The curious case of Besa Mafia

Posted: May 14, 2016 in Dark Web, Darknet, Hitmen
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Disturbing revelations have come out of a dark web hire-a-hitman site

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Drugs, hacking services, stolen financial and personal information and fraud-related services are the staple products of the darknet markets. But there has always been websites offering far more sinister wares – poisons, human beings and hitmen. Such sites are overwhelmingly amateurish, poorly worded fakes, designed to separate the gullible from their Bitcoin.

Earlier this year, Besa Mafia burst on to the dark web with a slick and user-friendly site. They claimed to be Albanian organised crime figures, with employees all over the world. Despite laughable “testimonials” and a ridiculous writing style, the owner of the site managed to convince many that they were real.

Besa embarked on a marketing spree on the clearweb, with apparently satisfied customers providing ‘personal stories’ of successful hits. Little by little, belief that they were genuine began to gain traction. Redditors would claim the others were fake, but Besa was the real deal. Believers would stubbornly insist they knew someone who knew someone who hired a contract killer and paid them in Bitcoin.

Dark web mythbuster and Moderator of /r/deepweb, Deku-Shrub was tiring of the misinformation and rumour spreading by Besa shills. He responded to every post that claimed the services offered by the website were real with a rebuttal and even interviewed the site owners, then ridiculed them on his blog, Pirate London.

Rational people knew this site was a scam, just like all the others. Probably some geeky kid with too much time on his hands and too many hours spent on Playstation having a laugh.

Then something happened.

From dark web to the streets

On 10 April, Deku-Shrub emailed a private crypto group with a link to a video he’d received that day. The amateur video showed a car being torched, with a chilling touch. The arsonist held up a piece of paper in front of the burning car that said gang member for besa mafia on deep web – dedication to pirate London 10 April 2016.

A still from the video threatening deku-shrub of Pirate London. The vid has been removed from it original location on Vimeo

A still from the video threatening deku-shrub of Pirate London. The vid has been removed from it original location on Vimeo

Two weeks later, two more cars were torched, this time dedicated to Fox and Pinochet, the admins of Hidden Answers, the dark web’s censorship-free version of Quora. (Videos here and here).

Hidden Answers, and Fox and Pinochet in particular, had also regularly ridiculed any claims that the Besa site was legitimate. They nevertheless ran paid ads for Besa Mafia on their site. ‘Anyone is allowed to put an ad up on the site, as long as they pay for it,’ an admin said.

It looked like whoever owned Besa Mafia was getting a bit pissed off with sceptical bloggers and site admins and was organising the torching of random cars in their honour.

Hitmen hacked

On 25 April, someone claimed to have hacked Besa Mafia’s website and the results dumped to a pastebin. It’s not completely verifiable that the files have genuinely come from Besa Mafia, but if it is a con, it is a very elaborate one. So I’m proceeding on the assumption that it’s genuine.

One file contained all of the emails sent to and from besa@sigaint.org. Another contained details of “orders” and a third details of alleged proposed “targets”. According to the pastebin, admin’s password to the site was ‘fucked’.

‘The hack was carried out by a Hidden Answers user,’ a HA mod said in response to an email. ‘No admins were involved.’

It makes for some fascinating, sometimes funny, often sad, and at times troubling reading. The TL;DR is:

  • The site was a complete scam
  • People paid real Bitcoin hoping for real hits to be carried out

The Scam

The scam was carried out in a way that would make a Nigerian prince proud. Anyone who provided Bitcoin was strung along for as long as BesaAdmin could manage, upsold on services and fleeced of increasing amounts of money.

One of the worst hit was the lady who wanted a hit carried out on a woman who “tore my family apart by sleeping with my husband (who then left me) and is stealing clients from my business”, and wanted it to look like an accident. Over two months, she transferred an initial 15 bitcoin, then another 10, then another 4 bitcoin (the transactions are visible on the blockchain), as BesaAdmin dished up excuses for the failure of the murder to take place. Besa was still working on her at the time of the hack. They had relieved her of approximately $13,000.

Others lost varying amounts before twigging that they had been conned. One fellow in India, Hero, who wanted the person who is the “reason my sis died” killed was a little cautious. The last three hitmen he tried to hire ran off with the money he paid up front:

I understand your concern but you also need to understand my point as well. As already said I have already wasted my hard earned money 3 Times as people fooled me as they said they will completed job but after taking the money they ran away.

He had tried to hire two hitmen from hiredkiller.wordpress.com and one from LinkedIn. All of them emerged untrustworthy, so it he was a little more reticent with Besa. Poor old “Hero” was scammed again. He handed over money and even provided his phone number, which was kept in the logs.

Another user claimed to have deposited $45,000 of bitcoin to the site to assassinate an African dictator, but he seemed to be trying to scam the scammers.

The thousands of mails are full of people clinging to the belief that their order will be fulfilled, or confident they will receive their money back guarantee. To his credit, BesaAdmin is ingenious in the excuses he comes up with and is prolific in his responses to customers.

Adding insult to injury

“We don’t usually ask this”, wrote BesaAdmin to every person who seemed serious about carrying out a hit, “because we don’t care why you want a hit, but are you the target’s [husband/wife/jilted lover]?”

Sadly for the hapless would-be killers, once BesaAdmin felt they had drained as much Bitcoin as they could get from them (or if they placed an order without paying), they passed on the details to law enforcement, using the email address janeblondiesexy@gmail.com. Most of the email exchanges contain enough detail to identify both victim and the person who wants them gone.

In what appears to be an exchange with a law enforcement agency, BesaAdmin provides details of a Texan who had contacted the site with a request to kill his wife.

“We receive orders to kill people from all over the world,” BesaAdmin explained, “however our site is fake and we don’t have any hitmen. We forward the orders to police departments where the targets are located… We are a team of computer programmers living in Europe, and we made this website as a honeypot for criminals, to fight crime and criminals.”

But somewhat bizarrely, BesaAdmin sent another message to the same law enforcement email address:

I am a former member of Besa, and ex-member of their cyber team.

I don’t work with them any more, but I still have access to their system from a backdoor, the other cyber team members miht find it and remove it soon.

Please notice that Besa is doing real killing for hire, but they are also working with law enforcement to keep it looking like it is fake with the purpose to avoid the site being tracked down.

Their strategy is to do real murders for customer who pay, while giving in customer information who don’t send payment to law enforcement, to claim they are fake and that they give all information in.

Hitmen can also sign up, those who send deposit of 1 BTC get real orders, while those who sign up and don’t send deposit are given to law enforcement.

They are keeping in touch with several police departments and law enforcements, from several countries, I am sending out this message to all known accounts on Besa Mafia to be of law enforcement

Please be aware that only information from customer who do not pay are given to police.

Customers who pay have their orders completed, with 80% going to hitman and 20% to besa mafia marketplace

They claim they work with law enforcement and that they are fake, but they advice customers not to give their real info and not to meet hitman.

They only give out the stupiest customers to law enforcement, those who are stupid to provide lots of info and who don’t pay, this way they mentain the look of fake service that works with law enforcement and this way they don’t get stut down

Hope this message gets to be read by all law enforcements who have accounts on this site before my access gets removed.

I moved out from them and am on a runaway from them, if Besa Mafia finds me they will kill me

I’m frankly at a loss on this one. There seems no point for that email to be written.

An army of shills

The emails also revealed how Besa got so many people to shill for them on Reddit, 4Chan, Quora and anywhere else they might be noticed. A Google search on Besa Mafia brings up pages of glowing testimonials.

Like any good dark web service, Besa offered incentives to bring in potential customers. If someone came to the site using a particular referral link, Besa would pay the referrer 10% of any money paid for hits. Not surprisingly, no such money was ever paid out.

In addition, if anyone wanted to sign on as a hitman, they needed to pay 1 bitcoin into the Besa account to prove they aren’t “kids playing a joke”. But they could earn credits instead by touting Besa and providing stories of their personal experiences in ordering successful hits.

The torchings

If you think the torchings looked real, that’s because they very probably were.

Besa has no shortage of people applying for freelance work. However, before any potential hitman can be allocated a killing or beating, BesaAdmin tells them they have to perform a test. The test was to torch a car, holding a note as specified.

As it turns out, only one potential hitter was up for it. Thcjohn posted proof of the Pirate London torching, which was carried out in Woodland Hills in the San Fernando Valley. In what appears to be the only payment out of Besa Mafia, he was paid $300 for his efforts and asked to carry out another one.

Thcjohn duly torched another car in honour of Fox and Pinochet, but BesaAdmin deemed the car “too cheap”. He had to do another one with a more modern car, which, eager beaver that he was, he did.

Thcjohn is still waiting for payment for the second and third torchings. Thcjohn probably had no idea who the names on the pages were, or what they meant.

So do they want to hurt people or not?

I’m going with “not”. They are scammers and crooks for sure, but they don’t seem to want to cause physical harm to anyone. BesaAdmin was insistent nobody be hurt during the torchings.

Someone calling themselves Informer offered dox of several Hidden Answers members, including Fox, but BesaAdmin declined.

Hippie, a 45-year-old woman, desperately wanted a loan (Besa advertised loan sharking as well) for $30,000. On hearing that she would have to deposit 1BTC to “prove she wasn’t a prankster”, she became desperate. Besa actually seemed to take pity on her and advised her not to use a loan shark.

She insisted she would come up with the money until eventually BesaAdmin said bluntly: “Our loan sharks usually give loans of 5000 max 30 000 and interest is about 10% per month that is a lot and if you don’t pay they kill you so leave us alone and go to a bank.”

They also provided something akin to compassion to a 17 year old girl who wanted to kill the two boys who raped her. She said it had not gone to court “because of my mental instability”.

And sometimes they cracked a funny. Whe user Netjens asked : “Is there any hitwomen?” BesaAdmin responded: “Why, do you want to make hitchildren?

What is clear though is there are many people who are willing to pay to have other people in their lives murdered, raped or beaten. Some of the requests are terrifying in their brutality.

I couldn’t find any evidence of Bitcoin payments for any Australian targets, although several Australian targets were identified. I have considered contacting one of them, but am not quite sure how you open up a conversation telling a person someone wants an anonymous hitman to “break both his arms”.

The Australian Federal Police told me “Your questions would be best placed with Scamwatch”.

More from the Besa Mafia Files:

Hitting on the Aussies

The little Texas Hit that Wasn’t

Ugly kids are cheaper

more to come…

Comments
  1. The entire database claimed to be from besa mafia is 100% fake written by some fictious writer with too much time

    Proof that is was fake is:
    – the database is not real mysql but is plain text, comma separated
    – the things in database are not consistent, either they are doxing info to fbi or they are not, either they are scamming people or they are not scamming, how can you scam people and have pitty on other, if they are crooks they would scam anyone, if they are not crooks they would not scam anyone
    – there is no proof that actual hack hapened; no copy of site released, eg, the hacker could have got copy of site files, php etc, if he really hacked the site

    so basically your article and the so called hack is only trying to get besa mafia more publicity by creating controversy, and in the end for the people to learn that they are really real

  2. Yes
    FBI and the USA goverment is doing a reputation war to destroy the reputation of sites that they can’t shot down
    They are filling the internet with posts poorly writed about besa mafia tesminonials to blame it on besa mafia that they do shilling
    they are also filling the internet with posts that besa has been hacked to scare people from using their services
    However, how it it was hacked then it would be down wouldn’t it?
    if they could hack it one they could hack it again no?
    if some hacker could hack besa mafia why fbi can’t?
    why the site is still up?
    they can’t hack it so they lie
    they try to scare customers away but customer info is not there
    they are fighting besa mafia the only way they could through desinformation and lies

  3. iamnot11 says:

    besamafia killed my neaighbours dog in trade for nakked pictures of my 12 yer old sisser. LEGIT

  4. “There seems no point for that email to be written.”

    If I had to guess I would imagine the email was either written by the hacker, who managed to get into the site sooner than claimed and decided to fuck with people. Alternatively, it could be a separate hacker or someone who worked with the site and had a falling out with the admins, using that as a means of revenge.

    • The so called database was not really a database. Was a text file that could have been edit in notepad.

      The so called hacker was not a hacker. Was someone who wanted to intentionally release a fake database edited in notepad, to make public and FBI think the site is a scam

      This way, the FBI won’t approve an expensive investigation to find the site admins

      The site only works by refferals, meaning that people who know people who got someone murdered through Besa Mafia would use their services .

      No one would send bitcoin to some hitmen site on internet, without knowing someone who did murder on them.

      Do you really think someone would send $10 k or $5 k to some site, without knowing them?

      So, you are just stupid dumb people who are played off into thinking the site is a scam because the admins of the site want it that way as a cover for them to be out of the way of law enforcement

  5. Mpasuwa Msonobari says:

    I can now confirm that the hack was actually done because I am that $45000 user. I was and I am still ordering that assasination but not with BESA MAFIA now. So yes If you are reading this. Its true.

    Besa is a scam.

  6. Hound says:

    The “Dox” of Fox was nothing more than some poor shmucks personal info attached to a google imaged picture of an irish man, meant only to play Besa further and someones hopes of claiming the “bounty” besa put on him, the torchings were not threats towards the Hidden Answers admins but Besa’s attempt to prove his services legitimacy to the Admins who questioned him, nor did Pinochet openly criticize Besa’s claims, other than that, spot on!

    • Thank you very much for the clarification 🙂

      • Hound says:

        No problem, “Mr. Yura” bit off more than he could chew, great blog look forward to reading more

        • mr yura doesn’t exist no one is stupid enouch to give his real name anywhere your stupid

          • Hound says:

            Hi Mr. Yura, long time no talk 🙂 should have changed the name like I told you, your writing style hasnt changed either, we also established Yura is not your real name, but I knew you were keeping a watch on this article, and I knew it would bring you back in the comments if I used it, i see your “stop besa” methods still your go-to, people never learn I suppose, Hope you like the heat 🙂

            • You are really stupid hound, just go off and bang your head to some wall

              I am not mr Yura, and the guy owning this blog claims that besa mafia made quite some large amounts of money from customers..

              so it seems you are frustrated

    • Hidden Answer admins are smart enoch not to allow any more talk about besa mafia, because all talk either positive or negative is in fact promoting them, all this trolling and flaming does them publicity

  7. Hey people, stop this shetty crap about promoting Besa Mafia website.

    You are all looking stupid and lame, with all these posts.

    First of all, anyone can signup and pretend to be anything. Mpasuppa can pretend to be that $45000 user, other people can pretend to be some Yura, or Pinochet or anyone for that matter

    Anyone can come here and pretend to be a happy customer or a scammed customer.

    Anyone can come here and pretend to be admin of besa mafia and say anything, including that is a scam or that is legit.

    Are you so stupid not to realise this?!?!?!?!!

    That claimed hack ONLY PURPOSE was to PROMOTE Besa Mafia even more, by making the subject controversial.

    The controversial stories sell best, and people talk about it so it spread like fire.

    The owner of this site, Eileen Ormsby, together with the other people promoting Besa Mafia, including Pirate London by his name

  8. Hey people, stop this shetty crap about promoting Besa Mafia website.

    You are all looking stupid and lame, with all these posts.

    First of all, anyone can signup and pretend to be anything. Mpasuppa can pretend to be that $45000 user, other people can pretend to be some Yura, or Pinochet or anyone for that matter

    Anyone can come here and pretend to be a happy customer or a scammed customer.

    Anyone can come here and pretend to be admin of besa mafia and say anything, including that is a scam or that is legit.

    Are you so stupid not to realise this?!?!?!?!!

    That claimed hack ONLY PURPOSE was to PROMOTE Besa Mafia even more, by making the subject controversial.

    The controversial stories sell best, and people talk about it so it spread like fire.

    The owner of this site, Eileen Ormsby, together with the other people promoting Besa Mafia, including Pirate London by his name Chris Monteiro and all other who are promoting Besa Mafia should be in jail.

    If you search the Internet about Besa Mafia you will find 3 types of articles
    1. Articles claiming to be testimnials or from happy users who did succesful murders
    .2 Articles claiming fighting besa mafia as is dangerous and should be closed by police
    3. Articles claiming besa mafia was hacked and exposing some so called database that is plain text edited in notepad

    All articles focus on promoting besa mafia, the first articles to make people belive they are legit
    the second types of articles to make people think they are dangerous
    the 3rd types of articles with the so called hack is to prove to people that NO PERSONAL INFO ABOUT CUSTOMERS is in the so called database, so nothing can be sent to fbi or police

    The purpose of this very article is to make controversy, to make people talk about them and to promote

    Even bad publicity is still publicity and promotion, and if some video later on cracks to you tube with some gang member actually going shooting someone with a besa mafia deep web paper, people here will say it’s fake video or whatever while other will say is real and so on

    However, many things don’t match up

    Pirate London claims he has been offered $5000 or more to remove his articles about Besa Mafia, but he din’t… well, he want to pretent to be such a good journalist that can not be bribed or corrupte, but the truth is that in fact he works for besa mafia to promote it and he gets a share of the revenue

    The owner of this site might be the same, he could be paid by Besa Mafia to promote them, and he is smart enouch not to say ‘go and use them as they are true and legit’ instead he pretends to be a neutral or critical journalist to talk about them being hacked and everything to fool people into beliving he is against besa mafia

    The truth is, everyone publishing articles about besa mafia, either testimonials, or pretending to fight against them, are paid by Besa mafia to promote them and they should be in jail

    How come the besa mafia site was hacked is the hacker din’t stole any bitcoins?
    How come the besa mafia sent only one target info to fbi, in so called database dump? din’t the people who edited the database had time to write more fake fictious messages there to send all targets info to fbi? why only one, were they lazy?

    How come besamafia has hundreds of gang members wanting to do fire, beating and murder? some burned cars on you tube, why din’t besa mafia connected these gang members singing up with the customers wanting to hire hitmen?

    maybe they did? maybe someone released an intentional so called hack database to pretend besa mafia is not doing any murder?

    maybe the so called hack is just to make fbi belive that besa mafia is an innocent scam and that they should leave it alone?

    You have on one hand hundreds of customers paying for hitmen, and on the other hand hundreds of gang members singing up to do murder, etc, at least this is seen from the claimed database

    Are not the hundreds of customers connected to the hundreds of hitmen to do jobs?

    The claimed database has 1/3 of the allegged real database, as the hacked database is 300 users and they saith they had 900 users on site.

    Where is the difference? Maybe someone working for besa mafia, pretended to be the hacker, released intentionally a 1/3 of the database with the junk users to his parteners like Eileen Orsmby and Chris Monteiro, to fill the internet with articles about besa being an innocent scam so that FBI leaves them alone?

    Or maybe the 1/3 of the database with junk users was released intentionally to create controversy and to prove there is no real info about customers there?

    Are you affiliated with Besa Mafia Eileen? Are you Chris?

    Do you have some external escrow ready, do you plan to release articles on other sites soon saying come on and use this external escrow to stay safe from any hitmen site?

    One smart thing was made by Pinoched of Hidden Answers, he banned all talk and discussions about Besa Mafia all together.

    All besa threads were removed, no futher discussion possible about Besa Mafia, well he is one guy that does not allow promotion of Besa Mafia, either legit or fake

    But you other people areound here, either gratifying or claiming to fight against Besa Mafia are promoting it

    You are telling people about Besa Mafia, and they might choose to try them, and use external escrows

    YOU ARE WORKING FOR BESA MAFIA, anyone mentioning the name of besa mafia on deep web is actually working for them

    You pretend to fight them, but you are working for them, just like USA pretends to fight al-quaida and terrorist groups but they created and supported it with guns in the first place!!!

    Normal people are too stupid to understand that by pretending to fight someone, you can mention his name, make him publicity, and you can defend saying you are not promoting him

    And later on, people can use them with external escrows, or some videos with car burning and killing can appear on you tube, and people would think you was wrong and they use them

    And in the end, all this mambo jumbo about controversial things is advertising to them

  9. Joseph Stalin says:

    Great articles Eileen!
    Glad to see you back at work on atv!

    I found something curious:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-sledge-b43598114

  10. Joseph Stalin says:

    Also interesting how the pic on https://besamafiastories.wordpress.com/ (obvious astroturf site) doesn’t match the actual murdered man as seen here stewartcalhoun.com/recardo-ricky-travis/

  11. dodo says:

    This article is a lie with invented messages and stories.

    First, FBI would never make an account on such site to beg admins for data about customers, FBI would do an investigation and close the site all together, they don’t beg for info.

    Second, the customers data is anonymous, no one provide details about themselves so there is nothing to give to FBI.

    Third, the site was not a scam because many gang members signed up and provided services, such as burning cars, beating people and killing people.

    The database leack was not really a database leack, but it was just notepad text with the sole purpose to scare users from using the service

  12. Brazilian says:

    I paid Besa Mafia 20 BTC to put a hit on my wife. Did a nice job, but… the problem I have now is that she won’t stay dead! She came back as a zombie! BesaMafia never warned me about stuff like this! She keeps trying to eat my brains!

    A (mostly) satisfied customer from Brazil.

    • Yes, and I paid Besa mafia 2000 Bitcoin to kill my old lover

      They killed the entire family and two blocks

      All readers of this blog are plain stupid.. they don’t realise that anyone can say whatever they want on the internet, and it doesn’t matter without proof

      There was no proof that the besa was hacked, there was no proof that the database was real, in fact there was proof that it was not real because it was notepad text with lots of invented messages in there so I made this article just to get visitors

      • Your cunning disguise is too good. Everyone will totally think you are me. You are too clever 😦

        • Brazilian says:

          It fooled me!

          • Yes, me too.

            However after the block chain investigations, it seems that people have sent several thousands of dollars to this site, which starts making me belive they might not be a scam.

            There are some people who claim that the leacked database was intentional to make public belive the site is a scam, to keep FBI and law enforcement away from it .

            They are working on refferals only, basically those who had succesful murder are reffering friends or trusted people, while the general public stays away thinking is a scam

  13. Besa Mafia is not a scam.

    Me and other people claim is a scam to promote it while keepinig it low on the radar, so that FBI and other organisations won’t close down the site.

    Besa Mafia has the three key things that makes it real:
    – a large amount of customers paying, proof in blockchain
    – a large amount of gang members signing up to provide beating, fire and killing services, they are willing to take orders from besa admins and from the customers, proof in the video
    – a way for the customers to talk to the gang members on site, to get things done

    All others who say one thing or an other are stupid people

    • Brazilian says:

      What are you going to do about my zombie wife? I’ve re-buried her 3 times now, and she keeps crawling out of the hole.

      Don’t you have some procedure for this or something? Maybe an Orthodox priest?

      Brazilian

  14. All people are jocking about this site.

    No one has ever sent the money to the site unless they knew for sure that someone has been murdered by their killers.

  15. Clarification for stupid people:

    This article is a fiction.

    There is strong evidence that the leacked database was an edited version of a partial real database, to make it look as a scam

    I wrote this article because it was fun, and it should not be considered a real story

    Many people claim that me and Chris Monteiro are owning the Besa Mafia, so my public statement on the site is that it is real and dangerous and it should be closed down by Police.

    I am not affiliated in any way with this site

  16. The truth says:

    Everybody knows that Besa Mafia is real, it has real customers who pay money and real gang members who do orders.

    Those videos are of gang members who did test orders to prove they are desperate to take jobs from customers

    The site has an working messaging system between customers and gang members so I don’t see why they would not communicate with each other .

    The database dump is fake and it was released by Chris Monteiro aka Deku-Shrub, after he exported the old database and edited it in notepad to make it appear fake.

    He deleted all completed jobs and customers, from over 1000 he remained with 300 , and he futher changed messages and added new messages to make it look as a scam

    The Besa Mafia website was made by Chris Monteiro an experienced deep web programmer and specialist, for Yura Berisha and albanian guy living in London and involved with the local Albanian Mafia.

    As proof you can view the source of the Besa Mafia website, and the source of the Pirate.London website, the site of Chris Monteiro, and see both sites have the same google analytics tag id, meaning they go to the same account

    I don’t know if Eileen is involved in this project, but she probably is, because there is no other deep web specialist so interested in promoting the Besa Mafia as a scam except these two people

  17. The truth says:

    Earlier this year from the hundreds of Deep Web experts, only two people standed up and invested days into writing long articles that Besa Mafia is a scam.

    Eileen Ormsby, aka OzFreelancer on reddit, and Chris Monteiro, aka Deku-Shrub on reddit .

    Despite customers who paid large amount of money as Bitcoin to the Besa Mafia, despite the fact that none of them put complaints on the Internet, and despite videos of burned cars made by gang members who wanted to take orders from Besa Mafia, Eileen Ormsby and Deku-Shrub claim the site is a scam.

    If the site has real customers who pay money, real gang members who burn cars to prove they want to take orders, and real working messaging system on the site for the customers to communicate with the gang members, why do they say is a scam?

    The Besa Mafia site it is OBVIOUSLY NOT A SCAM.

    But the two people claim is a scam, and tens of mindless stupid journalists just copy pasted the story to their own sites, writing the same thing, that Besa Mafia is a scam.

    How can they say the site is a scam, when is not?

    Chris Monteiro, the programmer of the site, exported an old version of the site to text, deleted all customers who had completed jobs, from 1000 customers on the real site he remained with less than 300 on the fake database, then he edited the messages to make it look as is a scam

    Chris then released the fake database dump on the Internet by the name of bRsnd some hacker and claimed that the site was hacked, without providing any proof, because he couldnt, the site was never hacked

    Days later, Chris and Eileen started to claim that the Besa Mafia is fake, based on the fake database dump released by Chris

    Why do they promote it as a scam?
    Because the two people own the Besa Mafia, Chris Monteiro aka Deku-Shrub developed it for Yura Berisha, an albanian guy living in London who is involved with the albanian mafia, and Eileen Ormsby is an deep web expert who wrote a book on Silk Road and she knows that the best way to camouflage a site to protect it from FBI is to claim publicy that is a scam .

    Besa Mafia is one of the most controversial hitmen for hire site on the net. Run by Eileen Ormsby alias OzFreelancer, and Chris Monteiro alias Deku-Shrub, Besa Mafia has a special camouflage technique to resist to FBI and law enforcement, it is promoted as a scam.

    FBI and law enforcement won’t approve big budgets and investigations on sites considered by The Internet to be scams.

    FBI and law enforcement spend their resources based on the severity of the crimes. If Besa Mafia hitmen don’t leave traces, and if The Internet says is a scam, FBI will leave it alone

    How can it make any money if public thinks it’s a scam?

    Besa Mafia makes money from the initiated criminals who know someone who used their service with success. Is not meant for the general public, it doesn’t make money from the average Internet user.

    The initiated criminals signup on the Besa Mafia site and place orders. Other criminals signup as gang members to provide services. And the general public thinks that the site is a scam, thanks to several smart promoting articles by its owners, Eileen Ormsby and Chris Monteiro who pretend to fight the site.

    And the FBI and law enforcement leave the site alone, because public thinks is a scam, so there is no point in approving big budgets and investigations on closing the site.

    Eileen Ormsby, a deep web expert who wrote a book on Silk Road, advised Chris and Yura to market the Besa Mafia as a scam, to avoid any investigation from FBI.

    • Thanks for commenting Yura! Every time you do, All Things Vice goes up in the Google Search rankings x 😉

      • Yura says:

        I know. We have the same purpose, of promoting Besa Mafia don’t we?

        We are partners on this, remeber the game good cop bad cop?

        Good criminal bad criminal?

        You are saying the site is a scam, based on the fake database released by Chris Monteiro, I say the site is legit, and the article stays at top of search engines

        No one else from the deep web has any benefits or interest into promoting Besa Mafia but me, and you, right?

    • Ovbious says:

      Yes, the database dump is clearly fake, anyone knows that

      The dump is fake because it contains things that are not possible in the real world
      – several customers sent money many times, without any completion of any job, this is not possible, if someone sends money once and doesn’t get what he paid for, he won’t send the money second time or third time like it appears in the fake dump
      – no one is stupid enouch to say i am anonymous but kill my wife, this is her name, address, etc, because he realise that his wife has a single husband and by saying is his wife he tells who he is, if people want to kill their wifes, they only provide name and picture they don’t need to say is their wife
      – the FBI is not so stupid to make an account on Besa Mafia to beg for info from admins, because the info could be incomplete or fake from admins, and FBI doesn’t put itself in the position of having the besa mafia admins playing jokes on them by giving fake info

      Anyone knows the database dump is fake, but Eileen pretends not to see the obvious truth, she plays stupid because she has interest of claiming Besa Mafia is fake to keep the FBI away from it

      Everybody knows that Besa Mafia is real and everybody knows that those people who talk about it probably own it, so it is owned by Chris Monteiro, owner of Pirate.London

      Chris Monteiro pretends to fight his own site, in order to keep the FBI away from the site and from him

      He says the site is a scam to keep FBI from spending money and budgets into inevstigating

      But the site is real. It has real customers who pay, real gang members who do orders like burning cars, see the video dedicated to Pirate.London

      The database dump is fake, it was exported by Chris from an old database to text, then he deleted completed customers and messages, from 1000 customers remaining less than 300 in the fake dump

      He then edited the text to make it look like the fake dump proves the Besa Mafia is fake, so that FBI would leave alone his site

      All kind of drug dealers and criminals know his site is real and signup there to use services, some people order and other people provide services

      Proof that the Besa Mafia is owned by Chris Monteiro is

      – the same logical scheme is both on Besa Mafia and Pirate London, proving that Chris made them both

      – besa mafia has google analytics just view the source, and has the same google id tag as here on Pirate London, basically both besa mafia and pirate london belong to the same google analytics account and I doubt that Besa Mafia admins wanted Chris to know their visitors and stats it proves that Chris owns Besa Mafia

      – gang members who signup to provide services are asked by chris to do a car burn dedicated to his site, Pirate.London

      After gang members do the car burns, Chris gives them order from customers, so there are no complaints from customers on the Internet

      Besa Mafia is a real hitmen for hire site, desguised as a scam, this is the best way to keep a hitmen for hire protected from fbi

      Is like painting a real gun to look like a toy, with yellow muzzle, and then you can waive it in front of cops and say this is a toy, and you don’t get shot

      Chris Monteiro is a smart guy who pretend to fight his own site, and who says about the site that is a scam to keep FBI away

      And the criminals use it easily without being discovered

  18. Eileen Ormsby seems to be one of the owners of the Besa Mafia website, and she is claiming the site is a scam to keep FBI and police away .

    Now if you search for Eileen Ormsby you find several articles in the top results showing her link to Besa Mafia and there is no smoke without a fire.

  19. […] Besa Mafia unleashed a relentless marketing campaign that included flooding message boards with fake customer reviews and paying people to delete negative comments. They even produced videos meant to intimidate […]

  20. […] old Yura, admin of Besa Mafia, was probably confused as hell when he woke up one morning to find himself locked out of his site, […]

  21. Eileen says:

    Hi,

    Your articles are great, but in the case of Besa Mafia you eated some shitty bait about that the database leack . You might want to update your article saying that the database leack might have been fake for the following reasons, or readers who think this for themselves might consider you dumb:

    The arguments to sustain that Besa Mafia was real and that the leaked database was fake is:

    1. Many customers paid but no complaints.
    there were many customers who paid, ( total over 200$ Bitcoin ) according to the researchers, with visible transactions on the blockcian. However there are NO COMPLAINTS from any customers anywhere about being scammed. The hacker with fake dump could have post anonymous complaints at least to make his fake dump look real. Apparently hackers lying that it was a scam, didn’t took the time to submit fake complaints from anonymous customers

    2. Many customers paid more than once
    some customers paid more than once, several times, acording to the bitcoin transactions in the blockchain. The hackers with fake dump admitted customers paid several times, in their fake database. But in reality no person would send more money if they din’t got the service for the first payment

    3. There were no arrests
    there were no arrest made. This proves that database dump was fake. If it was real, then police would have arrested that guy who saith ‘this is my wife that I want to kill, with her name and address’. That customer was clearly fake, because no customer would say the relation between him and the target

    4. No source code no mysql
    the site source code was not released. the database was not mysql
    This proves the leaked database was fake because if PHP source code was public anyone would see the code encrypted orders and messages before storing in database

    5. Plaint text edited in notepad
    the database dump was plain text, edited in notepad, with unbelievable messages, such as FBI user who begs for information about customers, or customer who says ‘this is my wife target info’, no one would specify what relation there is between him and the target

    Bottom line:

    Hackers are contradicting themselves.
    there are customers who paid, some paid several times, no complaints from customers not even anonymous, no arrests have been made, no real mysql database and no source code of the site.

    Just some plain fake dumped database edited in notepad full of shit like FBI begging for info, customers who saith ‘this is my wife i wanna kill’

    The hack was real, the site was closed down two months later ( they tried to investigate and break encryption ) but there were no arrests

    Why would they lie it was scam, if it wasn’t?

    Because if they would admitted it was a legitimate and successful business, a dozen of other hitmen for hite sites would have appeared.
    Because customers would have had more trust to order hitmen for hire online, and the business would have flourished

    Remember when FBI closed down the SilkRoad in 2013 ? They saith it was a big online drug marketplace, with hundreds of millions in trade
    What happened? Silk Road 2.0 appeared and a dozen of other dark marketplaces, AlphaBay, etc.

    If you kill some loved person, you can turn it into a Martyr, remember?
    If you kill some site you make people launch a dozen of other sites.

    They thought is better to say the site is a scam before killing it.

    Let me know if you want more info

    • Yura, you are the only one who is still harping on about this. Everybody else thought your site was an amusing story and moved on. I don’t know if you are just trying to drum up business for your new site (Hey everybody, it is called “Chechan Mafia” go look it up and send Yura all your Bitcoin) but seriously, by posting these diatribes you just bump up the search rankings for my site and everybody gets to read about the scam again.

      But thanks for being a loyal All Things Vice fan 😉

      • deep-web-expeert says:

        Eileen, I am not the only one harping about this. There are still people looking for hitmen online they are ready to pay and serious about it. And there are people looking to earn money from murdering other people.
        This could be an amusing story for you, but is a tragit story for the wife of that man who shoot her in the head, after Besa failed to do the job
        Any maybe many other customers who ordered on Besa, if the besa was shot down they did the jobs themselves

        I don’t understand, why do you want to help murderers anyway?!?!?!

        I have posted that video to show that murder for hire is real, and that they should be hunted by FBI, but instead you are helping the murderers by telling them how to be safe?

        I hope that you sleep better at night knowing that at least one wife was murdered because of you

        Maybe not entirely your fault but about 20% ??

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  23. […] the new incarnation of Besa Mafia, has stepped up its marketing with a new attempt to extort money by crowdfunding a hit on the new […]

  24. […] sites, like the one used by Besa Mafia, a fake hitman who made a six-figure salary by scamming people into thinking he would kill others […]

  25. deep-web-expeert says:

    If someone made a six-figure salary by scamming people, then they figured they would do ten times or one hundred times more if they murder for hire is real?
    I mean, only 1% of the market share was stupid enough to get scammed by fake sites that provided no proof? I don’t remember for Besa to provide any proof
    Maybe besa was a copy cat after a real site? maybe that person who hacked the site made a better version?
    Either way besa had some new signups of wannabe hitmen doing car fires and shit, and seems as other sites have a lot of people signing up to be hitmen and they might be crazy people with guns doing the real deal?

    Crime Bay is a real hitman for hire site because they provide real proof:

    More videos will be available soon as soon as they publish them and I find them

    So Crime Bay is the first site that published a proof video, unlike other hitmen sites

    On crime bay you can signup to be an operative, you get a test order, and you get approved to see orders from customers.

    You can also put any username in the message page and email other users

    The crime bay is the first real marketplace that accepts murder and that provides video proof

    So watch out your ass and stop messing with them. they are crazy people with guns and they might pay you a visit

    • Hai Yura, missed you. Could you please post that vid somewhere else… it has been removed from that site. Ta

      • deep-web-expeert says:

        You are not correct and fair, you remove video evidence that crime bay is real and legit

        I hope that you are smart enough to remove your articles and leave the sites alone or you might get a visit. You are annoying the wrong people and it might not end up well for you

  26. deep-web-expeert says:

    I thought you reported the video to dailymotion and they deleted it

    Anyway.. don’t bother reporting these kind of videos, they can be uploaded by various users in other places so they will always be online

    • Hai Yura, I’m not really an expert in the field, so I have Tweeted this to get some feedback and reviews from my Twitter followers. It doesn’t look like very good OPSEC though

      • deep-web-expeert says:

        Yes, this is not an expert hitman.
        He is an amateur.. what can you expect for a $5000 hit… ?
        He is some crazy guy with an amateur pistol shooting some person into the back

        he is not even using a supressor

        But as you can see, there were many fucked up people who signup to do bad things for the money, so as soon as a market is up and working people will signup to provide services

  27. deep-web-expeert says:

    What do you say eileen? No comment?
    Soon more videos will follow.

  28. […] campaign, it wasn’t long before long anyone who had an interest in the deep web knew the name Besa Mafia. Some users went on their own personal crusades to inform other users that the website was a scam, […]

  29. […] campaign, it wasn’t long before long anyone who had an interest in the deep web knew the name Besa Mafia. Some users went on their own personal crusades to inform other users that the website was a scam, […]

  30. Rodney Holmes says:

    Police now have names of 400 “targets” from Chechen Crimebay and are arresting those who have a grudge against them and taking all their computers and digital media. Charges of”soliciting murder” carry up to life in prison.
    Can anyone help me?

  31. […] aka Pirate London, once had a car torched in his honour by Besa Mafia, the dark web’s most successful ever murder-for-hire outfit. Since then, things became even more […]

  32. […] web murder-for-hire organisation Besa Mafia never paid any of their would-be hitmen for burning cars for them. The only people paid were their army of freelance writers. Here’s what Besa Mafia had them […]

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