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Archive for October 18th, 2009

Suspected counterfeit 16GB Sandisk on ebay USA

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burrc-2008

We think the 16GB Sandisk USB flash drives (and the PNY ones) sold by burrc-2008 on ebay USA are counterfeit and fake capacity, no doubt the seller bought them from one of the many fraudulent suppliers in the far east. Read the rest of this entry »

Anyone recognise what this listing we found on ebay USA shows?

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iaiplace63

These 64GB flash drives listed by seller iaiplace63 look very dodgy indeed to us. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

October 18, 2009 at 10:00 PM

Gremlin on ebay claims fraudsters’ favourite located in Ireland

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fdgdfg67

Seller fdgdfg67 (based in China) is a baby gremlin selling the fraudster’s favourite flash drive – the black leather model shown above. This seller hopes to inspire confidence by pretending to be in Ireland.

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 18, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Suspect 128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives sold on ebay

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5182chang

Seller 5182chang is not currently listing anything for sale but it seems that this ebay member may have sold at least 20 counterfeit (and therefore fake capacity) 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives on ebay USA. Serial numbers for genuine flash drives of this type can easily be verified with Kingston – however a comment from a buyer suggests that the flash drives from this seller were fakes.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 18, 2009 at 5:42 PM

UK ebayer with undoubtedly fake 128GB DataTraveler flash drives

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andyj934

The flash drives listed by andyj934 are not genuine 128GB DataTraveler drives. Read the rest of this entry »

Seller on ebay Canada with supect 256GB DT200 flash drives

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clicnbuy09

We doubt very much that these 256GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives are genuine – we think they are counterfeits. It seems that the wholesaler who supplied clicnbuy09 may be one of the many fraudulent suppliers in the far east. If these are genunine (highly unlikely) the serial numbers can be verified with Kingston. We suggest the seller contacts Kingston to check them.

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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 18, 2009 at 2:20 PM

Seller from Sloviakia startles ebayers with this listing

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stanislav20009

Our team has revised the wording of this listing by stanislav20009 to more accurately reflect the truth of the matter. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

October 18, 2009 at 12:40 PM

We wouldn’t touch these flash drives on ebay with a bargepole

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estm

We wouldn’t have one of these even if seller estm paid us to take it away! Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

October 18, 2009 at 11:20 AM

Looks like another ebay gremlin selling fake flash drives

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jundty

gremlin2s Seems that jundty (based in China) is yet another ebay gremlin selling fake capacity flash drives. Fake flash memory causes data loss and corruption.

The flash drive shown above was not made by Sony and is not 32GB. It is fake fake fakity fake. As usual we strongly advise anyone who needs to use flash memory to test with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 18, 2009 at 9:35 AM

Are these 16GB Sandisk flash drives on ebay USA genuine?

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elithepro

If the 16GB Sandisk flash drives listed by elithepro are genuine the seller risks making a loss on them by starting the bidding quite this low. We advise buyers of flash drives to test 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 on ebay with counterfeit 64GB Kingston DT150

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fahaidowmv999

These 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives listed by fahaidowmv999, an ebay gremlin from China, are undoubtedly counterfeit and fake capacity – if they were genuine then the seller wouldn’t avoid using the brand name! Looks as though this could be another member of the wedding dress gang.

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 18, 2009 at 5:54 AM

Seller in Canada reselling suspect flash items on ebay

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647voc

It seems that ebay member 647voc has been buying items on ebay from suspected fraudsters such as sales-producer, digitsonic and hitech2day to re-sell. It looks like the spy camera in the listing above came from digitsonic – a negative comment from someon who bought one from digitsonic indicates it is fake capacity.

We think that if 647voc tests the flash memory items purchased from these sellers they will all turn out to be fake capacity items which corrupt files after a while.

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 18, 2009 at 12:49 AM