Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Is this a fraudster in the UK trying to slip under ebay radar??

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This item was listed at auction as a one-day listing. We know this is not a genuine 64GB Kingston flash drive – it is an obvious fake. The use of a one-day auction with a start price of 99p suggests very deliberate and calculated fraud on the part of UK seller amair786.

Why? For one thing starting a listing at 99p for a genuine 64GB flash drive would be complete madness – after all, if you had the real thing, why would you risk making a massive loss? For another – one day listings are fantastic for fraudsters. By the time anyone who knows their stuff might notice the listing it has probably ended and therefore vanished!

Kingston do not make this model in this capacity – the colouration of the drive indicates a 2GB model that has been fraudulently programmed to show 64GB in the operating system. This seller’s other flash memory items are probably fake capacity too! Help us get fraud off ebay – test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

If you bought flash memory which (like this) carries a brand name – contact the company concerned (Kingston, Sony or whoever) and get them to put pressure on ebay to clamp down on counterfeiting and fraud. This sort of fraud damages brand names – it is in their interests to try to put an end to it.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

July 4, 2009 at 12:02 AM

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