The dark web is rife with scams, but nothing quite compares to the case of fake hitman site Besa Mafia.
Besa Mafia, which is still online, advertises “hitman” services, offering to put customers in touch with hired killers.
If you want to kill someone, or to beat the shit out of him, we are the right guys, the site reads. We have professional hitmen available through the entire USA, Canada and Europe and you can hire a contract killer easily.
The group claims to come from Albania.
According to the site, potential customers sign up, upload details and a photo of who they want targeted, and choose from various different services. Murder ranges between $5,000 and $200,000; making the death look like an accident is an additional $4,000; just beating them up is $500; and setting their car on fire will set you back $1,000.
Anyone who wants to become a hitman can register on the site too, and needs to specify how they can kill people—with a pistol or sniper rifle, for example—and whether they have military training.
The multi-faceted and intricate nature of this scam—from getting people to burn cars to paying critics to shut up—is unlike anything I’ve seen so far on the dark web. Perhaps more worrying is that there seems to actually be a demand for this sort of site, judging by the reams of apparent messages and orders.
As the person who was paid to remove his negative comments told me,
It only takes a single idiot to fall for this to make all of this shit worth it.
Read More: Motherboard
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