Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Looks like another ebay gremlin registered in Hong Kong

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gremlin2sWe think seller is a baby gremlin registered in Hong Kong. What’s a baby gremlin? A new ID registered on ebay for the purposes of selling fake capacity memory items. These items “mysteriously” fail once the true capacity is exceeded. It is not really a mystery at all.

The failure is due to the fact that fraudsters program small capacity items so that they seem to have a higer capacity. Result? Once enough has been saved to exceed the real capacity the USB flash drive, memory card or MP player that has been fraudulently programmed there is nowhere for the files to go!

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 14, 2009 at 7:30 AM

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