Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

16GB Sandisk flash drive in ebay auction with 99p start price


If this 16GB Sandisk USB flash drive is genuine then UK seller andyoni1 risks making quite a loss on the sale. Most people don’t like losing money when they sell new items on ebay. We are a bit puzzled about other listings from the same seller – an 8GB Sandisk with a low start price, an 8GB Lexar with low start price and a buy it now listing (now ended) for 4GB Lexar flash drives.

andyoni1These Lexar flash drives sold by andyoni1 in a buy it now listing for £5.99 with free P&P seem remarkably cheap.

This makes us think they may be fakes purchased from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers in the far east. Time will tell whether they are genuine or not.

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 4, 2009 at 12:06 PM

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  1. Hi Andy, Surprised that you have shown up here after all this time as this article dates back to November 2009. We did say at the time that if they were genuine you were risking making a loss by selling at auction with a low start price if they were genuine.

    We were merely concerned that your supplier might not have been genuine – there are a lot of fraudulent suppliers and some members of our team were caught out by such suppliers.

    We’ve had a look at your feedback and it seems that you got reasonable prices for them (gosh, you were lucky!)and indeed had no complaints. In the light of this we will be happy to remove this article if you wish.


    August 16, 2012 at 10:55 AM

  2. All these items are GENUINE, I have not had a single complaint.
    KIND REGARDS andyoni1


    August 10, 2012 at 7:40 PM

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