Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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test memory cards bought on ebay from svdfghf immediately!

If you bought a memory card on ebay from seller svdfghf you are advised to test them immediately with thefree program h2testw – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

This seller is no longer registered on ebay – the account has been suspended and the seller’s listings have been removed. This is presumably because ebay realised this seller was fraudulent. The seller gave item location as Southampton, UK but the seller was actually in China.

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January 27, 2011 at 4:14 PM

32GB SDHC cards from ebay seller boulding83 don’t look right

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We can’t quite put our fingers on it but something about the 32GB SDHC cards in this ebay listing from boulding83 doesn’t look quite right. They are also a bit on the cheap side so we wonder if they may have come from a fraudulent supplier in China. A lot of wholesale outlets in China sell fake capacity memory items (USB flash drives, memory cards and MP players) and a fake capacity memory item 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 5, 2010 at 4:50 AM

if you bought a memory card on ebay from11vinod11 test with h2testw immediately

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A buyer who tested this micro SD card sold on ebay by 11vinod11 reports that the actual capacity of the card is only 2GB not 32GB. Where flash memory has been programmed to a false capacity like this it corrupts files once the true capacity is full.

It seems that 11vinod11 is a bit of a slippery customer as the buyer was accused of damaging the card by using the program h2testw to test the card. H2testw is a non destructive test which simply tries to write 1GB files made up of ones and zeros to fill the reported capacity.

If the memory is ok then the test runs without errors. If it is fake or faulty then a report showing at what point errors in writing and reading data begins. This information indicates the true capacity of fake flash memory items.

It seems that 11vinod11 has a long standing habit of buying from known fake flash fraudsters including xoldskool, bid2buying, best2all8888 and crystalpalace1987. We wonder if the memory cards sold by this ebayer were actually purchased from fraudsters on ebay.

Anyone who bought a memory card from 11vinod11 is advised to test it immediately with h2testw. then open a paypal dispute to get their money back if the card is fake capacity. Given this seller’s attitude it is a complete waste of time trying to communicate directly with 11vinod11.

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.

32GB memory cards from ebay seller bidme.now11 are bound to be fake

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The 32GB memory card sold in this listing by bidme.now11 looks rather familiar to us at fightflashfraud. We are sure that it will prove to be fake capacity. The ebay ID bidme.now11 seems to belong to a rather devious fraud gang that fightflashfraud has been watching for some time. We think that this memory card corrupts photos and anything else saved to it once the true capacity is exceeded.

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

March 21, 2010 at 9:30 AM