First of all, good morning, here in Brazil it is 6am and yes I will be up all night to gather as much material as possible before the meeting that will decide the future of the creatives’ fund.
I want to make it clear here that I never made this report before because I don’t trust any of the current moderators.
But let’s go because today is going to be a burning day.
The main reason why I came here is because I’m tired of the way things are going, of the abuse of power by some mods, of the lack of respect in the forum, of beautiful proposals and projects being overthrown by the hypocrisy of those who take from us.
To put into context how this information came about, in July I was part of Feminu DAO and it was the second month that the moderators were bringing thousands of questions about the projects that would be running, that specific month it was William who was moderating the proposal.
The DAO Council Founder, called an emergency meeting with the members at the time asking us to get together and said that William was questioning the council’s work, so we had to take a look at the forum and see what we thought about the council work done by him at VN Artists DAO.
We found some charges of things that Feminu did without being paid and that were brought to him in the publication, he justified himself and that was it, proposal not approved.
But honestly, we knew something was wrong.
Not satisfied, we started to go through everything that involved him.
I went through ASTRO and found out that only he does the polls there, but so far so good because the jobs can be sectored, but then I noticed a small problem:
I managed a few bounties in the ecosystem, by Gambiarra, Feminu and Octopode, and I had already noticed the “FANTOM WALLETS” (as I named these fake wallets) participating in the bounties en masse and sometimes collecting big bucks from them; there were payments made from bounties to several of these wallets by the VN star made by him. But just as I had been cheated in the bouties I managed, he could also have been cheated, who knows?
Until one of the girls decided to look at the VN Artists DAO store, and confirmation came.
Many of the FANTASM CARDS are added to the store.
One of the girls using GOOGLE LENS discovered that the arts used are plagiarized from other artists, some even famous.
But the story doesn’t end there, how do you prove such a scam? It is very serious, a scam of fake wallets and in-store plagiarism.
Anyway, I tracked the transactions via Near Wallet, looking transaction by transaction of several of these wallets that received from VN Artists DAO, and guess what the coincidence is?
They all moved money on the same days, not to mention that they cross-reference each other.
OBVIOUS, that I did not track all the transactions, nor all the wallets, nor all the activities, after all there was a fight about what to do with this information in Feminu at that time, the founding Council speaking as former moderators on the subject without taking into account the opinion of other members, that mine for example was to complete the investigation and take it directly into Davi’s hands.
This investigation was abandoned at the end of July, and I resumed it this week of September, after what happened in @LulucaL post and come to expose this case, with some information of the time and other updated.
Post link: https://gov.near.org/t/reporting-discomfort/29265
To be clear, a team is needed to investigate this information that I am bringing, after all it is too much to do alone.
Let’s do it!
VN ARTISTS DAO’S INTRODUCTION:
VN Artists DAO
Astro Link: https://app.astrodao.com/dao/vn-artists-dao.sputnik-dao.near
Members: 3 (only 3 members and all councils, where is Sahil questioning this here? Where is the decentralization?)
Williamxx.near (Council) @williamx
Forum Profile: https://gov.near.org/u/williamx/summary
Casted Votes: 138
Antran2809.near (Council) @Mer
Forum profile: https://gov.near.org/u/mer
Casted Votes: 61
Titione2.near (Council) @IamnotRapper
Forum Profile: https://gov.near.org/u/iamnotrapper
Casted Votes: 128
Moving councils around the forum:
FIRST - Antran2809.near has only 3 posts made on the forum:
1st made in April this year (coincidentally the same time the fake card scam starts)
CHECK THE COMMENTS PLEASE
2nd made at the end of july, a report about
3rd done at the end of august this year, a report about DAO telegram.
CHECK THE AMOUNT OF NEW MEMBERS THEY ADD TO THEIR “COMMUNITY” IN THE REPORTS.
WHERE ARE THESE PEOPLE? WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?
SECOND - Titione2.near
First 2 posts by titione2.near on the forum in January this year, I didn’t really understand what it was about but look it was replying to him:
FIRST BOUNTY ORGANIZED BY TITIONE2.NEAR VIA VN ARTISTS DAO:
which coincidentally is from the same batch of awards as that post from the titione2.near sandbox
And after that he only proposed Bounties, 2 also in April and 1 in May and another in June:
1 - April: https://gov.near.org/t/call-closed-b-s-u-t-p-thang-4-vn-artists-dao/18755/2
1 - agnesba.near
2 - tedted195.near
3 - toddpham.near
IN THIS BOUNTY DAVI HAD ALREADY NOTIFIED AND ALMOST KILLED THE CHARADE!
Because if you notice most of the participants were new to the forum.
April 2 - April: https://gov.near.org/t/bounty-closed-cu-c-thi-thi-t-k-nft-membership-c-a-vad/19202
1 - agnesba.near
2 - toddpham.near
3 - haoo.near
3 - May in partnership with a Filipino Artists Guild
1 - nambnart.near
2 - qirenn.near
3 - agnesba.near
4 - ameefan.near
5 - roxytheentertain.near
4 - June - There were 20 WINNERS AT 40 USD EACH
01 - lemontree13.near
02 - krisnn1.near
03 - tedted195.near
04 - agnesba.near
05 - henryis.near
06 - ameefan.near
07 - imangelmtp.near
08 - hualanghi.near
09 - qirenn.near
10 - toddpham.near
11 - doon2.near
12 - kembo.near
13 - nhitran789.near
14 - baronchef.near
15 - fcliver.near
16 - 9c5b586fb00173e9161db5ff497dcbf2a9ba417345e2f07b5c3259cc5d6850b7
17 - phenolite.near
18 - yenpig.near
19 - hoangduy010894.near
20 - louietism.near
About these winners you can see how some wallets are repeated over the months, can’t you?
Not to mention this one, which uses codes and not a name.
A curiosity about her:
Her only topic created in the forum is about the Sandbox prize, look who answered:
Yesss, William make the first contact.
Searching through the posts and threads made by Titione2.near I noticed that he likes to participate in bounties quite a bit and decided to take a look at where he has been applying, and look what I found:
1 - Bounty of a flyer, held by Paul, current moderator.
The winner wasn’t even the very person who commented on the bounty.
And the winner never created a thread on the forum…
What a nice engaged community this is, huh?
2 - In February of this year William opened a BOUNTY for candidates for something related to the SANDBOX project, and they should send their Portfolios by DM, and guess who won? With only one month on the forum?
THIRD - Williamxx.near
20 NEW APPROVED PORTFOLIOS
19 NEW PORTFOLIOS CREATED, AND WHAT ARE THESE PORTFOLIOS THAT WERE NEVER REPORTED?
20 ONBOARDINGS AT SAILING EVENT
REPORT OF 16 WALLETS CREATED, DOES NOT CITE WHICH ONES.
HIGHLIGHT FOR THE MISS WHO WENT TO THE EVENT SECRETLY.
1 - hieungunyenn.near
2 - todd.pham.near
3 - agnesba.near
4 - mathewnm.near
5 - duyhoa.near
83 WALLETS CREATED IN ONE PROJECT AND 12 IN ANOTHER
Anyway, I can’t get all the links alone and list them here, it’s too much research and investigation work for just one person, but I believe that with what I gathered from the material here on the forum it’s possible to question a DAO that only does bounty and onboarding.
What kind of sustainability is this?
I also want to register the proposals and moderators who approved this.
APRIL - Fritz and Heverton
MAY - Heverton
JUNE - HEVERTON
JULY - TED
AUGUST - PAUL
SEPTEMBER - PAUL
Stranger, isn’t it?
A new dao, always approved without questioning?
VN Artists DAO store
A serious store, which has been in the market for more than 5 months, has no cover photo, no profile picture, and no link to the social networks?
Strange isn’t it?
But do you know what is more strange?
The wallets that are inside the store.
There are 123 minters and 112 have no data for social networks and no photos on profiles.
Less than 10% of the store has a complete profile.
And where did that story about teaching people to use mintbase, about checking their artists, go?
Many of the works are for the bounties, others of the onboarding, some are plagiarized, and most of the artists minted only once.
An example of plagiarism:
Duplicade artworks in differents stores
And I also invite you to check out the royalities in the store.
But don’t be shocked to find out that every work has royalities for itself and ZERO royalities for the artist.
I could go deeper into this part of the store, with the incomplete profiles in the store and on the forum, bring up more plagiarism for you to see how serious this situation is.
But I guess you can check for yourselves, after all the most serious part comes now.
THE TRACKING OF THE MONEY.
titione2.near final wallet: 287f07cec07d08b37cdf2f2b31f79b096181f553f8fcc16627c120802ee8c799
antran2809.near final wallet:
4ec9436da195cc20770733b116122c847e570e7fc251b20b058021ca49d8e16d (1 mês)
williamxx.near final wallet: 0914e00d256792a78fcd2576697fc245859c176aafba1db90981433edefeddf6
0914e00d256792a78fcd2576697fc245859c176aafba1db90981433edefeddf6 (WALLET FINAL - WILLIAM) https://explorer.mainnet.near.org/accounts/0914e00d256792a78fcd2576697fc245859c176aafba1db90981433edefeddf6
f278e57750667e10f338130e48c5c6e813fe985a23d59b2d6ba51a2b906c5cd8 (WALLET FINAL)
Obviously the money laundering goes far beyond these wallets I brought in, after all there are 140 wallets in the VN-Artists DAO store alone, and maybe there are other Stores/DAOs involved.
But even there is where my research and investigation extends.
I believe that if you want the total list of all the wallets involved it will require a research team.
Believe it or not, I tried to use https://stats.gallery/ to make the job easier, but coincidentally it didn’t recognize any of the involved portfolios that I put into it.
And making it clear that besides VN Artists DAO, William and company, I am not accusing any other moderator of pulling this scam, my question to you is only regarding the “blindness” you have been taken in for.
I will probably be shredded, but women are shredded every day; so I make myself strong, firm, stand on my feet and hold my head high to face whatever comes.
Now I’m going to sleep, because it’s 8:00 in the morning and making this report cost me many hours of work, rest, and peace.
I wish you all an incredible day! XOXO