Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Seller in Ireland lists fake flash drives bought from ebay fraudster

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george.dub The 16GB USB flash drives listed on ebay by george.dub were purchased as a job lot of 50 from ebay gremlin, who does not seem to be selling at the moment – waiting to see if he or she got away with frauding everyone, no doubt.

The price paid by george.dub for them works out around £7.70 each. Too low a price for them to be genuine. This seller has a buy it now listing for these at approximately £20 when postage is included. This would be a very reasonable price if they were genuine, but we are certain they’re not.

If george.dub tests these drives with h2testw we are sure he will find out the horrible truth – they are fake capacity drives that will corrupt users’ files. He should end the listings, refund any buyers then claim a refund from and report in to sosfakeflash with test results if we are right.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers 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

November 3, 2009 at 9:34 PM

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  1. As george.dub apparently bought from under 30 days ago he is within time to claim a refund through paypal from this fraudster.


    November 3, 2009 at 10:26 PM

  2. An ebay member had contacted the seller advising to check with h2testw after they realised who the seller had bought the drives from. The seller was also directed to the article on

    This was the seller’s reply:

    “thanks a lot for your help, i checked on usb and as told by you downloaded that software and checked it, it is definetly fake, thanks again for helping me as it was first time i started selling ,the risk was huge being disqulified,,,
    i sent them an email, asking for refund, i dont kbow whther they will refund me or not,, anyway i will appologise and refund the three customers who bought this from me, luckyly i did not post them yet,”

    The seller did end the listing immediately and a neutral feedback from one of the customers reflects that a purchased drive was not sent out. The buyer was given a full refund.

    This fits in with what the seller said in the message.

    I do hope the seller manages to get a refund from


    November 3, 2009 at 9:56 PM

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