Evolution Marketplace and Official Forum Go Dark in Apparent Exit Scam

Depending on your time zone, St. Patrick’s Day 2015 may have turned into another sad day in the online drug world.

Evolution Marketplace users have been reporting problems with their withdrawals since Sunday, and today it appears that the Evolution Marketplace and its official forums have gone completely offline.

Earlier in the day, Evolution employee NSWGreat posted the following statement on reddit:

I hate to the bearer of bad news, but I’ve been suspicious the past few days with withdrawals not working and admins usually are more forth coming in explaining to me why they’re slow but they weren’t this time. Just kept giving me time-frames

I have admin access to see parts of the back end, the admins are preparing to exit scam with all the funds. Not a single withdrawal has gone through in almost a week. Automatic withdrawals has been disabled which is only doing on rare occasions

I am so sorry, but Verto and Kimble have fucked us all. I have over $20,000 in escrow myself from sales.

I can’t fucking believe it, absolute scum. I am giving this warning to you all as soon as I possibly could of.

Confronted Kimble and Verto about it, they confirmed it and they’re doing it right now..

EDIT: Servers have gone down, including back up server for staff. I’m sorry for everyone’s loses, I’m gutted and speechless. I feel so betrayed.

 

Obviously this news only inflamed concerns that the recent withdrawal problems on the market were more than a simple backlog, as claimed by Evolution owner Kimble on Monday.

While there is still a chance that Evolution will re-appear and its owners will make good on withdrawal requests, this news combined with the statement from NSWGreat certainly make it appear as though the final chapter in the story of the Evolution Marketplace has been written, and all buyers and vendors who had funds on the market have lost their money.