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Archive for October 2009

Gremlin with private ebay sales for fake Kington flash drives

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gremlin2s Seller qqqqbbbb is a sneaky little gremlin who keeps buyer IDs hidden to evade detection of fraud. This seller offers counterfeit fake capacity 32GB, 64GB and 128GB Kingston flash drives – you can trash lots of your valuable data with this seller’s cheap knockoff scam.

We advise everyone to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

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Written by fightflashfraud

October 31, 2009 at 11:55 PM

UK ebay seller uses private listing to sell 16GB Kingston

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If the 16GB Kingston flash drives sold by 010881_pink are genuine why is the seller using a private listing? This makes us suspect they may be counterfeit, fake capacity drives that will trash users files once the true capacity is exceeded. We advise everyone 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

October 31, 2009 at 9:51 PM

Fake 64GB USB flash drives sold on ebay USA

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themustang15541 US seller themustang15541 has sold quite a few of the fake flash drive shown on the left. The seller is currently listing a heart shaped model that we are fairly certain is also fake. Fakes trash users’ files. We have no idea whether themustang15541 is aware the drives are fake or not.

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 testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 31, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Australian ebay seller lists massive fake flash drive for sale

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cantareballare We previously posted suspicions that Kingston flash drives from seller cantareballare could be counterfeit. This seller has now listed a very obvious fake at a massive 500GB capacity!

There is no such thing as a 500GB Sony Micro Vault USB flash drive! In fact there is no such thing as a 500GB USB flash drive period. Nobody makes flash drives in this capacity and the highest capacity genuine Sony is 16GB.

This fake flash drive will trash users’ files. The properties of the drive will display as 500 GB but this is nothing like the truth. The real capacity is tiny but the drive is programmed to fool the operating system.

We advise everyone to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Another ID for the singjapan gang on ebay by the look of things

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The ebay ID dd.ee3493 appears to belong to a fraud ring based in singapore which the fightflashfraud team christened the singjapan gang. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

October 31, 2009 at 3:39 PM

UK ebay member with probable counterfeit 64GB DT150 drives

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germaninga

We think these flash drives from germaninga are counterfeit. Read the rest of this entry »

UK seller with private auction on ebay for 64GB Kingston

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We doubt very much that the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive in this listing by crystal_guru is genuine. We don’t think it was made by Kingston and we don’t think you could store anywhere near 64GB of data on it – we think it likely that all data over 4GB at most would be corrupted if you used this. The use of a private auction makes us think the seller may be aware of this.

We advise everyone to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.