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Archive for July 2009

This seller claims to have genuine Kingston – we think not.

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pccomp2009

Seller pccomp2009 says in the listing:

BRAND NEW & SEALED – DONT BE FOOLED BY CHEAP FAKES!
Here you are bidding on a brand new and sealed Kingston Data Traveler 150 64GB USB Flash Drive. This is a genuine Kingston product so you are guaranteed to get you full 64GB’s worth!

Do we think this is true? No we don’t – we think the seller is fooling people with cheap fakes! Funnily enough pccomp2009 has used the exact wording previously used by dan-software in listings. Dan software and pccomp2009 have something else in common – ending a listing early to sell for less than we think you’d pay for these wholesale if they were genuine.

We expect that pccomp2009 will soon have another thing in common with dan-software -deregistration from ebay for selling counterfeit Kingston flash drives! Maybe pccomp2009 IS dan-software with a new ID? We trust the buyer will check the serial number with Kingston – we would fall of our chairs with shock if they said it was a genuine drive!

Buyers can check the real capacity with the free program h2testw.The computer’s operating system will only show what the control chip has been programmed to tell the computer – never beleive what you see!

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

Written by fightflashfraud

July 31, 2009 at 9:55 PM

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Yet another ebay fraudster in China by the look of things

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xuexinhubu

We are getting bored and fed up with seeing new IDs on ebay appearing with fake flash memory – we are sure xuexinhubu is just another. The flash drive shown in this listing has never (as far as we are aware) proved to have a real capacity above 2GB. This is the fraudsters’ favourite – easy to re-program to any fake capacity they like!

EBAYERS – PLEASE PAY ATTENTION!! THERE ARE SELDOM BARGAIN FLASH DRIVES AVAILABLE – USUALY A FANTASTICALLY CHEAP FLASH DRIVE HAS A FANTASTICALLY FAKE CAPACITY.

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

July 31, 2009 at 7:15 PM

This Sandisk flash drive seems a little too cheap to be kosher

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novilive

Given that the price of this flash drive direct from sandisk is £17.99 we don’t see how anyone could obtain them cheaply enough to sell at this price if they were genuine. We suspect that ebay seller novilive bought these from a fraudulent wholesaler supplying counterfeits. The seller may be unaware of this. A number of sellers seem to offering these at similarly low prices. If you bought a Sandisk Cruzer drive on ebay for a low price there is a good chance it is counterfeit and fake capacity.

You can check the true capacity of flash memory items with the free program h2testw. Fake capacity items look as though they have the capacity stated when you look at them in the operating system due to fraudulent programming so never trust what the operating system says. Test your flash memory items before you save anything to them – you are at risk of file loss and corruption if you have a fake.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

July 31, 2009 at 4:31 PM

UK ebay member sells an obvious fake flash drive

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worldround12

One of the fake flash hunters working with the frankenflash project spotted this very obvious fake flash drive sold by UK ebay member worldround12. Investigations by fightflashfraud indicate that this ebay member bought some very familiar flash drives sold on ebay by fraudsters in China, including de-registered fraudsters digitalting0303 and chenwubang88. We wonder if worldround12 is planning to try and make some money out of selling the fakes shown below that this ebay member purchased on ebay:

worldround12

Does this ebayer think these drives are genuine?? If so a member of the frankenflash project will gladly visit worldround12 and demonstrate they are fake by testing them on worldround12’s computer with h2testw – all worldaround has to do is contact us by replying to this post requesting a visit and giving a phone number or email address so the frankenflash project member can get in touch!

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

July 31, 2009 at 4:19 PM

Is this ebay member re-selling fake flash bought from other sellers on ebay?

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shaven_haven

Has seller shaven_haven been buying counterfeit (and therefore fake capacity) flash memory items from other ebay sellers and re-selling them? The seller certainly doesn’t seem to be buying flash memory items wholesale. All flash memory items such as this 32GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive, other flash drives and memory cards sold before seem to be single items.

We are curious about this seller’s location. We don’t remember seeing a city, town or village anywhere in the UK called Here & There! – perhaps someone would like to enlighten us?? Our suspicions about this seller are further aroused by the use of private auctions and the low start prices.

Without spending the time to investigate shaven_haven thouroughly we cannot say for sure where the seller got these flash memory items but we are fairly certain they are counterfeits which will cause file corruption and data loss for anyone using them.

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

July 31, 2009 at 3:04 PM

Looks like another fraudster based in Hong Kong.

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ewinhkFeedback suggests that the items sold by ewinhk shown on the left are all fake capacity. We wouldn’t buy a pair of socks from this seller!

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

July 31, 2009 at 12:59 PM

This seller’s 32GB Sandisk drives seem a bit on the cheap side

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4mgs

We can’t see how 4mgs can be making a profit if these Sandisk drives are genuine. We suggest that buyers check with Sandisk. You can discover the true capacity of flash memory items with the free program h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

July 31, 2009 at 10:15 AM

We think there is a fishy smell about this seller’s listings

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ehsanshk

Seller ehsanshk says in the listing for this item:

Hi, here i have an Unwanted Gift bought from PC World for £169.99, if you don’t believe then go to PC WORLD website and see the price yourself. the Stick has never been used and its brand new but unfortunately the packaging has been opened so you will only get the stick if you win the auction

Hmm – if it was an unwanted gift why take it out of the packaging? And how does it come to pass that this seller has previously sold other flash drives that are unused but have been taken out of the packaging? These were:

a very nice, stylish, brand new and genuine 16gb usb /memory stick from Integral, it has never been used, comes with no pakcaging, BRAND NEW, this is £39.99 bought brand new

Which sold for £11.63

a very nice, stylish, brand new and genuine 16gb EMTEC usb stick, has never been used, comes with no pakcaging, BRAND NEW, this is £39.99 bought brand new

This sold for £11.01

a brand new 64gb Integral Usb memory stick , this is the highest you can get, was bought from Pcworld for £139.99,you can check yourself ! the receipt is lost and i can not get a refund from the store , the stick has never been used, its a genuine 64gb unlike some chinies and fake ones. The stick has been taken out of its box

which sold for £60.23

Does ehsanshk have a rich relative or friend who keeps buying these as unwanted gifts? Why does ehsanshk keep taking unwanted items out of their packaging? Why does ehsanshk never have a receipt to get a refund? If they were all presents why doesn’t ehsanshk tell people not to buy flash drives as presents?

Does ehsanshk live in Grimsby? Aberdeen? No – the seller lives in Birmingham – nowhere near the sea. We are puzzled about the smell of fish. Maybe ehsanshk would like to invite a member of the frankenflash project who lives in Birmingham to examine the drive and ask a few questions – along with a few members of the West Midlands police. We are sure that our Birmingham-based project member will happily visit ehsanshk with the police if this seller would care to provide his or her address.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 31, 2009 at 8:37 AM

32GB Kingston DataTraveler on ebay seems too cheap to be genuine

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jojodavison

We can’t see how jojodavison could possibly be selling be selling genuine 32GB DataTraveler 100 flash drives at this price. We strongly suspect that these were purchased from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers in China who sell counterfeits. Counterfeit also means fake capacity and data loss. Buyers should check the serial number with Kingston.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers (both sellers and buyers) to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw or, in the case high capacity items from well – known brands, check the serial numbers with the manufacturer.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 30, 2009 at 11:10 PM

We doubt that this seller’s Sandisk flash drives are genuine

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sebastiansarpora

The fact that sebastiansarpora has previously sold these 32GB Sandisk drives and 32GB Kingston DT150 drives for prices below wholesale suggests to us that these may well be counterfeit. We suggest buyers check with manufacturers. You can test to discover the true capacity of flash memory items with the free program h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

July 30, 2009 at 9:24 PM

This 32GB Sandisk Backup drive seems to cheap to be true

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fasttracksss

If you buy one of these direct from Sandisk it will cost around £100. Research indicates there is not a very large profit margin on flash drives. We don’t think fasttracksss could buy genuine ones wholesale at a price that would allow them to be resold at half the price the manufacturer charges. We think these came from a fraudulent supplier. Feedback indicates that seller is not exactly the most reliable on ebay so we doubt very much that fasttracksss has checked with Sandisk to ensure that the drives are genuine. We doubt if the seller has bothered to test with h2testw either.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers (both sellers and buyers) 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

July 30, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Seems we may have a new Hong Kong fraud ID on ebay

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kakalotte

We think that kakalotte will turn out to be yet another ID used by our oriental fraudster friends. We consider it highly likely that testing will show that flash memory from this seller will turn out to be fraudulently programmed to display a false capacity to the operating system. 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

July 30, 2009 at 5:40 PM

These 32GB Sandisk flash drives seem a bit on the cheap side

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rat2725cars

The 32GB Sandisk Cruzer drives sold by rat2725cars seem a bit cheaper than we would expect which makes us wonder if they are genuine. We suggest that buyers check with Sandisk. You can test to discover the true capacity with the free program h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

July 30, 2009 at 3:59 PM

Ebay seller taking a risk if this item is a genuine Kingston

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albertz562656

Seller albertz562656 risks making a loss by selling at auction if this item is genuine. As usual we strongly advise ebayers (both sellers and buyers) to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw or, in the case high capacity items from well – known brands, check the serial numbers with the manufacturer.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

July 30, 2009 at 1:55 PM

UK seller with surprisingly cheap flash drives

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samnit74If the 16GB Bytestor and 32GB Corsair flash drives sold by samnit74 are genuine we would like to know who the supplier was! We have not come across a supplier who could provide these cheaply enough to sell them at the prices samnit74 has been selling these for.

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

July 30, 2009 at 11:30 AM

This Kingston DataTraveler 100 seems a bit on the cheap side

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takavar1

We think this flash drive is a bit on the cheap side – either it’s a bargain or it’s counterfeit. We suggest that takavar1 contact Kingston and check the serial numbers of the drives with them to ensure he or she is not breaking the law by selling counterfeit items.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 30, 2009 at 9:28 AM

ebay seller greatprice* offers a great counterfeit 64GB Kingston

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greatprice

Seems from feedback that seller greatprice* doesn’t just use private sales to sell what we are sure are counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler 150 drives but also for a sim card scam (selling cards you can get for free) – seems like a proper fraudster type to us. Serial numbers can be checked with Kingston to find out whether or not this type of flash drive is genuine. You can test to discover the true capacity with the free program h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

July 29, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Too cheap to be a real 64GB Kingston – it must be counterfeit

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xuexue698

This simply has to be a counterfeit, xuexue698 could not buy genuine 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 drives for this price wholesale let alone sell them on ebay for this price. Buyers – check the serial number with Kingston. You can test to discover the true capacity with the free program h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

July 29, 2009 at 3:33 PM

64GB Kingston DT 150 sold at auction by US ebayer at a loss?

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lindapuddin

If this was a genuine 54GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drive then we think seller lindapuddin must have made a loss on the transaction. We wonder if this item will (like so many DataTraveler drives on ebay) turn out to be counterfeit. Both Sellers and buyers of the DataTraveler 150 are advised to check serial numbers with Kingston as there are a lot of fraudulent suppliers.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 29, 2009 at 11:03 AM

Another ebay seller in China pretending items are in the UK

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mabinfbd33

Here we have another seller based in China with items at a price too cheap to be genuine pretending that the goods are in the UK to fool unwary buyers. 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

July 29, 2009 at 8:19 AM

The picture in this listing is the wrong model for a 128GB Kingston

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fardyla8478

Seller fardyla8478 is advertising this as a 128GB flash drive but Kingston do not make the model pictured here in this capacity. We can only assume that what is being sold here is counterfeit and fake capacity. A quick check with Kingston will confirm what we are saying.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 28, 2009 at 10:30 PM

dropshipping and flash memory items – beware of fraud

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We notice that some people arrived at this blog using the search term

dropship genuine kingston 64gb flashdrive

We hate to disappoint people but it is highly unlikely that any flash memory items that are provided by suppliers who dropship will be genuine – let alone a 64GB Kingston flash drive! Beware of any supplier of flash memory items who offers this service – especially if they are being shipped from Hong Kong – the centre of flash memory fraud.

When dropshipping is involved the seller never claps eyes on the item – no chance to check that what you are selling is genuine. A lot of sellers in the western world have found themselves with negative feedback and ebay suspensions as a result of using dropshipping. We have these words of advice for ebay sellers about dropshipping:

DON’T DO IT!!

Dropshipping is an invitation to get yourself in trouble!!!

Written by fightflashfraud

July 28, 2009 at 7:14 PM

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There are no 32GB Kingston flash drives in this model

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lespecialiste34The model shown in the picture on the the left is only made in capacities up to 16GB. It would appear that seller lespecialiste34 has been shopping in fake flash land.

We think a quick phone call to Kingston would reveal that these flash drives are counterfeits or lower capacity Kingston drives re-programmed to display a false capacity to the operating system. Either way they certainly are not 32GB drives – testing with h2testw would reveal the true capacity.

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

July 28, 2009 at 5:28 PM

We think this seller is kidding himself about this flash drive

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aam2003spd09

We don’t think this can possibly be a real 128GB flash drive – only four drives of this capacity have been announced by manufacturers and this is not one of them. We think seller aam2003spd09 is kidding himself (or herself) in beleiving what the supplier advertised. 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

July 28, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Seller ionedream appears to be selling fake capacity flash

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ionedream

Information received by the frankenflash project suggests that this 8GB flash drive from seller ionedream is fake capacity – only 2GB. 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.

This seller has now changed ID and is continuing with sales as i_1st_store

Written by fightflashfraud

July 28, 2009 at 12:54 PM

Job lots of 10 Kingston DT150 drop-shipped from China

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ovedas09 The price at which these are offered by ovedas09 (an ebay seller registered in Israel) seems too cheap for them to be genuine.

The fact that they are drop-shipped from China (so the seller will never clap eyes on them) is also highly suspect.

We think that if buyers check the serial numbers with Kingston they will find that these are counterfeit.

The true capacity of any flash memory item can be ascertained with the free program h2testw – we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with this program.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

July 28, 2009 at 11:02 AM

Sandisk Cruzer 4GB fleur model targeted by counterfeiters?

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fleur price
As you can see from this screenshot from the Sandisk site the price for this drive direct from the manufacturer is £17.99. An ebay member drew our attention to the fact that these are being sold on ebay for around £7.00. The profit margins on flash memory are not generally large enough to allow a reseller to make a profit selling flash drives for this much less than the manufacturer so we find these listings suspect.

We call on all sellers to check with Sandisk whether their supplier is authorised – we suspect that these were supplied by fraudulent wholesalers in China. The other thing both sellers and buyers should do is to test all flash memory items wth h2testw

Written by fightflashfraud

July 28, 2009 at 10:13 AM

A very suspect listing for a 64GB flash drive from UK ebayer

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allsorts20009 We consider this listing by allsorts20009 highly suspect.

This is for several reasons:

You can’t see the flash drive properly

The price seems far to low for it to be a genuine 64GB flash drive

Buyer IDs are hidden.

This seller previously sold Kingston DataTraveler 150 drives in 64GB and 32GB capacities at what we think are impossibly low prices.

The fact that Kingston drives were sold at low prices makes the seller highly suspect in our eyes – we think all his items wil prove to be fake capacity and the Kingstons will also be counterfeit. It could just be that this seller has been foolish and did not check items out before listing – if so we expect to hear from refunded buyers!

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

July 28, 2009 at 8:18 AM

Seems flash drives from this ebayer were probably counterfeit

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gtretail Seller gtretail sold a number of flash drives using the picture on the left. They were listed as 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Genuine drives like this which are orange coloured come in only one capacity 32GB. The 64GB is red and there are no 16GB drives of this model. We think these came from a fraudulent supplier and are counterfeits. As the seller kept buyer IDs private we suspect that gtretail may be aware of this.

The true capacity can be discovered with the small free program h2testw

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

Written by fightflashfraud

July 27, 2009 at 10:52 PM

A genuine DT150 sold at this price? We don’t think so!

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dan-softwareend

New ebay seller (feedback score 0) dan-software states in listings:

This is a genuine Kingston product so you are guaranteed to get your full 64GB’s worth!!

We suspect not – who would choose to end a listing early (as seen above) to sell something worth £100 for £50 to the current high bidder? Selling at this price would probably be at a loss if the item was genuine. Having sold one at a loss would you then list others at a lower start price (as below)? We certainly wouldn’t!

dan2

Buyers can check the serial numbers with Kingston – we think they will say the drives are suspect. The true capacity can be discovered with the small free program h2testw

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

Written by fightflashfraud

July 27, 2009 at 9:22 PM

The Kingston model shown here is not made in 64GB capacity

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guriseller

The model shown in the listing on ebay India by new ebay member guriseller is not available in 64GB capacity. The flash drive being sold here must therefore be counterfeit or fraudulently reprogrammed. Either way it will cause data loss for anyone using it. This seller also sold the same model in the fantastical capicities of 250GB, 500GB and 750GB – there are no USB flash drives whatsoever in these capacities!! They are fake fake fakity fake!

Written by fightflashfraud

July 27, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Fantastic fake flash drives at fantastic prices dropshipped from HK

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gia_diamonds

UK registered ebay member gia_diamonds is offering fabulous fakes at fantastic prices. This seller has a choice of false capacities for you to select from – you can have the nonexistent size of 250GB (there are no USB pen drives whatsoever of this capacity) 128GB or 64GB. All are fake – we could tell this at a glance because they carry the name Vaio.

Vaio is a trademark of Sony and is never used for flash drives, only laptops. Sony have never made flash drives of these capacities. The flash drives offered by gia_diamonds will be drop-shipped from Hong Kong. This means the seller has probably never clapped eyes on one of these let alone tested it.

Anyone using these false capacity devices will inevitably suffer data loss. 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

July 27, 2009 at 4:22 PM

This simply has to be a counterfeit Kingston DT 200

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techtreasure

We don’t think anyone could sell genuine 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives at this price without making a loss so we conclude that these must be counterfeits. A quick phone call to Kingston to check the serial numbers would reveal the truth. The fact that the blue and black DT 200 is only available in 32GB but techgeneration-eu is also offering this drive in 8GB and 16GB – capacities not offered by Kingston for this model – points to the fact that our conclusion must be correct.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 27, 2009 at 1:52 PM

This 32GB Sandisk seems too cheap to be genuine

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aitch1

We think that (as this model normally costs around £100) that the buy it now price in this listing by aitch1 is rather on the low side. We can’t see that aitch1 could sell at this price and make a profit if the drives are genuine. 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

July 27, 2009 at 11:40 AM

Are these 64GB DataTraveler Drives genuine or counterfeit

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nallison1974

UK ebay seller states in this listing:

GENUINE NOT FROM CHINA LIKE ALOT OF THE OTHERS

We hope this is true. Buyers can check the serial numbers with Kingston to find out whether or not they are genuine. If they are counterfeit they will fail testing with h2testw. 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

July 27, 2009 at 11:20 AM

Seller in China pretends items are in the UK – beware!

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dfgdgdretrt

Seller dfgdgdretrt is pretending his items are in the UK. Why? Because a lot of people have realised that flash memory items from China are likely to be fake. Guess what we think about this flash drive? Let’s just say that this is a favourite model among sellers in China! 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

July 27, 2009 at 9:04 AM

Problem SD cards from seller apparently at known fraud address

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cqingwushilei

According to feedback buyers have had problems with the memory card shown above from seller cqingwushilei. Someone has informed the team that the seller is shipping out of this address:

hongbo
Room823,GuoLi Building,
New Asia Mansion,
HuaqiangBei,Futian District,
ShenZhen?518031
P.R.China

This is the same address as one of the two used by fraudulent seller fengfeng_joy2008. We therefore think that the reason buyers have had problems has nothing to do with compatabilty (as claimed by the seller). We think the problems have arisen is probably because these are fakes. 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

July 27, 2009 at 6:24 AM

Model of Kingston DataTraveler shown is not made in 64GB

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guneet1411

The model shown in this listing from guneet1411 on ebay India shows a model of Kingston DataTraveler that is not made in 64GB. We therefore conclude that what the seller is offering is counterfeit and fake capacity. Buyers can check that what we are saying is correct by looking on the Kingston web site. We see that guneet1411 has also sold these as 120GB, 128GB and 500GB – none of which capacities are available in this model. Perhaps a buyer would like to report the seller to ebay, Kingston and the police.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 27, 2009 at 1:06 AM

Chance to lose data here – we don’t see how this could be genuine

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chance2save-moneyWe don’t think this item from China-based seller chance2save-money could possibly be genuine.

There is no way that the seller could make a profit on a genuine 16GB flash drive at this price with free postage.

This seller is known to sell fake memory cards so we are fairly sure all flash memory from chance2save-money will prove to be fake capacity.

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.

UPDATE 4th August 2009:
The frankenflash team now has evidence against this seller – one buyer has reported in with the information needed to enter this seller in the database. The more evidence we have the better. This seller ID has been suspended but we have reason to think that a new ID is now being used to continue defrauding ebayers.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 26, 2009 at 10:43 PM

An extremely cheeky fraudster in India stole our picture

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ramkumar_4817

Seller ramkumar_4817 is without doubt a fraudster infringing Kingston’s copyright by selling counterfeit flash drives. This cheeky fraudster is using an image created by a member of the frankenflash project to sell them. So the fraudster has infringed our member’s copyright too! The fact that ramkumar_4817 has seen our blogs just proves that this is deliberate fraud on the part of this devious and unscrupulous person.

The image was created to alert people to an obvious sign on some Kingston DataTraveler 150 counterfeits – the lack of engraving. The presence of engraving is not proof of a the drive being genuine (some counterfeits have been engraved) though lack of engraving is proof of it being fake.

As this is a classified ad all sales will take outside ebay and (in this case) in cash – so no buyer protection whatsoever! A member of the frankenflash project reported this to both ebay and Kingston but we doubt if ebay will do anything and suspect that Kingston may not be able to take action without assistance.

In the body of the listing by ramkumar_4817 the text reads:

Description (Note that ebay always puts this on all listings: Seller assumes all responsibility for listing this item.)

We are selling kingston 64 gb DT150 Pen drive
The item comes with bill
It also comes with 3 yrs Kingston warranty
Min order is 10 pieces

10 pen drives – 11600
20 pen drives – 18600
50 pen drives – 39600
100 pen drives – 73600

We deliver the items in cash on delivery basis ………..
Please get us a query if you are intersted…….
Only limited pieces…please rush up if you need…….

Happy Buying…………..

The prices are impossibly low – a certain fraudster!!

Written by fightflashfraud

July 26, 2009 at 8:39 PM

This appears to be a counterfeit Corsair on ebay

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oakstrade

We can find no reference to a 128GB flash drive on Corsair’s website. As far as we are aware only three manufacturers have produced flash drives of this capacity and Corsair is not one of them. We therefore conclude that oakstrade is selling a counterfeit and fake capacity flash drive.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 26, 2009 at 6:14 PM

Are this seller’s 64GB Corsair flash drives genuine or not?

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ukdiscountdesigner

Seller ukdiscountdesigner previously listed Kingston drives which were removed by ebay, presumably because they were counterfeit. This suggests to us that the Corsair flash drives are also counterfeits – as does the fact that they are being auctioned with a low start price. Would you risk the possibility of something worth £100 being sold for £10 and losing a lot of money? We certainly wouldn’t! 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

July 26, 2009 at 3:06 PM

Yet another new ebayer in China selling suspect flash drives

liqian16888168

Another new seller based in China is selling flash drives at prices that make us sure these cannot be genuine 16GB drives. We expect that liqian16888168 will prove to be a new ID used by one of our familiar fraud gangs. This is a popular fake model – also being sold by ebayers elsewhere such as tobyjug2009 who offered the same item on buy it now for £20. When, oh when, will princess ebay awake from the slumber induced by the poisoned apple from her wicked stepmother in China, the fake flash queen?

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

July 26, 2009 at 12:41 PM

This flash drive is not what the seller says it is!!

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kingimportzThe model shown is not made in 16GB, only 32GB. We think what the seller has here is a counterfeit and fake capacity drive – the capacity is probably very small. A quick check with Kingston will reveal the truth to buyers. A test with h2testw would reveal the true capacity.

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

July 26, 2009 at 10:25 AM

Top of the range Kingston going far too cheap on ebay

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godofwar021

The Kingston DataTraveler black box model is one of the most expensive produced by the company and we think that the start price that seller godofwar021 is suspiciously low for this item. Could this be yet another model of Kingston that has fallen prey to the counterfeiters?

Written by fightflashfraud

July 26, 2009 at 6:34 AM

Looks like another ID being used by a notorious fraud gang

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vs-passion

We think it highly likely that this 32GB Transcend SD card will turn out to be counterfeit and fake capacity. Why do we think this? We think so because vs-passion is at the same address as some well known fraudsters selling fake flash memory. 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

July 25, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Suspect ebay listing for DT 150 from Hong Kong

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24hour.openstop67

24hour.openstop67An ebay member registered in Hong Kong on 12th July 2009 is offering the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 drives in the listing above at a price that leads us to suspect these are counterfeit. The fact that this seller is also listing the very obvious fake capacity 8GB flash drive shown on the right supports our conclusion. The seller has also listed Pro Duo memory sticks for sale – probably fake too.

Buyers of high capacity Kingston flash drives can check the serial number of their drive with Kingston to discover whether it is genuine. If it is not then it will not be the capacity advertised and will cause fill loss and data corruption. For generic drives like the one on the right and other flash memory items we strongly advise ebayers to test with the free program h2testw.

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

UPDATE 01/11/09
Fraudulent seller 24hour.openstop67 has been suspended by ebay

Written by fightflashfraud

July 25, 2009 at 5:13 PM

This ebay seller in Italy may be selling fake flash memory

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fumettiedaltro

We suspect that flash memory sold by fumettiedaltro may be fake capacity because most of the seller’s flash memory ships out of Hong Kong – the centre for fake flash fraud. This means most items are drop-shipped so the seller would never clap eyes on them. This one seems to be in Italy so perhaps the seller would like to test one to see if it is really a 16GB drive. 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

July 25, 2009 at 2:52 PM

Are these 32GB flash drives from Hong Kong genuine?

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king88zone

If these are genuinely 32GB flash drives then it will be the first time we have come across this model that is genuinely the capacity stated. The fact that king88zone is keeping buyer IDs private is suspicious so we don’t think they can be genuine. 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

July 25, 2009 at 12:55 PM

Ebay & International Law – Listings And Transactions – Dealing With Counterfeit Fake USB Flash Drives, MP Players, Memory Cards

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Reprinted From SOSFakeFlash:

SOSFakeFlash’s Randy has important information that may help you with your claim against an international fake flash seller on eBay who sold you a false capacity (fake) MP Player, memory card or usb flash drive on eBay. Hopefully your kept your packaging!

Ebay & International Law

Consult: http://pages.ebay.ca/help/policies/international-trading.html

eBay insists that listings and transactions comply with the laws of the countries where both the seller and the high bidder reside. Users are responsible for ensuring that their transactions are lawful in both countries. eBay strongly suggests that users educate themselves about the laws of their own country and the countries where they plan to do business.

In addition the paypal / ebay complaints that you may submit for the fake flash drive, mp player or memory card, you may also want to consider submitting policy complaints on the seller. Some potential areas that a seller may infringe on local laws or regulations in your country.

1. Starting with the mailing package that the flash device was shipped in. Hopefully, you still have the mailing package.

Starting with the Customs declaration (CN22 form):

A) Did the seller indicate that the product was a gift?

If so, this is not true, and your country customs laws should consider this to be fraud.

B) Is the description on the CN22 correct?

If not, then your country customs laws may be infringed.

C) Did the seller indicate the country of origin?

If not, then again your customs laws may be infringed.

The CN22 form contains the following declaration.

I, the undersigned, whose name and address are given of the item certify that the particulars give in this declaration are correct and that the item does not contain any dangerous article or articles prohibited by legislation or by postal or customs regulations.

If the seller did not complete the form correctly you could also complain to the postal authorities is the sellers country and Ebay.

2. Regarding the contents of the package:

A) Did the flash drive, mp player or memory card or the packing that it came in have “country of origin” markings?

If not, this could be in violation of your countries customs laws or consumer protection laws.

You can use this information to help you pursue your claim if any of the conditions Randy mentioned are found. It can also cut to the quick about any arguments or issues with a Paypal claim. The more evidence you have that laws are being broken, the easier it should be.

We think this is exactly the kind of information eBay could leverage very quickly to help you. Instead of having to argue or dispute on the validity of fake or not fake. We all know that a tested items indicates whether it is or not, but this is another angle and it could be a lot easier to pursue.

Written by KittyFireFlash

July 25, 2009 at 11:22 AM

Another counterfeit DataTraveler listed on ebay by a UK member

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chrisshri

Would you risk selling a new item worth £100 for 99p?? No? Neither would any of the frankenflash project members! We are certain the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives sold by chrisshri are counterfeits – a quick check of serial numbers with Kingston will no doubt confirm this. Seems this ebayer bought from a fraudulent supplier – so if the memory cards offered by this seller came from the same source it is very likely they are also counterfeit and fake capacity.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if you bought a confirmed counterfeit on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 25, 2009 at 9:10 AM

This flash drive is not 64GB – it is a counterfeit Sony!

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llldddeloyde This flash drive is without doubt fake capacity. Although the photo is rather unclear the name MICRO VAULT (a Sony trademark) is visible on the drive – Sony has never sold flash drives of this capacity – it is fake fake fakity-fake. Seller llldddeloyde obviously doesn’t know much about flash memory and was probably fooled by a fraudulent supplier. Sellers should not buy flash drives to sell on ebay without doing their research and learning what is really available!

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

July 25, 2009 at 8:48 AM

Kingston DT150 listed by UK ebay seller far too cheap to be real

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vision307

Someone please pass a pair of reading glasses and the URL of this post to *vision307 – this seller needs to do a bit of reading to realise the true cost of flash drives. It is simply not possible to buy the model wholesale for the price this seller is asking, let alone sell them at this price on ebay. These just simply have to be counterfeit and fake capacity drives from a fraudulent wholesaler. A quick phone call to Kingston to check the serial numbers will show we are right.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 25, 2009 at 6:40 AM

Very suspect listing for DT150 from ebayer in Argentina

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darko_sport

This listing from darko_sport looks highly suspect to us – we doubt very much if these are genuine and we don’t think the serial numbers will check out with Kingston.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 25, 2009 at 1:40 AM

Suspect listing by ebay seller in the USA for a Sandisk flash drive

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simgen

This seller in the USA has listed a number of 16GB Sandisk flash drives at auction with a start price of 1 cent. If the flash drives offered by simgen are genuine the seller is risking a loss on every drive as bid prices for flash drives are artificially low. The reason for this is all the cheap fake capacity drives available at prices you could never get a genuine flash drive for. This makes us wonder whether this will turn out to yet another counterfeit. 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

July 25, 2009 at 12:41 AM

Very fake 64GB flash drive sold on ebay by new UK member

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koolbargin2009

This flash drive is fake fake fakity fake – it may look ok to koolbargin2009 when viewing it’s properties in Windows but proper testing would reveal that the real capacity is much less than 64GB. 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

July 24, 2009 at 10:58 PM

Looks like yet another fake flash seller on ebay to us

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zhangshuijin142

Yawn! Here we go again, seems like yet another fraud ID in China selling familiar fakes. When is ebay going to get serious and clean up their site? Oh, I forgot – now that their fat profits are begining to fall as ebayers desert in droves due to fraud they’re planning to make all their money by trying to get the whole world to use paypal! See http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/23/technology/companies/23ebay.html?ref=technology

At present zhangshuijin142 has no negs but a neutral feedback comment (GRR – please folks, leave negs for fakes) indicates that an 8GB flash drive turned out to have only 2GB capacity – what a surprise! 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

July 24, 2009 at 9:00 PM

Looks like another UK member who shops in fake flash land

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gadgets*youThis is exacly the same model the author of this post bought last September – one of the fakes purchased on ebay from fraudsters in China that led to this blog being set up!

The team is sure this is just as fake as the ones our team bought from sellers in China, foolishly thinking we got them so cheap because the middle man had been cut out.

Silly us – they were all fake capacity drives programmed to false capacities.

We think gadgets*you went shopping in fake flash land.

It seems ebay removed items from this seller and suspended the account before – looks like gadgets*you may be heading for another suspension.

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

July 24, 2009 at 6:29 PM

Has this UK ebay seller been shopping in fake flash land?

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mario_stavrou112As the model on sale here is one of the most popular with fraudsters for re-programming to fake capacities we wonder if mario_stavrou112 has been shopping in fake flash land.

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

July 24, 2009 at 3:48 PM

Pen Drive Corsair sospechoso en eBay España

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marjovil

El inicio de este precio unidad flash parece notablemente bajo. Marjovil vendedor es un jugador – presumiblemente de forma (si las unidades son verdaderos) ya que existe un grave riesgo de que el vendedor la pérdida de una gran cantidad de dinero con tantos enumerados comenzar con esta baja de precios. Es altamente recomendable que los compradores de memoria todos los elementos de prueba con el programa gratuito h2testw.

Si encuentra usted compró una falsa capacidad de memoria flash de artículo en eBay, por favor informe a sosfakeflash

Written by fightflashfraud

July 24, 2009 at 2:42 PM

A suspect listing on ebay Australia for 20 x Datatraveler 150

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markb191073

We consider it highly unlikely that the flash drives listed by markb191073 are genuine. We think a quick check of the serial numbers with Kingston would reveal these are counterfeit.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 24, 2009 at 1:03 PM

This is not a genuine 128GB Kingston USB flash drive

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koopnhoop

The picture in this listing does not show genuine 128GB flash drives – there are only three models of 128GB flash drive made at present – and the one from Kingston looks nothing like this. The seller says in the listing:

I have various styles of Flash Drives and the one you receive may not look like the one in the picture. The ” flip type” seems to be vary popular ( probably because you can’t loose the cap ) and I do get more of them than any other style. I buy in bulk so the ones I have in stock are the ones I will be shipping.

There are no genuine “flip type” 128Gb flash drives from any manufacturer – so any of this type sent out by the seller will be fake capacity. We suspect that koopnhoop is buying in bulk from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers selling fake capacity memory. We are absolutely certain that testing with h2testw will reveal that the seller’s flash drives have a capacity considerably less than 128GB.

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

July 24, 2009 at 11:30 AM

This is either a bargain Sandisk or a counterfeit

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wazer1980

The buy it now price for this flash drive seems rather low – either wazer1980 managed to negotiate a very good wholesale price for the Sandisk flash drives sold or they will turn out to be counterfeits manufactured by Chinese fraudsters. 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

July 24, 2009 at 6:34 AM

This ebayer re-sells fakes bought on ebay from fraudsters

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fodiogor

This listing shows one of a number of flash drives bought by fodiogor from either known or suspected fraudsters in China. This is not the first time we have seen this. Did this seller think these were bargains that he or she could profit from or does the seller know that what is being sold is fake capacity flash that will cause file loss and corruption of data for those that use them?

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

July 23, 2009 at 11:03 PM

Kingston and generic flash drives from this seller are too cheap

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comp-gadgets

Seller comp-gadgets first listed the Kingston drive above then added the generic drive shown below – both at buy it now prices that we don’t find credible:

comp-gadgets2

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

July 23, 2009 at 9:02 PM

Is ebay finally waking up to fake flash fraud?

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We note that ebay suddenly seems to be removing obvious fake flash drives listed by the new IDs set up by our fraudster friends in the orient from sale at an unprecedented rate. Have our communications with major manufactures such as Kingston and Sony finally woken ebay up to a problem that has existed for over five years? If so we will send up a cheer!

We will be more than happy if ebay becomes fraud-free and we can take a rest from blogging about it!!

It seems that items listed by some new IDs we considered suspect have been removed by ebay – here are some of the IDs (spotted by one of our most recent team members) whose items vanished: ujyfhgngf, taojue918, wuyafen112, zhaochengshanggg, zhanglixiu8288, mabinfbd33

Great – what about the rest???

Written by fightflashfraud

July 23, 2009 at 8:03 PM

Suspect seller gives excuse for no packaging on flash drives

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royce231098

This seller has listed Kingston and Sandisk flash drives at suspiciously low prices and keeps buyer IDs private – often a sign of fraud. In the listings royce231098 says:

This item is new but minus original packaging due to soiled/damaged packaging the item is new never used and for peace of mind check out my Feedback + free postage & Packaging first class recorded

No packaging means no serial number so you can’t verify whether or not your drive is genuine with the manufacturer. We wouldn’t risk buying these without packaging at any price. 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

July 23, 2009 at 7:06 PM

A seller who can afford to make a loss on flash drives?

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emmaje2

If these are genuine it looks very much as though emmaje2 has made a loss on sales of these so far. This makes us wonder whether the are genuine or not. 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 23, 2009 at 4:39 PM

Can this seller make a profit if these flash drives are genuine?

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digitaljims

We can’t see how the seller can be making any profit if these are genuine. By the time you take listing fees, final value fees, post and packing costs and paypal fees into account there doesn’t seem to be any margin left. This make us wonder if these are fake capacity. 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

July 23, 2009 at 2:31 PM

This 16GB Kingston seems just a bit too cheap to be genuine

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tof3k

We suspect that tof3k has been shopping in fake flash land as the buy it now price seems too cheap for this flash drive to be genuine. 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

July 23, 2009 at 12:46 PM

Is this 16GB Kingston flash drive the genuine article?

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lechef1million

This looks rather cheap if this is a genuine Kingston flash drive – we’d expect to see a higher buy it now price than this for a brand name drive. Low quality generic drives are available for this sort of price but not normally brand name ones. This makes us wonder whether these could possibly be counterfeits.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 23, 2009 at 10:19 AM

This is a fantasy flash drive – a capacity that never was!

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mccbev

There is no,t and never has been, a 120GB Kingston USB flash drive – or one made by anyone else for that matter. The drives offered by mccbev are fake fake fakity fake – which is no doubt why the seller is keeping buyer IDs private.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 23, 2009 at 8:30 AM

Pen drive 32GB contraffatti su eBay Italia

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caffeina82

La pen drive mostrato qui sono contraffatti e falsi capacità. Vaio è un marchio appartenente alla Sony, che è utilizzato solo per i computer portatili non penna unità. Sony non fare qualsiasi pen drive 32GB.

Test di memoria flash con tutti i h2test e, se il test rivela la capacità di voce è falso, in relazione a sosfakeflash

Written by fightflashfraud

July 23, 2009 at 6:47 AM

Is this 32GB Corsair flash drive genuine or counterfeit?

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bluestar2411

The Corsair drives sold by bluestar2411 do not seem to have fetched prices that would have made any profit for the seller. Indeed we expect that if these are genuine the seller made a loss. Would you continue auctioning items at a loss? No? Neither would we. This leads us to suspect that they may be counterfeit.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 22, 2009 at 10:28 PM

Massive Ebay Fraud Memory Cards – Counterfeit Ring Ehong Xuxin China And Hong Kong – Sellers zjlee08 – fengfeng_joy2008

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Reprinted from FakeFlashNews:

SOSFakeFlash had uncovered a new counterfeit ring on eBay selling fake memory cards. The false capacities are 16GB and 32GB. Generic and Transcend 32GB Fake memory cards have been sold to unsuspecting eBay buyers.

On June 22 2009 SOSFakeFlash issued the following alert on the internet to warn eBay members: zjlee08 Ebay Fake Flash Seller High Alert – China. This eBay seller had sold over 3000 items of fake flash capacity, including the brand name Transcend. It was estimated that zjlee08 earned over $60,000 US. On July 16 2009, eBay suspended this seller id, leaving thousands of eBay members stranded. Read zjlee08 – Suspended After 3500 Buyers Frauded On eBay

When eBay suspends a seller, all listings are removed. Victims are not able to review the item they purchased. The details of the item vanish. This hides the sellers fraud and makes it difficult for many less experienced members to file a claim with PayPal. The FrankenFlash project views this behavior as aiding and abetting criminal activity.

Meanwhile, another eBay seller id was also selling false capacity memory cards, fengfeng_joy2008. Read fengfeng_joy2008 Ebay Fake Flash Seller High Alert – China

SOSFakeFlash asks victims of false capacity nand based technology to report in using their: Report A Fake tab. Victims are asked to provide seller addressing information. As a result they were able to connect the dots for another counterfeiting ring.

zjlee08

Ehong Xuxin

P.O. Box No. 97527
TSIM SHA TEUI POST OFFICE
Hong Kong

fengfeng_joy2008

Ehong Xuxin

P.O. Box No. 97527
TSIM SHA TEUI POST OFFICE
Hong Kong

Also uncovered with the id fengfeng_joy2008:

Ms.Yan Na

Room823, GuoLi Building,
New Asia Mansion,
HuaqiangBei, Futian District,
ShenZhen, P.R.China 518000

Once more, it is clear that shipping of counterfeit flash nand technology is from Hong Hong with the “Controller” center being in China. Hong Kong is the conduit to unleash fake flash on the global public who continue to suffer data loss from these digitally altered memory cards, mp players and usb flash drives. SOSFakeFlash feels that little is being done by the Chinese Government to contain and stop the traffic. Profit rules. Damage to the global public is of little consequence. The noble ideals once held by the “revolution” are dust. A faint memory doomed to be nothing more than a footnote in history, the sacrifices made by many, for absolutely nothing. In refusing to address the problem, there is only one conclusion, China wants to enjoy the vices and weaknesses found in the western world.

Shame! Millions in China gave up so much and sacrificed. So that you would one day rush to become like us? Shame! For allowing the sale of data poison to continue!

Sold by zjlee08:

New 16GB SDHC SD High Quality Memory Card 16 GB 16GO
New 32GB SD SDHC Memory Card Secure Digital 32GO 32 GB
TRANSCEND 32GB SDHC MEMORY CARD CLASS 6 32 GB G SD HC

Sold by fengfeng_joy2008

New 32GB SDHC SD Secure Digital Memory Card 32GB 32 Go
16GB SD SDHC Secure Digital Memory Card 16Go 16 GB

Additional Reading:

Written by KittyFireFlash

July 22, 2009 at 9:05 PM

Brand name 64GB flash drives sold in private auctions

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blair1995We find the use of private auctions by blair1995 to sell 64GB Integral and Sandisk flash drives rather suspect.

The prices those already sold went for would mean the seller very likely made a loss if the drives are genuine.

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

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

Written by fightflashfraud

July 22, 2009 at 7:46 PM

This 16GB Kingston flash drive seems rather on the cheap side

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lovedave0345

We would normally expect to see a higher price tag than this on any 16GB Kingston flash drive which makes us wonder if counterfeiters are now producing this model. If they are this would expain why lovedave0345 is able to offer this at such a low price. We can’t see that he would be making any profit if they are genuine.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 22, 2009 at 6:19 PM

Another UK ebayer sells 64GB Kingston at suspicously low price

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UK ebay seller hotsales_2009 has been selling 64GB Kingston flash drives at prices below the wholesale cost of genuine ones so we conclude that these must be counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier in China. We do not know whether or not the seller realises that his items are likely to be counterfeits which will cause file corruption and data loss. Anyone buying high capacity Kingston drives is advised to check the serial number directly with the company.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 22, 2009 at 4:18 PM

Suspected counterfeit Corsair flash drive on ebay

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t.e.b.i

We think the buy it now price on this 32GB Corsair flash drive listed on ebay by t.e.b.i is too low for the drive to be genuine. We suspect it may be a counterfeit produced by fraudsters in China. If so the capacity will be considerably less than 32GB with the result that users will end up with lost and corrupted files. 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 22, 2009 at 2:11 PM

Looks like yet another new fraud ID set up on ebay China

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hlusb88

Here again we find a new ID registered in China listing 16GB flash drives at too low a price for it to be likely that they are genuine. We expect that the flash drives being sold by hlusb88 will turn out as usual to be fraudulently re-programmed 2GB or 4GB drives that fool the operating system. Such drives are dangerous for anyone who values their files as they cause file loss and data corruption. 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

July 22, 2009 at 12:41 PM