Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Are these 16GB USB flash drives from China genuine?

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We wonder whether or not these flash drives listed by seller buyaolian0912 are genuine or not. If they are then this is indeed an unusual seller as almost all the flash memeory items coming out of China are fake capacity. A statement in the seller’s listing indicates that buyaolian0912 is not entirely honest however:

The item will be delivered by Airmail or Registered Airmail and stated as gift with lower price.

Stating that it is a gift and giving a lower value is a way of evading duties – this makes us suspicious. 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 14, 2009 at 10:24 AM

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  1. Interesting, reported for customs / mail fraud this morning and now seller is “no longer a registered user”.


    August 14, 2009 at 11:39 PM

  2. Sending as gift with lower value is custom / mail fraud. If seller is willing to commit this type of offence what does this tell you about the seller and his goods?


    August 14, 2009 at 8:07 PM

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