Rapture market has been down for over a week as customers and vendors are starting to wary of the site. Deep Dot Web has reported that the market is suffering from downtime and its 98 percent uptime rating has dropped to 97 percent.
Since the inception of Rapture, it has received good reviews and had a ‘trusted vendors’ referral system and affiliate program, alongside over 500 narcotic listings and other materials. Rapture accepted both Bitcoin Core (BTC) and Monero (XMR) and incorporated a forum and messaging system which have also been non-operational for over a week.
Rapture Market hasn’t been around for very long and people are starting to believe another DNM has bitten the dust for a number of speculated reasons. The site had been only created this January which makes it relatively young when compared to elder markets like Dream, and Wall Street.
Is Rapture An Exit Scam?
‘Exit Scam’ has been an age-old trick for scammers on the darknet. Even though no one has any solid information about the exact reasoning of Rapture is down and annoyed patrons are therefore speculating, an exit scam seems to be the most prevalent theory. An exit scam is when the marketplace administrators suddenly ‘disappear’ after accumulating a lot of customers’ money that sits in escrow alongside a large collection of vendor bonds that have been collected.
The optimistic Rapture users said the site will return soon and also revealed that the webpage was suffering from DDoS attacks, among other issues. After a few months of decent reviews on the website Deep Dot Web, a bunch of new reviews appeared last week, with people asking why the DNM was not available.
It is safe to assume that whatever might be the reason for its absence, Rapture’s credibility on Darknet Market sites have gone low and will be classified as a borderline scam site from now onward. However, patrons still are hopeful about its revival.