Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for February 3rd, 2009

Innocent UK ebayers list fake flash drives

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The fake flash problem is now so widespread that some innocent ebayers who bought fake flash drives (not always on ebay) have recently listed fake flash drives. A word of advice – before you re-sell any flash drive you bought please test it with h2testw which you can download directly from this blog. This is the quickest, easiest and best way of verifiying the true capacity of any flash memory item. On the good news front the number of fakes being listed deliberately is now dropping. YOU CAN HELP! Get in touch with anyone selling something suspect and tell them about this blog – they may be innocent victims. If they are innocent it is likely that they will remove listings fairly quickly.

There is a UK seller suspected by fightflashfraud of being a fraudster, but there is absolutely no concrete evidence either way at present. Can anyone who bought a USB flash drive from phillipham8 (and tested the drive with h2testw) please respond to this post – the drives sold as 64GB look like 8GB Kingston, but without test results we have nothing more than suspicions.

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February 3, 2009 at 10:02 PM

freakytech lists counterfeit / fake capacity 64GB Kingston on Ebay

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Seller freakytech, based in the Irish republic, has listed what appears to be a fraudulently re-programmed 2GB flash drive as a 64GB model. Kingston do not make this model of drive in 64GB – it is a fake!! Seller was informed the drive was fake by an ebayer but did not respond so the ebayer reported the matter to us. We have now informed Kingston that this fake has been listed on ebay. We like the do not copy notice on the picture: – very appropriate – do not copy your valuable files to a drive like this or you will lose them!

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February 3, 2009 at 5:39 PM