Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Another ebay fraudster in China selling fraudsters’ favourite

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This leather and steel model of flash drive is a favourite with fraudsters – easy to program to any fake capacity they like. The ebay ID bingbing1209 used for this listing no doubt belongs to one of the familiar fraud rings that has been selling fake flash memory on ebay for a very long time.

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.

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  1. Fraudsters sometimes try this tactic – however, your paypal account will show the original transaction and the refund – as ebay owns paypal send them the details and they should be able to put a stop to this bit of nonsense!

    fightflashfraud

    January 2, 2010 at 6:44 PM

  2. Heh ebay is weird, i was not nice at all to that fraudster and didn’t change my feedback, now he decided to open unpaid item case. Should i contact to ebay or what? it’s weird that it can be even opened after paying it once and then getting refunded.

    We opened an unpaid item case for NEW 16GB USB 2.0 Thumb Drive Flash Memoy Pen Stick , because the seller either hasn’t recorded your payment or didn’t receive it yet.
    Your payment must be received no later than Wednesday, 06 Jan, 2010 18:16:08 GMT, to avoid an unpaid item being recorded on your account (and possible restrictions).

    Sami

    January 2, 2010 at 6:36 PM

  3. Hi Sami,

    ebay limits you to 5 messages in 24 hours. Wait a day then you can send more – I suggest you limit it to 4 in any 24 hours to avoid problems.

    fightflashfraud

    January 1, 2010 at 10:53 AM

  4. Hi fightflasfraud

    i have sent this message to all sellers who i could:

    Hello,

    I bought NEW 16GB USB 2.0 Thumb Drive Flash Memoy Pen Stick from bingbing1209 like you did.

    Mine was fake, real size for usb stick was 2GB but it was sold for me as 16GB, most likely same for you.

    Read more about testing yours if its fake too: http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/2008/09/02/h2testw-14-gold-standard-in-detecting-usb-counterfeit-drives/

    If so change feedback to negative and make claim to paypal. I got full refunded by seller.

    Ebay is limiting me to sent more:

    We are unable to submit your question. You have reached the daily limit of emails you can send using the Contact eBay Member function. If you wish to contact the seller of an active listing, click on the “Ask seller a question” link found on the item page, below the seller’s User ID. TO contact the buyer, click on the “Contact the buyer” link on the item page.

    http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=bingbing1209&ftab=AllFeedback&myworld=true

    Sent to: zenati-70, g10ant, l8dn and borekxr30044

    if someone want continue since i can’t

    Sami

    January 1, 2010 at 10:45 AM

  5. Hi Sami,
    Please contact buyers who left positive feedback and get them to test with h2testw.

    fightflashfraud

    January 1, 2010 at 10:23 AM

  6. Bought one from him. Negative feedback to ebay and claim to paypal. I was suprised he full refunded my moneys after claim to paypal.

    Sami

    January 1, 2010 at 6:54 AM


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