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Archive for August 1st, 2009

Is Hong Kong based seller asiaestore a seller of fake flash?

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asiaestore

A member of the fightflashfraud team noticed this listing and wondered if this is yet another counterfeit and fake capacity item coming out of Hong Kong. We had a look at this seller’s feedback and a particular comment left by a buyer on July 27th 2009 caught our attenion:

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This seems a bit suspicious – Corsair, like Kingston, Transcend and other well known brands have good quality control procedures in place. We consider it unlikely that (if the drive commented about was a genuine Corsair) the buyer would have encountered transfer speed problems.

We have a feeling that asiaestore may be one of the many ebayers registered in this region who sell counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory. 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.

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August 1, 2009 at 11:16 PM

We wonder if the Sandisk flash drives from this seller were genuine

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1703ronB Are the Sandisk Cruzer flash drives sold by 1703ron genuine?

If so then we are fairly certain that the seller will have made a loss on sales.

As always we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

If your testing confirms you have a false capacity device please:
Report in to SOSFakeFlash with information and test results

Written by fightflashfraud

August 1, 2009 at 9:31 PM

This 16GB flash drive on ebay from China seems a bit too cheap

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zhangshouchao88

We suspect that zhangshouchao88 is a very carefully built ID from one of our fraud gangs. This ID was registered in China on April 14th and had a 100% feedback score of 312 when we spotted this item. It seemed too cheap to be genuine so we had a look at this seller’s other offerings. We see a lot of familiar fake capacity drives listed. We also see that all feedback seemed to relate to jewellery items.

We strongly suspect that the Don of fake flash may be behind this ID – you can learn a bit about this fraudster and his team on the sosfakeflash blog. They are very cunning and have sold fake flash memory items on ebay for a long time.

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.

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August 1, 2009 at 7:02 PM

Are these 16GB Sandisk Ultra Backup USB flash drives genuine?

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upsydaisy0560 Are the Sandisk Ultra Backup USB flash drives sold by upsydaisy0560 at auction genuine?

If they are we think the seller is very likely to be making a loss. The price of one of these direct from Sandisk is around £58 and the profit margins on flash drives for re-sellers are (unlike some consumer goods) fairly modest.

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 1, 2009 at 5:06 PM

Are these sellers’ flash memory items genuine or not?

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Sellers tomyaho, ramwardo and hoodox have a lot of Sandisk flash memory items listed on ebay. Some of them seem rather too cheap to be genuine as far as we can see. Could they be counterfeit and therefore fake capacity? We won’t know until buyers test their 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.

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August 1, 2009 at 3:01 PM

Is this 64GB Corsair flash drive genuine?

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geraldson85

If the 64GB Corsair flash drives offered by geraldson85 are genuine the seller is taking quite a risk by selling them at auction. The seller has already made quite a loss selling these if they are the real thing. If they are counterfeit then the seller has made a profit and the buyers will end up with lost and corrupted files. This seller also has Kingston DataTraveler drived on auction – we are suspicous about these as well.

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 1, 2009 at 1:15 PM

The Kingston flash drives on offer here just have to be fake

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sirflexxx

These are bound to be counterfeit. The start price is far too low for one thing and for another there is only 1 model made in 128GB and it is not this one! There is not and never has been a 128GB DataTraveler 100!! These are fake fake fakity fake – no doubt from a fraudulent supplier in China. Seller sirflexxx either doesn’t research his products properly or is a deliberate fraudster. Time will tell which. A quick phone call by sirflexxx to Kingston will confirm what we are saying if this seller doesn’t beleive us.

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August 1, 2009 at 10:44 AM