Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Are these Sandisk compact flash memory cards genuine?

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We were rather surprised to see a UK business seller with powerseller status listing these cards with a 99p start price with free p&p. Seller sultech only has one negative. Close examination of the seller’s feedback comments shows that the answer to our question about whether these are genuine is a clear no!

We think listing these as used is a ploy to lull buyers into a false sense of security as people do sometimes list genuiine slightly used memory items with a 99p start. Such listings are normally for items of 2GB or lower, however – and not with free postage! We suspect this could be deliberate fraud.

There are quite a number of comments about fakes in both positive and neutral feedback. The fact that refunded buyers are not leaving negative feedback allows this seller to continue defrauding ebay members.

Please, folks – when you buy fake items leave a negative both as a clear warning to others and to help ebay remove fraudsters from the site!!

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 19, 2009 at 11:48 PM

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