Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for October 12th, 2009

A fraudulent ebay seller from China with a bit of a nerve!

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new-888

new-888As well as selling supposedly 32GB and 64GB USB flash drives at prices below what genuine ones could possibly be sold for cheeky fraudster new-888 has also advertised the model above and the one on the left at a fantastic fake capacity of 265GB.

This cheeky gremlin has conned a buyer out of $95 for the one on the left (sold as 256GB) and $69 for one of the type shown above, sold as 128GB. The big question is will the buyers test the merchandise and find out the truth or will new-888 get away with it?

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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October 12, 2009 at 11:45 PM

Yet another ebay listing for cheap 64GB Corsair flash drives

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Top rated seller onestoppcshop-uk is yet another business seller whose 64GB Corsair flash drives seem a little on the cheap side. This leads us to wonder whether they 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.

Used 128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay seems a bit suspect

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deresz18 We wonder whether the used 128GB Kingston DataTraveler listed at auction by seller deresz18 could be a return from a dissatisfied customer as this seller has been selling new Kingston flash drives for suspiciously low prices.

Buyers can check serial numbers with Kingston – but we don’t think they will verify drives from this seller.

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 12, 2009 at 5:00 PM

Good greif! Is this ebay seller in the USA totally ignorant?

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snoopyfainted Snoopy failed to cope with the listing from bassamfh2007 shown below – he shouted “good greif” and fainted as soon as he saw it.

Snoopy has great difficulty in coping with claims made about flash memory by selllers and regularly falls off his dog-house in fright when he looks at ebay items on his laptop!! What we see in the listing below is either a 2GB Kingston flash drive that has been reprogrammed to higher capacity or a total fake that never went anywhere near a Kingston production line. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 12, 2009 at 3:44 PM

We suspect that these Kingston flash drives are counterfeit

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lawmore-products-dt200We strongly suspect that the Kingston flash drives listed on ebay by Lawmore Products (ebay ID lawmore-products) will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity.

The seller is apparently dropshipping at the moment whilst awaiting a consignment from China. Read the rest of this entry »

Another listing on ebay for cheap 64GB Corsair flash drives

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Seller valatech_ltd has listed 64GB Corsair flash drives on buy it now for £59.05 with £4.99 postage. This seems a tad on the cheap side to us and makes us wonder if these are genuine.

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.

Gremlin seller from China claims flash drives are in Ireland!

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kljc56

gremlin2sSeller kljc56 is a devious little gremlin – this seller (based in China) claims in this listing that these patently counterfeit and fake capacity Kingston flash drives are in Ireland!

Our gremlin friend carefully avoids any mention of Kingston in order to try and avoid the listing being removed by ebay. This seems to be a cunning little gremlin in every way – except one – no clever feedback build-up as a buffer against negative feedback.

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 12, 2009 at 8:06 AM