Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for November 2009

We don’t think these 64GB Kingston flash drives are genuine

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We think that italjanec bought these 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers supplying counterfeits. The seller may have no idea they are likely to be fakes that corrupt users’ files. Genuine DT150 drives have individual serial numbers that can be verified with Kingston. We don’t think Kingston will verify 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 30, 2009 at 10:34 PM

Another ebay ID for a Singapore based flash fraud gang

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The ebay ID sg-hot128 is a recent addition to a devious fraud gang based in Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

ebayer in Germany sells obvious fake 64GB USB flash drives

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These flash drives listed by ebay seller mika-trading are very obvious fakes. The seller may be unaware of the fact that they are fakes.

Far too many ebayers buy flash memory to re-sell on ebay without doing the research needed to become aware of obvious signs of fraud on the part of wholesalers in the Orient. They are fooled by the fact that the operating system shows what they would expect due to the fraudulent programming of fakes.

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

November 30, 2009 at 5:59 PM

Seller in France lists obvious fake USB flash drive on ebay

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Seems that tosh5962 went shopping in fakeflashland and came back with the fraudsters’ favourite sold by almost every fraudulent wholesaler. This type of flash drive corrupts users’ files after a while. The seller may be unaware that these are fakes.

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

November 30, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Another seller in China selling the fraudster’s favourite on ebay

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tsuihinpo168

This 32GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by seller tsuihinpo168 is fake and will corrupt users’ files. It is the fraudsters’ favourite flash drive – easy to program to any fake capacity they feel like. You can’t tell a drive is fake by looking at drive properties as fakes provide false information to the operating system.

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

November 30, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Beware of counterfeit and fake capacity memory cards on ebay

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An ebay member who has been watching listings for SD memory cards took a screenshot of ended items in his watchlist. We agree with this ebayer that every single card in the list of sold SD cards shown below will prove to be a fake that will corrupt most or all of the users’ photos or video files.

If you bought a memory card or any other item that uses flash memory from any of these ebay sellers we think you will find it is fake capacity and will corrupt your data.

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

November 30, 2009 at 10:36 AM

Seller in Hong Kong uses private auctions to disguise fraud

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fanfan6888

gremlin2sNever buy flash memory in private auctions – you are almost certain to get a fake item that will corrupt your files. Fraudsters use private auctions so that no one can tell what item any negative feedback is about.

The use of private actions by ebay gremlins helps them get away with defrauding ebay members for longer.

Seller fanfan6888 is a case in point – we are certain that the listing above shows a counterfeit and fake capacity Kingston flash drive.

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.