Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for August 25th, 2009

64GB Kingston DT150 on ebay a little too cheap to be genuine

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galaspherisch

We think the flash drives sold by galaspherisch will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. It looks as though this seller, registered in Belgium, may be using dropshipping. Dropshipping is a very dangerous practice when it comes to flash memory as the seller never claps eyes on the item – it is sent directly from the supplier – in this case the supplier seems to be in Thailand. This means the seller cannot test the item or check serial numbers with Kingston to ensure items are 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 25, 2009 at 11:30 PM

DataTraveler 100 from ebayer in Malaysia make be fake

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cendana3

If cendana3 purchased these Kingston DataTraveler flash drives from a wholesaler in China it is extremely likely that they are counterfeit and fake capacty.

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.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 25, 2009 at 10:35 PM

Another ebay fraudster from Hong Kong by the look of it

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kaykay268Seller kaykay268 is selling fake capacity 16GB and 32GB SD cards according to comments from buyers. We expect that buyers will be reporting in to sosfakeflash with evididence against this seller and that an alert will be published when investigation into the seller are complete.

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 25, 2009 at 8:56 PM

This 16GB memory card seems likely to be fake capacity

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mykay

A feedback comment indicates that this 16GB SD memory card sold by ebay powerseller mykay168 is fake capacity. Feedback indicates that other items are also 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 25, 2009 at 6:30 PM

Memory cards from China in private ebay listings

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golden20090517

China – based seller golden20090517 is using private listings to sell 32GB SDHC memory cards on ebay. We suspect that these are fake capacity and strongly advise buyers to test any flash memory from this seller with the free program h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

August 25, 2009 at 5:15 PM

Is this 8GB flash drive genuine or fake capacity?

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timer168

We wonder whether the 8GB flash drives sold by timer168 are genuine or fake capacity. They seem a bit too cheap to be genuine, and most flash memory from this part of the world seems 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.

UPDATE:
Information received by fightflashfraud seems to confirm our suspicions about Hong Kong seller timer168. The buyer tested this model with h2tesw and it failed the test – under 3GB was ok – after that everything was lost or corrupted.

In our experience if one flash memory item from a seller is fake capacity then all will be fake capacity – buyers test anything you bought on ebay from timer168 with ht2tesw!

Written by fightflashfraud

August 25, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Fantastically cheap 32GB flash drives from Hong Kong

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cheermagun

Want to loose all your valuable computer files? It seems you can do it very cheaply by buying a fake capacity 32GB flash drive from cheermagun, based in Hong Kong. As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 25, 2009 at 2:10 PM

If these flash drives are genuine why are the ebay listings private?

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alam2012

If these flash drives from ebay seller alam2012 are genuine why did this ebayer swap to private listings? People who do this usually have something to hide.

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 25, 2009 at 12:59 PM

UK ebay member sold obvious fake flash drives on ebay

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josoap101

The flash drives sold by josoap101 are obvious fakes – Sony does not use the Vaio name for flash drives, only for laptops! The seller may have been unaware of this. We hope that josoap101 does the honourable thing and refunds all the buyers immediately. 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 25, 2009 at 11:00 AM

Suspicious listing on ebay for a “used” Corsair flash drive

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daisyuuAn ebay member drew our attention to item number 260465609735 listed by seller daisyuu. This item is apparently a used 32GB Corsair Voyager flash drive. The seller says this in the listing:

USED GIG STICK, I HAVE BOUGHT A EXTRA MEMORY DRIVE FOR MY COMPUTER SO DO NOT NEED THIS, I HAVE HAD IT FOR 2 MONTHS,STILL AS NEW LIGHTLY USED ALL WORKS ETC,STORES AND READS 32gb,

Corsair 32GB Flash Voyager USB Pen Drive

We are inclined to agee that this looks a bit suspect. If you were selling such a high capacity flash drive (even if it was slightly used) wouldn’t you try to take a better picture than this?

Apparently this seller claims to be a university lecturer. Hmm – I would not want to be a student who had a lecturer who seems so ignorant!! I would be demanding return of my fees within a couple of weeks of starting my course.

The lecturers in the frankenflash project have never “picked up a few more from my students, lovely producct” as daisyuu claimed in an email. Students are usually stampeding to buy flash drives from lecturers, not handing them over because they don’t need them!! Guess what – we think this seller is a fraud!

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 25, 2009 at 9:09 AM

Are these 16GB SD cards from China genuine or fake?

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evergreen.market41288

We suspect that the 16GB SD cards sold on ebay by evergreen.market41288 may 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 25, 2009 at 8:17 AM

This Sandisk Ultra-backup flash drive on ebay seems suspect

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deal_me_in_dealer

We think that this flash drive is a bit too cheap to be 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.