Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Devious singjapan gang launch another fraud ID on ebay

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The ebay ID my-mobile999 is a new addition to a devious fraud gang based in Singapore.

This gang often builds up false feedback for a new ID as a buyer before any fake memory items (such as the fake capacity USB flash drive shown above) is listed on ebay under that ID. Then they add feedback for the ID as a seller through fake purchases.

The early feedback for my-mobile999, both as buyer and seller, is as fake as the “64GB” USB flash drive shown in this listing. This is the fraudsters’ favourite; easily programmed to any fake capacity the fraudsters think they can get away with. These show up in properties as 64GB but they are nothing like!

These drives trash users’ data after a while. You cannot buy genuine 64GB flash drive for the price shown in this buy it now listing – it costs twice this much to make a real one! The highest capacity genuine flash drive you can buy for £26 is 16GB.

This seller seems to be waiting to see whether he or she got away with it before listing any more fakes.

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

November 15, 2009 at 2:28 PM

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