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What is Robocheck?

Robocheck is a clearnet site that provides a SSN lookup service for the US. It works very much the same as darknet vendor shops that offer personal information and documents to sell. Robocheck provides a search where you can look for documents for specific states or regions as well as matching names.

The interface is very simple, you just enter your search criteria and if available, Robocheck will show you matching SSNs and DOB data. Currently the site offers more than 200.000 unique accounts and they promise daily updates. As with most carding shops, you need to register an account before you can access the market. But that is a one-step process and no additional information is needed. Once you are registered you can access the database and use the search query.

Before you can purchase any cards you will have to deposit in your wallet. Currently the only crypto currency accepted by Robocheck is Bitcoin. But once your wallet is charged you can immediately buy anything from the database.


Security Recommendations

Same as with all darknet sites the usual security recommendations apply. Most importantly: stay anonymous. Use the TOR browser only and don’t use the TOR browser for any regular (non-darknet) browsing.

Before visiting the site with the TOR browser, you should switch off JavaScript (Options -> Privacy & Security -> Security Level -> Switch to “Safest”). Robocheck is explicitly designed so that you don’t need JavaScript which allows you to increase your security by switching it off.

Ideally, you have a dedicated system or at least a dedicated VM for all your darknet activities. Keep your darknet PGP keys and other credentials limited to that system only, do not mix it with any activities that would expose your identity.

Treat your dedicated system like a work-system: Only install the software necessary for your operations do not install anything for entertainment or other purposes. Subsequently, resist the urge to browse Twitter, Reddit or any other social media sites while you have downtime. For this always use your regular system.

For additional system security, we recommend you run a secure operating system like Tails or Whonix on your dedicated system for darknet activities. We also recommend using a VPN as an additional security measure since TOR will only anonymize your browsing sessions but not other traffic.

Especially when using any public WiFi hotspots you should always use a VPN when accessing the Internet since you don’t know whether the access point is compromised. A VPN ensures that all of your traffic, no matter what application, will always be strongly encrypted when passing the access point, this protecting yourself not only from eavesdropping but also possible identity theft.

Robocheck Summary

Robocheck is a great site if you are looking for SSN and DOB information. It’s very simple interface makes it easy and quick to use and that the site is available via clearnet may make it easier to access it under certain circumstances. As always, when visiting any darknet vendor shop make sure to only use trusted links, such as the onion link for Robocheck on the top.