Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for September 15th, 2009

This flash drive on ebay Italy is not made by Sony and not 64GB

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magicomarket

This flash drive listed on ebay Italy by seller magicomarket is counterfeit and fake capacity. The seller may not be aware of this but it is not made by Sony and will not have a capacity of 64GB. It seems that magicomarket has purchased these from one of the many wholesalers supplying counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory.

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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Looks like this ebayer in Italy is reselling fakes from a deregistered seller

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luigixx86

We think that luigixx86 bought these 16GB flash drives on ebay from a fraudster who is now de-registered. We are certain they will prove to be fake capacity causing file loss and corruption for users.

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

September 15, 2009 at 10:28 PM

An ebay member in the United States with suspect listings

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jkobi2332

We think the flash drives listed by ebay seller jkobi2332 look rather supect. Registered on ebay on the 13th August this seller still had no feedback when we looked on 13th September. This ebay member offers a range of USB flash drives for sale. We think they are all fake capacity items purchased from a fraudulent supplier.

Whether or not jkobi2332 has any idea that these are likely to be fake capacity we do not know for sure at the moment but we suspect the seller may well know. Some of the pictures are tiny and it looks to us as though some of them have been doctored.

If the seller is not a fraudster we suggests that he or she tests these drives with h2testw. If we are right about them being fake (which we are pretty sure we are) and the seller was unaware of it then we trust that jkobi2332 will refund those who have already bought as well as cancelling all current listings.

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 15, 2009 at 8:56 PM

You can buy a very bad Christmas present indeed from this ebayer

gaut

We think that anyone who buys one of these flash drives from UK seller gaut as a Christmas present would be making a very big mistake indeed. Unless the person you are buying for is your deadly enemy you will regret it.

In fact, even if you bought it to take revenge on an enemy you’d regret it as file loss and corruption can be achieved for a much lower price than this. If you look around ebay you’ll find you can buy a nasty fake to corrupt your enemies data much cheaper than this!

Seller gaut may be unaware that this is the fraudsters’ favourite flash drive and that it is always fake capacity. The seller sourced these from one of the many fraudulent suppliers who will happily sell you fake capacity memory in any fantastic capacity you can think of.

It could be that gaut is involved in dropshipping – if so the seller won’t even clap eyes on these let alone have the chance to test them. Beware of drop-shipping folks – you have no control on the quality of the goods you sell.

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 15, 2009 at 6:40 PM

Bold young gremlin lists fake 64GB USB flash drive on ebay

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songxuan16889898

gremlin2sThis flash drive listed by songxuan16889898 is the fraudsters’ favourite for programming to any fake capacity that takes their fancy – in this case 64GB. In truth it is unlikely to be able to store more than 3.7GB of data before files become lost/corrupted.

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 15, 2009 at 4:36 PM

Will this be yet another seller with listings removed by ebay?

bilalalimohamed

The vast majority of Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives listed on ebay are counterfeits and many are now being removed by ebay due to pressure being applied by Kingston. Our question is will the Kingston flash drives offered by UK seller bilalalimohamed join the long list of those removed from ebay?

Buyers should check the serial numbers of all high capacity Kingston drives with the company to ensure they are genuine.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 15, 2009 at 2:30 PM

Bold baby gremlin lists fraudsters’ favourite at 64GB on ebay

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fionasfox2009

gremlin2sThis flash drive listed by baby gremlin fionasfox2009 is very familiar to the frankenflash project. It is the fraudsters’ favourite model of flash drive and is always fake capacity – this causes users’ files to be lost or corrupted.

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 15, 2009 at 12:43 PM