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Archive for September 25th, 2009

Seller of suspect 64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives

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amazing_aussie_auctions

Seller amazing_aussie_auctions would have made a loss on this flash drive if it was genuine. We don’t think it is – we suspect the Kingston flash drives advertised by this seller are counterfeit and fake capacity. Buyers should check serial numbers with Kingston.

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 25, 2009 at 10:30 PM

US ebay seller meets with little success in selling fake flash

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mariyag2005

Our team noticed a number of flash memory items listed by ebay seller mariyag2005 (registered in the USA) that we suspected of being fake capacity. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

September 25, 2009 at 6:12 PM

Another gremlin from China selling fake flash drives on ebay

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alice_daphne_a_123

Seller alice_daphne_a_123 is yet another gremlin selling fake flash drives on ebay. 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 25, 2009 at 4:03 PM

Do we have another ebay gremlin from Hong Kong here?

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hi2echworks

gremlin2sMost listings by hi2echworks for MP players are auctions with a low start price and massive postage.

This listing was one of the few exceptions – did the seller just forget to add the postage?

The MP player in this listing sold for £10.50 with free P&P – which would have been a fantastic bargain for the buyer if it was genuine.
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Written by fightflashfraud

September 25, 2009 at 1:54 PM

Another gremlin ID is activated on ebay for fake flash sales

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waichingpiggy

gremlin2sFor some unknown reason our fraudster friends in Hong Kong did not activate the ID waichingpiggy until a month after the ID was set up.

Perhaps they are expecting some of the existing fraud IDs to be suspended very shorly and decided to activate another ID in their fake flash arsenal.

We fully expect that every single flash drive listed by waichingpiggy will be fake capacity – and the brand name ones (such as the transcend shown on the far left) will be counterfeit.

In a listing for an unsold counterfeit Transcend (wrong colour for a 16GB drive) the seller stated:

We are the SOLE ebay seller selling Real 16GB Capacity memory stick USB2.0 high speed

Afraid not – seller is just one of many fraudsters selling counterfeit and/or fake capacity memory items that will cause users’ files to become corrupted or vanish entirely after a while.

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 25, 2009 at 11:33 AM

Yet another gremlin selling fake USB flash drives on ebay

xinjiyuanwang1682008

gremlin2sA gremlin ID registered by one of the fraud gangs in China xinjiyuanwang1682008 offers the fraudsters’ favourite leather model and DataTraveler 150 drives at 64GB.

We are certain every single flash drive from this seller will prove to be fake capacity. The DataTraveler ones will of course also be counterfeit, as a quick phone call to Kingston will no doubt confirm.

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 25, 2009 at 7:48 AM