Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for August 9th, 2009

Known ebay fraudster choose.c returns with higher capacity cards

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Known fraudster choose.c (a power seller on ebay who vanished for a short while) seems to have returned to ebay with higher capacity fakes! Sosfakeflash has evidence that this seller previously sold fake capacity 16GB memory cards. Now this seller has returned with 32GB Transcend cards! Do not buy from this seller!

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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August 9, 2009 at 8:35 PM

This 32GB flash drive listed on ebay by UK seller looks suspect

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We think UK ebay seller express-savings has been shopping in fake flash land. A previous listing for Kingston flash drives which we considered suspect was removed by ebay (presumably at Kingston’s request) – suggesting we were right in our suspicions. The swivel type drives being listed by the seller now also look highly suspect to us, as does the fact that they are being sold in private auctions. We think they will turn out to be fake capacity. Anyone using a false capacity flash drive will eventually suffer data loss and file 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 9, 2009 at 3:45 PM

SanDisk Extreme IV 8GB Compact Flash CF Memory Card

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snyangjy2009The feedback shown above for this memory card sold by power seller snyangjy2009 (based in China) indicates that this card is counterfeit and fake capacity.

This seller is not currently listing anything for sale – no doubt lying low for a while. If you bought this card from ebay seller snyangjy2009 you should test it immediately and claim a refund quickly if it is a fake.

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 9, 2009 at 1:10 PM

New ebay member in China selling suspicously cheap flash drives

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These flash drives from heng_01001 are too cheap to be genuine in the opinion of our team – we will be very surprised if testing shows they are genuinely 16GB. 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 9, 2009 at 10:02 AM