Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for June 22nd, 2009

Another seller listing a classic fake 16GB USB flash drive?

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worldseller0988Hong Kong based ebay seller worldseller0988 recently started selling this most classic of all USB flash drives to fall prey to the frankenflash treatment. We have little doubt that these like all others we have come across will prove to be fake capacity.

We doubt if the true capacity comes anywhere near 16GB – most likely they will prove to have a true capacity of 2GB or less. This seller built up a very credible feedback score before embarking on fake flash drive sales – a cautious fraudster by the look of things!

As ever we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

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

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June 22, 2009 at 5:03 PM

Is this 64GB DataTraveler from a US ebayer genuine?

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dkl79

If the DataTraveler 150 flash drives sold by dkl79 are genuine why is this United States based seller keeping buyer IDs private. We suspect these may be counterfeits bought from a fraudulent supplier.

As ever we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

June 22, 2009 at 11:39 AM

Yet another ebay seller lists 64GB DataTraveler at unrealistic price

UK seller spicybargains has listed a batch of 64GB Datatraveler 150 flash drives at the unrealistically low price of £64.99 with free P&P. No one could make a profit on genuine drives of this type at this price, therefore these have to be counterfeits sold by fraudulent wholesalers. This seller is not alone:

Seller clickon786 has listed these at £49.99 with free P&P, ronaldkibuuka at £50 plus £1.50 P&P, thecskate at £50 plus £2 P&P and all-things-reeds at £50 plus a whopping £15 P&P

Please ebay sellers – do your homework!

You cannot buy genuine 64GB DataTraveler drives at a price low enough to sell them on ebay much below £100. If you buy at a low price you are buying counterfeits which will cause file loss and data corruption fro your customers.

Do you want to be responsible for a designer’s business going under because they saved their designs to the flash drive you supplied? Or a student failing their course because their final submission was saved on a flash drive from you? Or someone losing all their family photos? These things have happened to people who used fake capacity flash drives.

Written by fightflashfraud

June 22, 2009 at 8:40 AM