Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for September 22nd, 2009

128GB DT 200 auction on ebay Australia

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superstarzeng2009

Is this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drive offered at auction on ebay Australia by superstarzeng2009 genuine or counterfeit? The buyer can check the serial number with Kingston to find out.

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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

September 22, 2009 at 11:25 PM

Seller using private listings to sell flash drives on ebay

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wpw21wpw

We wonder why, if the flash drives sold by wpw21wpw are genuine, the seller is using private listings. 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 22, 2009 at 10:00 PM

These 64GB flash drives on ebay are fake fake fakity-fake!!

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adnan4158851

Any flash drive you see in this packaging is bound to be fake capacity. Every single flash drive that came in this packaging that was tested by members of the frankenflash project proved to be fake capacity.

This particular model is the fraudsters’ favourite – sold by almost every fraudulent wholesaler in the far east, as well as by most of the fraud gangs operating on ebay.

Seller adnan4158851 may be unaware of all this and could have purchased them in all innocence from a fraudulent supplier. One of the big problems is that most sellers don’t do their research before purchasing flash drives to sell on ebay.

If adnan4158851 had researched the market properly first the seller would have realised that these were suspiciously cheap – below what it would cost to make a genuine 64GB flash drive! Please sellers – do your research!!

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 22, 2009 at 8:00 PM

A new member of the wedding dress gang on ebay?

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easytrade_12388

Looks to us as though easytrade_12388 is a new ID belonging to what Traveler christened the wedding dress gang. Why? because these IDs look as though they may be connected and all sell a mixture of items that includes wedding dresses and fake flash memory.

Very handy -when the bride has decided the marriage was a mistake and she wants a divorce she can put the wedding video and all the wedding photos on a fake flash memory card or fake flash drive – and pouf! All gone! No one will ever see them again!

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 22, 2009 at 5:36 PM

Cautious ebay gremlin builds up feedback score before fake sales

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usbquatos

gremlin2sIt seems that the Gremlin (fraudulent technology sales) ID usbquatos was carefully built up so that there was a big positive feedback score before embarking on fake flash memory sales.

The ID is registered on ebay China, no doubt by one of the familiar fraud gangs there who have been selling fake flash memory on ebay for a long time.

Money was invested in this ID (by selling cheap items at a loss) in order to build this positive feedback score as a buffer against the inevitable negative feedback that fraudsters eventually get.

It seems that our fraudster friends in China are hoping to hang onto this ID a bit longer than some of the IDs they have set up recently which began listing fake flash memory immediately they were registered.

We wouldn’t touch flash memory items sold by usbquatos with a bargepole and advise you to steer clear! 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 22, 2009 at 3:06 PM

This flash drive sold by a UK member on ebay is not 64GB

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under_cuts_everyone

This flash drive is fake fake fakity fake – a quick look at the Kingston web site will confirm that the model shown here is not made in 64GB capacity. We can only assume that under_cuts_everyone has been shopping in fake flash land. The seller may be unaware that the flash drive is fake and will cause users’ files to become corrupt once the true capacity is exceeded.

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.

Ebayer auctions 4GB Sandisk Cruzer flash drives on ebay

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david1young

Unlike some sellers auctioning flash drives it seems that so far (asuming that they are genuine) seller david1young has at least managed to break even in auctions for these 4GB Sandisk USB flash drives.

Nevertheless, this seems a very risky strategy for anyone with genuine new flash memory items. This seller has only managed this by setting the postage rather on the high side but if a few sold at the start price the seller would make a loss.

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 22, 2009 at 11:50 AM