Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for July 18th, 2009

Suspect 64GB Kingston DT150 flash drive on ebay Belgium

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hardtronikshop

The prices that these 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives have been selling at would mean that hardtronikshop would have made quite a loss selling these at auction if they are geniune. We think that nobody could afford to keep on making a loss like this and would switch to buy it now when they found that costs were not being met. We suspect that they are actually counterfeits bought from a fraudulent wholesaler so the seller is not actually making a loss. All genuine flash drives of this type have a unique serial number which you can use to check with Kingston that the drive is not counterfeit. We strongly suggest that all buyers do this.

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Written by fightflashfraud

July 18, 2009 at 11:41 PM

Counterfeit 64GB Sony flash drive on ebay France

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discount-mess

There are no Sony flash drives of 64GB capacity – the item shown in this listing by discount-mess is counterfeit and fake capacity. The seller may not have realised that his supplier one of many fraudulent wholesalers selling counterfeits – the picture used is very familiar to us at the frankenflash project.

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 18, 2009 at 9:07 PM

This does not appear to be a genuine 128GB Kingston flash drive

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fairnichter

The picture in this listing does not appear to show the right model for this to be a genuine 128GB Kingston flash drive. There have been counterfeits that look like this and that’s what we think is being sold here. The ebay member fairnichter probably bought this from one of the many fraudulent websites selling counterfeit goods and may not realise it is not the real thing. All Genuine high capacity Kingston flash drives have unique serial numbers which can be used to check whether the drive is genuine or not. We strongly advise anyone buying Kingston flash drives to check the serial number with Kingston.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 18, 2009 at 8:03 PM

Looks like a fantastic fake flash drive at a fantastic price!!

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chenmeifang82040788

These flash drives listed on ebay by chenmeifang82040788 (a recently-registered ID in China) are too cheap for the seller to break even if they were genuine. We therefore conclude that these are the usual fake capacity drives that have been flooding ebay from China. The fact that buyer IDs makes these look even more suspect than they would otherwise!

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 18, 2009 at 5:28 PM

New ebay member in China lists one of the usual suspects

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godnessyoulove_688

Registered with ebay in China on July 1st seller godnessyoulove_688 has listed a very familiar drive. To date we have never come across one of these that is genuinely 16GB and we don’t think this one is either.

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 18, 2009 at 3:40 PM

This 128GB Corsair flash drive just has to be counterfeit

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steve_l.a

There is no 128GB Corsair Voyager flash drive to be found on Corsair’s own web site. You will only find these on the websites of known fraudulent wholesalers. We therefore conclude that this must be counterfeit and that seller steve_l.a must have been shopping in fake flash land.

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.

64GB USB flash drive from ebayer in the USA seems a bit cheap

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psy2069

This flash drive listed by psy2069 seems a bit too cheap to be genuine 64GB, even for a generic drive. 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 18, 2009 at 11:00 AM