Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Top rated ebay seller gosourcing looks like a fake flash fraudster to us

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Top rated ebay seller gosourcing (member since 25-Mar-10 in Hong Kong) gives the location of the 16GB Sandisk Ultra Backup flash drives in this ebay listing as London, UK. Somehow we don’t think so!! We think this seller’s items are exactly where gosourcing is – in China, the source of fake flash memory items! We are sure that any USB flash drives sold by gosourcing will be as fake as the item location in this ebay listing.

Any fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drive (or any other fake capacity flash memory item) corrupts files after a while – once the real capacity (much smaller than advertised) is full there is nowhere for files to go.

There are a few lessons for ebay buyers here:

  1. Don’t be misled by the fact that someone is a top rated seller; lots of fraudsters are.
  2. Always check seller feedback thoroughly; don’t just go by the general feedback score.
  3. Check that item location & seller location match; if not, the seller is probably fraudulent.
  4. Beware if flash memory items seem to be bargain price – they may well be fakes.

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

September 3, 2010 at 4:55 PM

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