It seems that an online bazaar known for selling illegal drugs may have absconded with its customers’ cash. Atlantis Market, an up-and-coming competitor to the dominant black market player, Silk Road, shut down abruptly a week ago for “security reasons.” Most people assumed the site’s owners were worried about a crackdown, perhaps due to a brazen marketing strategy that included a widely-circulated YouTube ad about buying marijuana.
Atlantis’s owners apologized and promised to return customer deposits before making its exit. However, customers reported difficulties getting their money out, encountering errors and infinite loops. One user claimed to have $3,000 irretrievably tied up in an Atlantis account. Then, earlier today, the site…
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