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Archive for October 29th, 2009

Fake 128GB DataTraveler 200 listed by UK ebay member.

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hedefileri

UK seller hedefileri says in this listing “128GB Data Traveler. it is copy however it is working like real one. not return accepted. next day delivery. it works with windows vista.” – unfortunately hedefileri is wrong in thinking it works like a real one. It won’t. Once the real capacity (probably no more than 4GB) is exceeded the data on the drive will become corrupt and the user will lose their 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 29, 2009 at 11:52 PM

Another ebay gremlin ID registered in China goes into action!

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gremlin2sIt seems the ebay ID nba189 belongs to one of our fraudster friends in China. This ID was prepared well in advance – the ID was registered in September 2008, but this little gremlin was only activated recently.

The flash drive shown below will have a capacity much smaller than the advertised 16GB. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 29, 2009 at 9:52 PM

UK seller lists fake 512GB USB flash drive on ebay

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snoopyweeps Snoopy started to weep in utter despair when he saw a listing by UK ebay member mskoneshop for a 512GB Kingston USB flash drive. Kingston do not make a flash drive of this capacity. Neither does anyone else.

It would not actually be technically possible to fit enough memory chips into the swivel type flash drive pictured here to create a 512GB flash drive. A flash drive of this capacity (if someone does eventually put one on the market) would be a lot larger than this and would cost over £500. Read the rest of this entry »

We think this 128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay is counterfeit

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shinooni1

We think this 128GB flash drive listed on ebay by shinooni1 is counterfeit and fake capacity.
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October 29, 2009 at 6:22 PM

Another gremlin listing the fraudsters’ favourite on ebay

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steven_zhang2009

These flash drives from steven_zhang2009 are fakes – the favourite model with fraudsters. They will corrupt users’ files after a while. Anyone who buys flash memory items should test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

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October 29, 2009 at 4:44 PM

Fake Kingston USB flash drives listed by UK ebay seller

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mpbelectronicsLooks like UK ebayer mpbelectronics has been shopping at one of the wholesale outlets in fake flash land.

The model of flash drive shown on the left is not a genuine 32GB Kingston DataTraveler. It is a fake that will trash users’ files.

As these are fake we expect the 16GB model from this seller will also be fake.

We strongly advise testing all flash memory items you buy with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 29, 2009 at 2:40 PM

UK ebay seller lists fake 32GB Kingston USB flash drive

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oceanspas

The 32GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive in the ebay listing shown above by UK seller oceanspas is fake fake fakity fake. This seller should have stuck with selling things related to swim spas and hot tubs as selling flash drives is likely to land the seller in all sorts of hot water!! Read the rest of this entry »

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October 29, 2009 at 12:43 PM

This fake 32GB flash drive on ebay will make you tear your hair out!

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linkun1239898

We hope that any customers who bought these fake flash drives from linkun1239898 also bought one of the seller’s wigs. They will need the wig when they start tearing their hair out because all their files have been trashed by the fraudsters’ favourite fake flash drive!

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 29, 2009 at 10:21 AM

Seller on ebay USA with fraudsters’ favourite at a fantastic 128GB!!

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djramix123

We think the real capacity of the flash drive in the listing above from seller djramix123 will be closer to 128mb than 128GB. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 29, 2009 at 8:03 AM

Another ebay gremlin with counterfeit DataTraveler drives

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pret1021

This flash drive sold by pret1021 does not have a true capacity of 64GB – it is a fake that will trash users’ 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.

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October 29, 2009 at 5:56 AM

Another gremlin selling fake USB flash drives on ebay

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obamastores

gremlin2sSeller obamastores is yet another gremlin from China selling fake capacity flash drives. This flash drive will have a capacity much smaller than the advertised 32GB.

Fake flash drives eventually corrupt users’ data when the true capacity is exceeded as there is nowhere for them to go.

We have proof of this seller’s fraud – an alert was issued on the sosfakeflash blog on 8th October.
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. Your reports are important – they are the evidence of the fact that ebay continues to allow this fraud to continue unabated.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 29, 2009 at 1:20 AM