Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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This 16GB flash drive on ebay seems too cheap to be genuine

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This flash drive seems a bit too cheap to be genuine. This makes us wonder if parts-for-sale-london (like many other UK sellers) purchased these from a fraudulent wholesaler.

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 19/10/09:
It seems that we have another deliberate fraudster tryinging to evade notice by changing ebay ID. We can’t think of any other reason why seller parts-for-sale-london would have changed ID to laptopangels09. Here is a current listing under the new ID:


Written by fightflashfraud

August 29, 2009 at 3:57 PM

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  1. laptopangels09

    This is the new ID for this seller.

    After receiving 17 negatives and 5 neutrals, including a few negatives stating these drives are only 4gb, the seller is trying to hide their fraudulent activity by changing ID.

    Use to read negative/neutral feedback on this seller. It will be more than enough to convince you this is a seller not to be trusted.


    October 18, 2009 at 4:16 AM

  2. This seller should be well aware of how to spot fakes and definitely knows how to test them.

    parts-for-sale-london bought fake capacity usb flash drives from opdoam, haifter, zhongel and silviajune.

    The seller was contacted and given advice and guidance on several occasions after buying fake capacity drives from either opdoam, haifter or zhongel. The seller was also provided the link to this site and the h2testw download.

    After being saved from losing their money as well as data at the time, it would be a pretty horrible gesture to turn around and start selling fakes themselves.


    August 31, 2009 at 4:44 AM

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