Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for August 6th, 2009

Seller is taking a big risk if this flash drive is genuine

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1970emmab

If this 32GB Corsair flash drive is genuine then 1970emmab is taking a big risk by listing it at auction with a low start price. The seller could make a big loss on the transaction – unless of course it’s a counterfeit, in which case the buyer will suffer file loss and data 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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

August 6, 2009 at 9:10 PM

16GB DataTraveler 100 listed in ebay private auction

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sabrina.alireza

We consider any flash drive sold in a private auction on ebay suspect. In our experience when sellers use private auctions to list flash memory items it is because they are not genuine. We suspect that this 16GB DataTraveler 100 listed by sabrina.alireza could be counterfeit.

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 6, 2009 at 6:56 PM

Probable counterfeit 32GB DataTraveler 100 from UK ebayer

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jamccan

UK ebay seller jamccan previously listed a Kingston DataTraveler 100 flash drive of a capacity that does not exist. If this is from the same supplier it will also be counterfeit. We advise the seller to remove Kingston flash drives from sale and check the serial numbers with Kingston.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 6, 2009 at 4:59 PM

64GB DataTraveler listed in private auction on ebay

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astra-1990

The use of a private auction for this item makes us suspect that this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 listed by astra-1990 may be counterfeit. There are many fraudulent wholesalers selling counterfeit flash drives and we think the seller may have bought from one of these. We advise astra-1990 to check the serial numbers with Kingston to find out whether or not they are genuine.

UPDATE 08 August 2009

A member of the frankenflash project spotted the listing shown below on another auction site – is this the same seller? We suspect so!!
astra-1990_wibihi

Seems like some suspect sellers are running from ebay and listing their items elsewhere.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 6, 2009 at 3:44 PM

Another ebay seller in China with a familiar 16GB flash drive

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hulijing2009

The flash drive listed by hulijing2009 is the fraudsters’ favourite – easily programmed to any 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 6, 2009 at 12:51 PM

Is 16GB Integral Crypto flash drive in ebay auction genuine?

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mrgibstonEbay member mrgibston is offering these flash drives at auction with a start price of £24. We think they would probably cost more than this wholesale if they are genuine.

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 6, 2009 at 10:32 AM