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Archive for October 19th, 2009

Flash drives in private ebay listings by Hong Kong seller

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mml122005

If these 8GB flash drives listed by mml122005 are genuine we wonder why the seller is using a private listing. 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 19, 2009 at 11:46 PM

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This 128GB Kingston drive on ebay was suspiciously cheap

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clickandbrowseali

We doubt that the 128GB Kingston DT200 listed on ebay by clickandbrowseali are genuine – they cost nearly 3 times this much from reputable retailers. Buyers can check serial numbers with Kingston – if the drives are genuine Kingston will be able to verify them. We doubt that they will verify these.

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 19, 2009 at 9:30 PM

UK ebay seller with 64GB DataTraveler 200 too cheap

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bargainshop786

We don’t think the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives sold by bargainshop786 will prove to be genuine – we think they are counterfeit and fake capacity. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

October 19, 2009 at 7:10 PM

Gremlin from China pretends fake flash on ebay is in Ireland

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ioryfg59

gremlin2sSeller ioryfg59 is an ebay gremlin with a devious streak! This seller is pretending items are in Ireland to fool unwary ebayers into beleiving that the seller is based in Ireland. We have seen this sort of tactic from the fraud gangs in China quite a lot lately.

There is no doubt whatsoever that this 64GB DataTraveler flash drive listed on ebay by this fraudster is counterfeit and fake capacity. Anyone who buys one will end up with lost and corrupted 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 19, 2009 at 5:00 PM

What would sir like, a silk tie or a fake flash drive?

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fuwabaobao_zy168

Seller fuwabaobao_zy168 (registered on ebay China on 31-Mar-08) does not seem to have been active on ebay until recently. When we spotted the listing above for 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives feedback for this seller was almost entirely for silk ties. None for flash drives.

gremlin2sSeems this is an ID that one of the fraud gangs have had in reserve for a long time. Yet another ebay gremlin!

There is absolutely no doubt that ebay item number 260486772352 listed by fuwabaobao_zy168 is both counterfeit and fake capacity. Serial numbers for genuine 64GB DT150 drives can be verified with Kingston. We know what Kingston will say about these.

Anyone buying one of these will suffer data loss and corruption 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 your testing confirms you have purchased a false capacity device on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 19, 2009 at 3:15 PM

UK seller still peddling fake flash drives on ebay.

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yiyaya_2003B

We posted about our suspicions about seller yiyaya_2003 on the 9th September. The seller has not stopped selling obvious fake capacity flash drives – though the seller seems to have met with only limited success. The flash drive above is a very obvious fake – anyone who buys one will end up with lost and corrupted files.

You can view the original post about the seller here.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 19, 2009 at 1:00 PM

Seller in Canada lists suspected counterfeit Kingston on ebay

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elle_femme69

We suspect these 64GB Kingston DataTraveler drives listed on ebay by elle_femme69 will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. If so they will corrupt users’ files. Genuine DT 150 drives have individual serial numbers which can be verified with Kingston. We don’t think that Kingston will verify these. The seller may have no idea that they could be counterfeit and fake capacity.

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 19, 2009 at 11:30 AM