Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for September 9th, 2009

Strange goings-on in Glasgow.

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yiyaya_2003

This patently fake flash drive (not made by Sony and highly unlikely to be 16GB) was sold for £13.00 (with £2.99 postage) by yiyaya_2003 on 28th of July. This ebay member is in Glasgow and bought an identical flash drive from fellow Glasgoweigan peter_pan1981 for £13.99. Presumably they live close to each other and yiyaya_2003 saved the £4.99 postage charge by collecting the drive in person – how else would yiyaya_2003 manage to leave feedback the following day?

We are puzzled about why anyone would sell a flash drive then buy an identical one a few days later. Interestingly yiyaya_2003 and peter_pan1981 have a third thing in common (besides living in Glasgow and selling fake flash drives) – they both sell ptfe rods. Remarkable co-incidence don’t you think? We hope their ptfe rods are more reliable than their flash drives!

We suspect there may be a connection between these IDs and a third seller in Glasgow, iwanttobuy_2007 – we wouldn’t touch flash drives sold under these three IDs with a barge-pole!

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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

September 9, 2009 at 9:00 PM

Fake 32GB USB flash drives sold one ebay USA

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ussefad

Steer well clear of the flash drives sold by USA ebay seller ussefad. This seller was informed by an ebay member that these were likely to be fake capacity and advised to test with h2testw. The seller’s response?

Thank you for your comment but mind your own business.

Think that gives you a pretty good idea of the type of seller we have here. Honest sellers who find they may have fakes rush to remove listings, test drives and refund buyers. They don’t usually say mind your own business – that’s what crooks tend to say!

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

September 9, 2009 at 5:58 PM

USA seller with range of suspect USB flash drives on ebay

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goldenpalmusb

Seller goldenpalmusb is right in describing this model of flash drive as classic – however the seller left off the other word that goes with classic; fake. This leather flash drive is the classic fake sold by hundreds of fraudsters on ebay. We have never come across one that was genuinely the capacity claimed and we don’t think these will be genuine either.

This leads us to think that the other flash drives offered by goldenpalmusb are likely to be fake capacity as well. 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

September 9, 2009 at 3:09 PM

This 64GB flash drive on ebay is counterfeit and fake capacity

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leoiek

This flash drive listed by leoiek, a seller based in China, is not made by Sony and it is not 64GB.
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Written by fightflashfraud

September 9, 2009 at 1:18 PM

Ebay seller in Singapore selling suspect leather flash drive

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quality.services

This model of flash drive offered by quality.services in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB looks to be the fraudsters’ favourite. Genuine flash drives could not be sold at these capacities at the buy it now price advertised by quality.services. In the listings quality.services states that these were made in Japan. However in our experience this model of flash drive always comes out of China and is always fake capacity.

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

September 9, 2009 at 11:07 AM