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Archive for November 7th, 2009

Another very suspect ebay listing for 128GB Kingston flash drive

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slaters1000

Although seller slaters1000 does not mention the Kingston name in the title the flash drive pictured in the listing is the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 – or rather, it isn’t! It’s a fake that will corrupt users’ files. A real one would cost far more to make than these are being sold for. The largest genuine capacity drive you can probably get anywhere (and this is unlikely) is 32Gb, not 64GB and most certainly not 128GB!!

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.

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UK ebay seller has been shopping in fakeflash land!

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2009amandasharkey2009

UK ebay seller 2009amandasharkey2009 has obviously visited fake flash land and come back with the fraudster’s favourite flash drive with the massively fake capacity of 64GB. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 7, 2009 at 7:31 PM

Looks like an ebay gremlin selling fake capacity MP players

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gremlin2s We think the 16GB MP players from Hong Kong seller tamstore003 will be fake capicity – a lot less than 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.

tamstore003

UPDATE: February 2010:
This seller is now a proven fraudster who has sold a large number of fake flash memory items – if you bought an MP player, USB flash drive or other flash memory item from this seller then you should test it immediately.

If you have not saved a lot of files to it you may be able to retreive the data – but once the true capacity is exceeded you are likely to lose everything you saved to it. Please warn others who bought the same item as you from this seller.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 7, 2009 at 4:56 PM

If the Sandisk Ultra Backup drives from this ebayer were genuine the seller must have made a loss

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eva19972009

The prices UK seller got for the 64GB Sandisk Ultra Backup flash drives sold on ebay would mean that the seller made a loss on every one if they are genuine. This makes us wonder if they were counterfeits. Counterfeits are fake capacity and 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 7, 2009 at 2:40 PM

Devious Hong Kong seller with too-cheap USB flash drives on ebay

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global_emart8

These 16GB USB flash drives from global_emart8 are far too cheap to be genuine. They will be fake capacity drives that will trash users’ files once the true capacity (probably 2GB) is exceeded. This devious seller has made items private in feedback so that who bought what cannot 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 7, 2009 at 12:33 PM

Counterfeit, fake capacity Sony and Suspect Kingston on ebay UK

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hongchow123

The Sony flash drive on the left sold by hongchow123 is certainly a fake that will corrupt users’ files and we suspect the 32GB Kingston DataTraveler on the right is too.

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.

32GB Sandisk Ultra Backup USB flash drive on ebay seems too cheap

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cheap_stufff

This 32GB Sandisk Ultra Backup USB flash listed by cheap_stufff seems too cheap to be genuine. We think it may be counterfeit and fake capacity – if so it 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 7, 2009 at 7:40 AM