Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

This ebayer re-sells fakes bought on ebay from fraudsters

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This listing shows one of a number of flash drives bought by fodiogor from either known or suspected fraudsters in China. This is not the first time we have seen this. Did this seller think these were bargains that he or she could profit from or does the seller know that what is being sold is fake capacity flash that will cause file loss and corruption of data for those that use them?

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 23, 2009 at 11:03 PM

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  1. This seller continues to buy from known fraudsters and is using private listings in his sales. He should very soon be listing fake capacity 32gb black leather, brown leather or chrome swivel drives.

    Private listings are a favourite with fraudsters. It helps them hide what people bought and for how much. I would advise any buyer to stay away from sellers who use private listings.

    Please take a look at his feedback as a seller. It’s like a rogues gallery. If you want to know what sellers not to buy from, start here!

    If you have bought a drive from this seller, please test and send in your results to the email address given at Your input is welcomed and valued by the team here at fightflashfraud. The more evidence gathered on these sellers, the better. This is your chance to help fight against the injustice we all suffer as a result of this ongoing fraud.


    August 17, 2009 at 11:27 PM

  2. The sewn leatherette fake usb flash drive is a very nasty one.

    If the usual methods to try and repair it do not work, taking it apart is difficult.

    It is one of the worse fake models available!

    SOSFakeFlash was forced to introduce a zero tolerance policy. fodiogor better warn the buyers who bought from him before he is reported. If he is, he will be on the black list with an internet alert published against him. They stay forever and will not be removed. If SOSFakeFlah receives confirmation with the necessary supporting evidence, an eBay sellers reputation is gone, forever.

    It might sound harsh. There is no choice. The FrankenFlash Project intends to free eBay of fake falsh. MP Players, memory cards and usb flash drives. Too many people are losing information. The fraud is Hugh! Millions of dollars. It is estimated that members frauded is in the hundreds of thousands if not a million (if you take multiple purchases in to consideration).

    The fixfakeflash site gets so many people searching for possible solutions to return digitally altered nand memory devices back to their real size. It is unbelievable!


    July 24, 2009 at 6:19 AM

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