Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

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www.flashdrive500gb.com – beware of this new website

A comment today suggesting that http://www.flashdrive.500gb.com was offering genuine 500 gigabyte flash drives prompted the first new post on this site since September 2011. Here is a screenshot of the site’s product page:


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szesze2009 auctions fake capacity flash memory on ebay

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Seller szesze2009 is auctioning USB flash drives and memory cards on ebay that are certain to be fake capacity. A fake capacity flash drive or memory card inevitably corrupts your files once the real capacity (usually a maximum of 4GB) is full. Do not be fooled by what the operating system shows you; the capacity shown is due to fraudulent programming of these devices.

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.

Test all flash memory bought on ebay from livetime2010

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We think it highly unlikely that there is really 16 gigabytes of built in flash memory in the MP3 players sold on ebay by livetime2010 – probably more like 16 gigabits (2GB) programmed to look like 16GB. A fraudulently programmed flash memory device eventually 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

June 19, 2010 at 7:23 AM

Test flash drives from ebay seller mainplayer-com-hk with h2testw – fake!!

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If you bought a USB flash drive on ebay from seller mainplayer-com-hk test it immediately with h2testw – it is certain to be fake capacity, which corrupts files! We wonder if there is a connection between this ebay seller and the website in Hong Kong shown in the screenshot below, where flash memory items seem to be sold too cheaply for them to be genuine:

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.

Did you buy flash memory on ebay from flash.sales80 or flashstore.710? Test with h2testw

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Did you buy flash memory on ebay from flash.sales80 or flashstore.710? These sellers have been suspended by ebay and their listings have been removed so buyers will find that the item they bought has vanished from their won list. Both these IDs belong to a fraud gang in Singapore and any flash memory item sold by either of them is likely to be fake capacity, which 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

May 19, 2010 at 11:27 AM

fake 32GB SD cards sold on ebay by webc.guy & remote.car

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Feedback left for Singapore fraudsters webc.guy & remote.car by buyers reports the true capacity of the SD cards shown in this ebay listing as 4GB. Both these IDs (selling identical cards) belong to a fake flash fraud ring that has been selling fake capacity flash memory items on ebay for some time. Fake capacity flash memory 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

May 3, 2010 at 6:25 AM

ebay sellers fail to understand the fake flash memory problem.

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Seller berny65 (registered in Germany) is an example of a seller who bought counterfeit, fake capacity 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives from a fraudulent supplier. This seller tested with h2testw and the results seem to have shown they had a real capacity of under 4GB.

This ebayer, like a number of others in Europe and the Americas, has been selling them as defective. The sellers who do this obviously do not appreciate the true nature of the fake flash memory problem. These flash drives are not defective in the normal sense – they are counterfeits deliberately created by fraudsters in China.

PLEASE BE AWARE FOLKS THAT THE SALE OF COUNTERFEITS IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE!!

Like all counterfeit flash memory items they were created using small capacity memory chips (usually under 4GB) that are usually of very poor quality and would be very prone to failure anyway and programmed to display a false capacity to the operating system. Even if they can be restored the original capacity – seldom easy and always time consuming – the chips will be even more prone to failure than they were before.

The best thing that can be done with USB flash drives and other flash memory items that fail testing with h2testw is to destroy them so that no one can ever use them and lose their files.

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