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Identifying legitimate LANDs on OpenSea
A quick guide on how to identify legitimate LANDs on OpenSea. And how to report the dodgy ones.
Just like most other places in the online world, there are a fair share of shady and malicious individuals trying to mislead good, genuine people via secondary NFT markets. Below, we will share some advice to make sure the LAND you are viewing on OpenSea is genuine.

The search results page

On the search results page, make sure that:
  • There is a blue verified checkmark next to the collection name.
  • The name of the collection is written correctly. For example, we are not called “Sandbox”, we are called “The Sandbox”.
  • The co-ordinates are written in the correct format and aren’t nonsensical. Check these co-ordinates on The Sandbox’s map.
  • There is a snowflake icon indicating that the metadata is frozen, and therefore the LAND is stored on a decentralised server.
A genuine LAND listing on OpenSea

On the LAND’s listing page

On the page of the LAND which gives further details about it:
A genuine LAND listing on OpenSea
  • Make sure there is a blue verified checkmark at the top of the page. And that the collection name — The Sandbox— is written correctly.
  • Make sure the snowflake icon is shown in the top-left, indicating the metadata is frozen and that the LAND is stored on a decentralised server.
  • Click the button in the top-right corner that looks like an arrow jumping out of a box. If this LAND is genuine you should be taken to The Sandbox’s map where you will see the location of the LAND.
  • Check the Data tab on the left of the page, the information should match that which is below:
— The Sandbox’s LAND contract address is 0x50f5474724e0ee42d9a4e711ccfb275809fd6d4a. — The Sandbox LANDs are ERC-721 tokens, not ERC-1155 tokens and so on. — The blockchain network is Ethereum. — The metadata needs to be “frozen”, not “centralised”.
A genuine LAND listing on OpenSea

Reporting fraudulent LANDs on OpenSea

If you believe you have found a fake LAND being sold on OpenSea, or have been caught out and fallen for a fraudulent sale, please contact OpenSea as soon as possible. Click here to learn how to make reports to OpenSea.
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The search results page
On the LAND’s listing page
Reporting fraudulent LANDs on OpenSea