Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for March 6th, 2009

UK based ebay seller gambinnno123 lists obvious fake flash drive

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UK seller gambinnno123 has listed one of the most obvious fake USB flash drives we have seen recently. The listing is on buy it now with buyer information hidden – pretty well a sure-fire sign of fraud. The packaging is very familiar – it was used for many fake drives a while back. If you see packaging like this steer well clear! The vaio trademark is reserved by Sony for laptops. It has never been used for flash drives. These items are 100% fake. Anyone who buys will end up losing their files and we think gambinnno123 knows it! If you have bought USB flash drives on ebay or elswhere on the internet, or are thinking of doing so (whether for personal use or to re-sell) we advise you to download Helen’s guide to fake flash. You can download it from the page Guide to fake flash listed at the top of the right-hand panel. It doesn’t cover everything but will give you some idea of what to look out for. gambino

Ebay seller nasbeg01 de-registered and listings removed

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UK based ebay seller nasbeg01 listed 500GB USB flash drives showing the Sony brand name. There is no such thing as a 500GB USB flash drive from Sony or anyone else. It is simply not technically possible at the moment. It seems that Ebay has de-registered nasbeg01 and removed listings for these items. Anyone who bought these fakes should immediately file a paypal dispute on the basis that they were sold a counterfeit and fake capacity flash drive. Ebay obviously knows these items are fraudulent, therefore (as they are the same company) paypal also knows. If you paid by credit card you can do a chargeback – there is information about this on the sosfakeflash blog.

How An eBay Seller Of Counterfeit Fake Kingston USB Flash Drives Traps Himself

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Recently an eBay seller, honchai9974 made some serious mistakes in selling counterfeit 32GB and 64GB Kingston DataTraveler usb flash drives. To See how read: honchai9974 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – United Kingdom

Written by KittyFireFlash

March 6, 2009 at 6:01 AM

Kingston USB Flash Drives – Getting Help How To Detect Counterfeits And Fakes – Product Verification

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Get Help! Did you buy an 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 120GB or 128GB Kingston USB Flash drive you think is a fake or counterfeit? Countries in Asia are very vunerable to these counterfeit items, but Europe and even North America are experiencing an increase of these items circulating for sale. Kingston is aware of the problem and they have set up a web page to help. There are technical support numbers you can call.

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An interesting slide show about fake flash.

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A recent comment on sosfakeflash has a link to a slide show about fake flash that fightflashfraud found rather interesting. You might also find it interesting and informative! A link to the slide show is provided below:
http://www.slideshare.net/belonesox/fake-flashes-from-topkeen-presentation

Written by fightflashfraud

March 6, 2009 at 1:11 AM