Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Seems we have a deliberate ebay fraudster here!

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We are informed that originally USA based seller flashdrives4less1 had seven of these listings for job lots of fake 64GB Kingston drives with the picture above.

When warned they were fake did the seller remove the listings and test the flash drives? No such thing – the seller simply changed the picture to the one shown in the listing below for the listings that had no bids:


Not what we would recognise as the actions of an honest seller! Sadly for this shady character you can’t change your picture once you have bidders.

As a result flashdrives4less1 is stuck with the visual evidence that the flash drives being sold are fakes in two of the listings (item numbers 250504818828 and 250504866224)! The fact that the ID flashdrives4less1 was only set up on September 6th makes us wonder if this is a fraudster who previously used a different ID.

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

October 1, 2009 at 8:45 AM

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  1. I can now confirm that 5 counterfeit drives listed by this seller were removed after pressure from Kingston.

    Hopefully the buyers will become aware and demand their rightful refunds from this fraudster.


    October 5, 2009 at 2:30 PM

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