A New Hidden Wiki? Scams Await!

I occasionally get asked, “When are you going to post again?” Believe it or not, I do have a life outside of this blog – funny, I think popular YouTubers get the same question. As a matter of fact, I’ve been doing some research on different VPNs in order to compare them. Quite awhile back, I had been told that you don’t need a VPN with Tor, but it may actually be beneficial, depending on the VPN. The research part is just taking a little while. In the meantime, I know how people like onion links, so I thought I’d mention that I recently came across a “new” Hidden Wiki, which of course has its fair share of links. As I’d said on earlier posts, though, every Hidden Wiki that I know of is filled with scam links, and this one appears not to be an exception to that rule. For those interested, here’s the link: http://z5taguvepvuevyp3.onion/index.php?title=Main_Page#2019_Hidden_WIki_Introduction
Why do I say that it’s full of scams? I don’t trust most of the “financial services” I come across on Tor (if any), and yet this wiki, like the others, lists many of those. Here are just a few examples: http://r4o22x4bw3o5mfgh.onion – “The Paypal Cent – Paypal accounts with good balances – buy some, and fix your financial situation for awhile.” http://vendpmmhx5ylctjf.onion/ – “VendorPro – Best PayPal and Bank Account Vendor on Tor” flcfmqr4ca7r3xyv.onion – “Double Your Bitcoins”  Keep in mind, I haven’t tried any of these personally, but they all sound sketchy. My motto with the dark web is “If it sounds too good to be true, it definitely is.” A while back, when I was writing for Deepdotweb (which I should get back to at some point!), the site owner had advised me against linking to any version of The Hidden Wiki in one of my articles, specifically for this reason. There are also several bitcoin wallets on the wiki, which I also would advise against using for the same reasons. Some of them have actually been around for a while, but like the financial services, I have heard negative things about them. In fact, I just attempted to visit one of the “wallet” sites now, and it redirected to a weed vendor; is that a red flag or what? hiddenwiki_btc_wallet As far as the drug and other sites go, I tend to trust Deepdotweb’s master list, because it’s free of phishing sites. Any others you use at your own risk. If it’s a non-financially related site (like a social network), then you’re probably OK. As with the wiki links, however, I wouldn’t trust any ads for financial services on those social networks. This is only a small sampling of what’s out there, but be careful, my fellow dark web travelers!      
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