Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for October 6th, 2009

This flash drive is fake fake fakity fake

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sellexcess

This 16GB flash drive from UK seller sellexcess is patently a fake. Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by fightflashfraud

October 6, 2009 at 9:28 PM

Another obvious fake flash drive on ebay Australia

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david571108

These flash drives listed by seller david571108 are very obvious fake flash drives. We have never come across a genuine flash drive in this packaging – all were fake capacity causing file loss and corruption for users. The seller may be unaware that these are fake.

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 6, 2009 at 6:15 PM

64GB Kingston DT150 drives on ebay are a bit too cheap

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dalka.bikesandbits

The buy it now price of these 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives listed on ebay by dalka.bikesandbits (registered in Australia) is a bit too low for these to be genuine. Read the rest of this entry »

Get your (fake?) undies and fake flash drives here!

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sminliu168

gremlin2s The feedback received by sminliu168 has all been for underwear up till now – we wonder if the undies are fake as well as the flash drives!

The seller has listed a range of flash drives for sale including what are undoubtedly counterfeit and fake capacity 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150. As ever we can say that without doubt the leather USB flash drive shown in this listing 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.

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 6, 2009 at 1:19 PM

USA seller with very dodgy “128GB” flash drives on ebay

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useful-fun

Seller useful-fun has listed a number of different models of supposedly 128GB USB flash drives on ebay all of which we are fairly certain are fake capacity and will corrupt users’ files after a while. 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 6, 2009 at 10:10 AM

The item being sold in this ebay listing is not a 128GB flash drive

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claudetteowens

This model of Kingston flash drive is not made in 128GB capacity. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

October 6, 2009 at 6:54 AM

No one sells genuine 16GB flash drives on ebay at this price

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burntwoodseller

Looking at the items sold by UK ebay member burntwoodseller gives us a strange feeling of déjà vu. We have an eerie feeling we have come across this individual selling fake flash memory before under a different ID.
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Written by fightflashfraud

October 6, 2009 at 12:14 AM