Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Seems we have a little ebay fraud ring based in Singapore here!

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We think we may have identified a Singapore based fraud gang operating on ebay. Our observation suggests that xiao.zhu.zhu is a member of the same fraud ring as de-registered sellers and fast.shipping.2009. Posts over the next couple of weeks will probably feature a few other suspected members of the singjapan gang.

We christened this gang the singjapan gang because all seem to operate out of Singapore and all say that this familiar fake flash drive is made in Japan. They all sing from the same hymn sheet!

Why do they say these are made in Japan? Because Japan has moved up from being a cheap manufacturing base with shoddy goods (as was the case 40 years ago) to being world leaders in affordable and reliable technology. These fraudsters want to trade off Japan’s recent (and hard won) reputation for reliability!

Don’t beleive a word of it – we think these were made in China (centre of fake flash manufacture) – China has become to electronics and computing what Japan was to cars 40 years ago – manufacturers of cheap tatty crap that doesn’t work properly.

We see connections between a large number of IDs in Singapore – who knows what our future investigations will uncover! Maybe we will find that the “Don of fake flash” is behind this little ring of gremlins – the “Don” certainly seems to have continued directing a lot of fraud operations over time!

An ebay member has provided us with this useful information for buyers of fraudulent items who purchased from sellers in Singapore:

You are advised to lodge a police report at the Electronic Police Centre ( ) via the internet. The police will investigate the matter if the report reveals the commission of a criminal offence.

Thank you and regards.
Chew Lye Soonfor Quality Service ManagerSingapore Police Force.

It seems that even if you are NOT a Singaporean resident you can still report misdeeds in Singapore, but you need to give your passport number.

UPDATE 02/11/09
This seller has been suspended by ebay – claim your refund through paypal quick!

Written by fightflashfraud

September 30, 2009 at 12:30 PM

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