Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for September 2009

The Kingston shown in this ebay listing is not made in 64GB

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dominic2116

The flash drive shown in this listing appears to be the Kingston DT 100 – this model is not made in 64GB capacity. This makes us suspect that dominic2116 purchased the flash drives listed on ebay from a fraudulent supplier and that they are probably all counterfeit and fake capacity. The seller claims to have tested them but we don’t beleive it.

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 in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have purchased a false capacity device on ebay.

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Written by fightflashfraud

September 30, 2009 at 11:59 PM

UK ebay seller lists fake 128GB Kingston flash drive

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themarron

We don’t know where themarron purchased these flash drives but we can say without doubt that they are fake. The DataTraveler 100 is not made in 128GB capacity. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

September 30, 2009 at 9:57 PM

Gremlin on ebay with fraudsters’ favourite and fake Sony

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bianyue9090A

gremlin2sSeller bianyue9090 has two fake 32GB USB flash flash drives for you to choose from – what we beleive to be counterfeit Sony (shown above) and the fraudsters’ favourite leather flash drive you will see in many of the other posts here.

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 in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have purchased a false capacity device on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 30, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Seller in USA fails to follow advice about fake Sony flash drive

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bgb7263

This is a counterfeit flash drive – Sony do not use the Vaio name for flash drives and they do not yet (unlike some brands) sell flash drives over 16GB. In our experience counterfeits are always fake capacity, causing data loss and file corruption.

Seller bgb7263 preferred to beleive what the fraudulent supplier said than what a concerned ebayer (who obviously knows a thing or two) said – as can be seen from the Q & A on the listing for item number 220485867845: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

September 30, 2009 at 5:07 PM

Another ebay gremlin from China selling fake flash memory

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cicishop76

gremlin2s This flash drive is a very obvious fake – the Vaio name is only used for laptops not for flash drives! We think the memory cards sold by cicishop76 will also turn out to be fakes. Fake flash memory causes your data to vanish or become corrupt after a while.

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

September 30, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Seems we have a little ebay fraud ring based in Singapore here!

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xiao.zhu.zhu

We think we may have identified a Singapore based fraud gang operating on ebay. Our observation suggests that xiao.zhu.zhu is a member of the same fraud ring as de-registered sellers super.fast.2009 and fast.shipping.2009. Posts over the next couple of weeks will probably feature a few other suspected members of the singjapan gang. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

September 30, 2009 at 12:30 PM

A new Hong Kong gremlin selling fake flash on ebay

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2009crazyshop

gremlin2sAnother gremlin has popped out of the ebay bath to sell fake flash memory.

No one can buy a real 16GB USB flash drive at this price, period. All you will get for this price is a fake capacity drive that will corrupt your files.

Anyone who buys from 2009crazyshop is crazy indeed!

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

September 30, 2009 at 9:51 AM