Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for November 16th, 2009

We think memory cards listed on ebay by this member are fakes

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cymemory

Seller cymemory is a known fraudster about whom evidence against has already been published. This seller was caught selling fake 32GB USB flash drives over 12 months ago and we have evidence about 3 of the models sold. We think these 32GB SD memory cards will be just as fake as the USB flash drives 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 16, 2009 at 10:49 PM

Suspect auctions for 16GB Kingston DataTraveler on ebay UK

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cliveglen2007

UK seller cliveglen2007 sold one of these 16GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives at auction on Ocober 2nd for £14.01 plus £1.50 P&P. The seller then sold another at auction on 10th October for £10.50 plus £1.50 P&P. If the flash drives are genuine then we think the seller must be making a loss on sales.

If you were cliveglen2007, having made a loss on these two sales, would you list another at auction and risk making further losses? We wouldn’t! This makes us wonder if they are counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier – in which case the seller would not be making a loss. This seems the only logical explanation. We suggest cliveglen2007 tests this with h2testw.

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.

Another fraudster with counterfeit 64GB DT150 on ebay

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superming2008

The flash drive pictured in this listing is a counterfeit 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 which will corrupt users’ files listed by yet another fraudster in China, superming2008, who offers a number of other 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. The seller offers other equally fake flash drives.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

These 128GB USB flash drives on ebay UK are bound to be fake

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m_smallwood88

These 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives are just too cheap to be genuine. We think that seller m_smallwood88 bought them from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers who supply counterfeits. Counterfeits are fake capacity and corrupt users’ files after a while.

We advise the seller to check the serial numbers with Kingston. If they were genuine Kingston would be able to verify this but we are certain they will not verify these. 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.

Another fake flash gremlin on ebay

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fan.nanny

gremlin2s The flash drives auctioned by fan.nanny are almost certain to be fakes that will corrupt users’ files. We advise everyone to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw. Report in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 16, 2009 at 3:41 PM

This 64GB USB flash drive on ebay USA is a fake

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aodfcon

This flash drive listed by aodfcon (a seller in China) was not made by Sony and is not 64GB. It will corrupt users’ files once the real capacity is exceeded. You cannot distinguish between a fake and a genuine flash drive by looking at the properties as fakes are programmed to lie to the operating system.

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 16, 2009 at 1:21 PM

Seller in Mexico lists suspect used 64GB Kingston on ebay

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roedor_00

We think it highly likely that this used 64GB Kington DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive will turn out to be counterfeit and fake capacity. If so it will corrupt the user’s files.

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.

Looks like another ebay gremlin from China selling fake flash

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yingcin

gremlin2sThese 32Gb flash drives from yingcin are bound to be fakes that will corrupt users files once the real capacity (4GB or less) is exceeded. 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 16, 2009 at 8:50 AM

This 256GB USB flash drive on ebay is a counterfeit

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kist-by-a-rose

Kingston make only one 256GB USB flash drive and it looks nothing like this. This drive listed by kist-by-a-rose is counterfeit and fake capacity. It will corrupt users’ files once the real (no doubt tiny) capacity is exceeded.
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.

Seller in Germany auctions fraudsters’ favourite on ebay

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morik74

Seller morik74 seems to have gone shopping in fake flash land and bought flash drives from a fraudulent supplier. This seller then auctioned a number of the fraudsters’ favourite flash drives (shown in the listing above) on ebay. These are fake capacity and will corrupt users’ files.

Please, PLEASE ebay sellers – do not fall into the trap of buying cheap flash memory from wholesale suppliers in China without doing your research first! Most of it is fake capacity and will corrupt your customers’ 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 16, 2009 at 4:31 AM

This 128GB flash drive from China on ebay is fake fake fakity fake

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f9w8g4f

gremlin2sThis supposed 128GB Sony USB flash drive sold by ebay gremlin f9w8g4f was not made by Sony and does not have a capacity of 128GB. It is a fake that will trash users’ files, as are other flash drives 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 16, 2009 at 12:53 AM