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Archive for June 26th, 2009

Another suspect ebay seller in Hong Kong with fake flash memory?

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Hong Kong based ebay seller ediscount88 looks a little suspect to us. Feedback suggests this seller has sold fake MP players in the past but none are currently listed for sale. However the 16GB flash drives shown below are currently on sale. So far there are no negative comments about these, however one buyer who left a positive comment said that a refund was given, which adds to our suspicion that these will turn out to be fake capacity drives.

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As always 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 26, 2009 at 6:49 PM

Another ebay seller of fake DataTraveler 150 in the UK

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Seller shady-aftermath07 recently sold what we think are counterfeit 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives. The prices which the six sold fetched at auction was less than the wholsale price of real ones so unless this seller can afford to throw money away we are convinced they just have to be fakes – probably with a true capacity no more than 2GB. If you bought from this seller do not leave feedback until you have checked with Kingston – they should be able to tell you whether the drive is genuine or not – every real one has a unique serial number.

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June 26, 2009 at 3:15 PM

Hong Kong based ebay seller lists a classic fake

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showwhatThis flash drive is one of the longest standing models to be fraudulently programmed to false capacities by fraudsters and sold on ebay.

This model has been offered by almost every fraudster from the far east who sold on ebay. It has been sold as 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB at various times (depending on what the fraudsters thought they could get away with) and it still keeps appearing.

Hong Kong based seller showwhat is selling it at auction as a 16GB drive but we doubt if the true capacity is more than 2GB.

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 26, 2009 at 12:52 PM

New ebay member in China lists 32GB USB flash drives

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Seller seminolea168518 (registered in China on March 27th) only bought things until a week ago. Now the seller is listing this 32GB flash drive at auction and the same model on buy it now at under £35. We think this is too cheap for them to be genuine.

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 26, 2009 at 10:05 AM