Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Non-delivery of suspected counterfeit 16GB Transcend SD cards from ebay seller registered in Canada

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should19160

Seller should19160 (registered on ebay Canada) had a feedback score of -3 at the time of writing and was no longer listing anything for sale.

We think buyers may have had a lucky escape if should19160 doesn’t deliver the goods! Why? because we think the cards are counterfeit and fake capacity. Anyone who receives one of these 16GB Transcend SD memory cards from should19160 is advised to test it immediately with the free program h2testw.

Possibly ebay has, quite rightly, restricted the seller’s account until customer satisfaction has improved. The other (more cheerful) possibility is that the seller has realised they are fake and is in the process of testing them – in which case we think buyers should receive refunds shortly.

Looking at feedback we saw that only one buyer who left feedback so far had received one of these 16GB Transcend SD memory cards. This was the only recent positive comment. All other comments relate to not having received the card and lack of communication from the seller.

If the seller became aware there might be a problem (and is testing these cards prior to dispatch) it would have been a good idea to contact customers who were waiting for their items, rather than (apparently) ignoring those who got in touch! Not exactly what we’d call smart customer service!

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 testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 5, 2009 at 8:22 PM

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