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Archive for September 28th, 2009

UK seller lists suspect 64GB DataTraveler 150 flash drives on ebay

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flashuk

The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives listed by UK seller flashuk are fairly certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity. We suspect that these came from one of the dodgy wholesalers supplying counterfeit goods to the unwary.

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 28, 2009 at 11:00 PM

What the heck is a “sandisk equivelant usb flash drive” ??

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clarkveyron

Hmm – the packaging for these does not look quite like that of genuine Sandisk flash drives I purchased recently. The buy it now price is too low for a genuine 16GB Sandisk on ebay – I think the seller would make a loss of at least £4 on each drive sold at this price. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

September 28, 2009 at 9:05 PM

A very cunning gremlin from China listing fake flash on ebay

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uk-babyandbaby

gremlin2sSeller ID uk-babyandbaby was registered in China over a year ago but this gremlin does not seem to have been active on ebay until recently.

Feedback has been built up by selling cheap items – mainly USB cables. Now that the seller seems to be listing fake flash drives uk-babyandbaby has switched to private listings.

This cunning gremlin has a carefully chosen name to make it appear that this is a UK seller and also (no doubt falsely) lists items as being in the UK. You can’t ask for better indicators of fraud than this!

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 28, 2009 at 6:52 PM

Seller in Germany auctions 16GB Sandisk flash drives on ebay

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der-preisknacker1987

If the 16GB Sandisk flash drives listed on ebay Germany by der-preisknacker1987 are genuine the seller is risking a loss by auctioning them as they could easily be sold at 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 28, 2009 at 3:44 PM

Another baby gremlin listing the fraudsters’ favourite on ebay

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gmailcom09

gremlin2sLooks like another disposable baby gremlin sent on fakeflash sales duty by our fraudster friends in China with no feedback to act as a buffer against the inevitible negative comments.

This flash drive is the most popular one among fraudsters – Why?

Because these are easy to program to any fake capacity they feel like and lots of people buy 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 28, 2009 at 1:28 PM

Powerseller in China listing fake capacity flash drives on ebay

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cocogiftcity

Powerseller cocogiftcity seems to have mainly sold bluetooth headsets up till now. Seems not all buyers were satisfied with these as we see quite a few complaints in feedback. We think that anyone who buys flash drives from cocogiftcity will be even less satisfied as we can pretty well guarantee they will be fake capacity. Fake capacity flash memory causes data loss and corruption.

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 28, 2009 at 11:24 AM

Auctions on ebay Germany for suspect 64GB DataTraver drives

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nancyskalle

We think these 64GB Kingston DataTraveler drives being auctioned on ebay by nancyskalle will turn out to be counterfeit and fake capacity. The seller may be unaware of the big problem with counterfeit Kingston flash drives being sold by fraudulent wholesalers. A quick check of serial numbers with Kingston would reveal whether they are genuine or (as we suspect) counterfeit.

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 28, 2009 at 7:02 AM