Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

Archive for June 29th, 2009

Is this a 16GB Kingston flash drive? No it isn’t!!

leave a comment »

king8830

The flash drive shown here is not a genuine 16GB Kingston – it is the wrong colour to be a 16GB drive! Seems that seller king8830 did not do the research all sellers should do before buying flash drives to sell on ebay. Buyers will end up with lost and corrupted files if they use this fake capacity item.

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.

Advertisements

Written by fightflashfraud

June 29, 2009 at 10:49 PM

64GB counterfeit DataTraveler 150 sold by ebayer in Italy?

leave a comment »

mr.mino76
Fourteen buyers of this almost certainly counterfeit flash drive sold by mr.mino76 have already left positive feedback. It seems that buyers probably neither checked with Kingston nor tested their drives. These buyers are likely to have a nasty shock when their files start to be lost or corrupted.

Written by fightflashfraud

June 29, 2009 at 8:20 PM

A suspect listing by an ebay member in France

leave a comment »

hadi_fayad

We think this listing by ebay member hadi_fayad (registered in France) looks rather suspect.

As ever, we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory (whether USB flash drive, memory card or MP player) with the free program h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

June 29, 2009 at 6:33 PM

Obvious fake 32GB Kingston DataTraveler on ebay Italy

leave a comment »

daniela_m_shopThis is an obvious fake Kingston – the purple and white model is 4GB and there are no drives of a capacity higher than 16GB in this range! We do not know if seller daniela_m_shop is aware it is a fake or not.

The same model has been listed by kuor75 another ebay member in Italy.

Sellers – please be responsible – check that your merchandise is genuine before listing it on ebay!

As usual 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 29, 2009 at 2:37 PM

New ebayer in the United states lists fake 64GB Kingston

leave a comment »

bholding.inc2000
New ebayer bholding.inc2000 has listed this very obvious fake for sale – perhaps someone will be kind enough to tell this new ebay member that his flash drives are fake and get him to check with Kingston.

Written by fightflashfraud

June 29, 2009 at 12:37 PM

Suspected fraudulent ebay seller registered in China

leave a comment »

841024cj We suspect that these 16GB USB flash drives from 841024cj are fake capacity – so far it seems that no buyers have tested their items as all have left positive feedback.

The two leather-look drives are commonly sold in a range of fake capacities – the longest standing model of fake capacity flash drive on ebay.

We suspect the Hello Kitty will also prove to be a fake capacity item.

We urge all buyers of flash memory to test test them all (whether USB flash drive, memory card or MP player) with the free program h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

June 29, 2009 at 7:04 AM