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Archive for February 20th, 2009

Ebay seller lists 360GB USB flash drive

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azkamall This is the flash drive listed by a UK based eBay seller.

This seller swapped his ID on Friday after being warned that the item was fake and as the listing remained up we wrongly assumed that the seller did this for fraudulent reasons.

As someone working in IT one would have expected the seller to be well aware of the issue of data loss. The listing should have been removed immediately and the item tested with H2testw.

UPDATE
We have now been informed by other eBayers that the seller has updated his listing asking that people do not bid on the item and is trying to get eBay to remove the listing and refund his fees.

It seems very unlikely that eBay will do so – they are far too fond of money to give it back!

The seller himself has left a comment saying that he has now removed the listing. Our apologies to him for making an assumption about why he changed his ID – we came to the wrong conclusion because the item was still listed.

PLEASE SELLERS! IF EBAYERS WARN YOU AN ITEM IS FAKE TAKE HEED! REMOVE YOUR LISTING AND TEST WITH H2TESTW – THERE ARE A LOT OF EBAYERS OUT THERE WHO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT!

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Ebay removes listings from petermak_hk

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Ebay has removed listings from petermak_hk. This is presumably because they finally cottoned on to the fact that he was selling counterfeit Kingston. If you bought flash memory from this seller you are strongly advised to test with h2testw.

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February 20, 2009 at 12:04 PM

UK sellers fozzy*500* and captaind2005 list fake 64GB Sony

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captaind2005Two more UK sellers have listed fake Sony 64GB Micro Vault drives. They, like so many others, do not seem to understand that looking at the drive properties only shows what the fraudsters who programmed them want you to see. This is very far from the truth.

The fastest and easiest way to establish whether a drive is genuine or fake capacity is to test with h2testw. We stress yet again that Sony do not make 64GB drives like the one shown on the right – if you see a drive like this for sale be sure it is fake.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.