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Archive for May 13th, 2009

Suspect 32GB flash drive sold on ebay Italy

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An ebay seller in Italy has been selling what we are sure is a fake capacity 32GB flash drive on ebay Italy. We think aldou2! probably knows these are fakes because buyer IDs are hidden – usually a sign that a flash drive seller is acting fraudulently.

The reason we think these are fake is that we have never come across a genuine capacity flash drive in this packaging. This packaging has commonly been used for fake flash by Chinese fraudsters. We think the seller got these from a fraudulent wholesaler in China. Buyers have all left positive feedback so far. We suggest they test with h2testw as they are at risk of losing all their files.

aldou2!

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

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Written by fightflashfraud

May 13, 2009 at 11:00 PM

Fake 16GB Sony USB flash drive listed on ebay France

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andeploy This fake Sony drive has been listed for sale by andeploy, an ebay seller based in France. Sony does not make this drive – Fraudsters in China do! Anyone using this drive will eventually lose all their files. If you bought one test it with h2testw and report in to sosfakeflash with your test results using the “report a fake” tab. The fact that buyer IDs are hidden suggests that the seller may well know these are fake

If you bought one you should test it immediately with h2testw – you are at grave risk of losing your files!

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

Written by fightflashfraud

May 13, 2009 at 8:45 PM

Familiar fake flash drive listed on ebay.

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boite_chinoise Yet another fake on ebay. This one was listed by boite_chinoise Рwhat can we say other than fake fake fakity fake Рif you buy USB flash drives on ebay you will probably lose all your files. There are few genuine sellers. Most USB flash drives are fake capacity that come from fraudulent wholesalers in China. When will ebay (or as I now think ebad) wake up and deal with this issue?? If you bought one you should test it immediately with h2testw Рyou are at grave risk of losing your files!

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

Written by fightflashfraud

May 13, 2009 at 8:27 PM

Suspect 16GB flash drive sold by ebayer in the Netherlands

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philippe99000 It seems that seller philippe99000 (based in the Netherlands) may have been to fake flash land and come back with a supply of the flash drives shown here. Billed as 16GB we think they are probably much smaller capacity fraudulently programmed to show a false capacity and sold to unwary ebayers by Chinese wholesalers.

Buyers should test with h2testw before using these. If they are, as we suspect, fake capacity anyone using them will eventually lose all their files. The fact that buyer IDs are hidden suggests that philippe99000 may know the items are fake. If you bought one you should test it immediately with h2testw – you are at grave risk of losing your files!

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

UPDATE 26/05/09
From re-visiting this seller’s listings it seems that what is actually going on with this seller is that he buys items from fraudsters on ebay (including intertrade-connection, kikikimarket, worldbase889, ljtcfk, digitalting0303, rainy9413, wholeselling-auctions and safe2star; all of whom are proven fraudsters with documented evidence held in the sosfakeflash database) and re-sells the items.

Written by fightflashfraud

May 13, 2009 at 1:18 PM

A new seller ID in China listing flash drives – is this a fraudster?

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closet10248 We suspect closet10248 may be a new ebay ID for an old fraudster. If you bought a flash drive from closet10248 please test the drive immediately it arrives with the free program h2testw. You will fiind a page about the program in the testing category. There is a link on this page to the site where you can download the program.

If you drive fails this test please report in with seller ID, your ID, item number and test results (as a minimum – we cannot add items to the database without this information) – if the envelope shows an address for the seller please include this too – this helps with our investigations.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

May 13, 2009 at 9:44 AM