Always check the NFT for authenticity before buying!
You should be especially careful to check NFTs that are clearly underpriced. If you see that all NFTs are sold for 2 SOL, and one is sold for 0.1 SOL, then do not rush to buy in the hope of getting the cherished profit, for you can buy a fake that is worthless.
There are several ways to check NFT for authenticity. You can use any of them, but ideally it is better to check several at the same time:
A registry of all the NFTs in the collection:
https://arweave.net/z1m2yHVZQV9QwaLcgN9zBkl3S1UC0TUg4O_Xb4DzDGs (opens in a new tab)
All Taurus Guard NFTs have unique addresses that reside in a special registry based on the decentralized IPFS repository. On various marketplaces this address can be signed as Mint or Mint address.
Copy this address and then go to the registry.
Press Ctrl+F and paste that address. If it is in the registry - the NFT is genuine, and if not - a fake.
All NFTs of this series are combined at the blockchain level into a collection that has its own unique address (Verified Collection Address).
Verified Collection Address: 6rFsCBs19xSaBRGCwTFy877gXHwkHozNa1sQ4f9jYwNy (opens in a new tab)
To check whether an NFT sold on the marketplace belongs to the given address or not, you need to open the detailed information about the sold NFT.
Hover your cursor over the address shown in the screenshot and click on it, the address will be copied. Then go back to this help page and press
CTRL+F to bring up a search box and paste the copied address into it.
If the address is a complete match, it will be highlighted in a special color in the help, and the search window will show you 1/1 matches. This will mean that the NFT is genuine.
If there is even a one character difference in the address, the search window will show 0/0 matches, and nothing will be highlighted in the help. In this case - the NFT being sold is a fake.