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Archive for July 30th, 2009

32GB Kingston DataTraveler on ebay seems too cheap to be genuine

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jojodavison

We can’t see how jojodavison could possibly be selling be selling genuine 32GB DataTraveler 100 flash drives at this price. We strongly suspect that these were purchased from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers in China who sell counterfeits. Counterfeit also means fake capacity and data loss. Buyers should check the serial number with Kingston.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers (both sellers and buyers) to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw or, in the case high capacity items from well – known brands, check the serial numbers with the manufacturer.

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Written by fightflashfraud

July 30, 2009 at 11:10 PM

We doubt that this seller’s Sandisk flash drives are genuine

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sebastiansarpora

The fact that sebastiansarpora has previously sold these 32GB Sandisk drives and 32GB Kingston DT150 drives for prices below wholesale suggests to us that these may well be counterfeit. We suggest buyers check with manufacturers. You can test to discover the true capacity of flash memory items with the free program h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

July 30, 2009 at 9:24 PM

This 32GB Sandisk Backup drive seems to cheap to be true

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fasttracksss

If you buy one of these direct from Sandisk it will cost around £100. Research indicates there is not a very large profit margin on flash drives. We don’t think fasttracksss could buy genuine ones wholesale at a price that would allow them to be resold at half the price the manufacturer charges. We think these came from a fraudulent supplier. Feedback indicates that seller is not exactly the most reliable on ebay so we doubt very much that fasttracksss has checked with Sandisk to ensure that the drives are genuine. We doubt if the seller has bothered to test with h2testw either.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers (both sellers and buyers) 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 30, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Seems we may have a new Hong Kong fraud ID on ebay

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kakalotte

We think that kakalotte will turn out to be yet another ID used by our oriental fraudster friends. We consider it highly likely that testing will show that flash memory from this seller will turn out to be fraudulently programmed to display a false capacity to the operating system. 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 30, 2009 at 5:40 PM

These 32GB Sandisk flash drives seem a bit on the cheap side

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rat2725cars

The 32GB Sandisk Cruzer drives sold by rat2725cars seem a bit cheaper than we would expect which makes us wonder if they are genuine. We suggest that buyers check with Sandisk. You can test to discover the true capacity with the free program h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

July 30, 2009 at 3:59 PM

Ebay seller taking a risk if this item is a genuine Kingston

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albertz562656

Seller albertz562656 risks making a loss by selling at auction if this item is genuine. As usual we strongly advise ebayers (both sellers and buyers) to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw or, in the case high capacity items from well – known brands, check the serial numbers with the manufacturer.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

July 30, 2009 at 1:55 PM

UK seller with surprisingly cheap flash drives

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samnit74If the 16GB Bytestor and 32GB Corsair flash drives sold by samnit74 are genuine we would like to know who the supplier was! We have not come across a supplier who could provide these cheaply enough to sell them at the prices samnit74 has been selling these for.

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 30, 2009 at 11:30 AM