Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for November 8th, 2009

Are these 4GB Pen drives listed at auction on ebay genuine

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usbislanduk

If these 4GB USB pen drives listed in ebay auctions with a start price of 99p by usbislanduk we don’t understand how this seller can afford to keep selling them at auction as it looks as though the seller will be making a loss overall.

This makes us wonder if usbislanduk bought from a fraudulent supplier – if so these will corrupt users’ files after a while. We suggest this seller tests flash memory items with h2testw to ensure they are genuinely the capacity claimed by the supplier.

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 8, 2009 at 10:31 PM

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UK ebay seller lists 32GB USB flash drive with 99p start price

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doghoney2008

If seller doghoney2008 is not one of the two UK citizens who won over 40 million pounds on the euromillions draw we can’t see how this person could possibly afford to risk the losses they could make by listing a number of genuine 32GB USB flash drives at auction with a 99p start and free P&P.

We think it is far more likely that doghoney2008 has been shopping in fake flash land and bought these from one of the many fraudulent sellers. This ebay member may be unaware of the true cost of flash memory items and the fact that there an awful lot of fakes that will corrupt people’s files.

We think these flash drives are fakes which will do just that – trash users’ files once the true (probably less than 4GB) capacity is exceeded. We suggest that doghoney2008 test them immediately with h2testw and withdraw them from sale if we are right – which we are fairly certain we are.

If doghoney2008 acts quickly then this seller (like some other ebay sellers who bought from fraudulent suppliers) may be in time to stop payment to the supplier.

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 8, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Suspect 128GB Kingston DT200 USB flash drives on ebay UK

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purplebowls

We think UK seller purplebowls has been shopping in fakeflashland and bought these from one of the many fraudulent suppliers in the far east. If we are wrong Kingston will be able to verify the serial numbers. We suggest purplebowls checks with Kingston before dispaching any of these to avoid the angry customers and inevitable negative feedback sellers of fakes end up with.

Fake flash memory corrupts users’ files once the real capacity of the drive (usually quite small) is exceeded. 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.

We think the seller may be wrong about these being genuine

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jcrawford

We think Australian ebay seller jcrawford may be wrong about the 64GB and 128GB Kingston flash drives this seller listed on ebay being genuine. The seller should check serial numbers with Kingston to find out.

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.

These 4GB Transcend flash drives on ebay seem a bit cheap

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bez9999

These 4GB Transcend USB flash drives listed on ebay UK by bez9999 seem a bit too cheap – we don’t see how the seller could possibly make a profit at £6.50 with free P&P after paying post and packing costs, ebay fees and paypal fees. This makes us suspect they may have been purchase from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers who sell counterfeits. We suggest that bez9999 tests them with h2testw.

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.

We think this 128GB USB flash drive on ebay is fake

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mally-online

We are certain this flash drive listed for sale on ebay by mally-online will prove to be a fake that corrupts 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.

UK ebay member with 0 FB score lists fake Kingston flash drives!

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The ebay ID kingcantona (registered on ebay for over 4 years) has not a single feedback comment whatsoever and a feedback score of 0 – very curious. This UK member has two auction listings for counterfeit Kingston USB flash drives. Read the rest of this entry »