Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for October 11th, 2009

UK ebay seller lists fraudsters’ favourite flash drive at 64GB

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mit-uk

UK ebayer mit-uk has been shopping in fake flash land and came back with the fraudsters’ favourite flash drive and a familiar swivel model. It costs more to make a genuine 64GB flash drive than mit-uk is selling at.
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Written by fightflashfraud

October 11, 2009 at 10:06 PM

Very obvious fake flash drives from ebayer in Canada

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780freshthreads

Seller 780freshthreads is offering some very obvious fake flash drives for sale on ebay. They are branded as Sony and offered in 120GB and 64GB capacities. How do we know just by looking at the listing that these are fake? Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

October 11, 2009 at 8:18 PM

What would sir like to do? Destroy his computer files or play at being spiderman?

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ruijing016

We’d strongly suggest that buyers stick with the spiderman suits rather than buying flash drives from seller ruijing016. At least when you take a spiderman suit off you are unlikely to find your arms and legs have gone missing!

However, if you buy the counterfeit and fake capacity flash drive shown above you are certain to find your computer files go missing after a while. Be assured that it is impossible to buy a genuine 64GB flash drive anywhere for £18. It costs more than this to manufacture one!!

The largest capacity genuine USB flash drive you can possibly buy at this price is 16GB – and even a 16GB flash drive at this price would be unlikely to be top quality. It certainly would not be likely to be a well known and reliable brand – take it from one who knows!

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 11, 2009 at 6:05 PM

Fraudster from China chooses an appropriate ID

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twinshark2009

We are inclined to agree with the buyer who left the comment its in the name “SHARK” for seller twinshark2009. These are not genuine 32GB flash drives – it costs more than this to manufacture one!

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 11, 2009 at 4:41 PM

This flash drive on ebay it fake fake fakity fake

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neil_brew4

Apparently ebay seller neil_brew4 has been to the far east and come back with these totally fake flash drives. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

October 11, 2009 at 4:00 PM

The start price for this 64GB DT200 on ebay is far too low

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mdjanu

As a genuine 64GB flash drive cannot even be manufactured for £20 let alone sold for this amount we can only conclude that mdjanu purchased these from a fraudulent supplier and that they will be counterfeit and fake capacity. If they are genuine (did I see flying pigs just then?) the serial numbers can be verified with Kingston.

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 11, 2009 at 1:25 PM

Counterfeit Kingston continues to be sold by ebayer in the USA

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tjisbz

Despite having listings for counterfeit 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 drives removed by ebay (no doubt due to pressure from Kingston) seller tjisbz has not stopped selling them. These fakes will trash users’ files 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 11, 2009 at 10:45 AM