Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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What do we think of this ebay listing? – fake fake fakity-fake!

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clare12374 What do we think about this listing??

We think that as sure as eggs are eggs the flash drive on offer is a fake – and the seller clare12374 seems to know it! We think this seller is a deliberate fraudster, but she is welcome to prove otherwise!

Her listing says:

32GB high speed USB 2.0. USB flash drive
Supports windows, vista, mac osx and linux 2,4x
32GB Brand New sealed in packaging.
We have had these made unbranded for our company and are 100% tested and working. The benefit of this device you are not paying just for a name.

These are formatted to UK standard (Fat 32) these are good quality. We dont sell rubbish and anyone that purchases one of these will be very happy.

We beg to differ – we think clare12374’s customers will end up very unhappy when their files become lost or corrupted. Of course, by then, clare12374 will (like so many fraudsters) have disappeared off the scene of the crime.

Of course (if we are wrong and clare12374 is honest) she will immediately test any flash drives she has in stock and remove them from sale. She will also (of course) refund all buyers in full straight away, without question. Somehow we don’t see it – but you never know!

Written by fightflashfraud

June 30, 2009 at 11:21 PM

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  1. Hi Traveler,

    This confirms what we thought back at the end of June. What we need now is for buyers to test with the free program h2testw and report in to sosfakeflash with their test results etc so that an Internet alert can be issued about this seller.

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


    September 14, 2009 at 10:18 AM

  2. A well meaning ebay member contacted clare12374 to try to help and advise the buyer after seeing that she had bought two 32gb Kingston counterfeits from recently suspended liam_ashey2009.

    The concerned ebay member was taken aback when they got a response stating that the buyer had found no fault with the drives and would certainly not be asking for a refund.

    What the concerned ebay member had not realised is that this seller, clare12374, is a known fraudster.

    Looking back over feedback received by this fraudster since this article was raised reveals about half a dozen incidents of fake or faulty usb flash drives including a couple of definite counterfeit Kingstons which have been removed at the request of Kingston themselves. As well as being ignorant, the seller is rude too.

    Expect to see a couple of fake capacity counterfeit 32gb Kingstons appearing in the very near future, courtesy of the recently suspended liam_ashey2009.

    Considering the catalogue of fake capacity drives and counterfeits sold by this seller it would be very foolish to think anything sold by this buyer would be in any way genuine.

    All the evidence clearly points to this seller being a deliberate fraudster.


    September 14, 2009 at 10:09 AM

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