Not too long ago I wrote a post called Where Is My Dark Web Mystery Box?, and was essentially trying to debunk the idea. At the time, however, I hadn’t found any links that claimed to be offering such things.
Today, however, one of my IRC friends pointed me to several sites that were supposedly selling these. I doubt that this is for real, of course, but feel free to check it out: darkboxnpsskdod7.onion/sql.tgz
Just from the description, I can tell that this is a scam, though. “The dark web is a mysterious place filled with mysterious people. With black markets filled with much variability, it can be hard to know what to buy first, and you have to worry about scammers…” I’m going to stop you right there – I think you’re one of those scammers, mister. Just the fact that they state “The dark web is a mysterious place…” tells me that this site is aimed at noobs who came on the dark web because of YouTube. I meet them constantly.
Anyhow, like I said, check out the site anyway. A second site selling similar products can be found at http://x5vifitczinor7dr.onion/, although in my person opinion, I like the GUI of the first site better.
The second site, as opposed to the first, doesn’t even hint at what might be in these mystery boxes (if anything at all). The more vague, the better, right?
So, yes – again, I don’t trust them. The third site, at the very least, looks the best and is a bit more intriguing.
For the curious, this site can be found at blrkrvjlsez7jmtp.onion/. As you can see, they offer five different “mystery boxes,” and have seller and contact info; that’s slightly better.
Supposedly, they have a list of actual mystery boxes they’ve sold as well.
Suffice it to say that I have no idea whether or not you can trust any of these, and I’m inclined to think not, because I have no proof. It’s quite similar to the red rooms. The only way to know for certain if they’ll rip you off is to 1. actually buy the product, or 2. hack into their databases and see if they’ve followed through with their transactions. I’m not willing to take things that far.
Anyway, at the very least, these sites are entertaining, so stop by and give them a look.
Maybe you can add the contents of that mystery box to your trick-or-treater bowl.