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Archive for October 2nd, 2009

Another gremlin in China selling fake 64GB flash drives on ebay

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19710620

gremlin2sThis flash drive and the other models sold by 19710620 are certain to be fake capacity causing file loss and corruption. Seems that our fraudster friends are being rather bold at the moment and listing losts of 64GB fakes – thus causing a potentially huge data loss for their victims.

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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

October 2, 2009 at 11:55 PM

This ebay seller is right – the item being sold is unbeleivable!

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fierro222

Seller fierro222 (registered in Australia) is quite correct to view the capacity of the flash drive in this listing as unbelivable. We wholeheartedly agree! There is no such thing as a 120GB USB flash drive. Hard Drive yes, flash drive no. There is such a thing as a 128GB flash drive but USB flash drives are never made in 120GB capacity.

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 2, 2009 at 9:43 PM

Looks like fraud on ebay to us!

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bt8691

We doubt very much that bt8691 is a hardened gambler that would risk making huge losses on every flash drive sold (despite the fact that this seller is based in Las Vagas) – we think it is more likely that this person is a knowing fraudster who is trying to hide behind private listings.

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 2, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Counterfeit Kingston on ebay Australia

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josephthewise

We think that if the seller who listed this beleived that the supplier these were purchase from was selling genuine 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives then perhaps josephthewise should change ID to josephtheunwise! They were obviously purchased for a price too low for them to be genuine. They will be counterfeit and fake capacity, causing data loss and corruption for any user 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

October 2, 2009 at 4:37 PM

Seems we have a rather confused ebay gremlin here!

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djcirmed

gremlin2sWhat exactly is djcirmed selling here?

Is it a 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 (as the picture suggests) or the fraudsters’ favourite (as the wording suggests) – either way we are certain these will prove to be fake.

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 2, 2009 at 1:32 PM

These flash drives on ebay seem a tad too cheap to be genuine

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source_kit

These 16GB USB flash drives from Hong Kong based ebay power seller source_kit seem too cheap to be genuine. We suspect that (like most flash memory from this part of the world) they will turn out to be fake capacity.

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 2, 2009 at 10:07 AM

Counterfeit 64GB Kingston DT150 listed on ebay by UK seller

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harkin_goods

These 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives simply have to be counterfeit and fake capacity – real ones cost more than this to manufacture! We don’t know whether seller harkin_goods is aware of this 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 your testing confirms you have purchased a false capacity device on ebay.