Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Do we have another ebay gremlin from Hong Kong here?

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gremlin2sMost listings by hi2echworks for MP players are auctions with a low start price and massive postage.

This listing was one of the few exceptions – did the seller just forget to add the postage?

The MP player in this listing sold for £10.50 with free P&P – which would have been a fantastic bargain for the buyer if it was genuine.

However, we are certain it is fake and will cause the user’s music and video files to become corrupt or vanish altogether after a while. Loading the postage price in the way hi2echworks does with most MP auctions is a contravention of ebay policy and is done to evade ebay fees.

This seller has other devious tendencies – in some listings this Hong Kong seller pretends items are in Germany to give buyers a false sense of security. The seller also uses private auctions in some cases to hide what has been sold to whom.

This seller lists quite a number of cheap Ipod covers – a technique often used by fraudsters in the far east to build up positive feedback as a buffer against any negative comments about fraudulent items. 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 25, 2009 at 1:54 PM

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