Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

dodgy private ebay listing for flash drives from glasshouse-trading2009

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It is impossible to tell exactly what glasshouse-trading2009 is selling in this private ebay listing (item number 130467722998) as nothing but the price (and the fact that this seller has a poor feedback record) is clear – are these supposed to be 32GB flash drives? 64GB flash drives? 128GB flash drives?

Who knows – but one thing is for sure – we wouldn’t touch flash drives from this seller with a barge pole! We think that the use of a private listing is a devious way of hiding what negative feedback is about. We think it very likely that there will be complaints about these flash drives which seem likely to be fakes which corrupt 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.

UPDATE 24/12/2010
Seller glasshouse-trading2009 has now updated the listing to show a picture and has dropped the price to £30 for a supposedly 128GB flash drive – buy one and you can expect it to trash all your files after a while.

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Written by fightflashfraud

December 22, 2010 at 3:55 PM

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