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Archive for August 11th, 2009

This “64GB Sony” USB flash drive is fake fake fakity-fake

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reini150485

The flash drive shown here is a very familiar fake. Not only is it counterfeit (Not made by Sony) it is also fake capacity (can store an awful lot less than 64GB) – the net result is that after a while anyone using one of these will suffer data loss and corruption. In other words pretty much anything “saved” to this drive will be destroyed after a while – no doubt (in many cases) long after the buyers have left the seller positive feedback and are too late to claim a refund.

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.

Please sellers – do your research before you buy flash memory items to re-sell on ebay. For brand names contact the company and ask about authorised suppliers. For unbranded goods always pay with a credit card and test a high percentage of the drives (at least 25%) immediately they arrive. It is your responsibility as a seller to ensure your items are fit for purpose – which these are not!!

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Written by fightflashfraud

August 11, 2009 at 9:00 PM

16GB Sandisk Cruzer auctioned on ebay Italy

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billy_storeitalia

If the 16GB Sandisk Cruzer flash drives auctioned by billy_storeitalia are genuine then this seller is at risk of making a loss on every one sold. 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 11, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Looks like another familiar fraudster with a new ID

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upan010016

We think upan.010016 is a new ID belonging to an old familair fraudster selling on ebay out of China. We fully expect flash memory from this seller will turn out to be fake capacity. When you see a bargain priced flash drive on ebay you can pretty-well be sure that it is a fake capacity device that will cause data loss.

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 11, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Suspect listing for DataTraveler on ebay Italy

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mistergnokia

The buy it now price for this 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 100 listed by mistergnokia seems a bit low – this makes us suspect that it could be counterfeit. Buyers should check the serial number with Kingston.

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 11, 2009 at 2:25 PM

These cruzer flash drives are bound to be fake capacity

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eagameskingAny flash drive you see in this packaging is fake capacity and will cause data loss and corruption.

In the listing seller eagamesking says:

32Gb capacity micro Cruzer USB drive for ONLY $59.95 with free postage. Item is exactly as in the photo.

This product IS NOT made by Sundisk. Please do not be fooled by sellers from Hong Kong, China even some Australian sellers who claim they are selling genuine Sundisk. TRUST US we know how to spot a fake & every single one on eBay is fake.

Our product IS NOT A REPLICA, no where on it does it say SunDisk or any claims that it is made by SunDisk.

What we are offering is a reliable & fast USB 2.0 32GB capacity flash drive with 12 months AUSTRALIAN WARRANTY directly from us, we will exchange it for you straight away.

This product is compatible with Windows XP, Vista & upcoming 7, also Linux & Mac OS.

We also offer 30 day money back warranty if you are not 100 satisfied with your purchase.

We are Australian based store, all items are in stock & dispatched from Sydney.

If (as claimed here) the seller knows how to spot a fake then this listing is deliberate fraud as these are fake! We expect any other flash drives from this seller will turn out to be fakes too. 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 11, 2009 at 11:51 AM