Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

Archive for May 7th, 2009

Can you beleive your operating system? No you can’t!

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We notice that sellers of fake flash drives on ebay (either deliberately or through ignorance)
sometimes show screenshots of drive properties shown by the operating system. This only shows what the control chip tells the operating system. Often this information is false. Do not be fooled by it!!
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May 7, 2009 at 8:34 PM

Suspect ebay listing for 64GB Kingston flash drive from USA

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The starting bid price for this item seems too low for this to possibly be a genuine 64GB drive – one would expect to pay the best part of  £100  for one of these – the lack of a picture also seems a little suspect. Is larpaytonlar a deliberate fraudster? Perhaps someone might like to get in touch with the seller and suggest testing the drive with h2testw.

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May 7, 2009 at 1:51 PM

UK ebay seller lgbautomotive lists fake 64GB Kingston

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A very familiar fake – a model not sold in capacities over 16GB has been listed by UK seller lgbautomotive. The colour (green and white) suggests that this is probably a reprogrammed 2GB DataTraveler. It certainly isn’t 64GB! The seller may not be aware the item is fake – perhaps someone reading this should send a message to lgbautomotive to let him know.

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May 7, 2009 at 10:42 AM

UK ebayer lists suspect looking 32GB unbranded USB flash drive.

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UK based seller firestick_9 has listed a generic 32GB USB flash drive of a type that is commonly programmed by Chinese fraudsters and sold by wholesalers. We think the price set is too cheap for this to be a genuine 32GB flash drive. If you bought one you should test immediately with h2testw.

Report in to sosfakeflash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

May 7, 2009 at 7:15 AM

An ebay member in France lists suspect Kingston flash drive

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A 64GB  Kingston USB USB flash drive has been listed by planetmeublesdiscount, an ebayer in France. The price is suspiciously low and we think this is yet another ebay seller who may have fallen foul of  fraudulent Chinese wholesalers. Ebayers in France – please alert this seller that the item is likely to be fake. The ebay member may have bought these without realising they were likely to be fake.

Written by fightflashfraud

May 7, 2009 at 1:46 AM