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Archive for November 12th, 2009

Another seller on ebay USA with counterfeit 64GB DT150 drives

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bestvalueseller09

We are given to understand it costs more to manufacture genuine 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives than the start price given by seller bestvalueseller09. We are sure this seller (like many others) bought from a fraudulent wholesaler and that these will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity.

If we are mistaken then the individual serial numbers Kingston gives for each drive can be verified with the company. We don’t think we are wrong and we don’t think Kingston will verify these. 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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We think this 128GB DT200 on ebay Australia is counterfeit

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fred_sydney2009

We think this flash drive from fred_sydney2009 will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. Genuine Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives have individual serial numbers that can be verified with Kingston. We don’t think Kingston will verify this one.

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.

Devious fraudsters in Singapore with another new ebay ID

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A devious fraud gang in Singapore has added super.dog8090 to their arsenal of IDs for the purpose of defrauding ebayers with their fake flash memory sales. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

November 12, 2009 at 6:53 PM

Job lot of 10 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 on ebay USA

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has512

We are certain that this job lot of 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives from seller has512 (registered in the USA) are counterfeit and fake capacity. They were no doubt purchased from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets in the far east.

The serial numbers of genuine Kingston drives of this type can be verified with Kingston, but we don’t think that Kingston will verify these. Far too many sellers on ebay are buying flash drives to re-sell without checking that the merchandise is genuine. Fake flash memory corrupts 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Seller in Holland lists fraudsters’ favourite flash drive on ebay

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barrebeest

Seller barrebeest seems to have been shopping in fake flash land and come back with the fraudsters’ favourite USB flash drive. Many ebay sellers have bought fake capacity flash drives from fraudulent wholesalers without realising it. We think this is probably the case with this seller.

This particular flash drive is always a fake that corrupts users’ files. Whatever capacity the fraudulent suppliers claim it is never really over 4GB, although the operating system will show what the supplier said.

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.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 12, 2009 at 2:14 PM

Another gremlin selling the fraudsters’ favourite on ebay

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modae2009facai

gremlin2sThese supposedly 64GB flash drives listed on ebay by modae2009facai are nothing of the sort. The flash drives from this seller are likely to be 4GB or less, programmed to fool the operating system into seeing them as 64GB. Once the real capacity is exceeded users’ files will be trashed. 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 12, 2009 at 12:02 PM

USA ebay member auctions dodgy looking 16GB flash drives

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affordablehighqualityitems

The 16GB USB flash drives listed at auction by affordablehighqualityitems seem to be the same type previously sold by other ebay members in the USA which proved to be fake capacity. We suspect that these (as previously) came from a dodgy supplier in the far east and will be fakes that corrupt users’ files. The seller may have no idea there is likely to be a problem – sadly most sellers know little about flash memory items.

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 12, 2009 at 9:45 AM