Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Another dodgy looking ebay seller of flash memory from China

with 4 comments


The prices achieved in auctions for flash memory items sold by skywarenet would have bankrupted anyone that was selling genuine items by now. We can only conclude that these are fake capacity and will cause file loss and data corruption to users. The use of private auctions by this seller is a sneaky way of trying to cover his tracks and hide what he has sold. As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

July 21, 2009 at 8:48 AM

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  1. Hi Mark,
    Sadly even sellers with thousands of positive feedback comments may be selling fakes – many known fraudsters on ebay do! As ebay has removed items sold by skywarenet they are obviously now aware that this is a fraudulent seller.

    We suggest you file an item not received claim through paypal if your item was paid for more than 10 days ago. If you bought you bought a flash memory item you should state in your claim that as ebay has suspended this seller and removed listings that you expect the item was fraudulent.

    Read all the refund advice on sosfakeflash – this should help you get a refund if your item does not show up or turns out to be fake.

    Good luck, and let us know what happens.


    August 31, 2009 at 7:57 PM

  2. To whom it may concern,

    skywarenet is now no longer a registered user on ebay. It does concern me because I recently paid for a product from them, and now I fear it may never deliver! In future I will be wary of buying from sellers who have less than a few thousand feedbacks or a few months existence. I’ll leave an update here within a few weeks.


    August 31, 2009 at 7:19 PM

  3. Yeah I just got them to take back a stick because I showed them this site. Thanks!!


    August 27, 2009 at 2:29 PM

  4. Confirmed:

    I bought a 16 GB mini flash drive. I lost data when I tried to put more than 8 GB. Fully tested after that.
    Original description ”
    I already start to contact other buyers. Help me to contact others! It’s the only way.
    The product look the same that this other:Item number: 180399173479
    from user “fiveway_powers”, I think this is just another Baby Fake Flash Seller Id.

    James Lewis

    August 24, 2009 at 6:04 PM

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