Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Another gremlin ID is activated on ebay for fake flash sales

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gremlin2sFor some unknown reason our fraudster friends in Hong Kong did not activate the ID waichingpiggy until a month after the ID was set up.

Perhaps they are expecting some of the existing fraud IDs to be suspended very shorly and decided to activate another ID in their fake flash arsenal.

We fully expect that every single flash drive listed by waichingpiggy will be fake capacity – and the brand name ones (such as the transcend shown on the far left) will be counterfeit.

In a listing for an unsold counterfeit Transcend (wrong colour for a 16GB drive) the seller stated:

We are the SOLE ebay seller selling Real 16GB Capacity memory stick USB2.0 high speed

Afraid not – seller is just one of many fraudsters selling counterfeit and/or fake capacity memory items that will cause users’ files to become corrupted or vanish entirely after a while.

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 25, 2009 at 11:33 AM

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