Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for August 21st, 2009

Is fraudulent ebay seller heqingfen2009 lying low now?

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heqingfen2009

Reports to sosfakeflash have confirmed our suspicion that the 16GB DataTraveler flash drives sold by heqingfen2009 (an ebay seller registered in China) are counterfeit and fake capacity – not only that, apparently some have viruses:

heqingfen2009-negs

The seller is not currently listing anything on ebay – probably lying low and waiting for the dust to settle! 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 21, 2009 at 11:00 PM

We think these 64GB Kingston DT150 are counterfeit

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sash-brands

We think that the flash drives sold by sash-brands came from a fraudulent wholesaler and are counterfeit. If we are wrong then buyers will be able to use the unique serial number to check with Kingston that the drive is genuine. We think Kingston will be unable to verify the drive and will say it is probably 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 21, 2009 at 8:40 PM

ebay seller lists 32GB Kingston DT 150 in private ebay auction

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tiandicangsang201088

Seller tiandicangsang201088 is using private auctions to sell 32GB & 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives. We are convinced these are counterfeit and fake capacity. We think this is yet another ID being used by a fraud gang in China. Buyers can check the serial number with Kingston – all genuine DT 150 drives have individual serial numbers which can be verified.

This seller and ruyuyi20080808 are one and the same. Both IDS have been used to sell other fraudulent items too and ebay has removed many of their listings and suspended the ruyuyi20080808 ID.

If you bought any flash memory item from these sellers test them immediately with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 21, 2009 at 6:30 PM

Another new ebay ID in China lists fraudsters’ favourite flash drive

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gbp_591

Here we go again with another new ID gbp_591 (new sheeps clothing for an old fake flash wolf we think) listing the all time favourite flash drive for fraudulent reprogamming to fake capacities. This seller seems to have been suspended quickly by 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 21, 2009 at 4:09 PM

Are these 16GB Sony Pro Duo memory cards on ebay genuine?

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halmusawy

UK ebay member halmusawy has listed a lot of 16GB Sony Pro Duo memory cards on ebay. Some are on buy it now and others are listed (as above) in auctions with 99p start. We hope that halmusawy didn’t buy these from a fraudulent wholesaler in China, as many other ebayers have done. We will be interested to hear from buyers who have tested these cards.

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 21, 2009 at 2:00 PM

Looks like a new ebay ID for familiar fraud gang in China

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chenzhi11682009

Registered on ebay China seller chenzhi11682009 was offering the fraudsters’ favourite flash drive here. 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.

Seller chenzhi11682009 is no longer registered on ebay so buyers will not be able to leave feedback or communincate with the seller through ebay. If you bought a fake capacity flash drive from this seller claim a refund though paypal immediately.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 21, 2009 at 11:40 AM

There is no such thing as a Sony Vaio flash drive!!

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everylittlehelps4u
The Vaio name is only used for laptops – this flash drive listed by everylittlehelps4u is fake fake fakity-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 21, 2009 at 8:39 AM