Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for May 8th, 2009

Hong Kong seller jessica2796 seems to supply fake flash items

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jessica2796scrnThe flash drive shown above seemed a bit too cheap to be genuine so we had a look at ebay seller jessica2796’s feedback – below is the most recent item to receive negative feedback shown along with the buyer’s comment. Although there are not a large number of negative comments at the moment it does suggest that the seller has also sold fake mp3 players. The listings for the mp3 players that got negative feedback have been removed which tends to confirm that these were indeed fake. We strongly advise people not to buy from this seller. If you have bought already test your item with h2testw – we think you will find it is fake capacity.

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

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Written by fightflashfraud

May 8, 2009 at 11:44 PM

32GB USB FLASH DRIVE WHOLESALE STOCK LOT OF 10 FAKES

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09-bernard 10 32GB drives for $160 (Australian)??

No one can sell 10 genuine 32GB flash drives at this price – or is 09-bernard (registered in Australia on 24th April) a rich person who can afford to lose money? You couldn’t make enough flash chips for 10 genuine 32GB drives for this price – and that’s without the other components!

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

May 8, 2009 at 9:26 PM

Fake Kingston listed by new ID on ebay Australia

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xiaorunan2009 This flash drive listed by ebay member xiaorunan2009 who registered in Australia less than a week ago is a fake. This model of Kingston DataTraveler is not made in capacities above 16GB. Anyone buying this will evenually end up with corrupted files. 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 8, 2009 at 9:03 PM

campmur6865 sells “bargain” 16GB USB flash drives on ebay

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campmur6865These flash drives from new Hong Kong seller campmur6865 seem a little too cheap to be genuine. We suspect that these are the usual fraudulently programmed drives from China which have flooded the market for some time. If you bought one of these you should test it with the program h2testw immediately you receive it. Do not save files to any flash drive bought on ebay until you have contfirmed the capacity with h2testw. See the testing category for the page about this program and a link to the download page on a computer magazine’s website.

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

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Written by fightflashfraud

May 8, 2009 at 7:46 PM

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Written by KittyFireFlash

May 8, 2009 at 5:14 PM

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16GB flash drive on ebay at suspiciouly low price

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tl_k568658scr1 The buy it now price this supposedly 16GB drive is being sold at seems too low for the drive to be genuine. The price of flash memory is rising at the moment so we think anyone selling at this price would make a loss. We think this drive sold by new seller tl_k568658, based in China, is a smaller capacity drive re-programmed to fool the operating system. Beware, anyone using a fraudulently programmed drive will eventually lose all their files. 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 8, 2009 at 4:11 PM

Fake Kingston 64 and 32GB Kingston sold in Australia

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white0386An ebay member based in Australia has 100% feedback score despite having sold a number of these well known fakes in 32GB and 64GB flavours. Obviously none of the buyers has tested their item with h2testw. They are in for a nasty shock once they exceed the real capacity of the drive because then their files will start to become corrupt. Data lost forever. Seller white0386 is keeping buyer IDs hidden at the end of auctions which may indicate that the seller is aware the items are fake. We wonder if the seller realises that selling such items is a criminal offence? 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 8, 2009 at 3:15 PM