Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for November 25th, 2009

64GB Kingston DT200 drives sold by this UK ebayer must be fake!

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The fightflashfraud team didn’t notice the listings for 64GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives by UK seller dropship2009 until after all three listed had sold. These simply have to be counterfeit (and therefore fake capacity causing file loss and corruption) as you simply cannot buy genuine ones, even wholesale, at the prices these sold at.

We think the seller probably knows they are fakes as private listings were used. Private sales hide what was sold so that no one knows what a feedback comment is about unless buyers decide to put something like “fake 64GB DataTraveler failed testing with h2test” in a comment.

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.

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Suspect 64GB Kingston DT150 sold on ebay UK

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We doubt that this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drive sold by m_alkadi03 will prove to be genuine. We suspect that it will turn out to be counterfeit and fake capacity. The seller may have no idea that there could be a problem with these which were probably purchased from a fraudulent supplier in China.

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 25, 2009 at 8:53 PM

16GB Kingston flash drives from Thailand seem a bit too cheap

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We think these 16GB Kingston flash drives listed on ebay by 2009thaiproduct could be counterfeits as they seem rather on the cheap side.

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.

This 4GB flash drive from China seems a bit on the cheap side

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The 4GB Usb flash drives sold by sinophonehelen seem a little on the cheap side for the seller to be making any profit if they are genuinely 4GB. This makes us wonder if (like most of the flash memory from sellers in China) they will turn out to be fake capacity. 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 25, 2009 at 6:29 PM

These 128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay USA are counterfeit

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It seems that moses3815 has been shopping in fake flash land as the flash drives pictured in this listing are not genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives. The seller may be unaware of this.

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.

This is not a genuine 128GB Corsair flash drive

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This flash drive listed by matrixreloaded3 is not a genuine 128GB Corsair – it is the wrong model!! This seller obviously went shopping in fake flash land and came back with these. The seller may not realise that these are counterfeit and fake capacity.

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.

Gremlin from China lists an unusual fake 64GB USB flash drive

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absolutehiGremlin seller absolutehi listed an unusual fake 64GB USB flash drive on ebay. The model above appears to be a long discontinued Kingston model that was never made in 64GB. Either these are totally counterfeit or fraudsters bought up discontinued Kingston stock and re-programmed them to the false capacity of 64GB.

Either way they are file corrupters – as all other flash drives sold by absolutehi will be. 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 25, 2009 at 11:40 AM