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Archive for July 21st, 2009

Member IDs hidden by suspect ebay seller in China

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zhiyuan09

We find it very suspicous that seller zhiyuan09 is hiding buyer IDs when selling flash drives – experience suggests that this action almost inevitably means the seller is fraudulent and the items are fake capacity. 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 21, 2009 at 6:13 PM

Suspected fake leather flash drive from an ebay seller in Australia

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torquay1980B

We strongly suspect that this leather finish flash drive from Australian seller torquay1980 is fake capacity – indeed several members of our team are the not-so-proud owners of this model commonly supplied by fraudsters from China who re-program drives to show fake capacities. We don’t know where torquay1980 got this from but we are fairly certain that testing will reveal the capacity is much less than 64GB. This is not the first time we have seen a suspect item from this seller.

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 21, 2009 at 3:59 PM

Another ID on ebay for a familiar fraud gang in China?

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liyanju1111

We expect that these flash drives from seller liyanju1111 will prove to be fake capacity causing data loss and file corruption for buyers who use them. We think this is probably a new ID being used by one of the familar fraud gangs. This is a devious seller who is trying to lull people into a false sense of security by saying that the item is in the UK!

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 21, 2009 at 2:17 PM

Familiar 16GB flash drive sold by yet another ebayer in China

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sunnyshop18

The flash drive pictured here is very familiar to members of the frankenflash project and we suspect that sunnyshop18 is an alternate ID for a familiar fraud gang. 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 21, 2009 at 12:46 PM

Are the 32GB Kingston flash drives from this ebayer genuine?

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sambhoona

We think the prices sambhoona has sold some of these at would mean the seller lost money on the transaction if these are genuine. Would you accept an offer that was less than the wholesale price of your items? Voluntarily make a loss?? This and the fact that buyer IDs are kept private make us a bit suspicious of this seller. Buyers can check the serial numbers with Kingston to find out if their drives are the real thing or counterfeits produced by fraudsters in China. If they are counterfeit they will cause file loss and data corruption.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 21, 2009 at 11:01 AM

Another dodgy looking ebay seller of flash memory from China

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skywarenet

The prices achieved in auctions for flash memory items sold by skywarenet would have bankrupted anyone that was selling genuine items by now. We can only conclude that these are fake capacity and will cause file loss and data corruption to users. The use of private auctions by this seller is a sneaky way of trying to cover his tracks and hide what he has sold. 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 21, 2009 at 8:48 AM

32GB flash drive from new ebay member in China is suspect

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dxx999xxd

The 32GB flash drives listed by China-based ebay member dxx999xxd seem too cheap to be genuine so we suspect that these will prove to be fake capacity drives. If you use a fake you will eventually suffer file loss and corruption of your data.

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 21, 2009 at 6:59 AM