Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Another ID for the singjapan gang on ebay by the look of things

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The ebay ID dd.ee3493 appears to belong to a fraud ring based in singapore which the fightflashfraud team christened the singjapan gang.

The singjapan gang all claim that the flash drives they sell were made in Japan – we would beg to differ! Such claims are a total insult to the Japanese who (far from their reputation for cheap shoddy goods 50 years ago) are now amongst the top countries for quality manufacturing.

Precision engineering, strict quality control and high quality are now the hallmark of Japanese goods. This cannot be said of the flash drives sold on ebay by the singjapan gang! Perhaps the Japanese government should force the Chinese government to do something about these fraudsters bringing Japan into ill repute!

The flash drive shown above is the fraudster’s favourite – easy to program to any fake capacity the fraud gangs think they can get away with – we’ve seen it sold as 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and even a fantastic 128GB! As yet there are very few genuine flash drives of 128GB capacity and you are very unlikely indeed to find them on ebay.

Seller dd.ee3493 advertised it as 64GB in the listing we show a screenshot of. We can assure you that the true capacity is nowhere near this and that anyone who uses one will eventually find all the data they saved to it is trashed!

Do not fall for these scams on ebay! You would be hard pressed to find a genuine, reliable, 16GB flash drive for £20 anywhere (except wholesale) let alone ebay. You certainly can’t buy a genuine 64GB flash drive for this price (even a low quality one) ANYWHERE – even wholesale – the chips alone cost more than this!

If you fell for one of the many scam merchants on ebay selling fake flash memory test your item immediately – you are at risk of losing your valuable data!

We advise everyone to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 31, 2009 at 3:39 PM

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