Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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This 32GB flash drive listed on ebay by UK seller looks suspect

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We think UK ebay seller express-savings has been shopping in fake flash land. A previous listing for Kingston flash drives which we considered suspect was removed by ebay (presumably at Kingston’s request) – suggesting we were right in our suspicions. The swivel type drives being listed by the seller now also look highly suspect to us, as does the fact that they are being sold in private auctions. We think they will turn out to be fake capacity. Anyone using a false capacity flash drive will eventually suffer data loss and file corruption.

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

August 9, 2009 at 3:45 PM

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  1. express-savings is no longer a registered user.

    This seller has not been suspended for being the trusted Power Seller ebay would have us believe they were.

    If you have bought a drive from this seller, please test with h2testw and get your claim in as soon as possible through ebay Safety Centre.

    I have little doubt this seller has been found out for selling fake capacity drives.

    I cannot be 100% sure on this, but it does seem more than coincidence that ebay seller returncentre has started listing the exact same drives very recently.

    This would appear to be a very appropriate name for a seller who has been selling and refunding customers for these fake capacity drives.


    September 20, 2009 at 10:08 PM

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