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Archive for October 16th, 2009

Seller on ebay Spain with fraudsters’ favourite flash drive

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traza-2 Despite two negative comments about these fake capacity flash drives it seems that it has not occurred to seller traza-2 to test the drives. If the seller did this he or she would discover they are fake capacity and will trash users’ files after a while.

They were obviously purchased from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets in the far east. 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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Written by fightflashfraud

October 16, 2009 at 10:42 PM

128GB flash drive from China? Don’t think so!

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leolai2009

gremlin2sThe model shown in this ebay listing is not made in 128GB and no one could possibly sell a 128GB flash drive at this price anyway. We seem to have another gremlin selling fake flash drives here. We wouldn’t touch flash memory from leolai2009 with a bargepole.

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 16, 2009 at 9:14 PM

These 128GB DataTraveler flash drives on ebay USA are not genuine.

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dissmon

The flash drives listed by dissmon are fakes that will corrupt users’ files. The seller may not be aware of this fact but we can say without any doubt these are not genuine 128GB drives.

The Kingston DataTraveler 120 is a discontinued model that was never made in 128GB capacity. A quick phone call by the seller to Kingston will confirm what we are saying. The true capacity of these flash drives will be a lot less than 128GB although they will have been programmed to show as this capacity in the drive properties.

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 16, 2009 at 7:01 PM

More suspect DT 150 flash drives one ebay

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jdpretail

We suspect that the flash drives sold by jdpretail will turn out to be counterfeit and fake capacity. The seller may not be aware of this possibility but can check the serial numbers with Kingston – if they are genuine Kingston will be able to verify them.

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 16, 2009 at 4:15 PM

Obvious fake flash drives sold on ebay Spain

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zaratamo35

These flash drives listed on ebay by zaratamo35 are fakes which will corrupt users’ files. The seller may not realise this, but every flash drive in this packaging we tested was fake capacity.

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 16, 2009 at 2:30 PM

Fraudulent seller vanishes from ebay

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Seller shangtian_899 who pretended that the fake flash drives advertise on ebay were in the UK (they were in China) is no longer registered on ebay. Presumably someone reported the seller’s listings to ebay. If you bought a flash drive from this seller, beware! After a while it will start to corrupt your 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 testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 16, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Suspect sales of DT200 flash drives on ebay

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zeo1688

Seller zeo1688 (based in China) listed the 64GB Kingston DT200 USB flash drive above in a private auction. We find the use of private auctions for the sale of flash memory items highly suspect. Normally buyers can check serial numbers of these flash drives with Kingston to ensure they are genuine. As no packaging is supplied by the seller buyers will not be able to do so in this case. In the listing the seller says:

In order to prevent your country levies the entrance tax money, We will not be able to enclose the original packing box.

This means the seller is commiting customs fraud. So here we have a seller who indicates he or she is willing to evade customs duty and using private sales to hide buyer IDs. Would you trust such a seller? We wouldn’t!

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 16, 2009 at 9:29 AM