A popular Dark Net market site called Nightmare has suffered a hack and is currently “under maintenance”- a common sign that a crypto-friendly underground site’s admins may be pulling exit scam, DarkNetStats reports.
Nightmare administrators are insisting that users will have full access to their balances once the period of maintenance is complete:
“Every single person will get their money and be able to happily buy and sell!”
“We are not planning to have the same issues as other market such as Dream had at the time where your XMR is just gone. We will NOT allow this to happen!”
“So, please support us, we are here for you and hopefully this makes you realise we are not out to take anyone’s money. No, we are here to build the largest and safest marketplace on the Darkweb!”
Unfortunately, DarkNetStats is claiming that Nightmare has continued to accept customer deposits but is not allowing withdrawals:
“After this announcement the staff disabled bitcoin deposits and withdrawals but in reality they just disabled withdrawals only and the deposits were still working and unsuspecting users were deprived of their bitcoins in this week long saga.”
Allowing deposits but not withdrawals is something certain crypto exchanges have done in the past in an attempt to ‘balance the books’ and keep