Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for October 25th, 2009

Another UK ebayer selling 128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives too cheap

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tkgeneric09

The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives listed on ebay by tkgeneric09 are just too cheap to be genuine. We conclude that these must be yet more counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier.
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Written by fightflashfraud

October 25, 2009 at 11:42 PM

Here we go again with the fraudsters’ favourite on ebay

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honestselling3658

What you won’t get from honestselling3658 is honest selling! What you will get is a fake flash drive that will corrupt any files you save to it 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 25, 2009 at 10:15 PM

UK seller with suspect 64GB Kingston DataTraveler on ebay

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fgfbxsxgdhd

We advise seller fgfbxsxgdhd to check serial numbers with Kingston, we don’t think they will say these are genuine. This seller could end up with some very angry buyers by selling these. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 25, 2009 at 8:15 PM

32GB Kingston USB flash drives on ebay USA are a bit cheap

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hswaich

These 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives listed by hswaitch on Ebay USA seem a bit too cheap for this model. This makes us wonder if the seller got them from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers in the far east. We suggest that hswaitch checks serial numbers with Kingston. If the drives are genuine Kingston will be able to verify this. If not the seller should remove the drives from sale and refund any buyers.

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.

UK ebayer sells fraudsters’ favourite USB flash drive

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emmas-enterprise

We don’t know where seller emmas-enterprise got this flash drive but we do know it is a fake that will trash users’ files after a while. 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.

De-registered ebay seller yaoxiang1011 seems to have a new ID

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De-registered seller yaoxiang1011, suspected of selling counterfeit and fake capacity Kingston flash drives, was presumably suspended by ebay for selling counterfeits. It seems this seller had another ID in reserve and has returned to fake flash sales with the new ID. We urge anyone who bought a USB flash drive or other flash memory item from this seller 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 25, 2009 at 1:00 PM

UK ebay member sells fake 64GB flash drive that will trash files

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andjul4

As ebay remove listings by andjul4 for these flash drives several times it seems the seller must be aware that these are fakes. Fakes trash users’ files after a while because they are fake capacity (though they fool the operating system into reporting the expected capacity.

Once the real capacity is exceeded files become corrupt or vanish altogether. 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 25, 2009 at 10:58 AM