Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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jones_england and jp_xxxuk a case of fake flash memory on ebay UK

with 2 comments

UK ebay member jones_england bought a flash drive from ebayr jp_xxxuk (ebay item number 150432811765) on April 18th:

In the listing jp_xxxuk stated:

FAULTY 128GB KINGSTON USB DRIVE
Bought this from China…to load my music collection on in mp3 format
Could only load 30GB then drive crashed
cant access it now, so selling it for spares/repairs
THIS IS FAULTY SO WILL NOT ACCEPT RETURNS
SOLD AS SEEN

So: ebay member jones_england buys this and re-sells it, as evidenced by feedback:

Here is the listing (ebay item number 150436490648) in which this flash drive bought from jp_xxxuk (which jones_england purchased knowing it did not work) was re-sold by jones_england at a massive profit:

So what did jones_england say about this flash drive in the listing? Here it is:

will post on the Friday (the day after the auction ends) so you will receive it on the Monday probably. This will be for a fee of £3
I am selling this memory stick as I am getting an external hard drive to replace it.
This memory stick has 128gb capacity, which is very big! I have had it for about 8 months and it has stored many gigs of MP3’s which I have been playing through my car radio.
99p start grab yourself a bargain
any other questions please ask

Well, we can’t get our breath!

Would we ever buy anything sold by jones_england – NO!
Would we ever trust anything said by jones_england – NO!

Written by fightflashfraud

May 30, 2010 at 10:58 AM

2 Responses

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  1. I am advised by a member that was checking ino this seller, the latest event in this saga is that the defrauded buyer has been refunded, and, Yes you’ve guessed it!! he REVISED HIS FEEDBACK so now we have an abusive seller that knowingly sold an already purchased known fake to an unsuspecting buyer, that has 100% positive feedback, even AFTER getting a warning from eBay for his bad language.
    Conclusion, this fake item is probably STILL with the seller, so his auctions needs to be watched carefully.

    Micro

    June 1, 2010 at 8:58 AM

  2. Even worse to come. When his comments were challenged by a member this seller resorted to highly abusive and unpleasant language in a reply via ebay mail. The member advises me that he reported this sellers message to eBay security and received a confirmation from ebay that they would “take action”. Of course he was not told WHAT action would be taken, or it’s outcome, this I assume was because of the ebay privacy rules.

    Micro

    May 30, 2010 at 11:22 AM


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