Anna Sorokin, who conned her friends and businesses out of thousands of dollars by pretending to be a German heiress by the name of Anna Delvey, is now launching her own NFT collection. In an interview with NBC News, Sorokin expressed she wants to move on from her “scammer persona” by introducing digital collectibles.
Have NFTs become a new way of making money for people? Now that NFTs have become a million-dollar company, everyone seems to be joining the bandwagon, even the scammers to start anew.
Anna Sorokin seems to be quite confident with introducing her own NFT collection in the market. Despite being convicted for scamming her friends, she seems quite adamant to sell NFTs as a way to strip off her old image and start a new life.
What is Anna’s NFT all about?
According to Anna, she minted 10 NFTs with the utility to get close to the infamous socialite. The holders who buy her NFT will be given VIP benefits like one-on-one phone calls and even a personal meetup.
“I’m very excited to like connect with everybody who has been supporting me and I’ve been receiving so many letters and like people have been reaching out to me through the messaging system on this channel,” she said
She added, “And obviously, I have like very limited opportunity to communicate with people and only have access to my social media. So I’m very excited about this project.”
The NFTs are divided based on their rarity traits, the more rare one owns, the more exclusive benefits they will get. For example, there are three “ultra platinum” NFTs that will give holders the chance to meet with Anna.
The NFT holders will also receive a package of “personal items” picked by Anna herself.
“I’m trying to move away from this like, quote unquote scammer persona,” She said.
Anna Sorokin’s “scammer persona”
Anna Sorokin’s case is one of the most famous cases on mainstream media that was the talk of the town for many weeks.
She was convicted by the court for pretending to be a German heiress by the name of Anna Delvey with a $60 million inheritance. She was raising funds to build a Manhattan Social Club by defrauding her friends, various banks, and businesses.
“This was never something that I was trying to [be] or I wanted to be,” Anna said.
The court charged her with four years of prison. Currently, she is in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody.
Anna became quite famous ever since Netflix made a whole series on her with the name Inventing Anna. The series is based on the true story of Anna Delvey who scammed her friends and businesses and left them in debt. However, for Anna Sorokin, this series seems to have created a bad image of her in front of the public.
“This is, like totally, has been pushed upon me by the prosecution and by the following media and by the Netflix show, but I’m trying to move away from that definitely.” She told NBC News.
Anna’s NFT collection might be the most ridiculous news one might have ever heard in a while. With the increasing popularity of NFTs, even the convicted scammers and criminals are seeing it as an opportunity to make money.
This leads to an important debate as to where the NFT industry is moving. Has it really become a safe space for convicted criminals to introduce their own digital collectibles.
Recently, Ezra Millers claimed they filmed their assault footage for NFT crypto art. Although the star hasn’t released many updates on that, Anna Sorokin has already minted 10 NFTs which leads to an essential question, will her attempt to move on from the “scammer persona” end at the NFTs?