Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

Archive for October 21st, 2009

Fightflashfraud experiences a sense of deja-vue

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modified_beasts2009
We have a feeling that we saw the picture in this listing by UK seller modified_beasts2009 before somewhere.
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Written by fightflashfraud

October 21, 2009 at 11:58 PM

Looks like this UK ebay member is dropshipping flash drives

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davieslinden9999

The fact that davieslinden9999 says in the listing to allow 21 days for delivery suggests that this seller may be using dropshipping. In the case of flash drive sales this means the seller has no opportunity to check that they are genuine. We suspect they are not – at this price we think they will be counterfeit and fake capacity. 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 21, 2009 at 10:00 PM

Hong Kong fraudster pretends ebay item is in the UK

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fairy_662

gremlin2sSeller fairy_662 is a devious gremlin pretending the classic fake flash drive in this listing is located in the UK.

This is because a lot of people are now aware that most flash memory from the far east turns out (as this will) to be fake capacity.

The seller is hoping people won’t notice that this is a deception and will be fooled into thinking this is a UK seller!

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 21, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Suspect listings on ebay USA for 128GB Kingston DT200

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h-soto
Even with the expensive postage h-soto risked a loss on these if they are genuine. This makes us suspect they could be counterfeits that will corrupt users’ data. Serial numbers can be checked with Kingston – we suggest that the seller does this before posting to the buyers. If Kingston cannot verify them then h-soto should let the buyers know they were fake, refund them and ask the supplier for a refund. 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 21, 2009 at 5:50 PM

This flash drive on ebay is the wrong colour for 64GB!!

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eric_rick

gremlin2sHere we have an ebay gremlin who doesn’t seem to know Kingston’s colour coding for flash drives! This flash drive listed for sale by eric_rick is not the correct colour for a 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive. This will be both 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 your testing confirms you have purchased a false capacity device on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 21, 2009 at 3:40 PM

UK ebay seller relists obvious fake 64GB flash drive

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lmproducts0909

Item number 190343170575 listed on ebay by seller lmproducts0909 is a patently fake flash drive. This will not have a capacity anywhere near 64GB. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

October 21, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Counterfeit 128GB Kingston flash drives on ebay Australia

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jazc1973

This model of flash drive was never made in 128GB capacity. The flash drives listed on ebay by jazc1973 are counterfeit and fake capacity. They will trash users’ files. We advise everyone to test all flash memory items with the free program h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

October 21, 2009 at 10:55 AM