Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

US ebay seller meets with little success in selling fake flash

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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.

We don’t know at the moment if this seller is someone who has little knowledge of the cost of flash memory and fell victim of a fraudulent supplier or someone deliberately selling fakes. What we can say for certain is that no-one could sell a genuine 64GB DT150 on ebay at this price this sold for without making a loss.

If mariyag2005 is simply a victim of a fraudulent supplier then this seller has been rather lucky in not selling many of the suspect items. Perhaps someone could get in touch with the seller and advise that he or she checks serial numbers for Kingston flash drives with Kingston. We are sure that Kingston will not confirm them as genuine. If all flash memory came from the same supplier then it is likely that everything is fake.

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 25, 2009 at 6:12 PM

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  1. This seller was contacted by a well meaning ebay member who advised on the possibility of the drives being counterfeit and fake capacity. The seller was also given links to Kingston online verification page and fighting flash fraud site.

    The seller chose not to ignore this ebay member (not even the courtesy of a reply) and simply carried on with the listings.

    Most often, sellers who do not get back to potential customers when questioned on authenticity of their goods, usually end up as confirmed fraudsters.


    September 25, 2009 at 10:54 PM

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