Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for July 1st, 2009

Another obvious fake 32GB Kingston DataTraveler on ebay

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lotsunami

Here we have another obvious fake from another seller based in Italy – and what on earth does seller lotsunami mean by V.upgrade?? You cannot upgrade a flash drive!! You can, however, do what has been done buy this seller’s supplier. “What is that?” I hear you ask. The answer – program a small capacity drive to appear to have a much larger capacity thus causing file loss and data corruption for users.

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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

July 1, 2009 at 8:06 PM

Looks like “pick and mix” fake flash drives from a UK ebay member

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jpsupplies-uk

Here are some of he models sold by jpsupplies-uk on ebay – looking at the seller’s feedback some of these were bought from well known fraudsters in the far east. So far only one buyer seems to have spotted that there is anything wrong.

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

July 1, 2009 at 5:26 PM

Obvious fake capacity 16Gb flash drives on ebay Germany

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libellenfang
The flash drives listed by seller libellenfang are very obvious fakes – no drives that come in the packaging that these are in are genuine – all are small capacity drives faked to higher capacities by scammers. The buyer may not be aware of this – it may be that the seller was defrauded by the supplier.

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

July 1, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Fake 64GB Sony flash drive on ebay France

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jeandecham

This flash drive listed by jeandecham was not made by Sony and does not have a capacity of 64GB.

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

July 1, 2009 at 12:52 PM

Suspect listings from new ebay ID registered in China

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We consider the listings for a variety of USB flash drives from michael_0809 (an ID registered in China on May 12th 2009) to be highly suspect. The start prices are suspiciously low. We suspect this is yet another new fraudster ID.

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 1, 2009 at 11:00 AM