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Archive for October 15th, 2009

Gremlin with private ebay listings for fake flash drives

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jincai208

Seems we have a devious ebay gremlin here who uses private listings to hide who bought the fake capacity flash drives that jincai208 is peddling. These flash drives will trash users files.

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 15, 2009 at 11:53 PM

Fraudsters’ favourite listed by ebay member in Germany.

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beli667

These 32Gb flash drives listed on ebay by beli667 are highly unlikely to have a real capacity above 4GB. Such fake capacity flash drives corrupt users’ files after a while. The seller may be unaware of the problem with these flash drives which are a favourite with fraudulent wholesalers as they are easy to program to fake capacities. 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 15, 2009 at 9:46 PM

USA ebay seller lists fraudsters’ favourite flash drive for sale

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brooklyn-deal

This 64GB USB flash drive from brooklyn-deal is bound to be fake capacity. We have never come across one that was genuine and anyone using these ends up with lost and corrupted files after a while. The seller obviously bought these from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers supplying these and may have no idea that they are fakes.

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 15, 2009 at 7:08 PM

Another ebay gremlin listing the fraudsters’ favourite flash drive

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believes_wo29

This flash drive from seller believes_wo29 is fake fake fakity fake. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 15, 2009 at 4:05 PM

Yet another fraudster in China selling fake flash drives on ebay

daowobaobao2008

The flash drives sold by daowobaobao2008 will undoubtedly be fake capacity – the one pictured in this listing is a counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler – it would cost more to manufacture a real one than daowobaobao2008 is selling for. Users will eventually end up with lost and corrupted files.

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 15, 2009 at 2:16 PM

More counterfeit 64GB DT150 flash drives on ebay

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pontiac.48

Seller pontiac.48 is yet another fraudster selling 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives for less than it would cost to manufacture one. They are counterfeit and fake capacity as sure as eggs is eggs.

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 15, 2009 at 12:59 PM

We think this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler may be counterfeit

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greenhound53

We think this 128GB DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive listed for sale by greenhound53, a seller registered in Germany, is likely to be counterfeit. If it is genuine then Kingston will be able to verify the serial number.

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.

UPDATE
Feedback demonstrates that we were right – seller is now listing fake Kingston flash drives as faulty.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 15, 2009 at 10:18 AM

Fraudster with private ebay sales of fake flash drives

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guojiamei88

China-based ebay seller guojiamei88 apparently sold fake shoes previously – now it’s fake flash drives. A real 64GB flash drive costs more to make than guojiamei88 is charging for them on ebay. The seller is trying to hide this fraud with private listings. Anyone who buys one will eventually end up with lost and corrupted files.

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 15, 2009 at 7:51 AM

Seller on ebay Belgium lists suspected counterfeit Kingston

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ch.ice

We suspect the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives listed on ebay by ch.ice are counterfeit and fake capacity. Fakes corrupt users’ files after a while. The seller may be unaware that these could well be fakes. The serial numbers of genuine Kingston drives of this type can be verified with Kingston.

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 15, 2009 at 5:53 AM

Suspect looking Kingston DT150 on ebay USA

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cecyrosmary

This 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drive listed by USA ebay member cecyrosmary looks like a counterfeit to us. If it is counterfeit it will be fake capacity and will trash users files. Serial numbers for genuine DT150 flash drives can be verified with Kingston. The seller no doubt purchased these from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets supplying counterfeits and may have no idea there could be a problem.

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 15, 2009 at 12:18 AM