Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

serendipity.gem another ebay fake flash memory seller in China

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The USB flash drive in this listing from serendipity 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.

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  1. Hi Enenvcc,

    Thanks for your comment – however we’d say that sniping on flash memory items on ebay (or bidding for them at all in auctions) is unwise – you’d probably land a fake. There are few sellers with genuine flash memory items on ebay and most of those list on buy it now. We advise people to buy from reliable retailers rather than anywhere on the web.

    Unless you know a lot about what is really available, the price you can expect to pay for a genuine item, how to spot a likely fake etc you are likely to end up with a fake if you buy flash memory on the Internet.

    It has not been unknown for fake or faulty flash memory items to be sold even by reputable high street retailers – but at least with those there are consumer laws to protect you. If you have the sense to test with h2testw before trusting a flash memory device with your files then the high street isn’t a problem.

    We stongly suggest that (wherever you buy) you should be armed with h2testw and never use flash memory items until you have tested with this program first!!


    April 26, 2010 at 8:06 PM

  2. Hello, recently this seller’s items have been removed by eBay probably due to:
    1. Shill bidding: Curiously, a buyer keeps bidding on this seller’s auctions, yet win only 6% of them.
    2. A mass of not received complaints. (Check out his feedback, a sea of red dots)

    eBay has been disappointing, to avoid shill bidding as much as possible, always snipe bid.


    April 26, 2010 at 7:22 PM

  3. Lots of stuff that are listed on ebay from China are fake.

    SM Perera

    April 26, 2010 at 11:30 AM

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