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tamstore003 – Bribery The eBay Fake Flash Memory Seller’s Way. Why Fraudulent Sellers Fear Negative Feedback.

A lot of people wonder how eBay sellers of fake flash memory products get away with fraud. Easy. Divide and conquer. If found out, many eBay sellers will offer you extra money, more than your total purchase price (includes shipping and handling). Why? To get you to remove your negative feedback. Negative feedback warns other buyers. It also lowers a sellers score. If a sellers score drops too much on eBay, there will be a suspension and the seller will not be able to list any products or sell. Some victims do accept the bribe, but many do not. Those who don’t are people who care about the principal and other eBay buyers who will be victims if they don’t take a stand and leave the negative as a warning.

A recent victim of tamstore003, reported to SOSFaKeFlash using their Report A Fake tab and wrote about personal experience and thoughts:

….. details for a fake media player unwittingly bought from tamstore003. A full refund has been obtained and tamstore003 offered an extra $10 USD if I withdrew the negative feedback or stated that it was successfully resolved. Naturally, I did not withdraw the negative feedback given its importance in stamping out this fraud.

This is true. It can be hard to resist the temptation of receiving extra money – a bribe, but some eBay members understand the issue of what fake flash memory fraud is doing to people. The only way to stamp out fraud is to fight back and refuse to let a seller get away with hurting others.

The interesting thing the FrankenFlash project observes about eBay sellers who sell fake memory is they expect and think it is “normal” for a frauded buyer to withdraw negative feedback if they refunds. Hopefully buyers will demonstrate the integrity shown by one of tamstore003’s victims and say no.

You can read more about this seller tamstore003.

tamstore003 Ebay Fake Flash Memory Seller Alert – Hong Kong

The comments will tell you a lot about what is going on. tamstore003 is not an exception on eBay, most fake flash memory sellers are like this, especially if they are registered in Asia.

Should you accept a bribe?

Well, according to InspectorTech and TechChips, why not? Just make sure that you DON’T really change your feedback to postitive. They feel there is nothing wrong in accepting the extra money as compensation for all the aggravation. They stress, however, victims should collect the money but then, not follow through. There is nothing the fraudulent seller can do about it – they should know better than to offer bribes. Victims should also collect email evidence on the bribes. If there is one thing that makes the team at SOSFakeFlash happy, it is receiving those emails documenting them.

There have been a lot of comments recently at SOSFakeFlash about victims getting their refunds from eBay fake memory sellers but in the end, refusing to change their negative feedback. They have learned to scam the scammer!

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  1. Ian
    May 17, 2010 at 9:03 am

    I think the Consumers Association in conjunction with the Office of Fair Trading should sponsor a trip to Hong Kong for victims, so we can throw bricks through the fraudsters windows!

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