Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for November 11th, 2009

Seller in Canada with very dodgy ebay listings for 128GB DT300

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anitanajaf604

We find this listings by anitanajaf604 for 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drives highly suspect. We are certain these will be counterfeit and fake capacity. The serial numbers of genuine ones can be verified with Kingston – we don’t think they will verify the ones from this seller.

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.

Fraudster in China lists a range of fake USB flash drives on ebay

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sea_shoppingstore

Seller sea_shoppingstore has listed a range of USB flash drives (including the fraudsters’ favourite above) on ebay all of which are fakes which will corrupt 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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 11, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Seller on ebay Australia with suspect Kingston USB flash drives

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aussiebuys2u

Seller aussiebuys2u has listings for a number of models of Kingston USB flash drives. We suspect they were purchased from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers and will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. Serial numbers of genuine drives can be checked and verified with Kingston – we don’t think they will verify the flash drives from aussiebuys2u.

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.

Looks like another fraudster in China selling fake flash on ebay

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lingzicarlin

A feedback comment indicates that these flash drives sold by lingzicarlin are fake capacity. This probably means all flash drives from this seller are fakes. Fakes cause file loss and data corruption for users.
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 11, 2009 at 4:07 PM

Suspect 128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives on ebay Australia

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fascom1977

We suspect the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives listed on ebay Australia by fascom1977 will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. We think that fascom1977, like many ebay sellers, bought them from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers selling counterfeits. The seller should check serial numbers with Kingston – if we are wrong they will be able to verify the drives as genuine.

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.

Seller in Belgium lists suspect 64GB Kingson DT150 on ebay

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vivvertje

We think these 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives listed by vivvertje are counterfeit and fake capacity. If we are wrong then the serial numbers can be verified with Kingston.

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.

Gremlin in China pretends fake flash on ebay is in Australia

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bunya6235

gremlin2sDevious gremlin bunya6235 pretended this counterfeit and fake capacity 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drive was in Australia.

It was not in Australia but China, was not made by Kingston and it’s true capacity is far less than 64GB.

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 11, 2009 at 11:22 AM

UK ebayer seems to have relisted a fake flash drive bought from known fraudster obamastores

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0116dwight18 The picture (shown left – trimmed down to cut out the huge ammount of desk!) of ebay item 250528304070 does not clearly show the flash drive listed by UK seller 0116dwight18.

As a result we can’t be absolutely certain, but we think this flash drive was bought from known fraudster obamastores. If we are right it is a fake that will corrupt users’ files.

Hopefully 0116dwight18 will realise in time to end the listing, test the two fake 32GB flash drives bought from obamastores, find out they are not 32Gb and file a paypal claim against obamastores.

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 11, 2009 at 9:23 AM

Fake 128GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by seller in Ukraine

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seller-watch

This 128GB USB flash drive listed by seller-watch is fake fake fakity fake 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 11, 2009 at 7:30 AM

Used 16GB USB flash drive on ebay Australia is a fake

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stribe71

This used 16GB USB flash drive listed by stribe71 on ebay Australia by stribe71 is a fake which will trash the buyer’s 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 11, 2009 at 5:54 AM

Counterfeit 128GB DT200 flash drives listed by ebayer in the USA

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pjos7423

The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives listed on ebay USA by pjos7423 are certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity. An ebay member warned the seller that they are likely to be fakes and suggested that pjos7423 checks the serial numbers with Kingston. When we checked 12 hours ago the listing was still there so it seems the seller did not contact Kingston as suggested.

Far too many ebay members buy flash drives to re-sell without having done any research into the costs of flash memory and checking with brand names like Kingston to ensure the drives they buy are genuine. Some sellers don’t take advice about checking that their merchandise is genuine and continue selling their fakes. Fakes trash users’ files – it is the seller’s responsibility to ensure they are not selling fakes.

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.