Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Beware ebayer dartslady10 sells fake flash memory! Test with h2testw

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An ebay member warned us a few days ago that we should watch ebay member dartslady10 and, sure enough, this ebayer is now selling fake flash drives! The buyer of item number 300427625972 (sold on May 21st) was either someone who didn’t test the drive with h2testw or this seller’s partner in crime as it was exactly the same obvious fake shown in the listing above.

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.

UPDATE
By the way – dartslady10 is selling a computer complete with a lot of Windows software – we think it highly unlikely that the licences are genuine! We think dartslady10 is an out and out fraudster!

UPDATE 29/05/2010
We are fully expecting that dartslady10 (or this ebayer’s partner in crime) will try to sell the fake flash drive purchased from auboland on May 15th (shown in the listing below which dartslady10 left positive feedback about today) at some point if they think they can get away with it!!

UPDATE 8th June 2010
Seems that dartslady10 is still snapping up fake USB flash drives to sell either under this ID or that of the seller’s partner in crime – unfortunately we don’t currently have enough team members to fully investigate such minor criminal activity on ebay when there are major criminals like nsdpro (one of the fraudsters dartslady10 has bought from) to deal with.

Written by fightflashfraud

May 25, 2010 at 6:37 PM

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  1. Hi Micro,
    Maybe ebay fraudster dartslady10 has been foiled before getting started properly thanks to the vigilance of other ebayers! Seems the computer with suspect software got no bids – perhaps ebayers are wiseing up at last? – somehow we doubt it.

    Keep a watch on this seller and any associates!!

    fightflashfraud

    May 29, 2010 at 8:42 PM

  2. Very strange indeed… All items that were scheduled have been withdrawn, I wonder why? Perhaps a certain person had a whisper in the ear? Or maybe it was the member that wrote to the buyers advising them to test with H2testw, and these buyers were acquaintances of the seller, will we ever know?

    Micro

    May 29, 2010 at 8:33 PM

  3. Hi Micro,

    We will be keeping a close eye on dartslady10 – very suspect, we’ll be interested to find the ID of the seller’s colleauge if someone has time to dig further!

    fightflashfraud

    May 29, 2010 at 8:02 PM

  4. Indeed an interesting trader, a look at their recent buying tells a story, for example:-
    110533178313 brought from Hong Kong seller for £8.75 16GB pen drive. 160507241950 Hong Kong £7.01 32GB flip fake flash. 290435007795 Hong Hong £9.49 16Gb suspect fake. 110533178072 Hong Kong £7.50 16G silver fake.
    190391361306 DVD-RW (Compaq) drive (UK seller) £29.50
    Other PRIVATE purchases from a well known Hong Kong junk seller. The DVD-RW is now being sold BIN £15.00
    not a lot of profit there, interesting to see if the fake flash makes a profit. Certainly one to watch.

    Micro

    May 29, 2010 at 8:18 AM


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