Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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This flash drive on ebay is fake fake fakity fake

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This flash drive is a fake – not made by Sony and not 16GB. As binksybaby is using a private auction to sell this we suspect the seller knows. 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 1:08 AM

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  1. A well meaning ebay member contacted this seller and advised the drive was counterfeit and highly likely to be fake capacity.

    The seller of this drive had recently purchased a drive from yuanshuai0022, a seller recently listing the exact same Sony drive and featured here in these pages.

    The well meaning ebay member therefore thought it highly likely it would be same drive and said so in the message.

    The responses received were not quite what was expected when trying to help someone:

    “Err I am am not selling it as a sony USB read advert properly!!! and I have another one which I am using which is 16gb!!! I did not buy it from this seller!!! U are supposed to ask questions not abuse me!”

    The well meaning ebay member responded by saying they had read the advert very carefully. It was clearly a Sony Vaio picture and clearly stated the manafacturer was “Sony”. For good measure the ebay member asked if the seller could please test with h2testw. The response was short, but not sweet:

    “Fuck off!”

    Undeterred, the well meaning ebay member suggested to the seller they would have no alternative but to report the drive as counterfeit to ebay. The response was a little more favourable this time round:

    “Item has been removed leave me alone!!!! Stop abusing me!!!!”

    With this more favourable response, the well meaning ebay member politely thanked the seller for preventing someone else from becoming a victim and apologised for any offence that they may have caused the seller.


    September 15, 2009 at 1:59 PM

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