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Archive for November 5th, 2009

Suspect 128GB Sandisk USB flash drives on ebay Australia

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prepcom

As far as we are aware the Sandisk Cruzer micro (the flash drive pictured in this listing from seller prepcom) is not made in 128GB. We think this is a fake. Perhaps prepcom should phone Sandisk and check. There are many fraudulent wholesalers and we think prepcom bought these from one of them. Fakes trash 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.

These 64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives are too cheap

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asifh_shoaib

These 64GB DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives listed by asifh_shoaib on ebay Australia are too cheap to be genuine. They will (like almost all the other flash drives on ebay) be fakes which corrupt data once the true capacity (generally less than 4GB) is exceeded.

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.

Non-delivery of suspected counterfeit 16GB Transcend SD cards from ebay seller registered in Canada

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should19160

Seller should19160 (registered on ebay Canada) had a feedback score of -3 at the time of writing and was no longer listing anything for sale. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

November 5, 2009 at 8:22 PM

Obvious fake 16GB USB flash drive listed by ebayer in Canada

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patdallaire0404

This 16GB USB flash drive listed on ebay Canada by patdallaire0404 is a fake which 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 5, 2009 at 6:40 PM

ebayer in Canada with job lot of refurbished 128GB DT200

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undergroundclothes79

We don’t think these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed by undergroundclothes79 will be genuine.

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.

Another ebay seller from China with fraudsters’ favourite

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overseabridge

This flash drive sold by overseabridge will not have a capacity of 32GB and will corrupt user’s files when the true capacity is exceeded. We think the same goes for the other 32GB model from this seller. 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 5, 2009 at 3:08 PM

Seller in Israel with suspect 32GB USB flash drives on ebay

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yoni_zadok

The buy it now price of this 32GB USB flash drive listed by yoni_zadok is too low for the seller to make any profit. This leads us to the conclusion that it must be 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 5, 2009 at 1:32 PM

Seller in China returns to ebay with fraudsters’ favourite flash drive

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fetoen

A seller in China using the ebay ID fetoen listed the fake capacity USB flash drive (the fraudsters’ favourite) shown above (and other models of fake capacity 64GB and 32GB flash drive) on October 23. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

November 5, 2009 at 11:47 AM

4GB Kingston USB flash drives on ebay Canada a bargain?

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futuregood

If these 4GB USB 2.0 Hi-Speed DataTraveler 102 flash drives listed by futuregood are genuine we will be surprised as they are almost half the price advertised by Kingston and beat even newegg’s price.

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 5, 2009 at 9:45 AM

Suspect 128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay USA

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rzdal

These 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives sold by rzdal are bound to be counterfeit and fake capacity. Genuine ones have serial numbers that can be verified with Kingston – we don’t think they 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.

64GB Sandisk Ultra Backup on ebay UK is far too cheap.

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We think the 64GB Sandisk Ultra Backup USB flash drives listed on ebay by wirelessadvisor will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. Read the rest of this entry »

Another ebay gremlin with familiar 64GB fake

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viveshop66

You cannot buy genuine 16GB flash drives for £15 on ebay let alone 64GB ones. This is a fake that will trash 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 5, 2009 at 4:41 AM

The 4GB USB flash drives listed by this UK ebayer seem like promotional items

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m4ynk

The two models of 4GB USB flash drive listed by m4ynk seem to be promotional items produced for a photographic print company called Pearl Photos as they are marked with the company’s name. We hope that the seller tested them to ensure they are not fake or faulty as a number of companies who ordered promotional flash drives from manufacturers in the far east ended up with 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 5, 2009 at 12:11 AM