Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Seller in Canada with suspect flash drives listed on ebay USA

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bagger863520 Seller bagger863520 sold a number of the 16gb USB flash drives shown on the left. We are sure they are fake capacity drives that will corrupt users’ files.

We think this because all flash drives with shiny capacity stickers like the one in the picture that were tested by the fightflashfraud team failed testing with h2testw. Most had a true capacity of under 2GB. We suspect that bagger863520 is using dropshipping because the seller states:

Normal delivery takes 10 to 25 business days

This suggests the flash drives are sent directly from a supplier in China – giving bagger863520 no chance to check that the merchandise is genuine. Please sellers – do not get involved in dropshipping; you don’t know what sort of rubbish you may end up selling!

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

Written by fightflashfraud

November 19, 2009 at 12:50 PM

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