Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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UK seller with suspect 24hour listings on ebay

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UK ebay member tri-tech is not an experienced ebay seller (although a member for several years) – we were a bit surprised to come across a large number of one-day listings (27 we think) from tri-tech showing Sandisk flash drives of 16B, 32GB and 64GB capacities with a start price lower than the seller would have paid wholesale for a genune 16GB Sandisk flash drive of this type.

This, and the fact that the seller states these were imported from China (centre of flash memory fraud), leads us beleive that these will turn out to be counterfeit and fake capacity. Please sellers, do your research before listing flash memory items on ebay!

We understand an ebay member has warned tri-tech these are likely to be fakes – let’s hope tri-tech tests them, cancels all sales and refunds buyers. However, as investigation reveals the seller had previously sold 10 of these over the last few days we suspect that the one day listings may be because the seller knows they are fake and is trying to dump them fast.

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 29, 2009 at 6:09 AM

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