Staff Accuses Dream Market Owner of Scamming Vendors

In a post on the darknet market discussion forum Dread, a former Dream Market staff member claimed the owner of the marketplace has been scamming vendors and partnering with the phishers who create Dream Market clones. The mod, friedthechicken, has worked for SpeedStepper, the market owner, for longer than many darknet market users can remember. He also claimed that he will be launching a new darknet marketplace in the near future.
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LKA Berlin Raids 15 Houses in ‘Child Porn’ Bust

An announcement from Berlin’s Criminal Police Office revealed that more than 80 officers participated in a wide-scale raid in search of several individuals suspected of downloading child abuse content. They also searched the properties for any electronic devices and 150 cellphones, laptops, and other devices. They searched 15 houses. In addition to the announcement, the Berlin LKA released a somewhat ominous tweet (for those involved in child pornography and related crimes).
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MagicKingdom User “Steps” Busted by the RCMP

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police caught a member of the child abuse forum Magic Kingdom or MK named “Steps” who frequently filmed sleeping children on a schoolbus and talked about how he had been feeding them “treats” made with something undeniably disgusting. I won’t go into detail about this case, but an RCMP officer searched for more videos like the ones uploaded to MK. He found more videos of almost identical content from a user under the same name on Childs Play.
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How the Feds Caught Matthew Yensan in Two Months

Matthew Yensan, an alprazolam vendor from Raleigh, North Carolina, just received a 78-month prison sentence for distributing producing alprazolam and selling it on the darknet, dealing with the proceeds of a crime, and having several firearms while committing said crime. The DEA’s investigation into the 25-year-old involved some bizarre characters in unrelated court cases, weird neighbors, and a handful of unknowns.

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RCMP Busted Canadian Fent Dealer “Mr Hotsauce”

On May 24, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested four individuals in connection with the Dream Market vendor “Mr.Hotsauce.” The vendor was known for selling a wide assortment of drugs and was considered one of Canada’s better fentanyl dealers (on the darknet). They caught them with $100,000 in cash and another $200,000.00 in cryptocurrencies. After entering vacation mode, the vendor announced they would stay in vacation mode until the national holiday had passed on May 22, 2018.
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Dread

Dread is a new community service for Dark Net users, built from scratch without any frameworks by /u/hugbunter, the site was intended as a Dark Net Market security discussion and resource for web masters or researchers.

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