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Archive for August 2nd, 2009

Ebay member in Australia with a range of fake 64GB flash drives?

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torquayleatherAn ebay seller based in Australia seems to have sold several models of fake capacity “64GB” USB flash drives including the leather one shown here. Anyone who bought a flash drive from this seller is at risk of lost or corrupted data.

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 2, 2009 at 11:16 PM

Feedback indicates flash drives from Hong Kong seller are fake

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isamshop788

Feedback from ebay buyers indicate that this and other models of flash drive sold by Hong Kong based seller isamshop788 are fake capacity flash drives. Such drives corrupt users files once the true capacity (in this case it seems to be 2GB) is exceeded. Looking at the drive properties does not give you the true capacity of these drives. They are programmed to fool the operating system and only testing will reveal whether the capacity advertised by a seller is the truth or not.

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 2, 2009 at 7:44 PM

Is this US ebay seller taking a risk to draw attention?

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tdpgr67

Seller tdpgr67, located in the United States, sells a lot of computer stuff. This seller’s listings are usually buy it now (and indeed this item is also offered on buy it now in another listing) – if the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives from this seller are genuine then this listing at auction could prove to be a fantastic bargain for someone. It could be that the seller decided to list one at auction as a loss-leader to draw attention to his or her listings. We will be interested in hearing from the buyer of this item – a quick check on the serial number with Kingston should reveal whether or not it is genuine.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 2, 2009 at 5:20 PM

Seems like another fraudulent ID selling on ebay out of China

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love_forever7777777

This seller built up a large feedback score selling jewellery. We think this seller may have sold fake capacity flash drives before as we notice that an item sold in March was removed by ebay. The seller has a range of models on offer including the fraudsters’ favourite. We think all 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 2, 2009 at 3:00 PM

A 128GB Kingston flash drive on ebay that simply doesn’t exist!

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me-eshopHong Kong based seller me-eshop has listed the flash drive on the left on ebay.

The listing is buy it now at £99.90 with free P&P. We can tell you that there is no such thing as a DataTraveler 400 drive of any capacity, let alone 128GB!!

There is one 128GB DataTraveler available on special order – but it doesn’t look like this and the model number is different. The flash drives being sold here are fake fake fakity-fake!!

Any one using one can be guarenteed to lose or corrupt the data they save to this drive once the real capacity (no doubt tiny) of the drive is exceeded.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 2, 2009 at 12:41 PM

MP players going for low prices are likely to be fake capacity

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whoudao

When you see 16GB MP players going for the price the one shown above from whoudao sold at it is extremely likely that they will be fake capacity. Once the real capacity is reached eveything you save on them will be lost or corrupted. 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 2, 2009 at 10:01 AM

Are this ebay seller’s Kingston flash drives genuine?

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coolchoose

UK based ebay member coolchoose is offering 3 models of 16GB Kingston USB flash drives at auction with a start price of £12. If they are genuine the seller risks making a loss on them.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 2, 2009 at 7:43 AM