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Archive for January 2009

Is UK seller electronicnshop1976 (selling a fake 64GB Sony) blind?

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When warned by an ebayer that the 64GB Sony Micro Vault listed by electronicnshop1976 was counterfeit the seller responded with: “if you look at it properly,nowhere does it bear that name” Oh doesn’t it?
Here is the picture in the listing:
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Written by fightflashfraud

January 31, 2009 at 7:36 PM

Chinese seller of fakes pigpingxian – report of fake Hello Kitty

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Following on from reports to sosfakeflash about fake flash drives being sold by pigpingxian (and two models confirmed as fake with details and test result) a Hello Kitty flash drive from this seller has been reported as fake to fightflashfraud. We are awaiting test results from the buyer.

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January 31, 2009 at 1:42 PM

Beware of seller rambo.xumin

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Until now fightflashfraud has concentrated on fake and counterfeit flash drives on ebay, however there are many other fake flash memory items being sold. This appears to be one. Item number: 270323857109 sold by rambo.xumin on 30-Dec-08 at 17:14:52 GMT for EUR 37.00 has been reported to fightflashfraud as fake. The listing title for this item was:
NEW SONY 16GB MEMORY STICK PRO DUO MARK2 PSP CAMERA
Test results for this item have not been received by fightflashfraud but may have been lodged with sosfakeflash. This seller seems to be targeting Spain in particular.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 30, 2009 at 8:42 PM

el vendedor de Ebay del demonedemone vendió las impulsiones del flash del USB de Sony 64GB – ninguna tal impulsión hecha por Sony

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Sony no hace impulsiones del flash del USB 64GB. Vea por favor:¡Impulsiones micro falsas del flash del USB de la cámara acorazada de Sony 32GB 64GB 120GB 360GB 500GB disponibles en eBay!

vendedor de Ebay del demonedemone descrito como:

Nada menos que 64GB a tu disposición en tan solo unos 10 gramos de peso y una de las mas rapidas tasas
de transferencia!

Flash drive SONY 64gb PEN DRIVE

demonedemone

UN ARTICULO QUE EN TIENDAS PUEDEN SUPERAR LOS 200€!!

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Written by KittyFireFlash

January 30, 2009 at 12:10 PM

rongcle Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China – Call to All Ebay Members

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Only a few hours ago SOSFakeFlash released a warning about eBay fake flash seller rongcle. SOSFakeFlash has just received information that this seller has started to list his fake flash drives again.

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It is amazing! A seller with a score of 94.7 is actually able to sell and list on eBay! It can mean only one thing to SOSFakeFlash. Nobody home. Or eBay no longer has any employee’s left . Or they have laid off anyone with an IQ greater than 10! Is eBay THAT DESPERATE FOR MONEY?

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Written by KittyFireFlash

January 30, 2009 at 7:30 AM

Warning tech12342008 is selling 64GB Kingston FLASH DRIVE MEMORY on Ebay

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eBay seller tech12342008 is currently listing Kingston 64GB USB Flash drives for sale on ebay. The model shown is is only made up to a capacity of 32GB.

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Kingston does not put sticky labels for sizes on their usb flash drives. It will be properly engraved. If you have purchased a usb flash drive from this seller, please test it immediately using the software H2testw 1.4. If you do not have the advertised capacity report to SOSfakeflash using the report a fake tab at SOSfakeflash.wordpress.com.

Written by KittyFireFlash

January 30, 2009 at 6:27 AM

Ebay Alert! UK ebayer selleverything1911 selling “64GB” Kingston!

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Ebay seller selleverything1911, based in the UK, is selling something that does not exist in listings in which buyer IDs are hidden. There are no 64GB flash drives in the Kingston Data Traveller range of the model shown in the (deliberately?) poor picture shown in the listing. The picture is so poor that one can not even tell what colour the drive is. Kingston drives in this range are colour coded and there are none above 16GB. Most of the fake / counterfeit drives in this range sold on ebay are green (colour code for 2GB) – you can’t even tell this from the seller’s picture. This is a cropped pic as there was a huge amount of background):
selleverything1911
An ebayer who bought a fake or fraudulently program who has been keeping an eye on those selling Kingston Data traveller on ebay sent selleverything1911 this message:
Kingston do not make a 64GB drive in this range. Therefore you can not sell one as it doesn’t exist. Think these are discontinued 512mb or perhaps 256mb (can’t remember the colour coding of the discontinued drives) – end sales and test with h2testw to reveal true capacity (windows will report 64GB due to fraudulent reprogramming) – remember it is a criminal offence to sell such items!

This is the reply she had from selleverything1911:
i have already been informed of this i have been testing mine since i was told about it and your right about half of the ones i brought are fake capacitys but the others are fine. i have learned my lesson even with the ones that work sold i have still lost a fortune all because i wanted to make a bit extra for my family. thanks for the info.

Fool or deliberate fraudster? Either way selleverything1911 is listing fraudulently programmed drives of a capacity not made by Kingston in this range – fightflashfraud inclines to the view that anyone hiding buyer ID’s is probably a deliberate fraudster. They may have started life as low capacity Kingston in the range (now discontinued in favour of higher capacities of 1GB to 16GB, so not show on their website) or be replicas of low capacity Kingston drives.

The drives being sold here are probably (as usual) 2GB – for more information see fake 16GB Kingston

Written by fightflashfraud

January 29, 2009 at 11:25 PM