Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Seems this UK ebay seller has been to fake flash land

with 2 comments

The 64GB USB flash drives listed on ebay by marnie_lush_pink are certain to corrupt users’ files – this particular type always does.

Any 64GB flash drive offered for a silly price like £11.99 cannot be anything other than a fake. It costs a lot more than this just for the flash chips on their own without even thinking about other components.

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

January 14, 2010 at 10:09 AM

2 Responses

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  1. Agree with you Micro,

    We think that marnie_lush_pink may be a bit of a slippery customer who knows full well that these are fake.

    Any flash drive like the ones in the picture in this seller’s listings (interestingly small – with no option for a closer look!) are pretty certain to be fakes that corrupt files whatever the capacity or price.

    Seems that this seller has no current listings and that the only comment so far from a buyer since February 2008 was left today (15th January 2010) for Item number 190363746024 (Star Trek blue-ray DVD sold on 8th Jan 2010) only one bidder – so what was the buyer’s comment? Here it is:

    Unable to supply but sorted really quick full refund given thanks

    We get a whiff of rodent around marnie_lush_pink!!

    fightflashfraud

    January 15, 2010 at 11:15 PM

  2. This seller has sold a number of these fake drives all with a single bid, and all at the same price, add this very suspicious activity to the fact that the listings are private and you have one obvious false feedback building exercise, one to watch very carefully.

    Micro

    January 15, 2010 at 6:39 PM


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