Dark web departure: fake train tickets go on sale alongside AK-47s
Forged rail tickets are now being sold as well as drugs and passports, in an explosion of goods on offer from dark web retail services
Machine guns, class-A drugs, stolen credit cards and … a return ticket to Hastings. The shopping list of the “dark web” consumer, more used to a wild west better known for the highly illegal and illicit, appears to have taken a more ordinary diversion.
At least that’s the impression left by an investigation into the sale of forged train tickets on hidden parts of the internet. BBC South East bought several sophisticated fakes, including a first-class Hastings fare, for as little as a third of their face value. The tickets cannot fool machines but barrier staff accepted them on 12 occasions.
Source: Guardian Transport