Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for January 21st, 2009

Buying On eBay – MP Players – Memory Cards – USB Flash drives – Why You should Use A Credit Card To Pay And Not Your Bank Account

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The evidence gathered in the last eight months by the FrankenFlash Project and their groups indicates that buying MP Players, USB Flash Drives and Memory Cards is a very risky business. You will find more than enough documented evidence at sosfakeflash.wordpress.com.

So if you are going to bid and buy on eBay why use a credit card instead of bank account funding?

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Suspect seller colourspaceshow switches to private listings

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Ebay seller colourspaceshow switched to private listings when items offered for sale switched from clothing to mostly USB flash drives and memory cards at the end of December. This seem to be highly suspect behaviour – why hide seller ID’s when selling flash memory unless your items are fake flash??

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January 21, 2009 at 12:50 PM

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Ebay Alert! Fraudster barrylamshop de-registered

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Fraudster barrylamshop who has used all sorts of devious tricks to hide his fake flash activities is now de-registered. If you bought from this seller of fake capacity flash you need to act quickly.
See this article on sosfakeflash for more information about this fraudster.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 21, 2009 at 12:15 PM

Ebay alert! Ignorance is not bliss – UK fake flash seller sarahc0178

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UK seller sarahc0178 who has only been an ebay member since 15/11/08 has listed 4 x 128GB Voyager flash drive on buy it now for £140 with bidder IDs kept private. Three have already been sold. This item does not exist. Corsair do not make a 128GB Voyager. This seller apparently bought from a Chinese wholesaler – and as we all know this is where the majority of fake flash items come from.
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Written by fightflashfraud

January 21, 2009 at 9:15 AM

Hong Kong Fake Flash eBay Sellers – How To Get PayPal Refunds

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ebayers with Fake Flash drives bought on eBay from Hong Kong or China , SOSFakeFlash asks that you use a new procedure to resolve claim issues and get your refund at PayPal.

The Government of China does not condone or promote the traffic in counterfeit Flash drives. Citizens of this country who choose to engage in the illegal reprogramming of Flash drives or knowingly persist in selling them, need to be reported. The Chinese law enforcement agencies need your assistance and cooperation to help them identify the sources.

The actions are very direct in addressing the fake flash seller. This method sends a clear direct message to an eBay Seller who has sold fake flash drives to eBayers. Early reports indicates it is having results addressing the refund issue.

This article is reprinted from SOSFakeFlash. It appeared at their site on September 19th, 2008.

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Written by KittyFireFlash

January 21, 2009 at 7:09 AM

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eBay Private Auction Listings – eBay Fake Flash Sellers Prefer – Victims Learn The Meaning The Hard Way – A Guide

eBay sellers of fake flash MP Players, memory cards and usb flash drives prefer private auction listings. They avoid detection the longest, make antonishing profit and create the longest list of victims who will be made obsured by this listing category. Sellers who use this listing type are not found only in the Orient, you will find them everywhere including in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe. Some begin selling this way, others resort to this listing type when negative feedback starts to come in revealing the truth about what they are selling.

SOSFakeFlash has been warning about this for a long time. It is even in the eBayer’s guide written by ebayers sent to victims needing help.

Exactly what is a Private Auction listing? Why is it so deadly? What did eBay intend for such listings? How is it being abused? Every eBayer should read this guide, even if they did not buy a flash device. If you want a safe buying experience on eBay, don’t expect eBay to educate you or PayPal. To become eBay smart you have to look elsewhere. The bottom line for these companies is sales not your protection. Fake flash victims or those interested in buying any flash devices on eBay should read it too. The first step in protecting yourself from a purchase you may regret. Learn why private auctions can be so deadly.

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What Do eBay Fake Flash Sellers zhidao16888 – jingpinwu688 – hxiongxu Have In Common?

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zhidao16888, jingpinwu688, hxiongxu are all documented and investigated eBay Fake Flash Sellers. What do these sellers have in common? Are you interested? Curious?

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Written by KittyFireFlash

January 21, 2009 at 4:50 AM