UniCC Retires After 9 Years Racking Up $350 Million

UniCC Retires After 9 Years Racking Up $350 Million

Darknet credit card market “UniCC” retires. UniCC announces the closure of its credit card shop. Not a Darknetmarket exit scam

UniCC Retires After 9 Years Racking Up $350 Million

UniCC was one of the most notorious credit card vendors on the Darknet. UniCC’s reign as the “goto” Credit Card shop started back in 2013 when the website opened a shop that specialized in credit card fraud. 

UniCC Retires After 9 Years Racking Up $350 Million

However, UniCC announced on various forums that both UniCC and LuxSocks time of using the darknet is coming to an end. After 9-years and $350 Million in purchases, they will exit the marketplace.

They were kind enough to give all users 10 days to spend the credits they may still have on the site and assured all sellers that they should not worry as they will be paid out for their work.

What is UniCC?

UniCC is the largest darknet retailer currently available, they are only accessible through the Tor Browser and their marketplace is focused on Credit Card dumps and other CC products. They would make various types of cards available such as Amex, Visa, Mastercard, and Diners Club.

The platform made a process known as “Carding” easy to take part in. The site saw its success because it was always active and updated. Their numbers grew drastically when Joker’s Stash, their biggest competitor, closed shop in early 2021. Many reports claimed their numbers in customers climbed by 30-40%. The site went from an average of $40 Million in revenue to over $100 Million per year since the Joker’s stash left. 

The site worked well for anybody hoping to join the carding business. The site’s slogan was “We Work For Your Profit” It was not always smooth sailing due to hundreds of DDoS attacks over the years and constant phishing attempts made from scam duplicate sites. However, it seems the admin has made its exit because they simply can not, or no longer would like to upkeep the site. 

UniCC’s Announcement 

On multiple popular forums, the UniCC admin posted about the site’s retirement. Both in Russian and in English. 

“Our team retires. Thanks to everyone who has been a part of us for years. To loyal partners, clients, and colleagues who assisted in many ways. I would separately thank each one but it is not professional. If I or some of our team members failed your expectations- We are truly sorry. 

Do not build any conspiracy theories about us leaving, the decision was simple. It was a weighted decision, but we are not young anymore and our health does not allow us to work like this any longer.

We are giving all members 10 days to spend their balance on the site (We will also continue updating the cards during this period). And to any partners that are selling with us- do not worry, we will pay you up to the last cent. After all.. UniCC and LuxSocks will leave here forever. Therefore we ask you to be smart and know that you should not follow any fake sites tied to our “comeback” and other things. 

Sincerely your UniCC team.”

UniCC makes their move at a time that many other darknet markets have either exit scammed out of, and may have a lot to do with Biden’s administration push to minimize criminal hacking and cybercrimes. If this is implemented well enough, UniCC may encounter some issues. 

$350 Million + In Revenue

UniCC Retires After 9 Years Racking Up $350 Million
The site has seen consistent growth in revenue over the last 9 years starting with about $1-2 Million making over $100 in 2021.

According to Elliptic, a blockchain forensics firm that gathered data on the darknet credit card shop over the years, the shop has racked up about $358 Million in multiple cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Dash. 

The site was consistent in listing thousands of credit cards daily. Tom Robinson from Elliptic speculated that this could even be a stunt from law enforcement, “There’s always the chance that it has actually been taken down by law enforcement, and they are posing as the site’s operator.” Though this seems like a flawed guess. 

What CC Market Is Still Up?

UniCC was by far the most popular market on the darknet. However when a market goes down on the darknet 2 more pop up, and so the cycle continues. While UniCC may think they are leaving a hole in the CC shop marketplace, they are simply providing opportunities for other criminals to capitalize.

We saw the same as Joker’s Stash made its exit. A market called “All World Cards” opened shop and listed 3 Million cards for free as an opportunity to gather users. However, there are many larger and established markets that are available. 

  1. World Market – Onion Link:  worldehc62cgugrgj7oc76tcna45fme47oqjrei4d4aa7xorw7fyvcyd
  2. Courier Market – Onion Link: courier2w2hawxspntosy3wolvc7g7tcrwhitiu4irrupnpqub2bqxid
  3. DeepSea Marketplace – Onion Link: n4kq7b3eguym4kf75g5msumwgh3ydeikxeh3r5ywcjmnlgryt5qd4nyd
  4. Cryptonia Market – Onion Link: cch42fqykcmqqdfquucjfhgdmhwjohzyss7qkcgdr6glxelddulxtrad
  5. E-Shop – Onion Link: sn2vwdleom47kzqp

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