This is an archive of a consumer complaint published against Amazon.com, Inc. at Scamity.com on 06-Jul-15.
Business Details –
- Name: Amazon.com, Inc.
- Address: 1200 12th Ave S Ste 1200
- City: Seattle
- State: Washington
- Country: United States
- Phone: (866) 216-1074
- Website: http://www.amazon.com/
Original Complaint against Amazon.com, Inc. published at Scamity.com on 06-Jul-15 says, verbatim –
Aware of the influx of fake memory cards from China, I assumed that Amazon was a safe place to buy, given their reputation in the marketplace. But alas, I recently bought six memory cards from three different vendors and all turned out to be fakes with the digital alteration to make 4GB cards appear to be 64GB. A simple test with h2testw was all it took. Amazon agreed to refund my money, but they still offer the exact same cards for sale on their website. After thousands of warnings via feedback and buyer reviews about selling fake/counterfeit microSD memory cards, Amazon continues to sell them by the truckload. In my opinion, this amounts to little less than fraud. Amazon is a hard place to get in touch with and while I have yet to speak to anyone personally about this issue, suffice it to say, I have tried. These memory cards have been digitially altered to appear to a computer, smartphone, tablet, or camera to have a far greater capacity than they actually do. Most cards rated 64GB capacity are actually 4GB cards, digitally altered to continuously overwrite existing data on a 4GB card instead of providing the capacity to store data up to its rated capacity. Chinese manufacturers have flooded the market with these fake memory cards, but Amazon has failed to take due diligence to be certain that these cards don’t wind up in the hands of unwitting customers. There is no question that these cards have been intentionally altered and it’s very easy to check. The practice of selling fake cards has become so commonplace, software developers have written a program to specifically check and report on the capacity of memory cards and devices. It’s called h2twestw. I no longer have the trust in Amazon.com that I once had. I’m not deluded into thinking that this one complaint will make a difference, but possibly if Amazon hears the same complaint over and over and over again they’ll start to get the message. |