Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for July 9th, 2009

Looks like another seller of fake flash memory based in China

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fyx20099

fyx20099The drive shown above is close to the price of cheaper (low grade) 16GB flash drives from suppliers with very small margins so it didn’t seem impossible for them to be genuine – though with free p&p included it seemed a little unlikely. However – as feedback indicates that the 16GB flash drive on the left, also sold by fyx20099, is fake capacity we are pretty sure these will prove to be fakes 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 9, 2009 at 9:08 PM

Devious ebay sellers listing 16GB flash drives as if in the UK

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caoyingying36

Both seller caoyingying36 (sample listing shown above) and chenchunming36 have listed identical 16GB flash drives that have been proven to be fake capacity time and time again. These devious sellers with very recently registered ebay IDs are listing their items as being in the UK. This doesn’t fool us – but it may have fooled many unwary ebayers into thinking their items are ok. We are fairly certain these are fake capacity flash drives, but at the time of writing we have no proof.

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 9, 2009 at 7:06 PM

32GB Kingston DataTraveler on ebay in the USA

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pelicanview1

We think the 32GB DataTraveler 150 flash drives listed by pelicanview1 are likely to be counterfeit and fake capacity drives purchased from a fraudulent wholesaler in China. Buyers can check serial numbers with Kingston – we strongly advise that you do – otherwise you are at serious risk of data loss!

Written by fightflashfraud

July 9, 2009 at 4:18 PM

Counterfeit 64GB Sony flash drive on ebay Austria

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peter_pula

This is a counterfeit flash drive – Sony has never made a flash drive with the name vaio (used for laptops!) and has never made a 64GB model! 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 9, 2009 at 10:37 AM

32GB DataTraveller on ebay at a price that seems a little too low

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advanced.electronics82

We think that the buy it now price on this 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 listed by advanced.electronics82 (an ebay member registered in Malaysia on 23 June 2009) is a little too cheap for it to be genuine. All Kingston DataTraveler drives of this type should have individual serial numbers to allow buyers check that the drive is genuine. We urge all buyers to check with Kingston!

Written by fightflashfraud

July 9, 2009 at 7:02 AM