Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Ebayer yexinhong888 sells 16GB flash drives that look very suspect

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Ebay seller yexinhong888 is selling 16GB flash drives that look very suspect to fightflashfraud. This seller, based in China, is selling drives in packaging that is well known as being used for fake capacity drives. If you bought from this seller you should immediately test your drive with the program h2testw. It is extremely likely that flash drives from this seller have been programmed to lie about their capacity to the operating system. It is likely that the real capacity of the drives is 2GB or less. Anyone using fraudulently programmed memory will eventually lose all their files. yexinhong888a

Written by fightflashfraud

April 4, 2009 at 3:20 PM

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  1. It is only the automated system that paypal uses that tells you to send it back. When you get a real person and make it clear that sending fake items back to the seller by post is against the law in most countries they agree. You get your refund and the seller gets nothing except the negative feedback you left which helps to warn other buyers.


    April 23, 2009 at 7:26 PM

  2. yeah, but paypal asks you to send back the item with trackid, and its not very cheap, i was refunded without sending back the item, i’ve successfully repaired the item(s), so i have some 2-4-8GB flash drives for free 😉

    1st step: check the real capacity with h2testw
    2nd step: under a linux system use fdisk for partitioning the flash drive into the real size
    3rd step: make FAT32 filesystem for that partition in linux
    4th step: format the flash drive under windows (it will allow only for the real size)
    5th step: run h2testw again, and be happy 🙂


    April 23, 2009 at 12:01 PM

  3. A lot of sellers use this type of blackmail. Leaving negative feedback does not stop you getting a refund through paypal. You should always leave negatives for fraudsters to warn others. Leaving positives just leads to more victims. If you buy a fake always leave a negative and warn a few other buyers by sending them a message – that way you make life difficult for the fraudsters.


    April 23, 2009 at 10:18 AM

  4. I’ve bought from this seller, and it was fake! He has positive feedbacks, because if you want a refund he say that if you will leave positive feedback, he will give you full refund. I left pos. f.back and he refunded me fully. So that’s why he has so many positive feedbacks.

    (sorry for my english)


    April 23, 2009 at 1:26 AM

  5. Go ahead and buy a possible fake from this seller if you want to risk losing your files. It is entirely your choice.


    April 17, 2009 at 9:24 PM

  6. I dont think that this seller is trading fraudulent flash memory. He have 100% feedback from 59 succesfull sells…
    I personally haven’t yet seen any of his feedback, where buyer tells that full memory isnt 16Gb.
    I trust him and gonna buy 1 of thoose from him, test and then will post result…


    April 17, 2009 at 6:53 PM

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