Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Is this “64GB” USB flash drive genuine? Certainly not!!

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This flash drive from ebay seller electro-passion is undoubtedly fake fake fakity-fake. 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.

Update 14/09/09
Seems that ebay seller electro-passion (now de-registered) got just deserts for being a careless profiteer.

We think the source of these fakes was possibly ebay transaction number 140337034332 on August 6th in which electro-passion bought a bulk lot of 20 flash drives (sold as 1GB Kingston) for $66 plus $20 postage from UK seller amadiokpo.

Did electro-passion really think it was possible to get away with selling these (fake) flash drives as 64GB at ten times the price paid for them?? If so the seller didn’t reckon with the frankenflash project!

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  1. Hi Traveler,

    Suspension of an ebay seller’s account is the almost inevitable consequence for those listing fraudulent items who choose to tell “porky pies” as electro-passion did, rather than taking the hint and removing their listings voluntarily.

    Beware, fraudulent ebay sellers! Ignore messages warning that you are selling fakes at your peril.


    September 3, 2009 at 9:34 PM

  2. This seller tried to argue the point with an ebay member that theses drives were 100% genuine.

    The concerned ebay member pleaded with the seller time after time to get them to test with h2testw, look at the Kingston website, check out articles at fight flash fraud, check reputable online retailers but all to no avail. Every time, the seller refused to accept the drives were fake capacity counterfeits. I have copies of the replies from the seller below.

    “Please take a chance try one and let me know. After, if you are not happy, I refund you 100%.
    I’ve done the H2testtw on each before put them on auction because I’ve refunded 1 before and now I don’t take any chance. I want keep my 100%”

    “Hey my friend. I don’t know why you said that. 1st, on ebay, if it’s not true, paypal block our account, or we have to refund you. So, do you think I have money to lost ????? Just bid on 1 and try it and if is not a good one you will be refund. Thanks!!!!!”

    “Hey why you don’t try I’ve said to you I refund 100% if it’s counterfeit ???? Go buy it and you will see!!!!”

    The good advice was ignored. Seller electro-passion is now “No longer a registered user”.


    September 3, 2009 at 9:14 PM

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