Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Seems we have yet another UK ebayer who shops in fakeflash land

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It seems that UK ebay member firstfortechnology has been shopping in fakeflash land and come back with these supposedly 32GB flash drives. Every flash drive we ever tested that came in this packaging has proved to be fake capacity.

A kind ebay member warned firstfortechnology about this to keep the seller out of the brown sticky stuff with ebay (and possibly even the police) but it seems the seller paid no attention. We strongly suggest that firstfortechnology removes these from sale and tests them with h2testw as they are almost certainly fakes.

Fake capacity memory causes file loss and corruption once the true capacity of the item (probably 4GB at most) is exceeded. 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 19, 2009 at 2:58 PM

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  1. This seller has just received another negative feedback for a fake capacity 16gb drive. The buyer explains it as it is:

    “the usb was a piece of crap that fell response to emails.”


    October 11, 2009 at 7:07 PM

  2. It’s like magic! I wish for something and it happens!

    This fraudster has received their first well deserved negative feedback for a fake Kingston 16gb.

    The seller made some pathetic excuse about sending the wrong brand. We already knew that was going to happen!

    Now the seller has stepped up attempts to rob the victims of even more of their hard earned by listing the counterfeit Kingstons as 32gb instead of 16gb.

    It looks like a hit and run in progress. It appears the seller is attempting to offload as many of these fakes as quickly as possible, for as much as possible, and do a runner with the victims’ cash.

    I wonder if this seller got his hands on some more little shiny silver 32gb stickers to try to complete the illusion?

    I have initial information the 32gb fake white and red drives may be as high as 8gb genuine capacity. I have not seen fake capacities as high as this since taoline2. Unfortunately, the chips used are highly likely to be of poor quality and not worth trusting. No hacked drive is ever worth trusting as they do tend to start giving problems early on.


    October 3, 2009 at 12:38 PM

  3. This seller was not happy with selling these fake capacity 32gb and 16gb drives but also listed counterfeit 16gb Kingston drives.

    Who does this seller think they are kidding? Little shiny silver stickers on drives stating capacity is a guarantee these drives are totally fake. The capacity of these drives is likely to be as tiny as the sellers brain, very small indeed.

    The sooner this seller is properly exposed for their fraudulent sales, the better.


    October 2, 2009 at 5:43 PM

  4. What has come as a complete surprise is that this seller despite being suspended, is right back on ebay again selling these fake capacity drives.

    Are ebay and paypal that desperate that they let fake sellers back on at the drop of a hat?

    I presume the seller has sweetened the deal somehow.


    September 24, 2009 at 12:01 AM

  5. This seller is now “no longer a registered user”.

    If you are one of the eight buyers of these fake capacity drives, get your claim in now through ebay Safety Centre.


    September 22, 2009 at 10:49 PM

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