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Archive for November 2nd, 2009

Looks as though we found another ebay fraudster in the USA

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A look at feedback for seller samfadhel06 suggests to us that this is another seller of fake flash drives. This seller already has a negative comment about this item not working:
samfadhel06

It doesn’t seem as though the seller dealt with the buyer’s complaint in the way an honest seller would; by providing a working replacement (or if the item was out of stock) a refund. This makes us suspect that this is yet another fraudster on ebay.

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 2, 2009 at 11:58 PM

We don’t think any flash drives from this ebayer are genunine

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roomformom

We think all the flash drives sold by roomformom on ebay USA are probably fakes that will trash buyers’ files. We are fairly sure that this seller visited fakeflashland and bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers in the orient. Whether or not roomformom is aware that he or she has been selling fakes remains to be seen.

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 2, 2009 at 10:32 PM

These 64GB USB flash drives on ebay USA are bound to be fake

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e-treasure-stor-e

These 64GB USB flash drives from US seller e-treasure-stor-e are bound to be fakes that will trash users’ files. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 2, 2009 at 8:59 PM

Seems we have a cautious ebay gremlin here!

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gremlin2sIt appears that yelongdi5509 is being a bit more cautious than some gremlins from China.

Having sold a number of patently fake capacity drives yelongdi5509 is not currently listing anything for sale.

It seems yelongdi5509 may be sitting back and waiting to see whether he or she got away with it. The seller probably hopes the sale of silk ties will have offset any negatives from buyers who realised they got a 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.

Probable counterfeit Kingston DT300 flash drives on ebay USA

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olga7117olga

We think there is probably a snowball in hell’s chance of these Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drives listed on ebay by Canadian seller olga7117olga being genuine. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

November 2, 2009 at 4:05 PM

Another fakeflash gremlin on ebay selling fraudsters’ favourite

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shaopingdong2009

gremlin2sSeller shaopingdong2009 is yet another gremlin from China selling fake capacity flash drives. The flash drive in this listing is counterfeit and fake capacity. It 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 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 2, 2009 at 1:51 PM

UK ebayer still selling flash drives with private ebay listings

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sambhoona

We first noticed seller sambhoona’s private listings for flash drives back in July. We still suspect this seller’s Kingston flash drives could be counterfeit. Buyers should check serial numbers with Kingston – if they are genuine then Kingston will be able to verify 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 2, 2009 at 11:17 AM

Another ebay gremlin selling fake flash by the look of things.

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mzcyhsj

gremlin2sSeller mzcyhsj seems to be yet another gremlin from China that listed fake capacity flash drives on ebay. The seller currently has a only one feedback comment and is not listing anything for sale.

You couldn’tĀ even buy a genuine 16GB USB flash drive for this price, let alone a 64GB one! Fake flash drives eventually corrupt users’ data. 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 2, 2009 at 8:49 AM

Suspect listing for 64GB Kingston DataTraveler on ebay USA

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lannahandmake2009

We suspect the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives listed by lannahandmake2009 (registered in Thailand) will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. Genuine drives of this type have individual serial numbers that can be verified with Kingston. We don’t think Kingston will verify these.

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 new model of fake flash drive on ebay Australia

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smalk1980

We are not familiar with this particular 64GB USB flash drive listed by smalk1980 (registered in Israel) but we are pretty certain it is yet another fake capacity drive that will trash users files. The fact that this seller is listing the fraudsters’ favourite and has a listing for a bulk lot of 10 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 drives suggests to us that this seller has been shopping in fake flash land.

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 2, 2009 at 5:03 AM

Suspect ebay listing for 128GB Kingston DT 200 flash drive

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ordyordy89

We think it very unlikely that this USB flash drive listed by UK seller ordyordy89 is a genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200. It is far more likely that it is counterfeit and fake capacity. Serial numbers for genuine DT200 flash drives can be verified with Kingston – we don’t think they will verify this one. This ID may be connected to other IDs used for fake Kingston sales – 19902009098, rightprice2009091 and guidepost_2008.

Fakes corrupt files. We advise everyone to test flash drives with the free program h2testw.

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