Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for August 7th, 2009

Are the flash memory items sold by this UK ebayer genuine?

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UK ebay member bits.bobs73_123 lists a lot of Kingston flash memory items for sale at auction – over 400 have been sold. We don’t see how this seller can be making a profit at the prices that most seem to sell at if they are geninunely the capacity advertised. It could be that this ebay member has bought counterfeits from a fraudulent wholesaler.

So far the only negative comment has been from a buyer who didn’t receive the item, but this could simply mean that buyers are not testing their items. As always 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 7, 2009 at 9:33 PM

16GB Sandisk Cruzer flash drive listed at auction

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morton7471

If this flash drive is genuine seller morton7471 risks losing money on the sale by listing it at auction. 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 7, 2009 at 7:03 PM

New ebay ID in China starts fake flash career on registration!

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yaojing1982200909

Seller yaojing1982200909 had no sooner registered on ebay than this listing for the fraudsters’ favourite flash drive (complete with tell-tale packaging) went up on ebay. This model of flash drive has been advertised at every capacity between 8GB and 64GB and has never proved to have a capacity higher than 2GB as far as we are aware. The drive is easy to reprogram to any capacity a fraudster chooses – so it looks ok when you look at the properties but when you exceed the true capacity of the drive the result is 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 7, 2009 at 4:15 PM

Counterfeit Kingston and Sony flash drives from UK ebayer

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j_aslam

Ebay member j_aslam has been shopping in fake flash land and has already sold some of these counterfeit and fake capacity flash drives. We do not know whether the seller is aware that his supplier has sold him or her counterfeit items or not. Sellers please research what brand name flash drives are really available by looking at the brand’s own website before buying them to sell on ebay.

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 7, 2009 at 4:12 PM

This looks like a fake capacity flash drive to us.

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fusion4uorguk

We are fairly certain that this 32GB flash drive sold on ebay by fusion4uorguk will turn out 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 7, 2009 at 1:59 PM

32GB Sandisk Cruzer flash drive sold in ebay private auction

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jackbauerwouldnttakethis

If this drive is genuine then seller jackbauerwouldnttakethis seems to have made a loss on the transaction. The use of a private auction makes us suspect that it could be a 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 7, 2009 at 11:18 AM

Fake flash memory cards re-sold by UK ebay member

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missec123

Ebay member missec123 bought these 32GB memory cards from suspended fraudster yaya0331 and resold them – they are fake capacity and will cause users to lose most of what they save on these. The seller is listing 64GB DataTraveler flash drives in private auctions – we are almost certain that these will prove to 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 7, 2009 at 5:52 AM