Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Seller in Thailand seems to be drop-shipping fraudsters’ favourite

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opiuyttr222yIt seems that seller opiuyttr222 (registered in Thailand) may be drop-shipping flash drives from a supplier in China.

Never buy from people who drop-ship flash memory – they have never seen the items they sell.

The items are delivered direct by the supplier so the seller has no opportunity to test them and check they are genuine. Seller opiuyttr222 has ebay auctions on for several models of 64GB USB flash drives including:

1) Disguised Kingston DataTraveler 150 drives – it seems that fraudsters have cottoned on to the fact that Kingston is taking action against counterfeits so no mention of Kingston. The picture shows no lettering on the drive which would be present on a genuine one – but the picture still gives the game away!
2) Smiley type shown on the left.
3) Fraudsters’ favourite flash drive shown in the listing above.

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 16, 2009 at 9:20 PM

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