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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.

Seller in China evades ebay fees by loading shipping costs

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pws168.ltd168

Seller pws168.ltd168 is evading ebay fees by loading most of the price for some items onto delivery charges. This is less than honest and makes us wonder whether the flash drive in this listing was really 16GB or whether it was a fake that will corrupt users’ 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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 30, 2009 at 5:23 AM

ebayer in Australia lists counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT200

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This supposedly 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive is the wrong colour and therefore counterfeit and fake capacity, as seller tribalk1w1 would know if he or she looked at the Kingston web site. As usual we strongly advise testing all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

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

Another ebayer who sold fake 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200

We can say without a shadow of a doubt that anyone who bought a 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive from notebookmd will have a counterfeit with a fake capacity. After a while anyone using one of these will end up with lost and corrupted files as there is nowhere for data to go. The seller obviously bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers supplying these counterfeits and may not realise that these are fakes.

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 29, 2009 at 9:20 PM

This 128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay Australia is probably fake

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We think the 128GB Kingston flash drives listed on ebay Australia by zainabzahid2009 will turn out to be counterfeit and fake capacity. The seller no doubt got them from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets supplying counterfeits that trash users’ files and may have no idea they are 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.

Totally fake 128GB Kingston flash drive on ebay UK

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The 128GB Kingston flash drives listed on ebay by fonemaster-uk are fakes which will corrupt user’s files. There is no 128GB Kingston that looks like this!! Seller fonemaster-uk obviously didn’t do his or her homework before buying these to sell on ebay. If fonemaster-uk had done a simple bit of research then the seller would have known they were fake.

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.

UPDATE
This seller is also selling counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT120 the seller states in listings for these:

PLEASE BE AWARE THIS ITEM WAS PURCHASED FROM CHINA, AND THERE IS A CHANCE ITEM IS A COPY.

We think there is more than a chance that they are counterfeit and fake capacity – we are certain that that this will be the case!!

Looks like yet another fake flash fraudster on ebay

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xuefenwei

We think all the USB flash drives and memory cards sold by xuefenwei will all be fake capacity items that trash users’ files. Anyone who buys flash memory should 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.

Five 128GB Kingston USB flash drives on ebay for this price??

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The start price for this job lot of 5 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed on ebay by qinjing34 (registered in France) is less than one would expect to pay for a single genuine one. This leads us to the conclusion that these simply have to be counterfeit and fake capacity. This seller has also listed what we think is a fake 64GB Kingston. The flash drives are in private auctions but other items are not.

The fact that this seller is using a private auctions leads us to think that the seller may know they are counterfeit. If this is the case then it is nothing less than deliberate fraud. Genuine Kingston flash drives of these capacities all have individual serial numbers which can be used to verify the drives with Kingston. We don’t think Kingston will verify any from this seller. Fake flash trashes 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.

We think this 128GB Kingston will turn out to be counterfeit

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We think the 128GB Kingston flash drives listed on ebay by petermg21 will turn out to be counterfeits that trash users’ files after a while. The seller may be unaware of this possibility. Serial numbers of genuine drives can be verified with Kingston but we don’t think they 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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

this is not a genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200

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This flash drive listed by 2004alonso is a counterfeit that will trash users’ files. Genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives come in only one colour (not the colour shown here) and all have individual serial numbers which allow users verify genuine drives with Kingston.

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.

Another UK ebay seller seems to have shopped in fakeflashland

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UK ebay member nag-1962 is yet another seller who has been shopping in fakeflashland. This seller may have absolutely no idea that these 8GB Hello Kitty USB flash drives (Item number: 160381529217) are likely to be fake but we are fairly certain they are. We have never come across a genuine flash drive in this packaging.

We suggest that nag-1962 tests them with h2testw to check. Fake flash memory corrupts users’ files. We certainly wouldn’t want these in our Christmas stockings!!

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 28, 2009 at 10:37 PM

Hmm – this UK seller’s ebay listings look a bit suspect!

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UK seller uk.proskill has sold a number of 16GB Integral USB flash drives on ebay. In all the listings the seller warns against cheap imports:

16GB Integral Courier USB 2.0 High Speed Flash Drive/Memory Stick – 2 Year Warranty

This is a quality product from top UK Brand Integral – Beware of cheap fake imports.

The listings also always say the flash drives have been used a few times:

Perfect for Work, College, School or Home.

used only few times – perfect working condition.

How many people do you know who had at least SIX genuine 16GB USB flash drives that they used a few times and no longer need?? Few people (other than those involved in film or animation) would really have the need for flash drives of 16GB or over.

Unless the seller is someone who ran a small business in the creative industries that went bust we can’t see why uk.proskill would be selling used 16GB Integral flash drives. We suspect they may turn out to be fakes and advise anyone who bought from this seller to test the 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.

We wouldn’t give this UK ebay seller top rating!!

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Ebay may give UK seller ijtdirectltd top rated seller status but we certainly wouldn’t!! Buyer feedback indicates that all the items shown above were either fake or faulty. We first quetioned whether memory cards from this seller might be fake back at the beginning of September – since then there has been a lot more negative and neutral feedback.

This feedback not only suggests that flash memory items (memory cards and flash drives) may either be fake or faulty (causing data loss) but that the seller’s claims about fast dispatch are not lived up to and that the seller lists items when they are out of stock. It also seems that the seller is sometimes less than responsive to buyer complaints.

We think it is very unwise to buy memory cards, media players and USB flash drives on ebay – there are very few (if any) reliable sellers with genuine items who list on a regular basis. The fact that ebay gives a seller top rated status just seems to mean the seller rakes in profit for them – not that the seller will give you good service!

Several notorious fraudsters in China have top rated seller status!!

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 28, 2009 at 5:57 PM

Fraudsters’ favourite USB flash drive listed by devious ebay gremlin

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angel99888998

Seller angel99888998 is a devious ebay gremlin pretending this fake 16GB USB flash drive is in the UK – the seller cunningly gives a real UK postcode as the location!! This fake flash drive will trash users’ 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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 28, 2009 at 3:39 PM

128GB Kingston flash drives on ebay are too cheap to be real

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed for sale on ebay by pkbgoods and other sellers are too cheap to be genuine. They must have come from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers supplying counterfeit and fake capacity memory that trashes users’ files. The seller may not realise this.

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.

Fake 32GB Kingston in private listing on ebay Australia

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Seller aussietechltd has obviously been shopping in fake flash land. This seller bought these counterfeit 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 101 drives from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers. These fraudulent wholesalers supply counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory items at prices that are often below the cost of manufacturing genuine ones. Fake flash memory trashes data after a while.

The fact that aussietechltd is using a private listing suggests to us that this seller may be aware that he or she is selling fakes. Many sellers don’t know because they didn’t do their research but it seems this may not be the case with this seller.

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.

This 32GB flash drive on ebay is counterfeit and fake capacity

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medihanberThis 32GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by medihanber (registered in China) is a fake without a shadow of a doubt.

Any flash drive you see with the Vaio name on it is a fake that will corrupt your files.

Vaio is a Sony trademark which is used only for laptops, not for flash drives.

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 28, 2009 at 7:43 AM

We think this UK ebayer has been shopping in fakeflashland

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We think it is highly unlikely that the 128GB Kingston flash drives or the 64GB generic flash drives listed on ebay by 666secret666 are genuine. We think they were purchased from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers who sell fakes that trash users’ files. The Kingston drives would all have individual serial numbers that can be used to verify them if they were genuine. We don’t think Kingston will verify these. Like many sellers 666secret666 probably has no idea that these are likely to be fake.

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.

Seems this USA ebay member went shopping in fakeflashland

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We think that USA ebay member tekcom09 has been shopping in fakeflashland and bought a number of counterfeit Kingston USB flash drives from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers selling fakes. We suggest that this seller checks serial numbers with Kingston.

If they are genuine each drive will have an individual serial number that can be verified with the company. We don’t think Kingston will verifiy the drives that tekcom09 listed on ebay. The seller may (like many other ebay sellers) be unaware that they bought from a fraudulent supplier.

Most ebayers have no idea of the real cost of flash memory – we appeal to both sellers and buyers to educate themselves about this issue! Buy cheap and you will almost certainly pay dear – but there are also fakes sold at around the price you would expect to pay for a genuine item on ebay and elsewhere.

Unless you are an expert in flash memory our advice is:
Don’t either buy or sell these items on ebay!!

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

November 27, 2009 at 11:53 PM

Seller on ebay bought fake Kingston from fraudulent wholesaler

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Our investigations reveal that seller curry9854 who listed these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives is entirely wrong if he or she thinks they are genuine. They were purchased from a fraudulent wholesaler in China that supplies counterfeit and fake capacity memory that trashes users’ files after a while.

The prices at which this wholesaler supplies flash memory items is below the cost of manufacturing genuine items. If curry9854 checks the serial numbers with Kingston (all genuine drives of this type have individual serial numbers) then this seller will learn the truth.

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.

Are these 128GB Kingston flash drives on ebay counterfeit?

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 listed on ebay Australia by ranwoz is genuine the seller is taking a big risk by listing it with a tiny start price as he or she could make a huge loss. We wonder if it might be counterfeit – genuine ones have individual serial numbers which can be used to verify the drive with Kingston.

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.

We think this used 64GB USB flash drive on ebay is a fake

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We think that this used 64GB flash drive listed on ebay Belgium by philjonn2 is a fake purchased from one of the fraud gangs in the far east selling fakes on every ebay site in the world. The seller states it is very little used – that’s no surprise, but we are not sure whether to beleive this.

If philjonn2 tried to use it to store anything much then files would have started to become corrupt. Did the seller buy something they didn’t need because it seemed a bargain? Or is this someone who is trying to get at least some of their money back by palming a fake off on another ebay member?

We don’t know the answer to these questions at the moment but what we do know is that the buyer should test it with h2testw – we think we know what the buyer will find!

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

November 27, 2009 at 6:03 PM

Counterfeit 64GB Kingston in private listing on ebay UK

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This model of Kingston USB flash drive is not made in 64GB capacity – if andriusmit had checked the Kingston website before purchasing these from a fraudulent supplier then this seller would have realised they were counterfeit.

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.

We think this 16GB Kingston flash drive on ebay is counterfeit

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kugoerWe think the Kingston flash drives shown on the left which kugoer listed in private auctions with a start price of $00.01 with free P&P are bound to be counterfeit and fake capacity.

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

November 27, 2009 at 1:45 PM

We think it unlikely that this 4GB flash drive on ebay is genuine

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jie2059

We think it is highly unlikely that the 4GB USB flash drives in the listing above by jie2059 (an ebay member registered in China) is genuine. For one thing, we have never come across one of these that had the capacity claimed by the seller. All were fakes that trash users’ files. For another thing we wouldn’t trust a seller who is prepared to commit customs fraud, as indicated by this statement in the listing:

Item will be shipped by air mail and mark as “Gifts” with a lower value declaration

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

November 27, 2009 at 9:29 AM

Another Counterfeit Sony flash drive on ebay UK

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This 16GB USB flash drive listed by london-sale is counterfeit and fake capacity. It will corrupt users’ files after a while. The seller may not know this but Sony do not use the Vaio name for flash drives, only laptops – the seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier.

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 27, 2009 at 6:43 AM

16GB USB flash drive on ebay Australia is certain to be fake

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Every flash drive we have tested that came in this packaging turned out to be a fake that would corrupt users’ files after a while. We expect this one listed on ebay by zok.34 will also be a fake. The seller may be unaware that there is such a thing as fake flash memory but zok.34 can learn the truth by testing them with h2testw.

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.

UPDATE 29/11/06
Seller zok.34 has listed some more obviously fake flash drives for sale:

Written by fightflashfraud

November 26, 2009 at 11:54 PM

This 128GB Kingston on ebay UK is too cheap to be genuine

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We think seller jackerybakery has been shopping in fake flash land and purchased counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers. The seller may have no idea that these are likely to be fakes that will corrupt users’ files after a while. We suggest jackerybakery checks the serial numbers with kingston – genuine drives all have individual serian numbers which can be verified with Kingston. We don’t think they 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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Seems we have yet another fake flash gremlin on ebay

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wangying868

Seller wangying868 has mainly supplied 32GB SD memory cards like the one in the listing above but has also sold a number of the fraudsters’ favourite leather type flash drive. We fully expect that all flash memory items from this seller will turn out to be fake capacity items that will corrupt anything saved to them 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

November 26, 2009 at 7:02 PM

The buyer of ebay item 250534970970 may have a nasty shock!

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We have suspected for some time that UK selller rdalot has been sellling fake capacity flash drives. Item 250534970970 sold on November 24th is probably a fake that will corrupt the buyer’s files. The picture shows a little shiny sticker that we have seen on many fakes but never on a genuine flash drive.

Feedback indicates that at least some rdalot buyers received a different (but probably equally fake) flash drive from this selller. We were not sure whether rdalot was a deliberate fraudster at first, but recent developments suggest this may well be the case. At any rate, we wouldn’t take the risk of buying flash memory from rdalot given the attitude the seller seems to have to buyer complaints!!

Given this seller’s responses to buyers we wouldn’t be at all surprised to receive threats of legal action against us from rdalot. However, we don’t think rdalot has a leg to stand on.

This seller would be better advised to refund everyone who bought flash drives. This would be far cheaper for rdalot than attempting to sue us (lawyers are very expensive) and better for everyone else, especially dissatisfied customers!

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

November 26, 2009 at 4:12 PM

UK ebay member lists patently fake USB flash drive

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This flash drive listed for sale by UK ebay member hmida76 is patently a fake that will corrupt the buyer’s files. There is no such thing as a 120GB USB flash drive – by which we mean something of the size you can put on a keyring or lanyard.

There are hard drives of this capacity that connect via a USB cable but you would find it darned inconvenient to put something this big on your keyring or a lanyard (if you even could – as they are not designed that way) and you would probably look very silly indeed, if you found a way to do it!!

This is perhaps is demonstrated by the (admittedly bad) little picture on the left of the smallest size of portable hard drive (dimensions rather than capacity) that connects via USB ports possesed by the author of this post. It is shown with a lanyard and the author’s car keys.

At least perhaps the photo demonstrates the difference between a USB flash drive and a portable hard drive that connects to the computer via a USB cable! Would you want to wear something like this round your neck or carry it on your keyring?? I certainly wouldn’t.

This is the only type of portable drive that comes in 120GB capacity.

USB flash drives like the one pictured in the listing at the top of this post do not come in this capacity – the closest is 128GB and a genuine one would probably cost you £300 or more. Anyone who buys high capacity flash memory on ebay is asking for trouble. Please folks – do your research before you buy anywhere (not just ebay) either for yourself or – even more importantly – to sell to others.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you (or your customers) 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

November 26, 2009 at 1:52 PM

There is no such thing as a Sony Vaio flash drive – this is fake!!

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Seller rowanwilliam123 may not be aware of this but Sony do not sell flash drives of higher capacity than 16GB. The Vaio trademark is only used for laptops not for flash drives. There simply is no such thing as a 64GB Sony Vaio USB flash drive. This item is counterfeit and fake capacity and will trash users’ files after a while.

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 26, 2009 at 11:24 AM

Another suspect 64GB Kingston DataTraveler on ebay UK

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The buy it now price in this listing by annglad for a 64GB Kingston seems rather too low – and it seems the seller is willing to sell it for less – below manufacturing cost for genuine ones if we are not mistaken. We think that this ebay seller purchased these from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers who sell counterfeits. Counterfeits are also fake capacity and corrupt users files.

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.

Looks like a fraudster selling counterfeit Transcend cards on ebay

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w-ssWe think w-ss is yet another ID being used by fraud gangs in China to sell fake flash memory. We think the 32GB Transcend SD memory cards from this seller are counterfeit and fake capacity. Fake memory cards will trash your photos after a while.

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

November 26, 2009 at 5:58 AM

64GB Kingston DT200 drives sold by this UK ebayer must be fake!

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The fightflashfraud team didn’t notice the listings for 64GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives by UK seller dropship2009 until after all three listed had sold. These simply have to be counterfeit (and therefore fake capacity causing file loss and corruption) as you simply cannot buy genuine ones, even wholesale, at the prices these sold at.

We think the seller probably knows they are fakes as private listings were used. Private sales hide what was sold so that no one knows what a feedback comment is about unless buyers decide to put something like “fake 64GB DataTraveler failed testing with h2test” in a comment.

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.

Suspect 64GB Kingston DT150 sold on ebay UK

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We doubt that this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drive sold by m_alkadi03 will prove to be genuine. We suspect that it will turn out to be counterfeit and fake capacity. The seller may have no idea that there could be a problem with these which were probably purchased from a fraudulent supplier in China.

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

November 25, 2009 at 8:53 PM

16GB Kingston flash drives from Thailand seem a bit too cheap

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We think these 16GB Kingston flash drives listed on ebay by 2009thaiproduct could be counterfeits as they seem rather on the cheap side.

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.

This 4GB flash drive from China seems a bit on the cheap side

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The 4GB Usb flash drives sold by sinophonehelen seem a little on the cheap side for the seller to be making any profit if they are genuinely 4GB. This makes us wonder if (like most of the flash memory from sellers in China) they will turn out to be fake capacity. 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 25, 2009 at 6:29 PM

These 128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay USA are counterfeit

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It seems that moses3815 has been shopping in fake flash land as the flash drives pictured in this listing are not genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives. The seller may be unaware of this.

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.

This is not a genuine 128GB Corsair flash drive

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This flash drive listed by matrixreloaded3 is not a genuine 128GB Corsair – it is the wrong model!! This seller obviously went shopping in fake flash land and came back with these. The seller may not realise that these are counterfeit and fake capacity.

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.

Gremlin from China lists an unusual fake 64GB USB flash drive

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absolutehiGremlin seller absolutehi listed an unusual fake 64GB USB flash drive on ebay. The model above appears to be a long discontinued Kingston model that was never made in 64GB. Either these are totally counterfeit or fraudsters bought up discontinued Kingston stock and re-programmed them to the false capacity of 64GB.

Either way they are file corrupters – as all other flash drives sold by absolutehi will be. 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

November 25, 2009 at 11:40 AM

We think this Kingston DataTraveler is a counterfeit

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Seller maliks121 (registered on ebay USA) bought this flash drive from claudetteowens – a seller who we reported on as listing a non-existent model of Kingston at the beginning of October. As claudetteowens had at least two models of fake flash drive one can only assume that all flash drives sold will have come from the same fraudulent supplier.

Rather than selling this suspect flash drive to someone else maliks121 should test the drive with h2testw and demand a refund from claudetteowens if (as we expect) it fails testing.

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

November 25, 2009 at 8:44 AM

A very dodgy looking listing for a flash drive on ebay UK

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We think the listing above (item number 270490178354) by usbislanduk looks very dodgy indeed!!

We think this and the buy it now listing (item number 27048233262) are an attempt to dispose of counterfeit and fake capacity 32GB Corsair Voyager flash drives as 8GB generic drives. The seller is using a private listing for the buy it now to hide what was sold.

Investigation a couple of months back revealed the likely source of a fake drive of another type sold by this seller as genuine in a private listing. No doubt this came from the same source. In the listings the seller says:

NOTE: 32GB written on case but testing with H2TESTW gives 8GB

What the seller omits to say is that these flash drives will eventually corrupt all data unless the seller managed to reprogram them successfuly – and even then they will never be reliable.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 25, 2009 at 6:05 AM

Looks like another fraudster from China selling on ebay

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wuzhua8

This familiar 64GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by wuzhua8 is bound as usual to be fake capacity – fakes trash 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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 24, 2009 at 11:28 PM

Fraudster changes ebay ID yet again to fool ebay members

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The ebay ID wangwang.great is a new one for known ebay fraudster 123456wowo123456 formerly known as mememao9898 who has defrauded a huge number ebayers with fake 16GB USB pens. Worse – eventually buyers will find files vanishing or being corrupted.

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 24, 2009 at 9:06 PM

Suspect 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 on ebay UK

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The buy it now price of the 64GB DT200 USB flash drives sold by update_127 seems too low for them to be genuine. We suspect that this seller bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers supplying counterfeit and fake capacity memory items that corrupt users’ files. Genuine 64GB Kingston flash drives have individual serial numbers which can be used to verify the drive is genuine. We don’t think that Kingston will verify these.

The seller may have no idea that there could be a problem with these because most ebay sellers do not realise the true cost of genuine brand name flash memory. We urge ebayers to do thorough research before buying such items to sell on ebay.

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.

4GB Sandisk USB flash drive in private listing one ebay Ireland

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If this 4GB Sandisk USB flash drive is genuine then why is seller mymemory111 using a private auction? Private auctions are not intended for this sort of item – only for high value items like houses or cars, or things like medication or sexy undies that people would rather keep private. This makes us wonder if it will turn out to be yet another counterfeit that will corrupt 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 24, 2009 at 4:16 PM

Bendy figure flash drives may be fakes that trash files

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If ehappyseller2009 bought these bendy figure USB flash drives from one of the many wholsale outlets in China advertising on the Internet they are very likely to be fake capacity.

Fake capacity flash drives trash users’ files. We suggest ehappyseller2009 (registered on ebay Australia) tests them immediately with h2testw.

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

November 24, 2009 at 1:55 PM

Another fraudster from China selling fake flash on ebay

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happily-sunny

We are certain the flash memory items sold by happily-sunny will prove to be fake capacity and will trash users’ 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 testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 24, 2009 at 10:11 AM

If these Kingston flash drives are genuine seller may make a loss

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If the 16GB Kingston DataTraveler 100 USB flash drives listed on ebay Australia by seller jamesw4827 are genuine the seller is at risk of making a large loss. We wonder if the reason the seller feels able to afford to list with such a low start price is that they are cheap copies from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers out there. If this is the case then these will corrupt users’ files.

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.

128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay Australia with low start price

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The low start price (below manufacturing cost) of the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives listed by im_your_dad lead us to think that this seller bought from one of the many wholesale outlets selling counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory that corrupts files. Seller im_your_dad should check serial numbers with Kingston – if we are wrong they will be able to verify the drives.

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.

Patently counterfeit Kingston DT200 drives on ebay Canada

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This listing on ebay Canada is for patently counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives. This drive is not made in 16GB so must have come from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers. The use of a private auction makes us think that perhaps seller sinacoltd is aware these are fakes that will corrupt users’ data.

If This seller is not aware of the fact that they are fake we suggest that sinacoltd checks the Kingston website then it will be clear that they must be counterfeit. Any other flash drives from the same supplier will be equally fake.

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

November 23, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Looks like another fraudster in China listing flash drives on ebay

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The 16GB USB flash drives auctioned on ebay by power-item are highly unlikely to be genuine. They will probably have a real capacity of less than 2GB – once the true capacity is reached such drives corrupt users’ 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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 23, 2009 at 5:40 PM

We think these 8GB USB flash drives on ebay UK may be fake

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Two pictures on a listing by seller ktwtradingltd lead us to suspect that this seller purchased the 8GB USB flash drives listed on ebay UK from a fraudulent supplier.

The one on the left shows a little sticker with the drive capacity – we have only ever seen such stickers on fake capacity drives, never on genuine flash drives. Another picture shows packaging that we have seen on quite a few fakes during the last year.

Seller ktwtradingltd may have no idea there is likely to be a problem with these. Few sellers test their drives properly – at most they look at the drive properties and assume that what they see there is the truth. Far from it – fakes are programmed to fool the operating system. When the real capacity (usually 2GB at most) is exceeded users’ files begin to be lost and corrupted.

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 23, 2009 at 11:09 AM

Fake leather and steel type USB flash drive on ebay Poland

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This 32GB flash drive listed by seller volvik-960 is a well known fake, sold by almost every fraudulent wholesaler, which we assume is where they came from. Seller volvik-960 may well be unaware of this but any flash drive that comes in the packaging shown is certain to be fake.

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 23, 2009 at 8:37 AM

128GB DT200 on ebay UK are too cheap to be genuine

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Seller pavhimself must have purchased these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers in fakeflashland. No one could sell genuine ones at this price so these simply have to be counterfeits. Counterfeits trash files.

The seller may have no idea that the drives are fake – genuine ones have individual serial numbers that can be verified with Kingston -we suggest that pavhimself checks with Kingston and tries to get a refund from the supplier if (as expected) Kingston can’t verify the drives.

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.

Sony flash drives on ebay seem a bit on the cheap side

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These seem a little on the cheap side which makes us wonder if these Sony Micro Vault flash drives could be counterfeit. There are many fraudulent wholesale outlets supplying counterfeit fake capacity flash memory and we wonder whether seller rododidi purchased from one of 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 22, 2009 at 9:09 PM

We think these 32GB SD cards are fake capacity

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coca-mesWe are pretty certain that the 32GB SD memory cards sold by coca-mes are fake capacity. Fake capacity cards cause your photos to become lost or corrupted after a while. Seems this seller also offers fake USB flash drives.

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.

Another fake flash gremlin from china discovered on ebay USA

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Seller d1g5r31 is yet another gremlin from China who seems to have been suspended by ebay for selling fake flash drives which corrupt users’ 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 testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 22, 2009 at 3:33 PM

fake 64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives sold on ebay USA

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These 64GB Kingston USB flash drives sold by aplussalesforyou on ebay USA are fake fake fakity fake and will trash users’ data. Kingston never made this model in 64GB capacity – this seller obviously purchased from a fraudulent wholesaler without checking the Kingston website first to see if this model actually existed in 64GB.

SELLERS – PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE BUYING FLASH MEMORY TO SELL ON EBAY!!

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.

Another gremlin with the fraudsters’ favourite on ebay

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shuenfeng_u58

This flash drive from shuenfeng_u58 is fake fake fakity fake – the longest running data-masher sold on ebay by a huge number of IDs registered to fraudsters. Use one and you can kiss goodbye to your files after a while.

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

November 22, 2009 at 10:16 AM

64GB Kingston flash drive on ebay seems too cheap to be genuine

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The strart price for this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive listed on ebay by jcart010 seems too low for the drive to be genuine. If we are wrong the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston.

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.

Looks as though this ebayer has been shopping in fake flash land

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These 128GB Corsair USB flash drives listed by geoff0505 on ebay are not genuine – the model pictured is not made in this capacity, the highest capacity for this model is 64GB. We think these are counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent wholesaler, probably in China. The seller may be unaware that these are counterfeits which will trash users’ 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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Another gremlin selling fake flash drives on ebay

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gremlin2sfd0rt86Seller fd0rt86 is no longer a regisered user – we assume that ebay realised that this gremlin was selling fake 64GB USB flash drives.

We came across listings for the three models shown on the right on the USA site – all will corrupt users’ files once the true capacity is exceeded.

If you bought from this seller test your item immediately and claim a refund through paypal if (as expected) it 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

November 21, 2009 at 11:56 PM

Fake 32GB USB flash drive in private ebay auction

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starflashxx

Seller starflashxx uses private auctions to try and hide the fake flash memory being sold on ebay. We strongly advise people to avoid private auctions – generally a sign of fraud where flash memory is concerned. The flash drive pictured is a fake that will corrupt users’ files.

We have evidence that starflashxx sold fake SD memory cards – an alert on the seller was issued on these at sosfakeflash on November 11th. This seller also offers MP3/4 players – we expect they are also fake capacity items that will trash users’ pictures, video and music.

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

November 21, 2009 at 9:25 PM

Fake Sony flash drives listed on ebay by member in the USA

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luis_lucas

These 240GB Sony flash drives listed by luis_lucas are fake fake fakity fake. USB flash drives (the kind you can put on a lanyard or keyring) are not made by ANYONE in 240GB capacity – only hard drives – which wouldn’t exactly look dainty hanging round your neck! Sony do not supply USB flash drives of capacities over 16GB.

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.

Seller in the USA lists a range of fake flash drives on ebay

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Above are pictures of the models of fake flash drive listed for sale on ebay USA by seller jjat1677. The flash drive on the far left is a fake 64GB Sony – not made by Sony and not 64GB. The second drive from the left is not 240GB – there are no Kingston 240GB USB flash drives!! In fact no one makes pen drives of this capacity.

Two out of the three drives in the next picture are the wrong colour for 128GB Kingston DataTraveler drives – so all will be fake. The final picture on the right shows a drive listed as a 32GB Sony Vaio – the name Vaio is used only for laptops not for flash drives and the biggest flash drives offered by Sony are only 16GB!

This seller obviously went shopping in fake flash land. Had jjat1677 done some basic research by looking at the Sony and Kingston websites to find out what was actually available then he or she would not have fallen into the clutches of a fraudulent supplier.

Please sellers! DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE BUYING FLASH MEMORY TO SELL ON EBAY!!

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.

Yet another 128GB Kingston sold at below cost on ebay

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You may be wondering how it is that ebay sellers like sales.cookiesplus manage to sell 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives so much cheaper than approved Kingston outlets. The reason is that they are counterfeit and fake capacity items that will corrupt users’ files.

Genuine DT 200 flash drives have individual serial numbers that can be verified with Kingston. The vast majority sold on ebay will not be verifiable because they are fakes – not made by Kingston and not 128GB!

There are numerous wholesale outlets supplying counterfeits that contain small capacity memory chips programmed to fool the operating sysem into reporting the drive as having 128GB capacity. Such drives corrupt users’ data.

Many ebayers buy from these fraudulent wholesalers without realising that what they will be selling is fake. This is because most people don’t realise the true cost of flash memory. Often they are paying the wholesaler less than it would cost to manufacture the memory chips alone, let alone the other components of a flash drive. This was probably the case with sales.cookiesplus.

This is not the case when it comes to the vast majority of ebay sellers from China – they know full well that what they are selling is fake. They work in organised gangs and when one ID is suspended by ebay for this fraud they simply pop up with a different one!

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.

Seller on ebay Spain lists classic fake USB flash drive

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jcmargarit

This leather look 32GB USB flash drive is a classic fake which always corrupts users’ files once the true capacity (usually less than 4GB) is exceeded.

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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November 21, 2009 at 12:29 PM

Another Singapore seller with fraudsters’ favourite on ebay

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beauty.and.her.storeSeller beauty.and.her.store is yet another devious fraudster based in Singapore. The flash drive on the left is a well known fake sold in false capacities from 4GB to 128GB. All will corrupt files.

This seller listed this 16GB one only in Singapore so that fraudster friends could snap them up and leave false positives without anything exchanging hands.

No money paid, no flash drives were sent – the transactions were completely fake. The seller then promply stopped listing.

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.

Suspect 64GB Kingston DT200 on ebay Belgium

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usb-paradise

This 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive listed by usb-paradise seems too cheap to be genuine. If it is genuine the serial number can be verified with Kingston. If it is counterfeit it will corrupt users’ 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.

64GB Kingston DataTraveler on ebay Holland

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arjan.vang

We wonder whether this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler on ebay Holland could be yet another counterfeit. If the drive is genuine then the serial number can be verified with Kingston.

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.

Another 128GB Kingston DT200 that was too cheap on ebay

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henryford2298

If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive sold on ebay by henryford2298 was genuine then there must be flocks of pigs traversing our skies. The reason there are so many cheap flash drives on ebay is that they are fakes.

Fraudsters in China are busy programming small memory chips to show much larger capacites to the operating system and selling them on wholesale sites where ebay members buy them to re-sell on ebay, often with no idea that what they are selling is fake flash memory that will corrupt users’ data. This is probably the case with seller henryford2298.

There are also many sellers based in China selling fakes directly on ebay – they often sell at prices that are considerably less than it would cost to make a flash drive of the capacity advertised. Do not buy flash memory on ebay – you are 95% certain to end up with a fake.

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.

Private listing for suspect 128GB Kingston by ebayer in France

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satelite867

Seller satelite867 is using a private listing to sell this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive. We think the use of a private sale and the low price indicate that this is likely to be counterfeit. Serial numbers for this type of drive can be checked with Kingston – we don’t think they will verify drives from this seller. Counterfeits corrupt users’ 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.