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Archive for October 28th, 2009

Another UK ebayer with the fraudsters’ favourite fake flash drive

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nienovaja

snoopytypes Snoopy just had an email message on his laptop from an ebay member about this listing.

Snoopy had a look at the link the ebayer sent him and has some news for UK seller nienovaja. All flash drive tested by the frankenflash project that came in this packaging were fakes that would corrupt users’ files after a while.

The particular model listed here is the fraudsters’ favourite – which is always fake capacity whether it is in this packagang or not.

It will have nowhere near the 16GB stated by the supplier and suggest that nienovaja tests them with h2testw and demands a refund from the supplier, no doubt one of the fraudulent wholesalers in the far east.

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 28, 2009 at 11:25 PM

Seller in Lithuania lists fake 256GB flash drive on ebay

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dariuli4ka

This 256GB flash drive listed on ebay by dariuli4ka is fake fake fakity fake. Read the rest of this entry »

Looks like yet another counterfeit 128GB DT 200 on ebay USA

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go2guy101

Looks like go2guy101 is yet another ebay seller who bought counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers in the far east. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

October 28, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Gremlin selling fake DT150 at below manufacture costs for genuine ones

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fine_trade100268

gremlin2sHere we have a listing by fine_trade100268, another ebay gremlin selling 64GB flash drives at below what it costs to manufacture a genuine one.

If you buy cheap flash drives on ebay you wll pay dear. You can expect to get a fake that will trash all your files.

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 28, 2009 at 4:43 PM

Looks like more counterfeit DT200 flash drives on ebay USA

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allthingsgood09

No one could afford to list genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives at auction with a start price well below what they would cost wholesale. This leads us to conclude that allthingsgood09, like many other ebayers, got these from a fraudulent wholesaler. The serial numbers of genuine DT120 drives can be verified with Kingston. We are certain they won’t verify these.

If we are right these flash drives will corrupt users’ data after a while because the capacity is fake. 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 28, 2009 at 2:26 PM

Another ebay fraudster sells DT150 drives for less than manufacturing costs

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chunyuan-quintessence-collection

gremlin2sThese 64GB flash drives from chunyuan-quintessence-collection are counterfeits. Real ones cost more than this to manufacture. They are also fake capacity and will trash your files after a while if you use one.

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.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 28, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Another ebay gremlin selling fake USB flash drives

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dodo_gogo

These 4GB USB flash drives from dodo_gogo are fakes. All other flash drives from this seller are certain to be fakes too – if you bought one, it will trash your files! Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

October 28, 2009 at 9:55 AM