice and are attempting to lure current and prospective traders onto NFT-themed phishing and fraud websites.

For the uninitiated, NFTs are unique tokens that accompany original and collectible digital artwork or videos that can be sold or traded as a form of cryptocurrency, with transactions registered on the blockchain. Many of the earlier NFTs involved illustrations of kittens, but they can take the form of just about anything.

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