[Guide] How to interact with scam NFTs correctly (2 methods)

[Guide] How to hide scam NFTs correctly

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Scam NFTs on the TON blockchain has recently become mainstream.

Every day we can see hundreds of people’s messages receiving them and don’t know what to do next, or do it incorrectly.

In this article we will look at correct methods of interacting with scam NFTs.

Brief overview: we will use functions of the wallet itself to visually hide NFT or send it to the zero “burn” address (highly not recommended): UQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAJKZ

For example I took most popular non-custodial wallets: Tonkeeper and MyTonWallet.


Tonkeeper

The most common suboptimal action made by users of this wallet is sending scam NFTs to a zero “burn” address.

You don’t have to do this, nor do you have to pay network fees for send transaction. In any case, scam NFT will sooner or later completely disappear from all wallets that hold it.

For you, this wallet has built-in functionality, you can literally visually hide any NFTs from your wallet in few taps.


As you see, I have scam NFT in my collectibles.


I go to main Wallet page, then click Settings button.


In Settings we need to choose Tokens.


In Tokens page we go to Collectibles category.

Here you will see all you NFTs.

We need to tap on “hide” icon near item to make it hidden.

You can hide unnecessary or scam tokens from your wallet here too.


Now scam NFT is in Hidden subcategory and you won’t see it in your Collectibles anymore.

In this way we totally free visually hid scam NFT from Tonkeeper wallet.

But you can continue to see it in tonscan / tonviewer. If you don’t want scam NFT to be visible there too, then unfortunately there are only two options: either just wait, or send it to a zero burning address (highly not recommended): UQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAJKZ.
Please note that you will need to pay a network fee for the sending transaction.


MyTonWallet

Unfortunately, this wallet does not provide function of visually “hiding” NFTs, which is a significant flaw in our case.

But it will help you quickly send scam NFT to a zero “burn” address.


In the NFT page click three dots near item you want to burn.


Select Burn.


Next we will see transaction page, that was automatically created. The zero “burn” address is entered in the Receiving Address. Tap Burn NFT.

In this case we need to pay network fee for send transaction.

I believe that users should not give any money for this action, if we are talking about scam and users safety. And I think this should be resolved. That’s one of the reasons why I recommend Tonkeeper. Also, some NFTs have doubtful code in contracts, which can lead to unexpected consequences, so the following actions are at your own risk.


As soon as the transaction is completed, we will see such a message and scam NFT will be deleted from our wallet forever.


So, in this article we figured out how to hide / remove scam NFT for free / for a small commission using the example of several wallets. Be careful!

If you have any questions, please leave them in this thread.