Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for August 2009

This ebay item is not a 128GB Kingston flash drive

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408jasonb

The DataTraveler 100 flash drive is not made in capacities above 32GB. There is no 128GB flash drive in this model therefore the flash drives sold by 408jasonb are without a shadow of a doubt counterfeit and fake capacity. A quick look at the Kingston website will confirm this.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

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Written by fightflashfraud

August 31, 2009 at 11:55 PM

Devious gremlin in China selling fake flash on ebay

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123qazxc

Members of the frankenflash project finds a single picture can be worth a thousand words – above we see a current listing by 123qazxc – below we see an ended listing:

123qazxcold

What can we say after that two thousand words worth? Nothing other than that buyers of flash memory sold by 123qazxc will find themselves with fake capacity items. Such items cause data loss and corruption. 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

August 31, 2009 at 10:30 PM

Rather odd listings on ebay for flash memory items

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We find it rather odd that ebay seller sunshine_lights_tools never uses pictures in listings. Does this seller not posess a camera – or even a mobile phone that can take photos?? We also find it rather odd than none of the flash memory items sold by this member had any packaging yet all are described as new. All new brand name items come in packaging, though some unbranded items may not.

We hope that these discrepancies in listings by sunshine_lights_tools do not mean this person has been selling counterfeit and fake capacity items. 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

August 31, 2009 at 8:44 PM

This 32GB Kingston sold on ebay may be counterfeit.

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techs10

We suspect that the 32GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives sold on ebay by techs10. Normally a buyer would be able to check the serial number with Kingston but as these were sold without packaging they will not be able to do so in this case.

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

August 31, 2009 at 6:32 PM

Pick your flavour of fake flash drive from this ebay seller

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morgen-discount-store

gremlin2sHong Kong based gremlin morgen-discount-store has sold a range of 32GB and 64GB flash drives including Kingston DataTraveler 150 drives which we think are counterfeit. We think every single flash drive will prove to be fake capacity.

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.

Baby Gremlin in China slow to start fake flash sales career

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lone_glacier

babygremlin1It looks as though our fraudster friends were unsure what to do with the new ID lone_glacier (registered on ebay on August 1st) – go for the mix or the single item?

The seller started with jade pendants followed by a dress and some sandals – so it looks as though it was going to be the mix, but sales did not take off. Only 4 pendants sold (3 at 60p and one at 63p all with free P&P) so lone_glacier started at a loss.

Now all listings are for 16GB Sony Pro Duo memory sticks with a bid start price of 99p with free P&P. 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

August 31, 2009 at 1:09 PM

There is no such thing as a 512GB Sandisk USB flash drive!

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bgwwatters

The flash drive offered here by USA registered ebay seller bgwwatters are fake fake fakity fake! Sandisk do not make 512GB flash drives and nor does anyone else. Any flash drive you see in this packaging will be fake capacity. Steer well clear of them.

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

August 31, 2009 at 10:25 AM