Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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UK member sold fraudsters’ favourite flash drive on ebay

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We have reason to think that UK ebay seller paramedictradex may be well aware that these flash drives are fake capacity. You simply cannot sell a genuine 64GB flash drive of any type at this price on ebay – it costs more than this to manufacture one!

We think this ID is connected with another ID registered in the same area that has sold fake flash drives. Seller paramedictradex sold 9 of these flash drives. They are the fraudsters’ favourite to reprogram to fake capacities – no doubt purchased by paramedictradex from a fraudulent wholesaler.

The seller refused to pay any attention to an ebay member’s concerns about these and the advice to test with h2testw. This was the seller’s response:

Thanks for the info mate but they seem to be no problem with them. I have sold a lot outside of ebay and no one seems to be having any problems with them.

We beg to differ – there is a big problem with them – once the true capacity (probably less than 4GB) is exceeded all the user’s files will start to be lost or corrupted! We can’t imagine a worse problem than this!

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.

UPDATE 10/11/09
Apparently the phones sold by paramedictradex were fake as well as the flash drives. Listings by this seller have been removed by ebay so items will have vanished from buyers’ won lists. Details will still be available in paypal accounts. If you bought any flash memory item from this seller (who has apparently been suspended by ebay) test it immediately and claim a refund through paypal if it fails testing.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 29, 2009 at 12:09 AM

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