Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for July 5th, 2009

Another ebayer in Spain buying from fraudsters and re-selling

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isaacliebherr the largest picture is the most obvious fake drive listed by isaacliebherr, a supposed 64GB model – the buyer left a negative comment. This member has been busily hoovering up fakes from known fraudsters like intertrade-connection, pandachinchin,newgoodies2009 and flea_auction. He has also bought from others we consider suspect but do not yet have evidence against. This ebay member then re-sells the flash drives he bought from fraudulent sellers to other ebayers.

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 5, 2009 at 11:55 PM

Obvious fake 64GB Sony flash drive on ebay Spain

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tomsom123This flash drive listed by tomsom123 is a glaringly obvious counterfeit – Sony has never made a 64GB flash drive!

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 5, 2009 at 9:16 PM

Suspect 64GB DataTraveler listed on ebay Spain

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gemaprosper1974

We strongly suspect that this 64GB DataTraveler 150 is counterfeit. Seller gemaprosper1974 previously sold some very obvious fake capacity Kingston drives (models not made in the capacity claimed) which made us even more sure we are right about this one. 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 5, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Obvious fake 16GB flash drive listed by ebayer in France

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lechouan67

There is nothing else to say about this flash drive listed by lechouan67 other than it is an outright fake. 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 5, 2009 at 6:02 PM

32GB DataTraveler a little too cheap to be genuine?

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joshthebosh!

This flash drive listed by joshthebosh! seems a little too cheap – could it be yet another counterfeit? Buyers of these can check the serial number with Kingston to ensure their item is genuine. If not, Kingston will be able to confirm it is a counterfeit.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 5, 2009 at 4:09 PM

Ebay seller in Spain recyles fake flash drives from China

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josua525

Seller josua525 busily snapped up fake flash drives from a range of well known fraudsters on ebay including intertrade-connection, kitty-lin-lin, world_max_store, pandachinchin and appolly and resold them to other ebay members using the very same pictures as used by the fraudsters he bought from. Not a single buyer seems to have realised they got a fake. We note that sales are now kept private – a sign that this is deliberate fraud.

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 5, 2009 at 1:23 PM

Suspected counterfeit Kingston DT200

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techtreasure

Seems like Kingston had barely announced the first 128GB USB flash drive before people pounced on it. We expect that what buyers will get from techtreasure is a counterfeit and fake capacity item. The price of the 128GB Datatraveler 200 (the only 128GB flash drive currently available) is a great deal more than the buy it now price advertised by this seller.

The drive is not available wholesale – they are special order items. From our understanding of things it would be impossible for the seller to buy a genuine one at the price advertised, let alone sell it at this price.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 5, 2009 at 9:55 AM