Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Ebay seller in Germany lists a suspect looking 8GB flash drive.

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rex12368 Seller rex12368, registered in Germany since 27th March bought what we think are fake 8GB flash drives in bulk. So far none of the 41 buyers who have left feedback seem to have noticed as the seller’s feedback is 100% positive. If you bought this flash drive from rex12368 you should test it with h2testw immediately as you are at grave risk of losing all your files.

If we have drawn the right conclusions we think this seller may be aware that the drives are fake capacity because buyer IDs are hidden. Hiding buyer IDs when selling flash drives is generally a sign of deliberate fraud. And why do we think these are fake?

Because the packaging this comes in and the use of stickers to show the fake capacity is very common among the Chinese fraudsters who sell these drives in bulk. If you bought one you should test it immediately with h2testw – you are at grave risk of losing your files!

Report in to sosfakeflash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

May 10, 2009 at 2:22 PM

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