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Archive for June 15th, 2009

Suspected fraudster aims to make large profit on ebay.

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yongzhou1232009Seller yongzhou1232009 previously sold a number of the rather obvious fake shown on the left. Why do we think these drives were fake? Experience tells us.

The packaging on these has been used to sell fake flash drives for a long time. We have never come across a genuine flash drive in this packaging. All have been fake capacity – using such drives inevitably leads to data loss.

Now it seems that yongzhou1232009 is aiming to increase his fake flash profits considerably. In the listing shown below he is selling what we strongly suspect is a fake capacity drive – it is one of the favourite models for the fake flash treatment.

They have been listed at a price higher than I paid in the last few months for some real ones! I bought several genuine 16GB drives at under 25 euros each. Although the price of flash drives has risen you should still be able to get genuine 16GB flash drives for around the price this seller is charging for these. Why risk buying a fake flash drives when genuine ones are on offer??

yongzhou1232009

If you bought a flash drive from this seller we strongly suggest that you test it with h2testw.

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

For genuine sellers of flash memory on ebay see this post on sosfakeflash

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Written by fightflashfraud

June 15, 2009 at 10:23 PM

Is ndspro a seller of fake MP players on ebay?

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Feedback suggests that ndspro may be selling fake capacity MP players. This seller has over 500 items listed at the moment. The seller is mainly offering MP players but there are a couple of USB flash drives and a couple of memory cards listed too. If you bought an MP player or other flash memory item from ndspro we suggest you test your item immediately with h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

June 15, 2009 at 8:08 PM

128GB USB flash drive listed for sale on ebay!!

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selloff911 Ebay member selloff911, registered in Canada has listed a 128GB DataTraveler for sale. DataTraveler is a Kingston trade mark and the highest capacity Kingston flash drive is 64GB. They do not make 128GB USB flash drives. Nor does anyone else.

There are no real 128GB USB flash drives, period. No ifs no buts – simply no 128GB!!

This seller also listed a 64GB Kingston that is likely to be a counterfeit and fake capacity. The seller may not be aware there is a problem with the items – most people know very little about flash memory. A test with the free program h2testw soon reveals whether flash memory is genuine or not.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

June 15, 2009 at 1:55 PM

UK ebay member lists probable fake Kingston on ebay France

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estherlevy.4256

UK ebay member estherlevy.4256 has listed what we suspect are counterfeit 64GB Kingston Datatraveler 150 USB flash drives on ebay France. Who could afford to risk multiple auction listings with such a low start price for something that would cost over £50 at wholesale prices? We are fairly sure these are not genuine and that the real capacity will turn out to be tiny. Testing with h2testw will reveal the true capacity of these drives.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

June 15, 2009 at 10:27 AM

Buy your fake 32GB Kingston USB flash drives in bulk here!

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tltci

US registered ebay seller tltci is offering you the chance to buy 20 fake 32GB flash drives at one fell swoop. With these you have the opportunity to lose or corrupt every single file on your computer – what a treat! The seller is also offering bulk lots of 16GB and 8GB Kingston flash drives. They are probably fake too.

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

June 15, 2009 at 6:14 AM