Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for March 4th, 2009

Ebay seller net-monsters kept buyer ID’s private in buy it now

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net-monsters UK based seller net-monsters kept buyer ID’s private while selling what appear to be fake 64GB USB flash drives in a buy it now. You should never buy flash memory items from a seller who does this. IDs being kept  private are a strong indicator of deliberate fraud. Sellers of fake flash drives do not hide your ID for your protection – they do it to protect themselves. 

This seller was informed that the item was likely to be a fake – not a 64GB drive but a much smaller one fraudulently programmed to fool the operating system. The seller ignored the ebay member who sent the message – an indication that the seller was probably well aware of this fact. As ever, buyers should test with h2testw.

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Written by fightflashfraud

March 4, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Negative feedback for suspect ebay seller supersellercn88

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Ebay seller supersellercn88, based in China has had negative feedback about the MP3 MP4 player shown on the right which suggests that the true capacity of this item is 1GB rather than the 8GB advertised by the seller. Another model from this seller seems to be 2GB rather than 8GB.

We await evidence from buyers confirming that this is the case. If you bought one of these and it does not have the capacity claimed please report in using the report a fake tab on sosfakeflash.

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Written by fightflashfraud

March 4, 2009 at 4:01 PM

Ebayer who sold fake 64GB Kingston ends listing

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Ebay seller honchai9974 ended listings early following a warning from an ebayer that the flash drives pictured were fake, however buyers are still waiting for refunds. If you bought from this seller test your drive immediately and claim a refund through paypal.