American actor Seth Green got his stolen NFT bored ape avatar back by spending over $300,000. The actor announced in a Twitter Space chat room that his beloved Bored Ape #8398 has finally “come home.” Green is an actor, producer, writer and director. His film debut came with a role in the comedy-drama film The Hotel New Hampshire. On May 17, the actor took to Twitter and said that his NFTs, including a bored monkey, two mutant monkeys, and a doodle, had been stolen. “Well folks, it happened to me. I was impersonated and 4NFT was stolen from me,” he wrote. Of the four stolen NFTs, the loss of Bored Ape #8398 was the biggest blow, and for good reason. Green is making a new TV show “White Horse Tavern” around a cartoon creature where he was supposed to host #8398. However, with the loss of NFT, the actor was unable to use it for commercial purposes. According to the rules set by Yuga Labs, the creators of BAYC NFTs, only NFT owners can use the monkeys they own for commercial purposes. This means that the fate of his program was in danger. “I bought that jumpsuit in July 2021 and spent the last few months developing and exploiting the intellectual property to make it the star of this show,” Green said in an interview with businessman Gary Vaynerchuk. “Then days before, his name is Fred, by the way, days before he makes his world debut, he’s literally kidnapped.” The best of Express PremiumTop qualityPremiumPremiumPremium This scam took place when Green clicked on a malicious link that took him to a malicious NFT minting website and his digital assets were quickly stolen. Things changed after a collector named DarkWing84 bought Green’s stolen NFT for $200,000. The actor threatened to take legal action against DarkWing84. However, transaction records now indicate that Green had to pay more than 165 Ether to recover the stolen NFT from him. Though it’s not immediately clear what convinced DarkWing84 to return the NFT to its initial owner. BAYC NFTs are a popular collection of 10,000 unique boring apes created by Yuga Labs. This collection has seen billions of dollars in sales to date, according to metrics from dappradar.com. Celebrities quickly joined the ape ‘frenzy’. Jimmy Fallon and Paris Hilton showed off their ape avatars on national television. Eminem rushed to buy ape rapper avatar NFT. Shaq made his Twitter profile picture of his ape. Pop stars like Ozzy and Justin Bieber also bought NFT apes.