Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for October 24th, 2009

360GB flash drive advertised on ebay Australia

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marcandkymmie09

There is no such thing as a 360GB flash drive made by Sony or anyone else. This is fake and will corrupt users’ files. The seller may not be aware of this – most people don’t do their research properly before buying flash drives to sell on ebay.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you (or your customers) run the risk of data loss and corruption.

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

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Written by fightflashfraud

October 24, 2009 at 10:50 PM

A very suspect ebay seller in Hong Kong lists fraudsters’ favourite

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amos282

This flash drive from amos282 is the fraudsters’ favourite and will trash any users’ data after a while. This seller has not been active on ebay for nearly 3 years – we suspect this may be an old fraudster returning (perhaps with a change of ID) – a familiar pattern of behaviour.

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 24, 2009 at 7:50 PM

2GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives in private ebay sales

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gggg247

If these 2GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives are genuine we wonder why on earth UK seller is hiding buyer IDs with private listings. Private listings are intended for very expensive items like houses and vehicles or for embarassing things like gimp masks. As a 2GB flash drive is neither expensive nor embarrasing we can only think of one possible reason for hiding buyer IDs.

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 24, 2009 at 5:20 PM

Another fake flash gremlin selling on ebay.

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xieichuanlin

Fraudulent seller xieichuanlin offers two models of fake flash drive for sale on ebay – the swivel type shown in this listing and the fraudsters’ favourite model. Both will trash your files. A genuine 64GB flash drive cannot be made for this price let alone sold on ebay for this amount.

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 24, 2009 at 2:42 PM

128GB Kingston DT 200 too cheap on ebay

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memory_lane

We can’t see how these flash drives listed on ebay by memory_lane could possibly be genuine.

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Written by fightflashfraud

October 24, 2009 at 11:51 AM

Another fake flash seller from China listing on ebay

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fine_collection123

Seller fine_collection123 has a range of fake capacity flash drives for ebayers to trash their data on – you can can corrupt large numbers of files with this seller’s flash drives.

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.

UPDATE 11/11/09
We are given to understand that an ebay member who apparently bid on an item from this seller (or perhaps a different seller with the same item?) provided a link to this post in an ebay forum.

Having read this post he asked the seller to cancel the transaction. The seller asked this buyer to leave 5 star positive feedback in return for cancelling the transaction.

NEVER GIVE IN TO SUCH BRIBES!

If you do, then you will make more victims! If a known or suspected fraudster selling flash memory items won’t cancel a transaction then pay (preferably through paypal using a credit card rather than debit card or from your bank account), wait for delivery, test the item immediately it arrives with h2tesw.

If the item fails this test report in to SOSFakeFlash with your test results and other info and claim a refund from the fraudster through paypal – you will find lots of useful advice about refunds on the sosfakeflash blog.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 24, 2009 at 8:35 AM

Fraudsters’ favourite flash drive from yet another ebay gremlin

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fuwa200892009

gremlin2sFeel like trashing 30GB of data? Buy one of these from fuwa200892009 and you can do just that. There are no genuine 32GB flash drives that can be purchased for £15.

The highest capacity of genuine flash drive you can get for this price is likey to be 8GB. The flash drives from this seller are probably 2GB programmed to appear as 32GB.

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 24, 2009 at 5:19 AM