Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for November 2009

Seller in China evades ebay fees by loading shipping costs

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pws168.ltd168

Seller pws168.ltd168 is evading ebay fees by loading most of the price for some items onto delivery charges. This is less than honest and makes us wonder whether the flash drive in this listing was really 16GB or whether it was 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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

November 30, 2009 at 5:23 AM

ebayer in Australia lists counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT200

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This supposedly 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive is the wrong colour and therefore counterfeit and fake capacity, as seller tribalk1w1 would know if he or she looked at the Kingston web site. As usual we strongly advise testing all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Another ebayer who sold fake 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200

We can say without a shadow of a doubt that anyone who bought a 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive from notebookmd will have a counterfeit with a fake capacity. After a while anyone using one of these will end up with lost and corrupted files as there is nowhere for data to go. The seller obviously bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers supplying these counterfeits and may not realise that these are 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.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 29, 2009 at 9:20 PM

This 128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay Australia is probably fake

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We think the 128GB Kingston flash drives listed on ebay Australia by zainabzahid2009 will turn out to be counterfeit and fake capacity. The seller no doubt got them from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets supplying counterfeits that trash users’ files and may have no idea they are fakes.

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.

Totally fake 128GB Kingston flash drive on ebay UK

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The 128GB Kingston flash drives listed on ebay by fonemaster-uk are fakes which will corrupt user’s files. There is no 128GB Kingston that looks like this!! Seller fonemaster-uk obviously didn’t do his or her homework before buying these to sell on ebay. If fonemaster-uk had done a simple bit of research then the seller would have known they were 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

UPDATE
This seller is also selling counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT120 the seller states in listings for these:

PLEASE BE AWARE THIS ITEM WAS PURCHASED FROM CHINA, AND THERE IS A CHANCE ITEM IS A COPY.

We think there is more than a chance that they are counterfeit and fake capacity – we are certain that that this will be the case!!

Looks like yet another fake flash fraudster on ebay

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xuefenwei

We think all the USB flash drives and memory cards sold by xuefenwei will all be fake capacity items that trash users’ files. Anyone who buys flash memory should 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.

Five 128GB Kingston USB flash drives on ebay for this price??

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The start price for this job lot of 5 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed on ebay by qinjing34 (registered in France) is less than one would expect to pay for a single genuine one. This leads us to the conclusion that these simply have to be counterfeit and fake capacity. This seller has also listed what we think is a fake 64GB Kingston. The flash drives are in private auctions but other items are not.

The fact that this seller is using a private auctions leads us to think that the seller may know they are counterfeit. If this is the case then it is nothing less than deliberate fraud. Genuine Kingston flash drives of these capacities all have individual serial numbers which can be used to verify the drives with Kingston. We don’t think Kingston will verify any from this seller. Fake flash trashes data after a while.

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.