Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for October 7th, 2009

128Gb DT 200 in private ebay sale by seller in the USA

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faite1877

We doubt very much that the 128GB DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this listing by faite1877 are genuine. Buyers can check the serial numbers with Kingston – if they are genuine they will be able to verify them.

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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Written by fightflashfraud

October 7, 2009 at 11:35 PM

Suspect listing for DT200 on ebay Australia

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mypossum-2009

If these are genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives then why is seller mypossum-2009 using a private listing to hide buyer IDs? Serial numbers can be checked with Kingston to verify genuine DT200 drives.

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 7, 2009 at 8:32 PM

Looks like another member of the singjapan gang selling on ebay

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battery.king888

Seems we have another member of the singjapan gang here – a fraud ring based in Singapore that claims these flash drives are made in Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

October 7, 2009 at 5:42 PM

These flash drives on ebay USA are fake capacity

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timsworkshop09These 16GB flash drives listed on ebay by United States seller timsworkshop09 are certain to be fake capacity. Every flash drive we have tested that came in this packaging turned out to be fake.

The seller may not be aware of the fact that the supplier these were purchased from was fraudulent and that these are fake capacity flash drives.

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 7, 2009 at 3:22 PM

Another ebay seller in Hong Kong lists classic fake flash drive

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shinyempire

Anyone who buys this classic fake flash drive from shinyempire can expect all their files to become lost or corrupted after a while. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

October 7, 2009 at 12:41 PM

Private listings from UK ebayer for 32GB Kingston flash drives

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topbrandsforless07

If the 32GB Kingston flash drives advertised on ebay by UK seller topbrandsforless07 are genuine we wonder why the seller is using private listings. Buyers can check serial numbers with Kingston to find out whether these are genuine 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 7, 2009 at 12:14 PM

An ebay gremlin with a range of fake flash items

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philico-action

gremlin2sHong Kong Seller philico-action has a range of 16GB flash drives on buy it now for 99p with £10.99 post and packing. You cannot buy genuine 16GB flash drives for £11.98 including postage.

Loading the postage costs like this is an abuse of ebay – also a way of trying to wriggle out of fully refunding buyers when the seller gets caught selling fake capacity flash memory.

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 7, 2009 at 9:47 AM