ToRRez Market Review and Tutorial
ToRRez Market is a darknet market who describe themselves as a “community driven market.” They sell a variety of items, including drugs, digital goods, and services. The market also accepts several different cryptocurrencies as payment.
How to Access ToRRez
As with all of the other markets we’ve discussed here, ToRRez is located on the Tor network and requires the Tor Browser to access. If this is your first time using Tor, we have a tutorial called How to Access Tor (.Onion) Sites that explains this further.
Things You Will Need
In addition to the Tor Browser, you will also need:
- PGP - PGP stands for “Pretty Good Privacy,” and is an encryption/decryption program. It’s used to verify your identity and to encrypt private messages that you send on the site. We have a more detailed tutorial about this as well: How to Use PGP for Encryption.
- Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero, or Zcash - these are the accepted cryptocurrencies that are used to buy and sell items on ToRRez Market. We have a tutorial about bitcoin here: How to Buy or Earn Bitcoin. In the near future, we will also have tutorials about other cryptocurrencies.
While some tutorials insist that you need a VPN in order to access darknet markets, this isn’t true. You can use one, but it’s not absolutely necessary, and can be a detriment if you don’t understand how they work.
Creating an Account
The account creation process is relatively simple, but requires several steps. You will have to create a username and password, and type in the password twice.
You have the option of entering an invitation code as well (if you received on from a forum or another market), but it isn’t required. Afterward, you must also enter a CAPTCHA, like in the screenshot above. When you first register, you’ll also receive a mnemonic, which is used to recover your password in case you forget it.
The mnemonic consists of twelve random words, such as: incandescent curl plug warlike thought absent wiggly object face enthusiastic poor trap. Be sure to save the mnemonic in a safe place, as it cannot be recovered if you lose it. Once you have registered, you can then log in as usual.
Interface and Functions
ToRReZ’ user interface is somewhat different from other markets of this type. While it does have categories on the left sidebar, as most markets do, and listings in the middle of the page, its UI is more condensed, and thus easier to look at.
The user menu at the top of the page consists of the following functions: “My Account,” “Communication Center,” “Support,” “Logout,” and currency (currency will display your preferred currency type).
If you click the “+” sign to the right of the category names, a dropdown menu will display the subcategories pertaining to each category. It should be noted that if you remain inactive on the site for a long time, you’ll be asked to enter another CAPTCHA. While this may seem inconvenient, it’s a security measure designed to prevent unauthorized access to your account.
The only disadvantage that seems obvious at first glance is that some of the site’s writing is difficult to read, but if need be, you can always zoom in or out. All in all, ToRRez seems like a functional and intuitive market.
Categories and Listings
- Drugs and Chemicals - 900
- Cannabis & Hash - 222
- Stimulants - 197
- Ecstasy - 72
- Opiates - 84
- Benzos - 63
- Psychedelics - 96
- Dissociatives - 24
- Prescriptions Drugs - 6
- Steroids - 0
- Tobacco - 0
- Weight Loss - 0
- Accessories - 0
- Fraud - 545
- Accounts - 324
- CVV & Credit Cards - 45
- Personal Information - 70
- Dumps & Tracks - 0
- Counterfeit - 80
- Money - 63
- Clothes - 0
- Electronics - 0
- Fake IDs - 15
- Software & Malware - 206
- Legit - 79
- Carded - 0
- Botnets - 7
- Malware - 19
- Trojans - 1
- Exploits - 1
- Security Software - 32
- Crackers - 3
- Tutorials and E-books - 259
- Carding - 14
- Hacking - 25
- Drugs - 4
- Money - 30
- Social Engineering - 27
- Services - 77
- Hosting & VPS - 0
- Domains - 0
- VPN - 11
- RDP - 1
- Socks - 1
- Carding - 2
- Hacking - 1
- Cracking - 0
- Social Engineering - 2
- Social Media - 54
- Carded Items - 0
- Electronics - 0
- Clothes - 0
As on all other markets, these numbers were accurate at the time of this review, but will change frequently. Also, there’s a possibility that at least some of them are scams, so it’s important to read reviews and get feedback for more information.
Search Functions and Filters
ToRRez has both basic and advanced search functions, which are helpful in navigating the market. For instance, type in a search term such as “cookies,” and select the category Drugs and Chemicals; you’ll see results below.
If, of course, you type in a search term that isn’t found on the market, you won’t get any results. Surprisingly, the term that we used to try to find an example for this was “moo,” and it still returned search results.
The advanced search, on the other hand, has a number of filters you can use to narrow down your results:
- Sort by:
- Product Type
- Shipping From
- Shipping To
- Price From
- Price To
- Min. Shipping Days
- Max. Shipping Days
- Finalize Early
You can type in a search term again, like “moo,” and filter it by, for example, product type, BTC Simple Escrow, and shipping from Spain to Portugal.
How to Choose a Vendor
As on other markets, the process of choosing a vendor can be somewhat complicated. Still, there are ways to narrow down who’s going to provide high quality service.
First, read a vendor’s profile to get a better sense of what they do and their experience. Also, their profile displays stats of successful and failed transactions. Most vendors are likely to have some of both, but if the number of failed transactions outweighs the number of successful ones, this is probably a vendor you should avoid.
In addition, you can ask on forums like Dread or The Hub if you’re unsure about a vendor - people tend to give good feedback on those sites. If a vendor has scammed you, it’s best to report it using the site’s support function.
How to Add Funds
Adding funds isn’t relevant to ToRRez, as it’s a walletless market. Rather, you use whichever outside bitcoin wallet you would use elsewhere. While this may seem like a disadvantage, it’s one way that you can avoid losing your money if the market shuts down.
How to Buy Products
If you’ve bought products from other darknet markets, then doing so on ToRRez should be a breeze. Either find the product you want by browsing through the listings or using the search function.
When you find it, click the “Buy Now” button. The listings will show what types of cryptocurrencies are accepted for payment (e.g. bitcoin and Litecoin). You will then be taken to a second page to complete payment.
On this page, you designate the quantity of the item you want, which type of payment to use (e.g. BTC simple escrow), and shipping option (e.g. worldwide shipping).
In the space where it says “Refund Address,” put the address of your cryptocurrency wallet in case your money needs to be refunded (if the transaction didn’t work out for some reason).
Under “Corresponding Public Key,” you can enter your public PGP key if you’re doing a multisignature (“multisig”) escrow transaction. If, however, you’re doing a simple escrow transaction, leave this blank.
In the space that says “Refund Transaction Blocks Target,” you designate how many blocks on the blockchain you want for your transaction to be confirmed in the case of a refund, between 1 and 100. Fewer blocks means the refund will be faster, but more expensive; conversely, more blocks means the refund will be slower, but less expensive.
Finally, in the last box, enter shipping information to the vendor. Below this box is the vendor’s public key, which you can use to encrypt this message. If you enter unencrypted text here, the market will encrypt it for you.
When you’ve finished filling out the information, hit the “Place an Order” button. You can track any orders you’ve made under the “Orders” page, which is found under your profile.
ToRRez doesn’t have a traditional forum, but it does have a subdread, as well as pages on The Hub, The Majestic Garden, and other forums. On these sites, you can talk to the admins and ask questions if you need to.
Like most markets, ToRReZ has a support feature. Click the “Support” link on the top right of the main page, and you’ll be taken to a screen where you can fill out a ticket.
For the title, be very specific about what your issue is (e.g. payment won’t go through), and then in the message window, explain in more detail what the problem is. As when filling out an IT ticket at your job, the more detail you give, the better the support staff can handle your problem.
Pros and Cons
- Large variety of categories and listings
- Accepts multiple cryptocurrencies (BTC, LTC, ZEC, XMR)
- Good security features (multisig, 2FA, and timeout if inactive)
- No forum (substituted with subdread and sections of other forums, however)