Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for July 3rd, 2009

Suspect flash drives listed on ebay Spain

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djfeared

It seems that these flash drives sold by djfeared were bought from taoxing36588, a suspected fraudster in China. We expect that they will prove to be fake capacity. It looks as though this seller has a habit of buying things on ebay from sellers in China and re-selling them. That’s all very well for things like covers for MP players, djfeared, but flash drives are an entirely different matter! By selling flash drives from China you are very likely to cause your customers data loss as almost all are fake capacity. Do you want to be responsible for someone losing vital files that they may need for work, school, college or university? Please sellers – do not re-sell flash memory bought on ebay from sellers in China!

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Written by fightflashfraud

July 3, 2009 at 11:13 PM

Get yourself an expensive fake 16GB Kingston on ebay France!

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boite_chinoise

We first reported on boite_chinoise selling this fake kingston back in May, but still this seller is merrily defrauding people! As well as fake Kingston flash drives this seller also sold obviously fake Sony ones. Feedback indicates that this seller also supplies fake memory cards. You can buy your fake flash a lot more cheaply elsewhere – why pay top whack in order to corrupt or lose your files when you can do it for nearly half the price elsewhere?

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 3, 2009 at 9:33 PM

Pick-and-mix fakes listed by ebayer in France

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kyo8147
An ebay member in France has sold 4 out of 5 obviously fake flash drives – just one left – hurry and get yourself a sure-fire file corrupter! These were presumably purchased from fraudsters on ebay and are now being resold here. As buyer IDs are hidden we can only conclude that the seller is aware they are fake and this is deliberate fraud. We consider the resale of fakes bought from fraudsters in the orient by sellers in the western world even more despicable than the original fraud.

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 3, 2009 at 7:56 PM

Suspected fake Kingston (new model)

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multiwavevideo

We consider it very interesting that two sellers in Walnut, California, United States listed 128GB Kingston Datatraveler at the same buy it now price within 24 hours of each other. Is there something special about Walnut that allows people there access to things not available to the rest of us? Somehow we don’t think so.

The datatraveler 200 USB flash drive was only announced on 15th June. You cannot buy a genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 drive for the price advertised by this seller, let alone re-sell it for a profit at this price! These are special order items not available in wholesale quantities – at present they are made to order and there is a huge waiting list.

If you engage your brain you can easily draw your own conclusions about whether buyers will get a genuine drive from multiwavevideo or not! If you made the mistake of buying a flash drive from this seller you can check with Kingston – they will no doubt have records of every 128GB DataTraveler sold to date along with serial numbers etc.

In general terms, 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 3, 2009 at 5:30 PM

Suspect 16GB flash drives listed on ebay France.

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atlasneotech

The team here strongly suspect that the flash drives listed by atlasneotech are fraudulently programmed fake capacity items which will cause data loss for users.

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 3, 2009 at 3:25 PM

Another seller of suspected fake flash drives on ebay France

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abkastler59

We suspect that these flash drives from abkastler59 will prove to be fake capacity and cause users’ files to become lost or corrupted. 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 3, 2009 at 12:45 PM

New ebay member registered in Malaysia lists suspect Kingston

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gadjetplanet

We don’t think this 64GB DataTraveler 150 listed by gadjetplanet a seller in Malaysia is genuine. We strongly suspect it is yet another counterfeit purchased from a fraudulent supplier. The seller can easily check with Kingston to find out whether the item is genuine or not. We expect the answer would be not.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 3, 2009 at 10:47 AM