Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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A very odd listing for flash drives on ebay Australia

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We find the ebay listing by mrqld88 on ebay Australia (item number 220524965853) a bit odd. The seller provides no picture of the flash drives offered, emphasises that they have not been tested and there is no gaurentee on them and states very clearly NO REFUNDS – all this makes us a bit suspicious about this listing! Here is the text of the buy it now listing (price 150 Australian dollars with 10 dollars postage costs:

EXCESS USB STOCK FOR SALE!!!

15 x 2GB
10 x 4GB
1 x 8GB
2 x 32GB

All the products are generic products that are for sale.
The products have been in storage for the past few months.
The stock is left over from a previous business entity.

There are no guarantees given for the devices on sale.
Some devices may work, whilst some may not work.
The devices have not been tested, however this a new
batch of USBs, however once again there are no guarantees
on the product.

NO REFUND AVAILABLE

However if you would like to purchase 28 USB Flash
Drives for $150, then is the perfect package for you!!!

15 x 2GB
10 x 4GB
1 x 8GB
2 x 32GB

Buy it now for Christmas gifts!!!

We wouldn’t touch this with a bargepole as we don’t know what we’d get!! We have a sneaking supicion that they could well be fakes that will trash files – but maybe we’re wrong.

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

December 13, 2009 at 9:50 PM

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