Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

Archive for January 4th, 2009

New Policy On Alerts For Fake Flash Sellers Using Private Auctions

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Effective immediately, any seller confirmed selling a fake usb flash drive, MP Player or flash memory card on eBay and who uses PRIVATE AUCTION Listings (a violation of eBay’s intent for this auction category) will not only have the confirmed counterfeit item presented in an alert on sosfakeflash – but also any other flash device recently sold.

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Written by KittyFireFlash

January 4, 2009 at 11:14 PM

3 new fake flash sellers on ebay?

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We became aware today of three new sellers that may be selling fake flash drives. The seller ID’s and item numbers that were reported as possible fakes were as follows:

janisabele item 170291166802
paypalzzg9527 item 260341573046
rongcle item 220338803452
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Written by fightflashfraud

January 4, 2009 at 8:49 PM

Evidence of fraud by wusimz

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Ebayers have reported that all three models of 16GB flash drive sold by wusimz are fake capacity drives – reports indicate that  all are actually 2GB drives. Results from the test program h2testw prove that drives are fake capacity. All data above 1.9GB is lost/corrupted. If you bought a flash drive from this seller do not store any important files on it otherwise you are likely to lose them. You should move any data off the drive and test it with h2testw, which you can download from the post about the program under the testing category.  These are the 3 drives being sold by wusimz:

If you bought a flash drive from this seller please send the test results to along with the seller id and item number so that it can be added to the fakeflash database. You should open a paypal dispute to claim a refund and also report the item to ebay. Read the advice about refunds on – this will help you get a quick refund.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 4, 2009 at 4:51 PM