Looks Like Dream Market Is Having More Technical Issues

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Some Dream Market users are complaining that they’ve been getting error messages when trying to make purchases or withdrawals on the darknet market.

One user even tried logging in multiple times using a new ID on Tor, but it still didn’t work.

However, another user said he was not been asked for his Dream Market passwords since when the problem seemed to have started. He actually got order completed successfully.

Since the package was delivered without a problem, the user argues that it’s probably just a small technical hitch that will pass away.

For those with problems on their accounts, Dream Market has been asking for security passwords in order to place orders, despite them not setting up this option on their settings.

That was not the situation a few weeks back when they were placing orders on the darknet market, but notwithstanding these concerns, there has been no response from the support team and people are starting to get worried that it could be an exit scam in the making.

dream-errorHowever, others said that when they signed up some six months ago, the marketplace was requesting for security passwords in order to complete orders and send coinage.

Fast forward to today, some users can’t log in using their passwords.

Whenever they try to access their accounts, the site says that they have entered the wrong password, even though they have never changed their passwords before.

Some people are also saying that admin has been banning accounts and taking away people’s bitcoin for the past few months.

Most Dream Market users are watchful following these developments, and also the fact that admin has not been keen on providing a response despite accusations touching on the site itself.

This lack of interest may be an indication that they are involved in the technicalities, but until an official statement is provided everything now just remains speculation.

Dream Market: A Favorite Marketplace on the Dark Web

2272638a5f677ae744a7639d67dd2887 (2)Following the closure of Nucleus, most dark web users now prefer Dream Market since it has managed to withstand the test of time. Dealers are presently calling out for new buyers on Reddit hoping to attract refugees looking for a dependable darknet marketplace. Dream Market has been operational since 2013, making it the longest running online bazaar in existence. This means they’re doing something which other darknet sites have not mastered.

People choose Dream Market because the site provides a wide variety of products to buy from. Some of the items that can be found here include LSD, cocaine, weed, methamphetamine, credit cards, PayPal accounts, Netflix and much more. Additionally, there are Dream Market vendors who offer price discounts rates for customers, with some advertising on Reddit that buyers can get up to 30% off on certain products bought from them. The site also guarantees maximum anonymity for traders, which is probably the reason why they’ve managed to survive numerous takedowns by authorities.

For one to register with this marketplace, they need a referral link provided by an already established dealer or from this site. These security checks are there to ensure that everyone trading on the platform is not undercover agents working with the authorities. Many buyers prefer using Dream Market since identities are well protected, and people don’t have to worry as much about being tracked down by cops.

Additionally, there are numerous vendors available plus each one of them has a rating score which shows how good they are with the customers. You can also read comments below each dealer’s profile to know how well they treat their clients. Dream Market gives buyers the opportunity to gauge their dealers before making any purchase, thus minimizing the chances of falling prey to fraudsters.

Alphabay-and-Nucleus-Market (1)Apart from illicit items, legal goods are also available for sales such as weight loss supplements and anabolic products. Former Nucleus vendors have already registered with Dream Market, with some urging their Nucleus customers to follow their referral links and sign up on this marketplace to continue enjoying services as before. Furthermore, the inventory is always updated with new arrivals and rare items that cannot be found on other darknet sites.

Already vendors are competing on Reddit to attract new buyers for their products; this just shows how popular the marketplace is with even more potential of growing in the future. Each dealer is directing users to their onion referral link hoping they would click and register.

Many users consider Dream Market the No.1 market on darkweb since they haven’t been raided by feds, and admin always gives prompt responses to queries, unlike other bazaars where they may take time to reply. With numerous options to choose from, some people have been quick to point out that trading here is more like living a “Dream,”since the number of items available is really big.

Dark Web users try Dream Market to see if there’s something they would like. All their favorite drugs and everything else can be found here. Despite the site’s popularity, users should still beware of phishing links posted all over the Subreddit.

Dream Market: Problem Loading Page

reddit_log-100011890-large (2)A Reddit user recently reported a login problem on Dream Market, despite having never experienced such problems before on the site. He was apparently unable to access the URL normally even after clicking on it. While it seemed like a genuine concern, some subscribers commented on his post that they were still able to access the site without any problems. They did this by using an alternative onion download link provided by Dream Market itself.

Using one of the listed mirrors on top of the screen also worked for some people, though not all as some individuals came to realize later when trying to access Dream Market this way. They claimed to have experienced problems connecting, plus even side link mirrors were not working. Something that left them perplexed as to what was really happening. In spite of all this, there are still those who could sign up using a referral link provided by one of the users.

But things were not all that perfect for everyone, with some complaining their coins had been removed from the blockchain,gone together with their money. This is a common occurrence in most phishing attempts, though not quite as common in Dream Market compared to other darknet sites.

However, this problem is not entirely new since approximately a month ago another user complained of exactly the same thing. According to him, the site was working just fine the previous day only for it to go down when he tried logging back a few hours later. Dream Market has been going down temporarily and coming back on just as unexpectedly, something that’s yet to be explained by admin. Dream Market is experiencing the same problems as Agora which also went down briefly a short while ago. It’s possible that these connectivity issues are caused by increased load coming from Nucleus refugees seeking a new place to do business.

Tor (1)In order to access the market, you’ll require a Tor browser which helps in hiding IP address from other internet users. Like most other darknet sites, Dream Market also operates on the .onion domain which is only accessible through Tor network. Nevertheless, take note that cops and other law enforcement agencies are nowadays monitoring those who are downloading and using Tor. Building a database that can potentially be used to make prosecutions. Hence, before visiting any Tor site or downloading the browser, you should always turn on your VPN. This will protect you from getting onto the radar list of feds.

Additionally, get a Dream Market PGP key which shall be used to communicate with your dealer. The code encrypts messages so that your actual address is not openly revealed, otherwise other people may see chat history details and trace back to the original owner. By not using PGP, one can easily land into trouble even when buying legal items from the darkweb. Dream Market bitcoins can be purchased in a variety of ways, such as buying locally from someone you know or off the web using online money platforms.

Nucleus Market Refugees Already On Dream Market

nucleus-official-logo_700x170Nucleus Market has recently been facing downtime with many users left stranded on what to do next. However, some of them have already switched over to Dream Market which is proving to be just as good, if not better. Traders who were previously refugees on Nucleus have started doing business here to their own advantage.

Dream Market was established in 2013 and has been competing with other darknet sites for clientele, though not quite as successful in gaining the number one spot compared to its rivals. But with Nucleus now facing challenges it seems like things are about to change and the site may soon become a major contender in the darknet business. If statistics are anything to go by then Dream Market has outlasted many other similar portals available today, with the only possible contender being AlphaBay.

While most Nucleus vendors have successfully turned their sights onto Dream Market, other are still waiting on baited breath hoping that the site will be back on in a short while so they can collect their coins. Some have even posted optimistically saying Nucleus is only undergoing minor upgrades, and would soon be back online to reclaim its top position. So far, Nucleus admin has not yet released any statement concerning these particular developments, which is odd since in the past they used to give prompt responses immediately an emergency occurs.

2272638a5f677ae744a7639d67dd2887Despite their generally positive online presence, Dream Market suffered a DDoS attack sometime last year resulting in major downtime. A few users speculate that is probably what’s happening to Nucleus right now. Particularly considering a similar attack had also affected them at the time Dream Market was down. Nevertheless, some spammers have taken advantage of people’s desperation to find a new darknet site and are sending infected links to unsuspecting users. This has developed a bad rep for Dream Market with some people saying that the spamming needs to stop, or else they won’t register with it but instead find another portal not marred by random spam messages and requests.

There are many different referral links that have been posted on darkweb forums, raising suspicion on their authenticity as well as safety standards. Based on their unregulated nature it’s even possible that these links have not been approved by Dream Market itself. The spam posts also make the site look less professional and more desperate to gain Nucleus refugees, further dwindling its ratings amongst darkweb users. Dream Market has not posted anything about this issue, making some people doubt their dedication towards acting as a Nucleus alternative.

This portal is generally an escrow marketplace supporting the Tor network. It supports the free market, allowingpeople to access products and services that are not readily available in different countries. It offers licit and illicit listings such as drugs and other related items. The site forbids weapons of mass destruction, poisons, and child pornography among others. As with most other darkweb marketplaces, bitcoin is the preferred currency of choice here when conducting transactions.

Guardian Australia Joins Global Drug Survey

Guardian Australia is partnering with the Global Drug Survey, as part of a global effort to gather information and evidence about drug use, related attitudes and treatment. The partnership seeks to contract thousands of Australians in what is dubbed the most comprehensive study of drug-use habits in the world.

Global Drug Survey
In 2014, more than 4,000 Australians joined hands with more than 100,000 people from different countries to take part in the survey. The survey was founded in 2011, by Adam Winstock – a top consultant addictions psychiatrist.

For the first time ever, the Global Survey is joining hands with Guardian Australia this year. The results of the survey are expected to provide a clear picture of how drugs are being used in Australia and the people that are using them. The results of the survey are also going to be compared with those that are taken in other countries around the world.

Adam, who has previously worked in Australia and the United Kingdom, said the results had given an insight into some of the places where people get their drugs; the drugs that are becoming very popular, the drugs that are commonly linked with emergency medical treatment; and common attitudes towards drug use.

Adam also added that the survey also provided researchers with concrete evidence that could be used against government statements, which could at times skew a drugs-issue scale. He noted that while ice (crystal meth) is still a matter of public health concern and is clogging up emergency resources in Australia, it allows governments to keep on saying, “Here is a huge problem, and we have the ability to make it better.”

Marijuana PlantAdam said, “In short, the only statements you ever come across in the news is that drugs are causing disasters and chaos, and this has therefore become a way of political parties to ‘act’ tough and grandstanding.”

A national ice taskforce was launched in April by the federal government. And, while the use of methamphetamine has remained unchanged at about 2 percent of the population, the survey indicates users are by far favoring ice (the most potent form). Its potency means that users are more likely to harm themselves as well as other people. However, the research indicates that a far bigger proportion of the population has problems with cannabis, alcohol, and prescription medicines.

There are some people who used drugs but never ended up being addicts and others who wanted more info about the drugs they used. Adam noted that hearing from this group was important in understanding the drug interaction among most Australians.

The survey is independent and not in any way funded by the government. It is totally about offering evidence as well as information meant to be of benefit to the public.

The 2015 survey brought to light the number of people buying drugs online via the “darknet” – an online network that requires special software in order to access.

Over 11,750 respondents claimed to have bought drugs online, and 2,938 of those said they did so in the year 2014. The data showed a year-on-year rise, and consumers reported it is a safer and better way to purchase drugs than on the streets.

The darknet isn’t going away soon, and its appeal to Australians is very huge. In fact, most people started purchasing drugs online than ever before in 2014, despite the closure of Silk Road in 2013.

Silk Road was the first major and most popular online drugs website, but was closed down in October 2013 by the FBI. Following its closure, Ross Ulbricht (its creator), was sentenced to life imprisonment in May 2015 for his role in the website. The FBI claimed that over 100,000 people had used the website to purchase drugs.

The survey also pointed out the harm brought about by “designer drugs” – synthetic products produced as substitutes to drugs like LSD and cannabis and which aim to emulate their effects.

According to the researchers taking part in the survey, the best argument for Australia drug law reforms may be the existence of synthetic drugs. The survey found that synthetic cannabis products are more likely to cause people to seek emergency medical treatment compared to any other drug. Actually, 65% of those who attempted to stop using drugs reported withdrawal symptoms according to the research.

What Is Dream Market?

Introduction

To be able to understand what Dream Market is, it’s important to define what the darknet is. The Darknet is a private network (with restricted access) used mainly for illegal peer-to-peer file sharing. Dream Market can be defined as a feature-rich escrow darknet marketplace that can be accessed via the Tor network and the transactions are carried out using the bitcoin currency. The market was established in November 2013 and has so far been proven to be secure and reliable.

DreamMarket-HomeDream Market was created to support free market trade globally regardless of jurisdiction. As a result, the market doesn’t follow any local regulation restrictions. It is therefore possible to find products which aren’t legally available in your country. Nevertheless, it’s completely up to you to decide whether you will order such products or not. The implications of such purchases are completely up to you outside the marketplace although Dream Market takes measures to protect buyers i.e. by allowing bitcoin transactions only to enhance anonymity while preventing fraudulent transactions.

Participation guidelines

Getting an invite

First and foremost, it’s important to note that Dream Market is an invite-only marketplace. You’ll therefore need an invite to become a member.

Identifying trustworthy vendors

In regards to the actual buying process, all members are expected to be honest on all issues from product quality to shipping conditions and package delivery. These guidelines have been set to maintain trust in the marketplace which is the major basis of all hidden web marketplaces. In an effort to keep scammers away, trusted vendors have labels which are a sign of advanced trusted status.

Trusted vendor label bearers have a long history of positive buyer relations and successful transactions. In a nutshell, they have been tested by many and proven to be trustworthy. It is however important to note that there are trustworthy vendors who may lack trusted vendor status. Such vendors are most likely new or they simply haven’t applied for the trusted vendor status.

Using Bitcoins
accepting-bitcoinsAs mentioned above, Dream Market accepts bitcoins and use Tor for anonymity as well as avoiding fraud. Once you send your bitcoins to your unique Dream Market wallet address, your bitcoin deposit will reflect immediately or after a few minutes after which you can go ahead and buy whatever you want. In case you aren’t familiar with bitcoin usage, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the subject before using the Dream Market.

Using Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and Escrow

Although Dream Market takes many measures to protect all members, it’s advisable to use Pretty Good Privacy (PGP); a data encryption/decryption software that offers cryptographic privacy & authentication for data communication. PGP is highly recommended on Dream Market since you may be required to provide personal info such as your postal address. PGP allows you to ensure only the vendor in question can read your personal information i.e. postal address. As a result, your personal info is kept safe from leaking to any organization including Dream Market. It’s also important to familiarize yourself with PGP before using the Dream Market.

Escrow is another safe and universal method of ordering online. When ordering via escrow, the money isn’t transferred directly to the vendor in question after the checkout. Instead, the money is locked. Vendors are paid after customers have received their orders and finalized everything from the shopping cart page. As a result, you also need Escrow to protect yourself from being scammed on Dream Market.

The actual ordering process

Once your bitcoin deposit is confirmed, you can start ordering anything provided your balance is adequate enough to cover the cost. When ordering on Dream Market, the vendor receives the order information immediately. As a result, you don’t need to perform any other action at this point. Vendors must however be online to see new orders.

In case you have any open orders which haven’t been finalized, it’s important to check your message box regularly to see if there are any open questions from the vendor. The actual ordering process ends when you receive your package. You must finalize the order to release the escrow so that your vendor is paid.

You can also rate your vendor and leave adequate feedback when finalizing your order. Although it is important to be as honest as possible when rating vendors and leaving feedback, negative feedback should be given after contacting a vendor and giving him/her the chance to resolve the issue/s.

Listings

Dream Market has a variety of both legal and illegal listings such as recreational drugs like ecstasy, cannabis and prescription medicines. You will also find listings like counterfeit clothing, jewelry and accessories as well as many other legal items like pepper spray, privacy software, etc.

Forbidden Products & Services

Although there are plenty of illegal product and service listings on Dream Market, there are forbidden products and services as well. Such FORBIDDEN products & services include;

a.    Child pornography
b.    Live action snuff or murder or hurt audio, video or images
c.    Poisons
d.    WMDs (weapons of mass destruction) i.e. biological, chemical weapons,         explosives, etc.
e.    Assassination services among any other services which can cause harm to others.

Dispute resolution

In case of any problems i.e. you don’t receive your order, you can open a dispute. It is however advisable to contact the vendor in question and try to resolve the issue. Disputes should be open when you are dealing with an uncooperative vendor. You can open a dispute by clicking the dispute link situated on the order detail page linked in your catalogue view.

All in all, Dream Market is a great market when compared against the other darknet markets on the Deep Web. One big benefit is that it is not the most popular so it won’t be law enforcement’s top priority and the Dream Market admin won’t be looking to pull an exit scam on its users.