Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for September 17th, 2009

Dodgy looking auctions for Kingston flash drives on ebay Australia

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westryde

We are rather surprised to see Australian ebay member westryde listing a range of Kingston USB flash drives all with a $0.01 start price and free P&P!! Models advertised are the 64GB DT 400 model shown above, 16GB DT G2, 16GB DT 400, 16GB, 32GB and 128GB DT 200. Is this seller off his or her trolly or are these all fakes?

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

September 17, 2009 at 10:30 PM

Seller in N Ireland lists the fraudsters’ favourite on ebay

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asperou1974

Looks like asperou1974 (an ebay member in Northern Ireland) has been shopping in fake flash land and come back from a fraudulent wholesaler with the fraudsters’ favourite USB flash drive. These always prove to be fake capacity and cause data loss and corruption. The seller may be unaware that the supplier was fraudulent and these are 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

September 17, 2009 at 6:15 PM

Baby gremlin from China on ebay claims fake flash made in Japan

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chenjiaenniu

gremlin2sBaby Gremlin chenjiaenniu is selling the fraudster’s favourite flash drive at a rather bold 32GB. This seller is advertising this known fake with a new twist we have seen in one or two sellers’ listings recently.

Some sellers now claim that these are made in Japan! Why? Because people are rightly becoming suspicious about flash memory coming out of China! We have never come across one of these with a capacity over 4GB.

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 17, 2009 at 4:06 PM

Fraudsters’ favourite flash drive listed by ebayer in Italy

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piergianni77

Italian ebay member piergianni77 must have been shopping in fake flash land and purchased these from a fraudulent wholesaler. This model of flash drive always proves to be fake capacity, causing file loss and data corruption. The seller may not be aware that they are 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

September 17, 2009 at 3:30 PM

Gremlin selling a range of fake flash drives on ebay

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zuzieq56

gremlin2sHere is yet another gremlin in China selling fake flash drives on ebay.

The range offered by zuzieq56 includes the fraudsters’ favourite at a bold 32GB. We expect every single flash drive from this seller 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 17, 2009 at 9:16 AM

32GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 on ebay likely to be counterfeit

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leeclark1

We think this 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 listed on ebay by leeclark1 is likely to be counterfeit and fake capacity. The buyer can check the serial number with Kingston to find out whether we are right or not.

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 17, 2009 at 6:20 AM