Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

Archive for November 6th, 2009

We think these 16GB SD memory cards on ebay are fakes!

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brighting688

We think brighting688 is yet another Hong Kong based fraudster and that not only the 16GB SD memory cards above, but also this seller’s USB flash drives, will prove to be fake fake fakity fake. Fakes trash files. This seller uses private listings – no one should ever buy flash memory items from sellers who use private listings. Private listings for flash memory are a way sellers try to hide their fraud – they are not for your benefit!

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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

November 6, 2009 at 11:31 PM

UK ebay seller with the fraudsters’ favourite flash drive.

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tinfish53

Seller tinfish53 listed this very familiar fake USB flash drive. These always have a fake capacity whether they are advertised as 8GB, 16GB, 32GB or whatever – the result is lost and corrupted files when the true capacity is exceeded. We think other flash memory items sold by tinfish53 are also likely to be 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.

Another fake flash gremlin peddling data-corrupters on ebay

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elmosongs

We are fairly certain that the flash drives sold by elmosongs will be nowhere near 16GB and 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 6, 2009 at 7:58 PM

32GB Kingston DT 200 on ebay UK is a bit too cheap to be genuine

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tgolf-uk

We doubt very much that these 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed by tgolf-uk are genuine. If they are genuine the serial numbers can be verified with Kingston – we don’t think they will verify these. If they are counterfeits they 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.

Suspect 64GB Kingston DataTravler 150 on ebay UK

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moomiebear

We think it is highly unlikely that this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drive listed by moomiebear will be genuine. If it is then Kingston will be able to verify the serial number, if not it 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.

Looks like a de-registered seller on ebay using another ID

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snoopyfaint2sSnoopy fainted clean away again when he spotted a buy it now listing from seller makefs offering no less than 5 – that’s right FIVE 16GB flash drives for £8.99 with free P&P. That’s only £1.80 each! You can’t normally buy a 1GB drive for £1.80 let alone a 16GB – we dread to think what buyers will receive from this seller. An empty envelope? Flash drives that will fail instantly?

We think that makefs is an alternate ID for a fraudster who was recently de-registerd by ebay for selling fake Kingston. The seller seems to simply have switched ID and brand of 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 6, 2009 at 2:03 PM

Suspected fake 8GB USB flash drives listed on ebay

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lungfungclub_67

We suspect that the 8GB and 16GB USB flash drives sold on ebay by lungfungclub_67 (who seems to have been suspended by ebay) are fakes that will trash users’ files. We 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 6, 2009 at 12:34 PM