Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Ebay Begins To Address Issue Fake Flash Device Sellers

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Evidence is now appearing that Fake Flash Sellers of false capacity MP Players, Memory Cards and USB Flash drives are being removed by eBay. Listings are down. Many sellers based in the Orient have stopped selling – anything. There are still individual listings for known fakes appearing in the United States and United Kingdom. Canada is showing signs of becoming active in offering these items. SOSFakeFlash is not sure if this is a reroute attempt to continue or if it is simply recent acquisition from disreputable wholesalers.

If you have bought any MP Player, Memory Card or USB Flash drive on eBay in the last three months you should test the item immediately with h2testw for it’s actual capacity against the advertised capacity. Report any false capacity device to SOSFakeFlash without delay – see Report A Fake. You have little time as the evidence trails are disappearing.

To Claim, To Help and to learn more about Brand Name Counterfeits…

If you find you have a false capacity item – do not use it as you risk losing your files. Immediately submit a claim if you still have the item on your won list. If you don’t you can go to your PayPal account and rummage through your transactions to find details to make a claim. PayPal has 180 day windows to raise an investigation against a fake flash seller. If you seller is on our list, you have access to evidence. You also have evidence with your test results.

This battle to rid eBay of these dangerous items is now in the the month. The progress in January is astonishing and welcomed. The vacuum cleaners are busy on eBay!

Help. Get out your mop and pail.

Report any fake flash device you bought. Look for suspect listings and contact sellers to TEST for true capacity immediately. Advise them to stop listing if they determine they don’t have items with genuine capacity to avoid getting caught in the cross-hairs of eBay and eBay members. Some are likely to be seller victims.

With the decrease in listings Fake Kingston and Fake Sony Micro Vault usb drives are more easy to spot.

Please see: Buying Kingston and Sony USB Flash Drives On eBay Safely – A Guide to learn more.

Written by KittyFireFlash

January 24, 2009 at 4:56 PM

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