Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for November 20th, 2009

Private listing for suspect 128GB Kingston by ebayer in France

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satelite867

Seller satelite867 is using a private listing to sell this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive. We think the use of a private sale and the low price indicate that this is likely to be counterfeit. Serial numbers for this type of drive can be checked with Kingston – we don’t think they will verify drives from this seller. Counterfeits corrupt users’ data.

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.

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Another fraudster in China with counterfeit 64GB DT200’s

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alldays189

These 64GB Kingson DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed on ebay by alldays189 are counterfeit and fake capacity drives that will trash users files – it costs more to make a genuine one than they are being sold for! 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.

Suspect 64GB Kingston DT150 on ebay Belgium

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ch.ice

This 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drive listed by ch.ice seems too cheap to be genuine. Genuine DT150 flash drives have individual serial numbers which can be verified with Kingston. We doubt if Kingston will verify drives sold by ch.ice. The seller may be unaware of the fact that many wholesalers supply counterfeits that trash users’ 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.

Are these 8GB Sandisk USB drives on ebay UK genuine?

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rat2725cars

These 8GB Sandisk USB flash drives seem a little on the cheap side and we wonder how rat2725cars could possibly make a profit at £13.00 with free P&P. The only way we can see this being possible is if rat2725cars has buying power similar to a large Internet based retailer like newegg.com.

The big e-tailers like newegg buy in huge bulk and sell with a small profit margin. We can’t see that anyone on ebay could easily compete with them, given the ebay and paypal fees involved in each sale.

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 20, 2009 at 5:23 PM

Looks like another fraudster from China selling fake flash on ebay

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hongbiao168168

We think the 32GB memory cards auctioned by hongbiao168168 on ebay are fakes that will trash users’ photos. We also think they USB flash drives from this seller will be fakes which trash 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 20, 2009 at 3:26 PM

We think these 16GB USB flash drives on ebay USA are fake

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stealdeal213We think the 16GB flash drives listed on ebay by stealdeal213 will prove to be fakes that trash users’ files. The seller may be unaware that there could be a problem with these.

They no doubt came from a fraudulent wholesaler – we are sure of this because stealdeal213 listed an obvious fake 120GB (which seems to be the same model) in very familiar packaging.

As there is no such thing as a 120GB USB flash drive there is absolutely no doubt about it being fake.

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 20, 2009 at 1:20 PM

This 32GB flash drive listed on ebay Belgium is a fake

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schat1966This flash drive is the classic fake sold by almost every fraudulent wholesaler in the far east and almost all the fraud gangs in the far east that operate on ebay.

Not only is this model always fake capacity (which corrupts files) so is any other model of flash drive with a shiny sticker like the one shown here and any flash drive (what ever it looks like) that comes in the packaging shown here. The seller may be unaware that these are fakes.

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 20, 2009 at 11:16 AM