This is becoming pretty common lately. If an #NFT is part of a scam (was stolen from the owner’s wallet), the legit owner reports this to OpenSea which reports the item as “suspicious” and prevents the new owner, likely a scammer, from selling it.
This is NOT something I like and in my opinion, this approach should be avoided.
- other marketplaces like Looksrare and X2Y2 don’t do that so that the item can be easily sold
- the new buyer, will likely buy an item that can’t be sold on OpenSea, but they are not guilty of anything, so this is not fair
scammers are not affected at all and will likely continue to scam others
- this is not great for LR and X2Y2, since those will likely be seen as “the marketplaces of stolen items”, not great for their reputation.
collections owners should complain because it removes some of their items from sale without any reason