Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for February 7th, 2009

Suspect ebay seller phillipham8 listsing 64GB USB flash drive

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UK based ebay seller phillipham8 who is still selling very suspect looking 64GB drives has a feedback score of 38 and only one negative comment. If you bought a flash drive from this seller please test it with h2testw and leave a comment here. Should your drive prove to be fake please give all information related to the transaction to sosfakeflash so that we can add your information to the fake flash database – see the report a fake tab.

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February 7, 2009 at 10:54 PM

Negative feedback for Ebay seller lazy-juicy set to increase

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Fake flash fraudster lazy-jucy has been in fightflashfraud’s sights for some time. The obvious fraud involving a counterfeit/fake Kingston which alerted fightfakeflash to this fraudster has already been reported. Although not yet shown on the sosfakeflash fraudster list, fightfakeflash understands that at least 4 buyers have sent in reports which confirm that at least two models of flash drive sold by lazy-juicy are fake and at least one (the Kingston originally spotted by fightfakeflash) is also counterfeit (as it has been fraudulently sold using a brand name) – if you bought flash from this seller test it immediately with H2testw.

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February 7, 2009 at 7:55 PM

UK seller keithhuffman687 deregistered and listings removed

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Seller keithhuffman687 an ebay member since 27 November, based in the UK, sold suspect flash drives in private auctions. Listings have been removed and the seller is now de-registered. Amazingly this seller had a feedback score of 50 at the point of de-registration and did not have a single negative! This demonstrates how few people test their drives. If you bought from this seller you should immediately test your drives with h2testw. You are in grave danger of file loss/corruption. If your drive fails the test please report the fake to sosfakeflash – use the report a fake tab. If you act quickly you should be able to get a refund through paypal.
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February 7, 2009 at 5:48 PM

Counterfeit Kingston USB flash drives listed on web pages.

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If you thought fake flash fraud was confined to Ebay, think again! There are numerous web pages advertising fake flash items – here are a selection of pages I found this morning which advertise Counterfeit Kingston drives:
128 GB Kingston on ailbaba

another 128 Kingston

Counterfeit Kingston on yilaijas.en.ec21.com

A counterfeit in New Zealand

counterfeit on made in china.com

No doubt I could have found many more – and that’s just counterfeit Kingston! The moral? Check the company’s website before buying brand name flash and TEST ALL FLASH MEMORY WITH H2TESTW!
Update 11/02/09 – here are a couple of other sites selling fake Kingston:
shoponclearance.com in China
dhgate.com in China

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February 7, 2009 at 3:58 PM

Ebay seller aneta301274 lists 128GB Kingston that does not exist.

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An ebay seller based in Poland, aneta301274, has listed a 128GB Kingston DataTraveller 150 flash drive. There is no such thing – fightfakeflash confirmed by telephone that the largest DataTraveller they make is the red 64GB DataTraveller 150. This is the only 64GB model and there are no higher capacity drives. It is therefore a counterfeit. Both Ebay and Kingston have been notified about this listing and the seller has been informed the drive is fake. Ebayers, do not bid on this flash drive!

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February 7, 2009 at 3:42 PM

Selling flash memory on Ebay. Test your items!

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We at fightflashfraud strongly advise any ebayer planning to sell a flash memory item such as a memory card, MP3 or MP4 player, USB flash drive etc to test the item with h2testw BEFORE YOU LIST IT – otherwise you may find yourself out of pocket when you find out too late that your items were fake. You are then in the position of having lost money on listing fees, post and packing etc when you refund buyers as well the money you wasted on buying fakes! Everyone should learn to test all flash items they buy with h2testw immediately they arrive!

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February 7, 2009 at 1:49 PM