Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for October 15th, 2009

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