Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for November 9th, 2009

Are these novelty 32GB flash drives from China genuine?

leave a comment »

biaofa52088_iconIs there a message to buyers in the cute image (left) chosen by China-based biaofa52088 for the seller’s eBay My World page? What do you see? Fight flash fraud sees a cute little lamb who is no such thing – what we see here is a wolf in sheep’s clothing! We think the USB flash drives from this seller are a bit the same!

The flash drives from biaofa52088 look very cute on the surface but we think a big danger lies underneath the cutsie surface appearance of flash drives from this seller – the danger of file loss and data corruption!
Read the rest of this entry »

Advertisements

Written by fightflashfraud

November 9, 2009 at 11:57 PM

Counterfeit 64GB Kingston flash drive listed by UK ebay member

leave a comment »

speratusit

This fake 64GB Kingston USB flash drives in the listing above did not sell the first time seller speratusit listed them for sale. An ebay member warned this seller they were fake. So did speratusit look at the Kingston website as advised? Read the rest of this entry »

Is this 16GB Corsair USB flash drive on ebay UK genuine?

leave a comment »

menghaha7758

If this flash drive is genuine then UK seller menghaha7758 risks making a loss by selling it at auction with a 99p start. If it is counterfeit it will also be fake capacity and will trash users’ data. 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.

A not-so-polite ebay gremlin lists fake flash drives on ebay USA

leave a comment »

fuhong12388

The listing above from seller fuhong12388 offers 64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives on ebay at below the cost of manufacture, therefore they are counterfeit and fake capacity items that will trash your data.
Read the rest of this entry »

Seller in France lists suspect 128GB DataTraveler 200 on ebay

leave a comment »

dan_co_ltd

Seems seller dan_co_ltd didn’t notice the line at the bottom of all ebay listings that says Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Read the rest of this entry »

Are 4GB flash drives listed on ebay by a USA member genuine?

leave a comment »

completebuy

These 4GB USB flash drives listed on ebay by completebuy seem a little cheap to us. Could they have come from one of the fraudulent wholesalers supplying fake capacity drives?

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 9, 2009 at 12:53 PM

Another ebay fraudster selling counterfeit Kingston flash drives

leave a comment »

shoesstore_hot

gremlin2sTop rated seller fraudster shoesstore_hot (registered in China) is selling fake 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives on ebay.

This seller also offers the fraudsters’ favourite and a familiar steel swivel model. All flash drives from this seller are sure to be fakes that will trash users’ files – apart from anything else they are far to cheap to be genuine.

The fact that ebay has given numerous fraudsters top ratings just shows how much attention you should pay to ebay’s seller ratings – absolutely none!

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 9, 2009 at 10:45 AM