Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Hong Kong seller lists huge range of flash drives on ebay

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We have shown just a few of the USB flash drives listed on ebay by Hong Kong seller fashionzone999. The drives we looked at range from 2GB to 16GB. All the flash drives from this seller seem to be listed in auctions with a start price of 99p and the rest of the charges loaded on the postage. Loading the postage like this is a way of evading ebay fees – though the seller will pay full paypal fees on anything sold.

If you take postage charges into consideration then it would just about be possible for genuine flash drives to be supplied. However, a couple of this seller’s drives look very suspect to us so we fear that fashionzone999 will prove to be yet another Chinese fraudster. We wouldn’t trust fashionzone999 as far as we could throw him or her.

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 23, 2009 at 4:00 PM

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  1. Well lets put it this way, i ordered a few hundred units from this seller, and 70% (exactly!!) did not work.

    The ones that did work, were a bit flimsy. As in the USB part seems like it would come loose quite easily.

    Sent several emails, no response.

    Learnt a good lesson.


    September 30, 2009 at 11:57 AM

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