Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Are these 32GB SD cards listed on ebay UK genuine or fake?

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There are two things that make us wonder whether these 32GB SD cards listed by UK seller louise_win are genuine or not. The first is the use of private listings – we have not yet found anyone who sold genuine flash memory items in private listings.

The other thing is that the seller has used a three day listing – usually people use short listings for cheap used items that they expect to sell at auction quickly. People normally grab as long a time period as possible when they are using buy it now to maximise the possibility of a sale.

However, if they are fraudsters hoping to dump something fake quickly they may act differently to the norm. Our suspicions may prove entirely unfounded of course. Time will tell whether this is an honest seller or not.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have purchased a false capacity device on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 24, 2009 at 5:38 PM

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