Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

An ebay member in the United States with suspect listings

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We think the flash drives listed by ebay seller jkobi2332 look rather supect. Registered on ebay on the 13th August this seller still had no feedback when we looked on 13th September. This ebay member offers a range of USB flash drives for sale. We think they are all fake capacity items purchased from a fraudulent supplier.

Whether or not jkobi2332 has any idea that these are likely to be fake capacity we do not know for sure at the moment but we suspect the seller may well know. Some of the pictures are tiny and it looks to us as though some of them have been doctored.

If the seller is not a fraudster we suggests that he or she tests these drives with h2testw. If we are right about them being fake (which we are pretty sure we are) and the seller was unaware of it then we trust that jkobi2332 will refund those who have already bought as well as cancelling all current listings.

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 15, 2009 at 8:56 PM

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