Just as in any business, some businesses provide good services while other businesses provide lousy services. Others are simple scams. Some hitmen that can be hired online are real, and other hitmen are fake.
Journalists who want to discourage people from hiring hitmen online publish stories to claim that all hitmen services online are fake.
They say there are not any hitmen on the dark web who have killed people. We are going to prove them wrong by giving one example. Of course there are many more, but we don't have time to build a list of hundreds of cases of people murdered by hitmen from the dark web, instead we give an example to prove that there are hitmen on the dark web.
Here is one example of real hitmen advertising their services online, taking payment, and then successfully doing the murder. They were caught and arrested, but that's the only way for hitmen to be presented in news stories. Those hitmen to kill the targets and don't get arrested, never make it to the news stories.
You can google Lt Col Shishkina to find articles about this murder.
Many articles about Police investigating the first dark web murder that they found out about. There were many murders before this one but the hitmen were smart enough to not get caught. In this case the hitmen were teenagers who were inexperienced and they got caught.
You will find news articles like:
The men who killed a Russian police detective last year were reportedly hired on the Darknet
First investigated dark web murder, and first proven dark web murder, BUT NOT THE FIRST DARK WEB MURDER .
There are hundreds of well experienced killers smart enough to know how to use a computer or to hide their IP when advertising killing services. They take orders on the dark web, do the jobs, and get away with it without being caught. Because they are experienced and leave no evidence.
There are less experienced killers, such as teenagers who want to be killers. They don't have a gun but they do get orders online on the dark web. If they get the payment and a gun they do the murder and then they get arrested. Then the arrest hits the news to prove that THERE ARE REAL HITMEN ON DARK WEB.
Anyone claiming there are no real hitmen on the dark web is wrong. The less skilled killers that get arrested prove that there are hitmen on the dark web.
Abdulaziz Abdulazizov and a friend advertised their hitman services on a dark web marketplace called Hydra. They got a customer that paid them $15 000 USD, to do the assassination. They didn't have a gun so the customer had to provide a gun for them. The customer asked them to kill a police officer, Yevgeniya Shishkina, and they did.
Later on they were arrested and charged with the murder. Because they were inexperienced they got traced.
No journalists should ever claim there are no hitmen on the dark web.
There are also many scams.
Most customers order from reliable hitmen sites that have been proven as legitimate, no scammers and no law enforcement.
They still pay with bitcoin, without exposing their credit card, to make sure that if ever the website gets hacked or closed down by police, no payment data and no personable identifiable information is found.
Most hitmen sites delete the target information after the order is completed.