Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

We think that this ebayer’s flash drives are likely to be fake

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We think that flash drives from ebay seller clemface1980 will prove to be fake capacity. Fake capacity drives lead to data loss and corruption.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

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Written by fightflashfraud

August 24, 2009 at 11:42 PM

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  1. More news: one buyer in the above list has received a refund: That leaves FOUR previously notified, to report back, and FOUR in the above list yet to leave follow up feedback, plus FIVE more buyers that need to be informed
    flynchenberg, rob1robno1, golferx10, john*gail, cannonballrod.

    I am again out of trys for a day.

    Micro

    December 24, 2009 at 5:53 PM

  2. I am out of tries at the moment.

    Buyer contact needed for rockleypark, 0144dado, yorkielass27, jogenes, pheonix_uk_1

    All recipients of flash memory from this seller.

    Micro

    December 15, 2009 at 12:19 PM

  3. This seller has started again selling the same fake flash drives. Information from one “Flash angel” that contacted a buyer reveals that the capacity was 3GB

    “We think you may make recent purchase of bad flash drive, you may need to test it with h2testw
    to check before use or lose important files, many FAKES on eBay. Visit sosfakeflash for more info.”

    Answer:
    yes when tested this drive is only 3gb

    The buyer was advised by the member to push a claim and leave follow up feedback for the seller to indicate his purchase was a FAKE.

    Micro

    December 15, 2009 at 12:12 PM

  4. He is at it again after 2 months rest. Same familiar fake flip drives shown as both 16GB & 32GB
    Items 280419485769 and 280420794877 with
    280420355349 already sold to an unknowing mug, one of EIGHT bidders…

    Micro

    November 14, 2009 at 10:24 AM

  5. Hi Micro – sadly most people don’t test their flash drives when they receive them. Often they don’t even use them for a long time after they purchased them!

    I have students who have come to classes with flash drives they have had for a year or more and never used!

    In the light of this it’s no wonder that so many fakes are sold without people complaining.

    fightflashfraud

    October 10, 2009 at 9:32 PM

  6. Strange, no negative feedback and this seller seems to have sold quite a few of these 16GB models, now is showing a similar item at 32GB item 280403953829

    Micro

    October 10, 2009 at 9:26 PM

  7. If you’re looking for a real trustworthy secure flash drive, don’t buy it on shopping portals from people you don’t know.

    Gary

    August 26, 2009 at 7:47 AM


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