Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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UK ebay member sells an obvious fake flash drive

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One of the fake flash hunters working with the frankenflash project spotted this very obvious fake flash drive sold by UK ebay member worldround12. Investigations by fightflashfraud indicate that this ebay member bought some very familiar flash drives sold on ebay by fraudsters in China, including de-registered fraudsters digitalting0303 and chenwubang88. We wonder if worldround12 is planning to try and make some money out of selling the fakes shown below that this ebay member purchased on ebay:


Does this ebayer think these drives are genuine?? If so a member of the frankenflash project will gladly visit worldround12 and demonstrate they are fake by testing them on worldround12’s computer with h2testw – all worldaround has to do is contact us by replying to this post requesting a visit and giving a phone number or email address so the frankenflash project member can get in touch!

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 31, 2009 at 4:19 PM

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  1. Perhaps someone should direct the seller to this post and suggest taking up the offer from a project member living in in the Midlands to pay a visit.

    I’m sure our member will happily transfer 15GB of worldround12’s most important files to each of the fakes to demonstrate just why these should not be sold!


    July 31, 2009 at 4:58 PM

  2. When told by a well meaning ebay member that this Sony drive was counterfeit and could end up earning the seller a negative feedback, the seller was most honest in his reply and just carried on with the listing!

    “Thanks. Yes! You are correct. Myself, I do not think it is Sony brand, that’s why I said it is chinese make.”

    So, as far as this seller is concerned, if it is chinese, don’t expect it to be genuine!

    You can’t say fairer than that!


    July 31, 2009 at 4:47 PM

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