Why PopHero CNFT is a scam
I supported this project from the beginning so I am very sad to write this article.
This project started out just fine. They woke my interest as I kinda dig superheroes and comics. They did some giveaways to boost their follower count and get traction.
They went live but could not meet their expectation so they turned into a scam — not a rugpull (yet) just a friggin bag of scammers.
After the first minting batch, they introduced an extra rare drop of unique characters with 1/1 supply.
As it is usual to prevent scams and fake addresses posted in their discord channels prior to or during the mint: they locked Discord.
But they keep their discord closed:
Because of scammers, they’re hunting…
They first had their ultra-rare drop: only 100 available. Ultra Rare. Special. Costs 40 $ADA — the same as their regular NFTs.
This was already strange for me. If I do a special drop I’d raise the price a bit — as with unique artwork I have more time to do. But then I went to their website during the drop and saw the minting address is the same as for their regular drop. I did not take screenshots — unfortunately.
But for this Galaxy Drop I was prepared:
As you can see, the two minting addresses are the same. Therefore, if you send your $ADA to the special drop address you’ll be gifted a regular pop hero.
You do not believe? DYOR: take the policy ID, go to cardanoscan.io, and look up the galaxy drop mints. Here’s an example:
With this policy ID taken from their website you go to cardanoscan.io and search for this ID:
Now you look up the date the Galaxy Drop (or any other drop) went live and select one (or more) assets:
I’ll go with PopHero3900. The easiest way to find the Asset is via pool.pm: you go to
in the particular case: https://pool.pm/1a0142180edf1af0f9488d39435773ff76524061bea2af3d4361cb31.PopHero3900
This is nothing special just an ordinary PopHero.
But let’s go back to the Ultra Rare drop on the 10th of November. Again, go for Cardanoscan.io and find a minted asset:
Now visiting the pool.pm URL (https://pool.pm/1a0142180edf1af0f9488d39435773ff76524061bea2af3d4361cb31.PopHero3845) again show us the following hero:
This concludes that the ultra-rare drop was fake too.
Now you can see why they have discord closed. They do not want to have members raising their voices or showcasing their scammed pop heroes. Then they could not generate hype for the continuing fake drops.
Once I raised my voice on Twitter they blocked me:
I am not the only one. And they continue spreading shit and scam on Twitter, and people comment on their tweets with their scammed NFTs:
This project is a scam. They wanted to make big money but failed to get attention. Their initial drop did not sell out, did not even sell well as they’re currently at 283 minted assets:
Therefore, they changed their tactics: pretended to have special drops and make people FOMO into these. Locking social media to prevent innocent people from learning their misbehavior. They want just the money. Now I do not believe they’ll ever release a comic.
It takes only time when they rugpull the community. Oh, wait, they do not have a community anymore. Does this mean, they’ve already pulled the rug?