Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

UK ebayer sells very suspicious looking 64GB flash drives.

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snipefest An ebay seller regisered in the UK has listed very suspect looking 64GB USB flash drives for sale.

We suspect this is deliberate fraud as user IDs are kept private – this is usually the action of a fraudster.

We have found that all drives sold in this packaging turned out to be fake capacity. Anyone who bought one of these should test immediately with h2testw. If you use a fake capacity drive you will eventually begin to lose all your files.

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

UPDATE 27/06/09
Seller snipefest is currently selling the same model in a whopping 128GB fake capacity.

UPDATE 11/07/09
Seems our friend snipefest is now selling corsair drives – no doubt these are fake as well.

Written by fightflashfraud

June 14, 2009 at 2:35 PM

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  1. Snipefest is back selling flash drives again.

    Back in July the seller received negative feedback for one of the last batch of 64gb Corsair Flash Voyagers sold. It seems strange to have so little feedback for the drives he sold as I can remember there being quite a few. Quite often buyers will not leave any feedback if they have been refunded for a fake capacity or counterfeit drive.

    In his recent listing for 32gb Corsairs, the seller implies he has “borrowed” the drives from his previous employer as a leaving present.
    However, if you scroll way down to the very bottom of the listing, tucked away in the corner, there is a little notice that says:

    “Please note these units have not been tested and may not work”

    The listing is private again like previously with the fake 64gb Corsair, and just see how far down the page you have to scroll to get to that sneaky little message. This seller likes to hide things away.

    I would think his previous employer may be interested in how he acquired these drives too.


    August 13, 2009 at 11:10 PM

  2. Snipefest has received a negative for one of his 64gb Corsair drives. If anyone has bought from this seller, get your claim in now. The drive in question turned out to be 4gb instead of the 64gb advertised.


    July 24, 2009 at 1:55 PM

  3. Snipefest Corsair Flash Voyager 64GB

    Now snipefest has moved on to less obvious looking fakes. Corsair Flash Voyagers of 64GB capacity are being offered from a starting price of £12.50 and the auctions are private.

    The starting price is too low to be realistic and looking at previous feedback the seller is using private auctions to hide fraudulent activity. When asked by a customer about the auctioned items being private, no response was given. Snipefest is hoping victims will just buy these fakes without asking any questions.


    July 9, 2009 at 2:04 PM

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