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Archive for September 26th, 2009

Seller in New Zealand selling fake 64GB Kingston DT 150 drives

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russianznz

Although pictures in both this listing and one in which seller russianznz is auctioning one of these rather than using buy it now clearly show a 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 drive no mention of the names Kingston or DataTraveler are given in the listings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by fightflashfraud

September 26, 2009 at 11:50 PM

Another seller on ebay Australia with suspect 64GB DT 150’s

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clayweather

Seems that clayweather is another ebayer in Australia with suspect 64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives here. 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

Written by fightflashfraud

September 26, 2009 at 9:00 PM

Another devious ebay gremlin from China by the look of things

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bawawa10009898_favourite

gremlin2sSeems we have a rather devious gremlin from China here.

Seller bawawa10009898 is selling the fraudsters’ favourite flash drive (sample listing shown above) in private ebay auctions.

This seller has cunningly made some auctions for loss-making earbuds private too! Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

September 26, 2009 at 6:22 PM

Seems we have another gremlin seller of fake flash on ebay

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lgrs8248

gremlin2sSeems we have another ebay gremlin here (an ebay gremlin is an ID set up by fraud gangs to sell fake flash technology).

This gremlin is offering the fraudsters favourite flash drive at 32Gb capacty. Of course that’s not the real capacity, just the fake capacity shown to the operating system – the real capacity of drives from lgrs8248 will probably be 4GB or less.

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 26, 2009 at 3:29 PM

Yet another gremlin seller from China listing fake flash on ebay

lingling080

gremlin2sYou cannot buy a genuine new 32GB flash drive at the price advertised by seller lingling080 – all you will get for this price is a fake capacity device that will corrupt your files after a while.

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 26, 2009 at 1:29 PM

Gremlin ID lists one model of 32GB flash drive on ebay

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errtgiojsdhf09

gremlin2sHere we go again – one of the apparently disposable gremlin IDs registered on ebay China listing a familiar model of flash drive.

We are certain the USB flash drives from errtgiojsdhf09 will prove to be fake capacity.

Fake capacity flash memory items will eventually cause file loss and corruption for anyone using them.

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 26, 2009 at 11:36 AM

Suspect listings for 64GB DT150 flash drives on ebay Germany

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twinsbud86

Seller twinsbud86 has listed a number of 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives with a start price of 1 euro. We think twinsbud86 purchased these from a fraudulent supplier and that they are counterfeit and fake capacity rather than defective as the seller seems to think. If the seller checked the serial numbers with Kingston then the truth would become clear.

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 26, 2009 at 9:49 AM