Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for August 13th, 2009

Tell-tale sign makes us think this flash drive is fake capacity

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uplonker

There is a tell-tale sign that this drive listed by UK seller uplonker is a fake capacity flash drive obtained from a fraudster in China. We do not know whether the seller is aware of this 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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

August 13, 2009 at 10:50 PM

These are either bargain 16GB Kingston or counterfeits

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elbello_123

Are the 16GB Kingston flash drives listed by elbello_123 and abi_green a bargain or are they counterfeit? If they are counterfeit they will be fake capacity and cause data loss and corruption for users.

abi_green

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 13, 2009 at 9:00 PM

Obvious fake 64GB Kingston flash drive listed on ebay USA

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m.ltd

The model of flash drive pictured in this listing by m.ltd has never been made in 64GB capacity – it is a fake that will cause data loss and 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 13, 2009 at 6:03 PM

Seems we have a fake capacity 32GB DataTraveler here

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leoncityplace

This flash drive listed by leoncityplace on ebay Australia is a familiar fake. This is not a genuine 32GB flash drive and will cause data loss and 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 13, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Various Kingston flash drives auctioned on ebay

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topbuyaustralia

Seller topbuyaustralia has listed a lot of different Kingston flash drives at auction. We suspect these could well be counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent wholesaler. 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 13, 2009 at 1:21 PM

Seller on ebay Australia auctions 64GB DataTraveler 150 drives

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nikechou

We have little doubt that the 64GB DataTraveler USB flash drives being auctioned by seller nikechou will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. Such items are dangerous – users find themselves with lost and corrupted files. Buyers should check the serial number of any high capacity Kingston flash drive with the company. They will be able to verify the drive if it is 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 13, 2009 at 11:04 AM

This ebay member won’t take advice!

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anujpaudel

Despite being advised that this flash drive is fake capacity by at least two ebay members seller anujpaudel insists it is 16GB. We beg to differ – in over 18 months members have never yet found one of these to have a true capacity of 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 13, 2009 at 9:27 AM