Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

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We think memory cards listed on ebay by this member are fakes

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Seller cymemory is a known fraudster about whom evidence against has already been published. This seller was caught selling fake 32GB USB flash drives over 12 months ago and we have evidence about 3 of the models sold. We think these 32GB SD memory cards will be just as fake as the USB flash drives from this seller.

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.

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November 16, 2009 at 10:49 PM

Another ebay gremlin with fake 64GB USB flash drives

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Real 64GB USB flash drives cost more to make than prretyboy has sold them for. The model above is familiar to the fightflashfraud team – lots of gremlins have sold these in fake capacities. These will be fake capacity too – at this price they can’t be anything else! Read the rest of this entry »

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November 1, 2009 at 5:11 AM

This fake 32GB flash drive on ebay will make you tear your hair out!

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We hope that any customers who bought these fake flash drives from linkun1239898 also bought one of the seller’s wigs. They will need the wig when they start tearing their hair out because all their files have been trashed by the fraudsters’ favourite fake flash drive!

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

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October 29, 2009 at 10:21 AM

MP players going for low prices are likely to be fake capacity

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When you see 16GB MP players going for the price the one shown above from whoudao sold at it is extremely likely that they will be fake capacity. Once the real capacity is reached eveything you save on them will be lost or corrupted. As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

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August 2, 2009 at 10:01 AM

False negatives left for honest ebay seller.

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An ebayer who has worked with the frankenflash project for several months was de-registered by ebay this morning. This seller (who wrote the guide to fake flash that you can download here) was a victim of fake flash and tried every which way she could think of to warn other ebayers about fake flash. Ebay threatened her and removed listings a number of times for reasons we consider spurious – she was simply trying to help others avoid the fake flash trap.

She thought she found a way of warning and helping people without falling foul of ebay rules. Having found that some people cannot download things from the Internet she burned some CDs with the test program h2testw and the documentation about authorship on them. She then listed these for sale at a price that just covered her costs.

Two people left negative comments suggesting that her item was damaging to computers. Neither actually received the CD or had their payment cleared before leaving their negs! One left the negative comment almost immediately after winning the item so did not receive the program at all!! The other was kindly sent the program by the seller by email before her echeque payment cleared so that she would not have to wait for the program.

Ebay has now de-registered this altruistic seller for copyright infringement. It seems they were correct – but her infringment was not deliberate and she has apologised to the copyright holder.

The fact remains – buyer protection on ebay is all lies and jest. A big “joke” that costs anyone who buys fake flash on ebay dearly. DO NOT BUY FLASH MEMORY ON EBAY!!!!

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May 2, 2009 at 8:04 PM

64GB fake Kingston from mass_storage_estore and *big_memory*

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mass_storage_estore UK sellers mass_storage_estore and *big_memory* are offering 64GB Kingston fakes for sale despite having been warned that this model of drive is not made at this capacity. Don’t these sellers understand that they are committing a criminal offence by offering such items for sale? Are they so desperate for money that they are willing to risk landing in jail? big_memory

Source of some of the fake Sony Flash drives sold on eBay

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We at fightflashfraud think we have tracked down the original source of a number of the fake 64GB sold on eBay by sellers including irena-ebai and others who used the same picture. This company also sells fake 120GB flash drives.

Company Name: Nanchang Luotian Media Co., Ltd.
Street Address: Huaqiang Road Saige C 1506
City: ShenZhen
Province/State: Guangdong
Country/Region: China
Zip: 518000
Telephone: 0086-0755-83638891
Mobile Phone: 13692143010
Fax: 0086-0755-83638891

Perhaps the Chinese police might like to do something about these fraudsters?

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February 21, 2009 at 6:45 PM