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Archive for July 6th, 2009

Fake 16GB flash drive listed by new UK ebay member

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rockingyouNew ebay member rockingyou has listed this obvious fake capacity flash drive – so we think the other model offered by this seller will prove to be fake too.

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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

July 6, 2009 at 9:53 PM

Is this 32GB flash drive on ebay UK Genuine?

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returncentreWe think the fact that this drive has a little shiny sticker for the capacity suggests that this could be a fake capacity flash drive. We have only seen such stickers on fakes, never on genuine drives.

Seller returncentre may not be aware that there is such a thing as fake capacity memory – perhaps someone could the seller test all these with the free program h2testw.

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July 6, 2009 at 8:10 PM

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Possible fraudster in China not presently listing on ebay

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kinetronics

Seller kinetronics.ink listed a few of these 16GB flash drives among a host of other items, then switched to selling 2GB ones. Currently this seller is not listing anything for sale. We suggest any buyers test their drives with h2testw.

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

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July 6, 2009 at 5:30 PM

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Are 8GB MP players from new ebay seller in China real or fake?

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haogooding

Seller haogooding registered on ebay China at the beginning of June and lists these 8GB MP players and 2GB flash drives. The MP players were not selling until 29th June but the flash drives were. There has been one negative comment about a flash drive:

USB PEN CONTAINED A VIRUS, AND WAS “WRITE PROTECTED” !!! CHEAP RUBBISH. AVOID.

This (and the low start price of the MP players) lead us to suspect that this seller’s items 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 6, 2009 at 2:36 PM

Corsair flash drive listed by UK ebayer too cheap to be genuine?

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saffronspas

The 64GB Corsair flash drives listed by UK seller saffronspas seem too cheap to be genuine – we think they are counterfeit and 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 6, 2009 at 11:29 AM

Another counterfeit 64GB DataTraveler150 in Italy?

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lapergamenalibri

We suspect that this could well be yet another counterfeit 64GB DataTraveler150. We think the buy it now price lapergamenalibri has listed this at is just a little too cheap for these to be genuine. If they are genuine there will be engraving on the USB plug and each drive will have an individual serial number that can be verified with Kingston.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if Kingston confirms you have a counterfeit.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 6, 2009 at 8:11 AM

Seems yet another ebayer is offloading a fake on someone else!

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josua525

We despair about the recent trend in behaviour of ebayers like josua525 who bought fake flash drives from China. We are horrified that instead of trying to help us eliminate fraud ebayers are are re-selling the fakes they bought to other ebayers, who in turn sell them on to someone else!

Hmm – I have an array of fakes in my workroom – maybe I should give up trying to help people and sell my fakes on ebay instead? After all, I know just how to get away with it!! I won’t, of course, because I am an honest person – but it horrifies me to see how many people seem not to be.

Members of the frankenflash project who realised just how dangerous this fraud is have put in a massive effort to warn people; but if this is what people who bought fakes are going to do instead of helping us to end this sort of fraud – why should we bother??

Written by fightflashfraud

July 6, 2009 at 1:35 AM