What is Ferum Shop?
Ferum Shop is a card shop and market for financial assets much like UniCC. It offers various financial categories such as Bank Logins, Salary Accounts, Credit Cards, Dumps and Live Offers. You should be aware that there is a minimum deposit of $5 necessary in order to browse the market. You will not be able to see any offers unless you have deposited at least once.
While Ferum Shop does not offer huge dumps as other sites like Joker’s Stash do, it has a vast amount of different sellers. You can find the usual datasets including card number, full name, expiry date and CVV. But Ferum also offers unique full datasets including the pin number of the cards for ATM withdrawals. These premium offers have a higher price than datasets without pin but they payoff can be extremely worthwhile.
Ferum is much like a credit card and dump market that you would find on the darknet but you can find it on the clear net as well. While not recommended, you can visit this site without a Tor Browser. However, if you do we strongly recommend to use a dedicated system that can easily be wiped (Tails or Whonix – see more details under the section security recommendations.
If you are looking for datasets with complete information including the PIN (“fullz”), we recommend that you choose the purchase carefully: These datasets usually not only contain the full name of the cardholder but also the zip code and sometimes full address. This means you can search for zip codes correlated to high income – thus ensuring that the limits of the card will be high.
On the other hand, you should always be careful what vendors to trust – like on all darknet market sites. There are certain red flags that indicate that you should be very careful or outright avoid a vendor: If it is a new account with few or no previous sales but also if an offer seems too good to be true. You should always compare the prices with similar offers and never buy from vendors that sell their data outrageously cheap, as it is most likely a scam.
Like with all darknet market sites the standard security recommendations apply. First and foremost, stay anonymous. Use the TOR browser only and don’t use the TOR browser for any regular (non-darknet) browsing. 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.
Never communicate with vendors or buyers outside of Hydra market or you lose the security of the escrow system and dispute policy. Make sure that you encrypt all your communication, no matter how trivial it is. Not only decreases this your overall risk but also helps to establish a habit of it.
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.
Ferum Shop Summary
If you are looking for quick access to a wide variety of financial data, Ferum Shop should be one of your go-to sites. Because it has more vendors than most other sites, it is – due to the competition – one of the cheapest markets around. With the additional availability of full datasets including PINs, this is one of the few sites that offer credit card data that allows you to use a card writer to put the data on a blank card and then using it to withdraw cash at an ATM.