Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for October 3rd, 2009

Seller on ebay Belgium with fraudsters’ favourite

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8386thierry

This model of flash drive listed by 8386thierry has always proved to be fake capacity. It is the fraudsters’ favourite for reprogramming to any capacity they like, causing file loss and corruption for users.

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 3, 2009 at 10:20 PM

We doubt that these flash drives on ebay Australia are genuine

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pickabargain09

If these were genuine Kingston flash drives we think that pickabargain09 would have mentioned this in the listing – after all Kingston have proved to be suppliers of extremely reliable flash drives. The author personally has no less than 12 Kingston flash drives that have been in regular use for three years.

We think they will turn out to be counterfeit and fake capacity. Such drives cause data loss and corruption. 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 3, 2009 at 7:55 PM

We doubt very much that these are genuine 128GB flash drives

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endeavourbargain

We suspect that seller endeavourbargain (registered in Australia) bought these flash drives from a fraudulent wholesaler and that they will prove to be fake capacity. The seller may be totally unaware that there is such a thing as false capacity flash drives and my be an innocent victim of his or her supplier.

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 3, 2009 at 4:21 PM

Fake 64GB flash drives listed on ebay by seller in Thailand

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cheykzy-2009

Seller cheykzy-2009 offers a number of familiar models of 64GB flash drive all of which we are certain will prove to be fake capacity.

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 3, 2009 at 1:04 PM

Yet another baby gremlin pops out of the ebay bath!

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boli198220092009

gremlin2s

Feels a bit like every time you log into ebay there’s another gremlin listing the fraudster’s favourite! Here’s yet another one selling a big bold 64GB fake!

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! Maybe ebay needs a big net to keep the gremlins from getting in the bath in the first place!

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 3, 2009 at 11:08 AM

An obvious fake flash drive listed by ebay seller in Australia

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clayweatherb

We previously reported on listings for counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler 150 drives by seller clayweather – now the seller is listing these patently obvious fake flash drives instead.

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 3, 2009 at 8:40 AM

UK ebay member auctions DataTraveler 200 flash drives

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stevenwebster2009

If the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed by stevenwebster2009 are genuine the seller is risking making a big loss by auctioning them. Buyers should check serial numbers with Kingston to make sure.

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 3, 2009 at 6:15 AM