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Archive for September 18th, 2009

United States seller with suspect Kingston listings on ebay

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doli916

A genuine 64GB DataTraveler 150 USB flash drive auctioned on ebay USA with a start price of $0.01?? Somehow we don’t think so. Seller doli916 seems to have a number of different Kingston models which we suspect will turn out to be counterfeit and fake capacity. Buyers should check 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.

UPDATE:
This seller has had listings removed by Kingston and is now de-registered – if you bought from this seller get your paypal claim in fast!

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Written by fightflashfraud

September 18, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Is this a genuine 64GB Kingston on ebay? Nah, don’t think so!

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borris1982_123

Is UK ebayer borris1982_123 selling genuine 64GB Kingston Data Traveler 150 drives here? Somehow we think not. We wouldn’t touch these with a barge – pole! We wouldn’t want to risk our valuable data on them. Anyone who buys them obviously hasn’t got a clue about the real cost of genuine flash memory.

Anyone who buys this model of flash drive (whoever the supplier is) can check the serial number with Kingston. We are sure we know the answer Kingston will give about the drives offered by borris1982_123.

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 18, 2009 at 5:40 PM

1GB flash drive with free upgrade to 2GB?? We don’t think so!

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discjunkie_2008

What on earth does seller discjunkie_2008 mean by free upgrade to 2GB?? You can’t upgrade a flash drive. It’s either a 1GB flash drive or it’s a 2GB flash drive!!

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 18, 2009 at 3:39 PM

Another baby gremlin on ebay selling fake flash drives

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zzjun.01001

gremlin2sHere we have a new gremlin from China selling a familiar fake sold on ebay by umpteen fraud IDs in China.

Such drives cause file corruption and data loss. No one should buy flash memory items from the far east.

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 18, 2009 at 1:17 PM

Another fraudster claiming fraudsters’ favourite made in Japan

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fast.shipping.2009

Seller fast.shipping.2009 claimed this 64GB flash drive was made in Japan – this ID seem to be connected to some other fraudsters based in Singapore making the same “made in Japan” claim. We have decided to christen this the singjapan gang! Seems appropriate as they are all singing from the same “made in Japan” hymn sheet and are all based in Singapore!

We don’t think these flash drives were made in Japan and we don’t think they are really 64GB. This model of flash drive is the fraudsters’ favourite for reprogramming to any old fake capacity they like.

We have never come across one that really had more than 4GB. The seller is no longer a registered user – if you bought flash memory from fast.shipping.2009 test your item with the free program h2testw. Whop in your refund claim through the dispute console as soon as you have established that it is indeed a fake capacity flash drive.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

September 18, 2009 at 1:00 PM

This looks likely to be another ebay fraudster registered in China

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hongping7209B

gremlin2sWe think that hongping7209 will turn out to be yet another ID being used by fraud gangs in China to sell fake flash memory.

The 16GB USB flash drive listed here is the fraudsters’ favourite – easy to program to fake capacities.

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 18, 2009 at 10:18 AM

This 32GB Kingston SD card on ebay seems a bit cheap

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3296johns

Flash memory items from UK seller 3296johns seem rather on the cheap side to us which makes us wonder if they are genuine. 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

September 18, 2009 at 7:16 AM