Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for October 27th, 2009

More dodgy listings for 128GB DT200 on ebay USA

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weitz0ftn

It is highly unlikely that these 129GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed by weitz0ftn are genuine. We think this seller, like many on ebay, bought these from one of the dodgy wholesalers in the far east. We suggest the seller checks the serial numbers with Kingston. If we are wrong and they are genuine Kingston will be able to verify this and we’ll fall off our chairs in shock.

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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

October 27, 2009 at 11:55 PM

Another ebay gremlin selling fake flash drives methinks!

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zhu_ellen

gremlin2sSeems zhu_ellen is yet another fake flash gremlin on ebay – any flash memory from this seller is likely to be a fake capacity item that will corrupt your data.

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 27, 2009 at 9:22 PM

Looks like a counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT 200 on ebay USA

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bestbuy563

We can’t see how the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed by bestbuy563 could possibly be genuine. We think they are counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier – if they were genuine then no seller could afford to list them at a start price of $99.00 unless, of course, the seller was a wealthy philanthropist.

We suggest that bestbuy563 checks the serial numbers with Kingston – if they are genuine (which we think impossible) then Kingston will be able to confirm this.

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.

Another ebay gremlin with a range of fake 64GB USB flash drives

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gremlin2sSeller fanglei518 is yet another gremlin from China selling fake capacity flash drives. Genuine flash drives of 64GB cost a lot more to manufacture than fanglei518 sold them for.

There is absolutely no chance that anyone will get a genuine 64GB flash drive for £15! Do your research folks!! You can’t even buy reliable 16GB flash drives for this price. Read the rest of this entry »

Another seller on ebay USA with 120GB flash drives.

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snoopybangs“Unbeleivable” was Snoopy’s only comment as he lay banging his paw on the ground in frustration after he saw listings by US ebay seller oo-store. Poor old Snoopy.

What he sees on ebay these days is driving him to the point of a nervous breakdown.

Snoopy knows a lot about flash drives. He knows what capacities they are made in and roughly what they cost to make. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

October 27, 2009 at 2:24 PM

Another baby gremlin selling fake flash drives on ebay

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xiajin1977

gremlin2sThe flash drive in this listing by xiajin1977 is the fraudsters’ favourite flash drive, sold by almost every ebay fraudster in China.

It is guarenteed to trash your data after a while.

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 27, 2009 at 12:04 PM

USA ebay seller lists 120GB USB flash drives on ebay

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snoopyfaint2sPoor old snoopy fainted yet again when he saw the ebay listing below from babiespower.
Snoopy knows his USB flash drives and can say for a fact that there is no genuine USB flash drive with a capacity of 120GB.

He just isn’t coping with what he sees on ebay these days – so many fakes, so many victims of fraud. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

October 27, 2009 at 9:45 AM