Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

UK ebay seller lists 32GB USB flash drive with 99p start price

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doghoney2008

If seller doghoney2008 is not one of the two UK citizens who won over 40 million pounds on the euromillions draw we can’t see how this person could possibly afford to risk the losses they could make by listing a number of genuine 32GB USB flash drives at auction with a 99p start and free P&P.

We think it is far more likely that doghoney2008 has been shopping in fake flash land and bought these from one of the many fraudulent sellers. This ebay member may be unaware of the true cost of flash memory items and the fact that there an awful lot of fakes that will corrupt people’s files.

We think these flash drives are fakes which will do just that – trash users’ files once the true (probably less than 4GB) capacity is exceeded. We suggest that doghoney2008 test them immediately with h2testw and withdraw them from sale if we are right – which we are fairly certain we are.

If doghoney2008 acts quickly then this seller (like some other ebay sellers who bought from fraudulent suppliers) may be in time to stop payment to the supplier.

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 8, 2009 at 7:42 PM

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