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Archive for October 1st, 2009

ebay seller lists flash drive of capacity that does not exist

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kesbyrelloThere are no 120GB USB flash drives – it is a capacity that exists only in hard drives. There are 128GB flash drives but no 120GB ones! The flash drives sold by kesbyrello are fake fake fakity fake!

Anyone using one of these will eventually find themselves with lost and corrupted files because the capacity shown in properties is fake – the real capacity will be very small.

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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October 1, 2009 at 11:55 PM

UK ebay seller with massive stock of 64Gb Corsair flash drives

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markhorbury26

UK seller markhorbury26 seems to have a very large stock of 64GB Corsair Voyager flash drives. You can buy them singly or in job lots. We think this seller may have been shopping in fake flash land and that these could be counterfeit and fake capacity. We have no idea whether the seller is aware of this possibility.

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

October 1, 2009 at 8:30 PM

A new gremlin listing 128GB DT200 on ebay by the look of things

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jujucatty

gremlin2sWe are sure these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed on ebay Canada by jujucatty (registered in China) are counterfeit and fake capacity. If they are genuine (which we doubt very much) then buyers can check with Kingston.

We think this ID may belong to a familiar fraud gang and was set up for the purpose of selling fake flash memory.

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

October 1, 2009 at 5:54 PM

UK ebay seller with suspect listings for 32GB Sandisk

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babyk0101UK seller babyk0101 has listed three of these 32GB Sandisk Ultra Backup flash drives in auctions with a 99p start.

We suspect they will turn out to be counterfeit and fake capacity as we doubt that anyone would take the risk of making a big loss on every item if they were genuine.

These were probably purchased by babyk0101 from one of the many fraudulent supliers in the far east. The seller may be unaware that there is likely to to be a problem with these.

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.

Yet another baby gremlin pops out of the ebay bath

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yigewena8521

gremlin2sFeels a bit like every time you log into ebay there’s another gremlin listing the fraudster’s favourite! Here’s yet another one, yigewena8521 – this ebay ID was registered in April on ebay China but has only now been pressed into service.

Maybe ebay needs a big net to keep the gremlins from getting in the bath in the first place. As ever we can say that without doubt the leather USB flash drive shown in this listing from will be nothing like 64GB.

It is likely to corrupt any data saved on it after (probably) about 1.7GB or (less likely) about 3.5-3.7GB. These flash drives are simply not safe to use – take it from someone who has a few that were supplied by the fraud gangs in China who jump in the ebay bath to spawn more gremlins!

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

October 1, 2009 at 1:28 PM

Disposable gremlin ID listing counterfeit 64GB DT150 on ebay

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zhouyao1682008

gremlin2sSeems like our fraudster friends have pressed yet another baby gremlin into service.

This one offers 64GB Kingston DataTraveler drives at a price that no real one could be sold for.

If buyers check the serial no with Kingston they will discover it is counterfeit. Counterfeits are also fake capacity and cause data corruption.

Buyers may find that the item has vanished from their won list. If so this is because ebay removed it under pressure from ebay – claim a refund immediately.

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

October 1, 2009 at 11:12 AM

Seems we have a deliberate ebay fraudster here!

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flashdrives4less1B

We are informed that originally USA based seller flashdrives4less1 had seven of these listings for job lots of fake 64GB Kingston drives with the picture above. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

October 1, 2009 at 8:45 AM