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Archive for November 4th, 2009

An ebay gremlin with private sales of fake USB flash drives

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lingqinzhang18

Seller lingqinzhang18 is another devious gremlin using private listings to hide who bought what. The 64GB USB flash drives from this seller are on buy it now at prices below what it costs to manufacture real 64GB drives. They are fake capacity and will trash users’ files 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 4, 2009 at 10:34 PM

beware of yf-tech – an ebay fraudster selling fake MP players

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Sneaky fraudster yt-technology changed ebay ID to yf-tech in the hope of continuing to defraud people with fake MP player sales. Do not let this fraudster get away with it!!

If you bought an MP player from this seller either under the ebay ID yt-technology or under the ID yf-tech:

  • Test it immediately with the free program h2testw.
  • Report in with test results and other required information to sosfakeflash.
  • Claim a refund from this fraudster if you are within the time limit to do so.
  • Leave seller a neg stating it is fake (or follow-up comment if you already left pos)
  • Warn other buyers and get them to test and report in.

This seller is a known fraudster who previously used the ebay ID yt-technology and before that (until August 2008) the ID milycai. Only action by ebay members will stop this fraudster from continuing to defraud people on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 4, 2009 at 8:53 PM

This ebay gremlin claims fraudsters’ favourite is made in Japan

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giltioe

gremlin2sSeller giltioe is yet another gremlin from China selling fake capacity flash drives – this model is the fraudsters’ favourite and it comes from China not Japan as claimed by the seller!

The flash drive in this listing 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 4, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Obvious fake flash drive listed by ebayer in Germany

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elepferd

Any flash drive in this packaging is fake fake fakity fake and will corrupt users’ files. Seller elepferd may not be aware that he or she is selling fakes. We advise testing flash drives with the free program h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

November 4, 2009 at 5:53 PM

UK ebay member lists fake DT200 bought on ebay

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sagnett

UK ebay member sagnett listed this flash drive for sale at auction. Read the rest of this entry »

Another seller from China with counterfeit DT 150

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doidf

Seller doidf is yet another ebay gremlin selling counterfeit 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives at less than they cost to manufacture – you couldn’t buy a genuine 16GB drive for this price let alone a 64GB one. 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 4, 2009 at 1:40 PM

16GB Sandisk flash drive in ebay auction with 99p start price

andyoni

If this 16GB Sandisk USB flash drive is genuine then UK seller andyoni1 risks making quite a loss on the sale. Most people don’t like losing money when they sell new items on ebay. We are a bit puzzled about other listings from the same seller – an 8GB Sandisk with a low start price, an 8GB Lexar with low start price and a buy it now listing (now ended) for 4GB Lexar flash drives.

andyoni1These Lexar flash drives sold by andyoni1 in a buy it now listing for £5.99 with free P&P seem remarkably cheap.

This makes us think they may be fakes purchased from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers in the far east. Time will tell whether they are genuine or not.

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 4, 2009 at 12:06 PM

Gremlin on ebay sells 32GB version of fraudsters’ favourite

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interdider

Devious ebay gremlin interdider is using private sales to hide buyer IDs when selling the fraudsters’ favourite USB flash drive in 32GB flavour. All flash drives of this model (whatever the claimed capacity) have proved to be fakes that corrupt users’ files when tested by the fightflashfraud team.

You cannot buy genuine 16GB flash drives for this price let alone 32GB ones. 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 4, 2009 at 10:12 AM

Suspect looking 8GB flash drives listed by UK ebay seller

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needformemoryThe shiny little capacity stickers on these 8GB USB flash drives sold by needformemory make us suspect that these are fakes purchased from a fraudulent wholesale outlet in the far east.

Every flash drive with these stickers the fightflashfraud team tested turned out to be fake capacity – we are sure these will be too. Fake capacity flash drives cause data loss and corruption.

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 4, 2009 at 8:10 AM

There is no such thing as a 32GB Sony Vaio USB flash drive

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david0753007If you see a flash drive marked with Sony and Vaio it is undoubtedly a fake that will trash your files.

The ones pictured here were sold by david0753007, a UK ebay member, who may not be aware that they were fakes. Sony do not make flash drives of over 16GB and the Vaio name is used only for laptops.

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 4, 2009 at 5:26 AM

Is this UK ebay member making a loss on flash memory sales?

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fleangelxx

If the flash memory items sold in auctions on ebay by fleangelxx are genuine then the seller seems to be making a loss on each transaction. The seller has sold a number of USB flash drives and memory cards at prices too low to make a profit unless they are fake.

Is seller fleangelxx someone who doesn’t mind making a loss on sales? Is it someone whose arithmetic is poor and he or she just didn’t notice they were making a loss? Or are the items fakes 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.