Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for October 17th, 2009

Suspect listing for 16GB flash drives on ebay USA

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talonz24

We think all eight models of 16GB flash drive offered by seller talonz24 will prove to be fake capacity and will trash users data after a while. We have three reasons for thinking this:

    They are a tad too cheap to be genuine
    One of the models offered is the fraudster’s favourite – always fake capacity
    The seller is using private listings – generally a surefire indicator of fraud when selling flash memory

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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

October 17, 2009 at 11:58 PM

What is going on with this ebay seller from China?

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renshengyu168168

Seller renshengyu168168 apparently sold two of these fake capacity flash drives (item number: 150374787705) at the end of September. No feedback has been left by the buyers and the seller is not currently listing anything on ebay. Was this an honest seller from China who discovered the items were fake, refunded the buyers and stopped listing or what?? We are curious about this!

Written by fightflashfraud

October 17, 2009 at 9:32 PM

Suspect looking 128GB flash drives in OZ

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irinka_t We don’t think for one minute that these flash drives from seller irinka_t on ebay Australia are genuinely 128GB.

The packaging is suspect, the low start price is suspect and the unfamiliar branding is suspect. We think these are fake capacity drives that will trash users’ files.

The seller may be totally unaware that there is such a thing as a fake flash drive but we are convinced that if irinka_t tests these with h2testw they will be nowhere near 128GB.

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 17, 2009 at 7:37 PM

What the h*** is a refurbished flash drive? Never heard of one!!

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laugutgut

Wha on earth does USA ebay seller laugutgut mean by refurbished here? Read the rest of this entry »

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October 17, 2009 at 5:14 PM

This 16GB Kingston flash drive from China, sold on ebay, is fake

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luc_usb16

gremlin2sSeller luc_usb16 is yet another gremlin from China selling fake capacity flash drives. The Kingston flash drive in this listing is counterfeit and fake capacity. It will have a capacity much smaller than the advertised 16GB.

No one could sell a genuine 16GB USB flash drive of any type for this price with free P&P – let alone a genuine Kingston.Fake flash drives eventually corrupt users’ data when the true capacity is exceeded as there is nowhere for them to go.

We advise everyone 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 17, 2009 at 3:39 PM

Another gremlin sells the fraudsters’ favourite on ebay

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shen_zhou_xing

Seller shen_zhou_xing (based in China) is yet another ebay fraudster selling the fraudsters’ favourite flash drive on ebay. Anyone who bought one of these will eventually find all their data becomes corrrupt.

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 17, 2009 at 2:29 PM

Two sellers on ebay France list obvious fake 64GB Sony flash drive

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fakesony

Two ebay members in France (yannick and NATACHA) have listed this very obvious fake Sony drive. It is not made by Sony, it is not 64GB and it will corrupt any data saved to it after a while.

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 17, 2009 at 12:29 PM