A wild story about a fake hitman website and apparently people who can’t tell the difference between a ruse and reality has made headlines. According to Fox News, a 2005 website is making the rounds again online even though we’d like to remind people that it is actually fake and you should not contact this website seeking its unusual services.
It’s called Rent a Hitman. Fox reports that the site was started sometime around 2005-2008 after a failed cyber security start-up by its founder. Its founder told the network that after the failure he was contacted by hundreds of people seeking to off their loved ones; friends, enemies, and even random people. In one instance, he was allegedly contacted by a woman in Canada who wanted a number of people killed over allegedly stealing an inheritance that she claimed belonged to her.
“That was really the first thing that prompted me to do something serious with the website,” Ines said. “It’s a $9.20 website that saves lives. It’s become kind of a personal mission at this point.”
The bizarre site even goes as far as to print fake testimonials which dozens of people have actually fallen for.
“I don’t think my clientele reads the news or watches the news. I think they’re hell-bent on causing harm to others,” Ines said. “It’s been that way for years. People still submit service requests. It’s amazing.”