Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

yingstar22 looks like another fake flash fraudster in China to us

We are pretty sure this flash drive from ebay seller yingstar22 is fake capacity and corrupts files. 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

March 19, 2010 at 9:48 PM

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  1. Hi again Jay,

    We’ve just noticed that ebay suspended fraudulent seller yingstar22 so you won’t be able to leave any further feedback – but you can still do the other two things we suggested to (hopefully) help bury this scammer for good!


    June 1, 2010 at 7:55 PM

  2. Hi Jay,

    In our experience if one flash memory item from a seller is a fake (which the model of flash drive in the listing we posted about always seems to be) then all flash memory (USB flash drives, memory cards and MP players) is fake capacity.

    You can help in the fight against this fraud by:

    Warning others who bought the same item as you that it is likely they have been scammed and the item is probably fake capacity by sending them an ebay message – but don’t warn more than 3 people in any 24 hour period or ebay may think you are a spammer!

    Reporting your fake with all the details required to the email address given in the report a fake link given in the post about yingstar22 so that details go into the fraud database and provide a permanent record of the fake flash fraud on ebay.

    Leaving a negative for the seller if you have not yet left feedback or a follow-up conmment mentioning the program h2testw and this blog – think carefully, as you only have a few words! Perhaps something like:
    fake! tested with h2tesw. Google: fightflashfraud yingstar22


    June 1, 2010 at 7:20 PM

  3. yingstar22 sold me a 16GB MP4 player, ran memory tester on it and it only has 1GB! I’ve been scammed.

    Jay S

    June 1, 2010 at 7:02 PM

  4. Hi annas999,
    We heartily agree – far too many ebayers give in to blackmail or bribes from fraudulent sellers!


    May 14, 2010 at 9:40 PM

  5. To make it worse I was offered financial inducement to remove my negative feedback! People need to stand up to these crooks


    May 14, 2010 at 8:42 PM

  6. You’re welcome!


    May 12, 2010 at 9:12 PM

  7. Yingstar22 definitely seliing fakes – thanks for your help


    May 12, 2010 at 8:49 PM

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