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Archive for November 13th, 2009

These 32GB flash drives on ebay are almost certainly fake

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mixmasala19

The 32GB USB flash drives in this listing from USA seller mixmasala19 are almost certainly fakes that will corrupt users files – the buy it now price is too cheap for genuine 32GB drives and the model looks rather familiar to us. 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 13, 2009 at 11:29 PM

Seller in Holland re-sells fake flash drives bought on ebay

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profmodhenk

Seller profmodhenk bought the flash drive in the listing above and a number of others from fraudsters in China and is now re-selling them. At best this seller didn’t realise the flash drives were fake and thought he or she could make a profit by buying up cheap drives and auctioning them with a start price close to the price paid.

At worst the seller is aware they are fakes and is just trying to dump them on other ebay members. We don’t know which at the moment, but what we do know is that you cannot buy genuine flash drives on ebay dirt cheap and make a profit re-selling them. Cheap flash drives on ebay are fakes that will trash your 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 13, 2009 at 9:20 PM

Fake 64GB Kingston USB flash drive listed by UK ebay member

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mcgold8363

The flash drive pictured in this listing by mcgold8363 does not seem to have been made by Kingston – there is no trace of this model on their website, therefore it is counterfeit. The seller has only looked at the properties of the drive – which will show what the fraudsters who made this want people to see – something close to 64GB.

We think that if mcgold8363 tests this with h2testw it will prove to be fake capacity as well as counterfeit. 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.

This 64GB Kingston flash drive is not genuine and will corrupt files

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flick_08

Seller flick_08 listed this fake 64GB Kingston DataTraveler on ebay Australia. This model is not made in 64GB – the drive is a fake that 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.

Seller lists fraudsters’ favourite fake USB flash drive on ebay USA

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sl018

This 8GB flash drive is the fraudsters’ favourite and always turns out to be fake capacity. Fake capacity flash drives trash users’ files. Seller sl018 may be unaware that it is a fake. We suspect other flash drives listed by this seller may prove to be fakes too.

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 13, 2009 at 5:09 PM

This 128GB USB flash drive on ebay Australia will trash users’ files

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blakeyqld1

The 128GB flash drives listed by blakeyqld1 on ebay Australia are fake fake fakity fake – if it was genuine the flash drive pictured would be a 2GB Kingston DataTraveler – this model is not made in 128GB! A quick look at the Kingston web site would confirm this.

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.

Looks like another counterfeit 64GB DT150 on ebay

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gtn16

Seller gtn16 (registered in Canada) has listed a number of 64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives in ebay auctions. We think they are counterfeit and fake capacity – no doubt purchased from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets that sell fake flash drives. If we are right these 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.