Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for March 7th, 2009

Very odd goings-on on ebay indeed!

leave a comment »

There are now quite a few UK IDs registered recently on ebay who seem to be giving positive feedback to fraudsters in China/Hong Kong at lightening speed. Ebay members apparently registered in the UK have given positive feedback to many known fraudsters like lazy-juicy and continue to give positive feedback to suspect sellers. Read the rest of this entry »

Advertisements

Written by fightflashfraud

March 7, 2009 at 8:51 PM

Suspect seller happybaby has no current ebay listings.

leave a comment »

Ebay seller happybaby (based in Hong Kong) who fightflashfaud has considered suspect for some time is no longer listing anything for sale. If you bought any flash memory item from this seller you are strongly advised to test it with the free program h2testw. Just enter h2testw in the search box to get to the post giving information about the program and a download link.

Written by fightflashfraud

March 7, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Suspect sellers of MP3 and MP4 players on Ebay

leave a comment »

There seem to be a lot of ebay sellers with suspiciously low prices for MP3 and MP4 players on sold on a buy it now basis. Many of them are charging next to nothing for the players, but postage charges are high. This is a way of acheiving two things:
1) minimising ebay fees
2) making it unlikely that buyers who find the item is fake or faulty will try to get a refund.
If you see an MP3 or MP4 player on buy it now where the shipping costs are four times that of the item we think you should consider this extremely suspicious and steer well clear of the item! If you bought such an item we think you should be able to test it with h2testw as you can with USB flash drives and most (if not all) memory cards.

Written by fightflashfraud

March 7, 2009 at 6:36 PM

Ebay seller maya.city is strongly suspected of being a fraudster

leave a comment »

mayacity_dt
The ebay ID maya.city has only existed since 17th February 2009 in Hong Kong. On the right is a very obvious fake item sold by maya.city – a fake 32GB Kingston DataTraveler. Can we point out yet again to everyone that the highest capacity Kingston DataTraveler of this type is 16GB – there are absolutely no genuine DataTraveler drives that look like this in higher capacities.

The seller’s early feedback is very interesting indeed. The picture below shows the first three feedback comments left for this seller.

Note the date: 19th February. Wow! buyers were quick off the mark to leave good feedback!!
mayacity_feedback

A quick look at the item bought by barrymark33 reveals something interesting – the feedback was made the same day as the purchase! Wow, maya.city must have a Star Trek beam-me-up device to deliver items to buyers!! Either that or the buyer was the seller’s next door neighbour!

maya_first_item
Ok let’s find out if barrymark33 might be maya.city’s next door neigbour then:
barrymarkfbprofile
Seems not, then. So maya.city MUST have a beam-me-up device. Ok, then maya.city – when are you going to sell us beam-me-ups? I am sure we would all like one!
UPDATE
Ebay have de-registered the seller and removed listings so it seems they are aware maya.city is a fraudster. If you bought from maya.city you should immediately test your item and claim a refund from paypal.

Written by fightflashfraud

March 7, 2009 at 5:17 PM

UK ebay seller l.c.hayes de-registered and listings removed.

leave a comment »

Ebay seller l.c.hayes chose to ignore a warning that there was no such thing as a 120GB USB flash drive and sold this counterfeit Sony drive with a fake capacity. Ebay have de-registered the seller and removed listings so they are aware the flash drive sold by l.c.hayes is a counterfeit and fraudulent item. If you bought this item you should immediately claim a refund for your counterfeit from paypal.

Written by fightflashfraud

March 7, 2009 at 12:17 PM