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Archive for August 18th, 2009

Flash drive from ebay member in Phillipines is too cheap

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xiaoshao298

We think this 16GB flash drive listed by an ebayer in the Phillipines is too cheap to be genuine. It seems likely that this ebayer purchased them from a fraudulent wholesaler in the far east. 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 18, 2009 at 10:31 PM

Seems we have another Hong Kong Fraudster on ebay

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elaishop

The flash drive show here is the fraudsters favourite! Why? It is easy to re-program to any fake capacity the fraudsters like – take your pick! Would you like a 4GB fake? Perhaps you’d prefer an 8GB or 16GB fake? If you really want to lose a lot of data our friends in Hong Kong can even reprogram these to 64GB or higher so that you can lose as many files as you like!

This seller also offers the journalist’s dream item:

elaishop_audio

If the journos in the frankenflash project didn’t think these were fake they would be rushing to buy one from elaishop at this price!!

If you bought a flash memory item from elaishop and ran into problems with it do not beleive any guff about it being faulty! This is deliberate fraud – test your drive with the free program h2testw, report in to sosfakeflash, file a claim with paypal and report the seller to ebay – link to h2testw download page (free program from German computer magazine) is provided on our article about the program

Please report in to sosfakeflash with all the information requested in this article – don’t leave it on the site – send it to the email address – then it can go into our fake flash database so that an alert can be issued on the Internet.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 18, 2009 at 10:17 PM

looks like yet another ebay ID registered in China by fraudsters

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taniangdi099 Here we have (yet again) the fraudsters’ favourite flash drive. Most of the fraudsters operating out of China sell this model – the oldest fake capacity flash drive.

Why is this model so popular with fraudsters? It is easy to reprogram to any fake capacity they like and looks very attractive to buyers! A winning combination for any fraudster. We are sure that flash memory items from seller taniangdi099 will prove 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 18, 2009 at 8:19 PM

Are the memory cards from this ebay seller genuine?

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abc1478963

Feedback comments from some ebayers who have had problems with memory cards from seller abc1478963 suggests that they may not be genuine. The fact that the seller is based in Hong Kong but states that this memory card is located in Bristol in the UK adds to our suspicions about this seller.

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 18, 2009 at 4:13 PM

Looks like yet another new ebay ID set up by our fraudster friends

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zhou.0

We fully expect any flash memory sold by zhou.0 to be fake capacity. We don’t think anyone could possibly sell a genuine 16GB flash drive on ebay for £9.22 with free p&p. If you buy at this price all you can expect is a fake that will cause 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 18, 2009 at 2:24 PM

This is a fake – not made by Sony and not 32GB!

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li125

This flash drive is fake fake fakity fake! Sony have never sold 32GB flash drives. Worse than it being counterfeit it is fake capacity (probably less than 1GB) 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 18, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Seems to be another fraud ID registered on ebay China

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sdiugi_w

How could anyone sell genuine, new, 16GB USB flash drives on ebay at this price with free P&P? We don’t see how they could. We are fairly certain that anyone who buys these flash drives from sdiugi_w will eventually find themselves with lost and corrupted files. 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 18, 2009 at 9:01 AM