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Archive for May 14th, 2009

Fake 16GB Kingston USB flash drive on ebay Italy

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Seller santoparello86 based in Rome, Italy, has listed the fake 16GB Kingston drive shown here. It appears that this seller previously sold the same model in 64GB. This seller presumably bought these from fraudulent wholesalers in China. The seller may not know that the flash drives are fake, though the fact that buyer IDs are hidden at the end of auctions suggests otherwise. 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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

May 14, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Wholsale batch of 32GB flash drives at an unbeleivable start price

Seller 09-bernard, based in Australia, has listed another batch of 10 supposedly 32GB USB flash drives (or re-listed the same batch) at a start price below what the flash chips alone would cost to manufacture. Beware – it is simply not possible to sell genuine flash drives at this price.

Written by fightflashfraud

May 14, 2009 at 3:14 PM

Obvious fake Sony 16GB flash drive on ebay in Australia

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Hong Kong based seller blue_dandelion2008 has listed some patently fake drives on ebay Australia – two different models. The drive pictured here says Sony on one side and Vaio on the other. Sony do not use the Vaio name for flash drives only for laptops. This was not made by Sony and is unlikely to be 16GB as claimed by the seller. There is no feedback for this item yet – until now the seller seems to have been listing clothes not flash drives. blue_dandelion2008

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

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

Written by fightflashfraud

May 14, 2009 at 9:21 AM