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Archive for September 3rd, 2009

Suspect 64GB Kingston DT150 sold by ebayer in the USA

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estela1965

We don’t think the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives sold by USA registered ebay seller estela1965 are genuine. If we are right then buyers will be unable to verify serial numbers with Kingston.

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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UK ebayer seems to be drop-shipping suspect DT150 flash drives

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alanrobin78

UK ebay seller alanrobin78 seems to be involved in dropshipping 64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives. It seems the dropshipper is in China so these are pretty certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity. Dropshipping is very dangerous when it comes to flash memory as the seller never claps eyes on the item.

This means they cannot check that items are genuine and are therefore very likely to find themselves selling counterfeit and fake capacity items. The serial numbers of genuine DT150 flash drives can be checked with Kingston to ensure they are genuine. This seller can’t check as the items seem to be in China.

We strongly advise people to avoid drop-shipping – it is far too risky! 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.

Baby gremlin in China lists favourite leather flash drive on ebay

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dongjie8868

gremlin2sHere we have a baby gremlin with the fraudsters’ favourite flash drive. What buyers will get from dongjie8868 will be a fake capacity item – nobody can sell genuine 16GB flash drives this cheaply. 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 3, 2009 at 5:10 PM

This cunning gremlin delayed fake flash sales to build feedback

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candy_sujuan

gremlin2s This gremlin registered on ebay China on July 1st and spent several weeks building up feedback with loss-making items before listing any fake flash drives. Large numbers of nintendo styluses sold for 1p with free postage screams fraud to us!

It looks as though the first fake flash drives sold on 25th August so we expect these will begin dropping on buyers’ doormats around now.

The listings look very familiar to members of the frankenflash project (all models sold previously by suspended fraudsters now in fake flash jail) and we think this is an ID created by a known fraud gang in China.

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 3, 2009 at 3:05 PM

“Used” 64GB Sony flash drives are fake fake fakity fake

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atomicrooster44b

Who has used 64GB flash drives they don’t need anymore? UK ebay seller atomicrooster44 apparently. This ebayer is currently listing the one above and has already sold the one shown below. These are fake – not made by Sony and not 64GB.

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.

atomicrooster44

Written by fightflashfraud

September 3, 2009 at 1:01 PM

Gremlin lists favourite fake flash drive on ebay

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xinxinxiangrong988
gremlin2s
The flash drive in this listing is a notorious fake – it is not 64GB or anything like. This seller is offering one other model at the moment, it will no doubt be fake too. The highest genuine capacity found for this model is 4GB.

There is something slightly odd about this gremlin – the ID was registered over a year ago but it has absolutely no feedback!

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 3, 2009 at 11:14 AM

New baby gremlin on ebay listing 16GB fake flash drives

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guojiagood
gremlin2sWhat buyers will get from baby gremlin guojiagood will be a fake capacity item – nobody can sell genuine 16GB flash drives this cheaply. 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 3, 2009 at 9:28 AM