Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Ebay seller Alert!! Beware – your items may be fake!

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It seems that many ebayers in the UK are buying fake USB flash drives and other fake flash memory items in bulk  on web sites such as dhgate.com, alibaba.com and shoponclearance.com.  They are then re-selling these items on eBay without realising their items are fake.  We cannot stress enough how important resarch and testing are if you plan to sell flash memory items such as USB flash drives, SD memory cards, pro duo memory sticks, MP4 players and so on.

If an item shows a company name (such as Sony or Kingston) check their website to see if the item matches what is shown there. If not,  it is probably fake. Whether or not they are branded items you should test them immediately they arrive with h2testw. Do not either release payment to the seller or list the items on eBay unless this test runs without errors.

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