Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Posts Tagged ‘USB flash drive

Member in Australia re-sells fake flash bought on ebay

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Seller dgbr09 listed this fake USB flash drive for sale. This item was purchased from known fraudster mamaseller2009 on November 19th for five dollars less than the start price in this auction. The seller seems to be buying up fakes and re-selling them. The seller may not have realised that what he or she is selling here is a fake that will corrupt users’ files.

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.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 5, 2009 at 12:26 PM

Fake 64GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by seller in Taiwan

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It costs more to manufacture a genuine 64GB USB flash drive than wen9082 is charging for these. This leads us to the inevitable conclusion that they are fakes that will trash users’ 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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 5, 2009 at 7:32 AM

Get your fake USB flash drives and fake gold jewellery here

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Seller shuibin2009 sells gold rings that, according to feedback, are not real gold – we’d have fainted if they were real given the prices they sell at! We think the USB flash drives are equally fake – programmed to show 16GB but with a much lower real capacity. This inevitably leads to files being lost or corrupted. This fraudster is using private sales for some items to hide who bought what.

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.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 4, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Yet another ebay fake flash fraudster in China here

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We think that the ebay ID metoo-2009 is yet another ID set up by fraudsters in China. This supposedly 32GB flash drive on ebay probably has a capacity of 2GB or less and will trash users’ files once the real capacity is exceeded.

This USB flash drive is a favourite model with fraudsters – easily programmed to display any fake capacity they choose to sell it as! Do not beleive what your operating system shows when you look at the properties of a memory card, USB flash drive, media player or other item that uses flash memory. Test it with h2testw!

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.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 4, 2009 at 12:24 AM

Another seller in China loading delivery charges

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Here we have another ebay seller in china loading costs on the delivery charges in auctions for USB flash drives. This is a way of evading ebay fees and ensuring the seller does not make a loss. This does not seem very honest to us so we wonder if any other dishonesty is involved here – such as supplying fakes that will trash users’ data? We’d be very cautious about buying flash memory from dslr_com!!

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

December 3, 2009 at 6:23 PM

Seller in France lists obvious fake USB flash drive on ebay

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Seems that tosh5962 went shopping in fakeflashland and came back with the fraudsters’ favourite sold by almost every fraudulent wholesaler. This type of flash drive corrupts users’ files after a while. The seller may be unaware that these are fakes.

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.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 30, 2009 at 3:21 PM

We wouldn’t give this UK ebay seller top rating!!

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Ebay may give UK seller ijtdirectltd top rated seller status but we certainly wouldn’t!! Buyer feedback indicates that all the items shown above were either fake or faulty. We first quetioned whether memory cards from this seller might be fake back at the beginning of September – since then there has been a lot more negative and neutral feedback.

This feedback not only suggests that flash memory items (memory cards and flash drives) may either be fake or faulty (causing data loss) but that the seller’s claims about fast dispatch are not lived up to and that the seller lists items when they are out of stock. It also seems that the seller is sometimes less than responsive to buyer complaints.

We think it is very unwise to buy memory cards, media players and USB flash drives on ebay – there are very few (if any) reliable sellers with genuine items who list on a regular basis. The fact that ebay gives a seller top rated status just seems to mean the seller rakes in profit for them – not that the seller will give you good service!

Several notorious fraudsters in China have top rated seller status!!

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.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 28, 2009 at 5:57 PM