Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for October 26th, 2009

Gremlin listing fraudsters’ favourite and counterfeit DT150 on ebay

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yangyanfang1226

gremlin2sGremlin seller yangyanfang1226 offers the choice of counterfeit 64GB DataTraveler flash drives or the fraudster’s favourite in 64GB flavour. Neither are really 64GB – both are fake capacity and will trash your files.

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.

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October 26, 2009 at 9:58 PM

UK ebay member sells a fake 32GB flash drive as faulty

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thegeekyfreakUK ebay member thegeekyfreak sold the “32GB” USB flash drive shown on the left on October 13th for £16.00. The drive was sold as being faulty.

It was not faulty – it was a fake capacity flash drive sold by a known ebay fraudster.

This picture and the drive in question are very familiar to the frankenflash project. Every flash drive of this model we tested turned out to be fake capacity. Such drives are programmed to fool the operating system.
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October 26, 2009 at 7:52 PM

UK ebayer lists three very dodgy looking flash drives on ebay

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We don’t know where mobilefreak1987 got the flash drives shown below but we do know that at least two of them, and probably all three, will be fake capacity drives which trash users’ files. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 26, 2009 at 5:24 PM

Flash drives from this ebay seller will all corrupt your files

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srdxtk20099

This and every other flash drive from ebay gremlin srdxtk20099 will corrupt users’ files after a while. You simply cannot buy genuine 64GB flash drives at this price – in fact they can’t even be made for this price.

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 26, 2009 at 3:15 PM

Suspect Sandisk USB flash drives listed on ebay UK

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andcad1

We suspect that the 32GB Sandisk USB flash drive in the listing above and the 16GB Sandisk USB flash drives listed by UK seller andcad1 could be counterfeit and fake capacity. The seller may be unaware that there could be a problem with 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.

Utter madness on ebay!

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mamaseller2009

This listing by mamaseller2009 (registered in China) demonstates just how insane fraudsters can get in attempting to get foothold on ebay with their fake flash sales. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 26, 2009 at 10:25 AM

UK seller with dubious listings for 128 Kingston USB flash drive

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oceans12345

Seller oceans12345 has two listings for these 128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 26, 2009 at 8:00 AM