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Archive for December 2009

128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay USA is too cheap to be genuine

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The buy it now price in this listing by eugenerts for 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives is too low for them to be genuine. This seller has obviously been shopping in fake flash land. Fakes 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Update 11/01/10 – seems that buyers have begun to realise that they are fake, if you bought be sure to report in to sosfakeflash so that your evidence can be added to the database.

Either this ebayer in the USA is a crazy rich person or this is fake

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Who would list a genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive with a start price of 1 cent having (apparently) already sold one for less than a third of the retail price??

Seller jivx has done just that – if these were genuine (and the sale is real) then jivx would already have lost at least a hundred dollars on the first sale. We can only think of one rational explanation – this is yet another seller who bought fake flash memory from a fraudulent supplier. If we are right then these will corrupt users’ files after a while.

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.

If this is a genuine 128GB DT200 the seller risks making a loss

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive is genuine then seller julian.nowicki risks making a loss by auctioning it on ebay. If it is genuine then the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston. If it is not genuine it will corrupt the buyer’s files after a while.

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.

We think this is an expensive fake 4GB USB flash drive on ebay

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We are fairly certain that this 4GB USB flash drive listed by Singapore based seller smarthotz will prove to be a fake that corrupts users’ files. We have never yet come across a genuine USB flash drive with one of the shiny little capacity stickers shown in the seller’s photo. Every flash drive we tested that had one of these was fake.

You can buy genuine 4GB flash drives at this price from reliable suppliers – this would be a much more sensible idea than taking the risk of buying from persons unknown on ebay!

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

December 31, 2009 at 1:28 PM

Gremlin seller in China with familiar fake flash drives on ebay

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Seller betterstore2009 is an ebay gremlin selling a couple of very familiar fake USB flash drives on ebay. The model above and the leather and steel model offered by this seller are very familiar to the frankeflash project.

Anyone who buys flash memory from betterstore2009 will end up with lost and corrupted files after a while.

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

December 31, 2009 at 12:50 PM

128GB Kingston on ebay Australia too cheap to be genuine

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The buy it now price for this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive is too low for it to be genuine. We think seller tightassdan has been shopping in fake flash land. Genuine DT200 flash drives have individual serial numbers that can be verified with Kingston – we don’t think Kingston will verify these. If we are right about these being counterfeits buyers will end up with lost and corrupted files after a while.

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.

Seems this US ebay member went shopping in fake flash land

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Seller millefiori2007 has sold this very familiar leather and steel model of USB flash drive in a range of capacites from 16GB to 128GB. We think all will prove to be fake capacity file corrupters that destroy users’ data. This model of flash drive is sold by many fraudulent wholesale outlets who supply fake flash memory to unsuspecting ebay sellers. We think millefiori2007 fell into the trap of buying from such a supplier.

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

December 31, 2009 at 7:36 AM

If these USB flash drives are genuine this ebayer may make a loss

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If the 16GB USB flash drives from US seller buck-store547 are genuine we think this ebay member will have made a loss by advertising them in auctions with a one cent start price.

Of course there is the possibility that this seller bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets who supply fake capacity flash memory that trashes users’ files once the true capacity is exceeded.

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

December 30, 2009 at 11:59 PM

This USB flash drive looks suspiciously like a fake Transcend to us

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The USB flash drive in this listing from shop-uk looks suspiciously like a fake Transcend to us. This is not the first time we have seen dodgy looking flash drives from this seller. If this is fake it 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 30, 2009 at 9:38 PM

We think this UK ebayer is a fraudster selling fake flash memory

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We first reported about UK seller leeclark1 on September 17th 2009 when we noticed a 32GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive from this seller that we were fairly certain was fake.

Since then leeclark1 seems to have had a number of listings removed by ebay. This was presumably because they were illegal counterfeit and fake capacity items – yet this seller has not a single negative!! What is going on here??

Is ebay protecting leeclark1 from negative feedback by removing listings so that items vanish from the buyer’s won list in the hope that buyers won’t know what to do when they found they got a fake??

Are we just paranoid?? We all used to love ebay – now we don’t trust them an inch – and we certainly wouldn’t buy flash memory items from leeclark1!! Here is one of this seller’s most recent listings – we suspect this will be yet another fake.

If you bought a flash memory item from this seller then test it with h2testw
– if it fails this test report in to sosfakeflash then immediately leave leeclark1 a big fat neg (or if you left a positive already a follow-up comment to warn others to test with h2testw) and claim a refund through paypal.

Do not let fraudulent sellers, ebay, and PayPal to walk away with your cash if you have been defrauded!

Written by fightflashfraud

December 30, 2009 at 6:45 PM

UK ebay seller with Sandisk flash drives in private sales

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We first reported our suspicions about USB flash drives sold by UK ebay member tvr-woody on 23 October 2009. At that point we thought the seller might simply be a victim of a fraudulent supplier and might not have the knowledge required to test flash memory items.
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Another singjapan gang member sells fraudsters’ favourite on ebay

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The flash drive in this listing is a notorious fake sold by fraudsters like yhm_shop243 in all sorts of fake capacities – beware of this drive on ebay or anywhere else – they corrupt files. We have never found a genuine one above 4GB – and even when sold as this capacity it is usually 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 30, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Bulk lots of wristband USB flash drives on ebay at a rather low price

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We think the price for the bulk lots of 20 8GB wrisband USB flash drives being sold on ebay by bryantempo is a bit too low. This makes us wonder if this ebay member fell into the trap of buying from one of the fraudulent wholesalers supplying fake capacity flash memory. If this is the case these will be fake capacity items which 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 30, 2009 at 9:07 AM

If this Kingston DT200 is genuine the seller is likely to make a loss

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive is genuine then it is likely that seller cloneelite will make a loss on the sale by auctioning it on ebay. If it is genuine then the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston. If it is not genuine it will corrupt files after a while.

If this UK ebayer’s flash drives are genuine they may sell at a loss

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If the flash drives listed on ebay by seller bignobrob are genuine then the seller risks making quite a loss by listing with such a low start price. We suspect they could well be fake capacity items which will trash users’ files. The seller may be unaware of this possibility.

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.

We don’t think this 64GB Kingston DT150 on ebay UK is genuine

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We think it highly unlikely that the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives listed on ebay UK by fristikasnia are genuine. We think they will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. If the are genuine they will have unique serial numbers that can be verified with Kingston. If they are (as we think) counterfeit they will corrupt files after a while.

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.

We think it unlikely these 64GB DT200 flash drives are genuine

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We think it unlikely that the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed on ebay UK by steveh0157 are genuine. We have a feeling that this seller is yet another ebayer who has fallen foul of one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets supplying counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory. Fakes trash files.

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.

Another ebayer in the USA with suspect 1 day flash drive auctions

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Here is another ebay member in the USA with one day auctions for 16GB flash drives. Again the start price is so low that if the flash drives are genuine the seller is certain to make a loss. It seems more likely that stuffstore299 has been shopping in fakeflashland and that these will be fakes that corrupt files after a while.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 29, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Another member of a Singapore based ebay fraud gang

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Here we have another member of the singjapan fraud ring listing the fraudster’s favourite but in pink rather than the more common black or brown. Ghastly colour for a ghastly fake that will trash users files after a time. Anyone who bought flash memory from v3v4.v5v6 will regret it.

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

December 29, 2009 at 4:31 PM

These 2GB USB flash drives on ebay seem a little on the cheap side

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We are a little surprised to see new 2GB USB flash drives listed quite this cheaply by a UK seller. This makes us wonder if they could possibly be fakes. There are many fraudulent wholesalers who sell fake capacity flash memory items which corrupt users’ files.

A lot of ebay members have bought flash memory from these suppliers to sell on ebay without realising that what they were buying were fakes. We wonder if makemeacupoftea could be yet another ebayer who has fallen prey to these fraudulent suppliers. We advise anyone planning to sell flash memory items on ebay to test the merchandise with h2testw on arrival to ensure they are genuine.

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

December 29, 2009 at 1:53 PM

ebay seller with suspect 1 day auctions for 16GB USB flash drives

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The start price of the 16GB USB flash drives listed in auctions on ebay USA by diverse-products-779 is rather low – if they are genuine the seller stands to make a rather large loss. This makes us wonder if they could be fake capacity items purchased from a fraudulent supplier.

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

December 29, 2009 at 12:27 PM

We think colorspaceshow is yet another fraudster on ebay

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We have wondered for some time if colorspaceshow was shipping fake flash memory items out of Hong Kong but didn’t have anything much to go on. However this seller switched to private listings a while back and then we noticed the flash drive above.

The USB flash drive shown in this listing (supposedly a 16GB Sony USB flash drive) cannot be found on the Sony website. It does match a drive from another company (the author of this post has a genuine 1GB one from the company in question) but it matches nothing from Sony.

Our conclusion? colorspaceshow is yet another oriental fraudster selling fake flash memory that will destroy users’ 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

We think these DT200 USB flash drives on ebay are counterfeit

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Seller techatl2006 (registered in the USA) has listed a number of these 64GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives in auctions with a start price below the cost of manufacture. We can only conclude that they will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. Genuine ones have individual serial numbers that can be verified with Kingston – we don’t think they will verify these.

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.

If this Sandisk flash drive is genuine the seller risks a loss

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If this 8GB Sandisk USB flash drive is genuine then UK ebay seller cheekey8629 risks making a loss on the item by selling it at auction with a low start price. If it is not genuine then it will be fake capacity and will corrupt the buyer’s 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.

32GB Sandisk on ebay seems a bit too cheap to be genuine

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We doubt that the 32GB Sandisk USB flash drives listed by tieniu2009 on ebay are genuine. We think they are likely to be counterfeit and fake capacity items that will corrupt users’ files.

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.

16GB Transcend USB flash drive in suspect listing on ebay UK

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing by dejan1986 seems too low for this to be genuine. We notice that this ebayer recently purchased what looks like a fake 16GB Transcend from seller salem-traveler for £9.98 including postage on November 30th. Curious is it not? We find the use of a private listing rather suspect too. We think that what buyers will get from dejan1986 will be a counterfeit and fake capacity item that trashes their 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.

This flash drive on ebay will corrupt buyers’ files

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The model of flash drive in this listing from kuaile1meiyitian2009 is a notorious fake which corrupts users’ files. The capacity will be a lot less than the advertised 16GB and once the true capacity is exceeded users can kiss goodbye to their data.

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

December 28, 2009 at 6:46 PM

Hong Kong seller loads postage costs to avoid ebay fees

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Seller marconatalieyanyan loads costs onto postage to evade ebay fees. This reduces the seller’s costs and (if the item proves to be fake) makes it extremely difficult for buyers to get their money back. We don’t know whether or not this seller’s flash drives are fakes, but we are suspicious!

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.

Suspect 64GB USB flash drive on ebay Netherlands

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These swivel type flash drives listed by thesupermanlover are too cheap to be genuine. We think this seller bought them from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets that supply fake capacity flash memory. Fakes destroy data once the true capacity is exceeded.

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

December 28, 2009 at 1:29 PM

If this 16GB Sandisk flash drive is genuine ebay seller risks a loss

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If this is a genuine 16GB Sandisk Cruzer flash drive then seller tedunn1979 risks making a loss by auctioning it. If it is not a genuine Sandisk then it will corrupt users’ files.

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.

Suspect flash drive in private auction on ebay Canada

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Every flash drive we have tested that came in this packaging turned out to be fake capacity. We think the same will apply to these 16GB USB flash drives listed in a private auction by cheapitems_bargain. Fake capacity flash drives corrupt data. We advise everyone to avoid USB flash drives on ebay especially if:

    There is a shiny capacity sticker on the item
    The sales are private
    The drive comes in this packaging
    The item is being sold at auction with a very low start price
    The buy it now price is much lower than you see elsewhere

These things are generally a sign that the flash drive is likely to be fake capacity and cause data loss and corruption.

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

December 28, 2009 at 8:28 AM

128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay Australia looks a bit suspect

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We think it unlikely that this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 being auctioned by reputableelectronics is genuine. If it is genuine then the serial number can be verified with Kingston. If it is not genuine then it will corrupt the buyer’s files as counterfeits are always fake capacity.

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 USB flash drive is not high quality and not 64GB!

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The leather and steel type flash drives listed on ebay Australia by infxus are neither high quality nor do they have a true capacity of 64GB. This ebayer undoubtedly bought these famous fakes from a fraudulent wholesale outlet, probably in China.

These flash drives use small capacity (usually no more than 2GB) inferior quality flash chips that are very prone to failure – even when sold as the genuine capacity. When they are sold at high capacities such as 64gb these flash drives have been programmed to fool the operating system – so when you look at the drive properties you see what you would expect – in this case 64GB. This is not the truth. These will corrupt 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

December 27, 2009 at 11:20 PM

US ebay seller with suspect flash drives in private auctions

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We think the USB flash drives listed by usb09 are likely to be fake capacity – one model offered by this seller always proves to be a fake that corrupts files and generally if a seller has one fake then all are fake. The use of private auctions suggest that the seller is aware they are fake, as does the fact that the seller was apparently suspended by ebay for a while.

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

December 27, 2009 at 8:36 PM

Holy Moley! More fake Kingston flash drives on ebay Australia!

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Seller holymoley2010 registered on ebay Australia has listed what simply have to be counterfeit and fake capacity 64GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives in private sales. We suspect this may mean that the seller is aware that these are not genuine items and will corrupt users’ data.

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.

This leather and steel type USB flash drive corrupts files

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This leather and steel type of USB flash drive always proves to be a fake that corrupts files. The ones listed on ebay by bartilk88 (a seller in Taiwan) will be no different.

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

December 27, 2009 at 3:35 PM

128GB Kingston USB flash drives sold on ebay are bound to be fake

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The 128GB Kingston flash drives sold by it_stuf on ebay Australia are certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity. This seller obviously went shopping in fakeflashland.

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.

Singjapan gang ID sold fraudsters’ favourite flash drive on ebay

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Seller magic.show belongs to a fraud ring the fightflashfraud team has been watching for some time. This 128GB USB flash drive from this seller is a notorious fake. Anyone who bought one will eventually end up with lost and corrupted files.

Members of this fraud ring often falsely claim that the fake flash drives they sell are made in Japan. They leave each other false positive feedback as buyers and sellers to give themselves good feedback scores. They ship items out of Singapore – we strongly advise people not to buy flash memory items (or mobile phone batteries) shipped out of Singapore.

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

December 27, 2009 at 9:44 AM

Chose your 32GB fake flash drive from this ebay seller in the USA!

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Shown above is a current listing from seller hub2606. This US ebay seller offers buyers a choice of 4 different 32GB flash drives – all of which we are certain will be fakes!! The price of 32 United States Dollars is too low for them to be genuine even with the seller’s slightly inflated post and packing charges.

Examination of the seller’s feedback indicates that buyers have already had problems with flash drives from this seller. This comes as no surprise to us!!

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.

64GB DT150 USB flash drives on ebay Australia are a bit too cheap

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The buy it now price for these 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives seems rather low which makes us think that seller andamianou may well have bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers supplying counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory. If this is the case these will corrupt users’ files.

Genuine DT 150 flash drives all have individual serial numbers that can be verified with Kingston. We have a feeling that Kingston won’t verify these drives.

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 on ebay with very dodgy feedback

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We wouldn’t touch flash memory items listed on ebay by seller hengheng-store88 with a bargepole. We think this seller is part of a fraud ring we christened the singjapan gang. The IDs of most of the “satisfied buyers” of items from this seller are other fraudsters registered in Singapore who we are watching. In other words the feedback is as fake as this 64GB USB flash drive which will trash the user’s files after a while.

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

December 26, 2009 at 10:29 PM

Obvious fake Kingston flash drives listed by ebayer in Canada

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Kingston have never made the model of USB flash drive shown in this listing by blue_chip_general_store in 64GB capacity, as anyone who who has looked at the Kingston web site would know. These are fakes that will trash files. This means that seller blue_chip_general_store has bought from a fraudulent wholesaler and all the flash drives advertised by this seller will be fakes that destroy data after a while.

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.

Another fraudster shipping out of Singapore claims fake flash is made in Japan

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Here we have another fraudulent seller of flash memory claiming that these flash drive is made in Japan. The seller seems to be yet another with fake feedback as well as fake flash drives. We have absolutely no doubt that this 64GB swivel type USB flash drive listed on ebay by big.sales25 will prove to be fake capacity and will destroy data.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 26, 2009 at 5:31 PM

Another seller on ebay lists a notorious fake flash drive

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This leather and steel flash drive listed on ebay by shuxiangting201 is a notorious fake which trashes users’ files. Anyone who buys one of these will end up with lost and corrupted files after a while.

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

December 26, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Singjapan gang members suspended by ebay – did you buy?

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Did you buy a USB flash drive from any of these Singapore based ebay sellers?

  • the.biggest.store
  • fast.shipping.2009
  • cool.stuff12053
  • eletronics.city.2009
  • my-mobile999
  • ooostore.123
  • fire.fox751
  • dd.ee3493
  • xiao.zhu.zhu
  • good.pr0ducts
  • best.bargain2009
  • moshi.kitty999
  • great.gift1301
  • fair.price2009
  • mega.mall890
  • muimui.8900
  • battery.king888
  • mega.mall890
  • muimui.8900
  • battery.king888

Has your item vanished from your won list? If so it is because bay has suspended these sellers.
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Written by fightflashfraud

December 26, 2009 at 12:55 PM

Another member of the singjapan fraud ring on ebay

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seller roy-store188 who supplied the fake flash drive shown in this ebay listing is a member of a fraud ring shipping fake flash memory out of Singapore. Many of this fraud gang claim their items are made in Japan – we don’t think so! Any flash memory bought from this seller will be fake capacity and will destroy 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 26, 2009 at 12:27 PM

Looks like another ebay member listing fake USB flash drives

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We think these 16GB USB flash drives listed by xiaosa1zouyihui2009 will turn out to be fake capacity and will corrupt 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 26, 2009 at 9:42 AM

256GB Kingston DT300 on ebay Australia too cheap to be genuine

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These 265GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 USB flash drives listed on ebay Australia by razzledazzleimports are far too cheap to be genuine. This seller no doubt bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets who supply counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory items. Fake flash memory trashes your files after a while!

This seller, like many others on ebay, may be unaware that he or she bought fakes. Sadly most ebay sellers do not do the research they should before buying flash memory items to sell on ebay. If they understood the true cost of flash memory and the narrow profit margins they would realise when they saw unrealistic wholesale prices.

Those that do their research properly soon realise that (by the time ebay and paypal fees along with post and packing costs are taken into consideration) it is very difficult to sell genuine flash memory items on ebay at a profit. Those who do know their facts wouldn’t think of selling flash memory except as a vehicle to warn other ebayers about 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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Job lot of fake 128GB Kingston DT200 listed for sale on ebay

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An ebay seller registered in Argentina, log_electronics, is dropshipping this job lot of counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives from Shanghai. These will be fake capacity items which destroy data – if someone buys these and re-sells them on ebay then what they will end up with is not a profit but a lot of angry buyers and possible suspension by ebay.

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.

Looks like another ebay member in the UK shopped in fakeflashland

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We think that the 65GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives in this ebay listing from chris_1566 were purchased from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers supplying counterfeit and fake capacity memory items which 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.

looks like a counterfeit 128GB DT200 on ebay Australia

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We think that the 128GB Kingston Datatraveler 200 USB flash drives listed on ebay Australia by bjshaw80 will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. If we are right they will destroy users’ data after a while. If we are wrong then serial numbers can be verified with Kingston.

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 fraudulent seller on ebay listing fake flash drives

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Here we have yet another ebay ID used by fraudsters in China to sell fake usb flash drives on ebay. We can say without a doubt that this 32GB leather and steel type drive from farness.98 will turn out to be fake capacity and will destroy 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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December 25, 2009 at 1:05 PM

We think these DT200 drives on ebay are likely to be counterfeit

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We think that ebay seller tilopa_8 purchase these 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives from a fraudulent supplier. If we are right they will be counterfeits and fake capacity. Fake capacity flash memory trashes users files. If we are wrong then serial numbers can be verified by Kingston.

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.

128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay USA a bit too cheap to be genuine

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We think the 128GB DataTraveler flash drives in this ebay listing by americanesuperstore are a little too cheap for them to be genuine. We think this seller bought from a fraudulent supplier and that they will be counterfeit and fake capacity. If we are mistaken then serial numbers can be verified with Kingston, if we are right they will corrupt files after a while.

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.

We don’t think these 128GB DT200 drives on ebay USA are genuine

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We doubt that these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed on ebay by completesolutionsllc are genuine. We think this seller bought from a fraudulent supplier and that they will be counterfeit and fake capacity. If we are wrong then serial numbers can be verified with Kingston. If we are right they will corrupt users’ files 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.

This flash drive may ship from the USA but we still think it’s fake!

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Seller geriheri makes a point of stating these ship from the USA not China. However, it doesn’t matter where it ships from – a fake capacity flash drive is still a fake capacity flash drive that will destroy your data.

We are certain that the true capacity of this drive will be a lot less than 16GB; though of course the operating system will report 16GB due to fraudulent programming. It seems this seller fell into the trap of buying from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers supplying fake capacity flash memory items.

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

December 24, 2009 at 8:52 PM

This flash drive on ebay is fake fake fakity fake

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This item is a total fake which will corrupt users’ files. Had ebay member jpnewton visited the Kingston website then this seller would know that the flash drive pictured is a fake. A bit of research into memory capacities would reveal that 360GB is a capacity used for hard drives not flash drives. There is not, and will never be, a 36GB USB flash drive / memory stick / pen / thumb drive made by Kingston or anyone else.

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.

Looks like another Singapore fraudster with fake feedback

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There is a large ring of ebay IDs registered in Singapore that have been set up for the purpose of fake flash fraud. These IDs give each other fake posititive feedback as buyers and sellers without anything ever exchanging hands. You cannot rely on feedback to tell you the truth about a seller!! This seller, yoyozman-341, is part of this ring and this 64GB flash drive will be a fake that destroys data.

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

December 24, 2009 at 3:32 PM

8GB Sandisk USB flash drive on ebay USA seems a tad too cheap

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This 8GB Sandisk USB flash drive listed on ebay USA by 3jenterprise seems a tad too cheap for this particular model which makes us suspect they may be counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier.

We advise ebay sellers to beware of buying bargain price brand name flash memory from wholesale outlets without checking that that the supplier is authorised by the company whose name it bears. In fact no one with any sense should buy flash memory to resell at all without fully researching the true cost of such items and the profit margin you can expect.

You may be surprised to learn how low profit margins really are and how difficult it is to sell genuine flash memory items on ebay, except at a loss!!

If you do buy flash memory to resell ALWAYS TEST WITH H2TESTW

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

December 24, 2009 at 12:49 PM

Looks like another fraudulent seller from Hong Kong on ebay

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We think that the 16GB and 32GB USB flash drives shown above – and any other flash memory items – that were sold on ebay by benliurb (registered in Hong Kong) will prove to be fake capacity items that trash user’s files.

We strongly advise people not to buy flash memory items on ebay at all – there are very few sellers anywhere in the world with genuine items. If you buy in auctions with low start prices and free P&P you are 90% certain to get a fake wherever the seller is and 99% certain to land with a fake if the seller is in the far east!

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

December 24, 2009 at 10:38 AM

probable counterfeit DT150 flash drive listed by ebayer in Canada

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We think it likely that seller rafeeki bought this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drive from a fraudulent supplier. If we are right they are counterfeits that will corrupt users’ files. If we are wrong the serial numbers can be verified by Kingston.

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

December 24, 2009 at 7:52 AM

Another fraudster on ebay with counterfeit DT150 flash drives

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Seller hanghua086 is yet another fraudster from China selling counterfeit and fake capacity flash drives that destroy 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.

Another ebay fraudster in China selling fraudsters’ favourite

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This leather and steel model of flash drive is a favourite with fraudsters – easy to program to any fake capacity they like. The ebay ID bingbing1209 used for this listing no doubt belongs to one of the familiar fraud rings that has been selling fake flash memory on ebay for a very long time.

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.

We think it unlikely these 64GB DT 150’s on ebay USA are genuine

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We think these 64GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives are a bit on the cheap side which makes us wonder if seller kolyambur bought them from a fraudulent supplier. If they are genuine then serial numbers can be verified. If not then they will destroy data saved on them after a while.

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.

Gremlin from China with a range of fake 32GB flash drives on ebay

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gremlin2sGremlin ebay seller usb20988 offers a range of fake 32GB USB flash drives with which ebay member can trash their files, some of which are shown above. An ideal Christmas present for your worst enemy.

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.

Seems like an ebay gremlin selling fake flash drives to us!

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gremlin2sWe think that both these 16GB wristband type USB flash drives and the 32GB ones listed on ebay by Hong Kong based seller gkitshop are fakes that will destroy data.

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

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.

UK ebay member heeds warning that flash drives were counterfeit

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Kingston do not make the DataTraveler 200 in 256GB capacity as the ebayer who listed this would have realised had this seller taken the simple precaution of checking the Kingston website before buying flash drives to sell on ebay. This ebayer obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier.
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UK ebay seller ignores warning that flash drives are fake

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Despite being warned that the 64GB leather and steel flash drives shown in the listing above are fake capacity and will trash users’ files UK seller adamjk100 has not ended listings. The seller is carrying on regardless. Either the seller did not beleive the ebay member who sent the warning or this seller couldn’t care less about the buyers of these fakes ending up with corrupted files.

Sellers – if you get a message from an ebay member telling you that your flash memory items are likely to be fake or counterfeit pay attention!! These ebayers know what they are taking about.

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.

Fraudster in China with private sales pretends items in the UK

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gremlin2sDevious gremlin siyo-global-trading spent some time building up feedback with other items before launching into the sale of fake flash in private listings.

As well as the devious ploy of using private listings to hide what any negative comment about fakes (which this seller will inevitably get) siyo-global-trading tries to seem to be in the UK to inspire confidence among buyers.

Never bid on flash memory where the item location and seller location don’t match or where private sales are used as you are pretty certain to land up with a fake. In fact we’d advise against buying flash memory items on ebay full stop – it’s just too risky.

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.

128GB Kingston flash drives from this ebay seller are probably fake

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We think it highly unlikely that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives from ebay seller ranwoz (registered in Australia) are genuine. What ebay seller in their right mind would take the risk of auctioning such an expensive item at such a low start price? Nobody in the fightflashfraud team for sure!!

If ranwoz is a wealthy person who can afford to make huge losses then buyers will be able to confirm that their flash drives are genuine by verifying the serial numbers with Kingston. We think it extremely unlikely that Kingston will verify the 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.

We think this DataTraveler flash drive could well be counterfeit

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We suspect that this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive sold by US ebay member arsfom is likely to be counterfeit and fake capacity.

The buyer should check whether the serial number can be verified by Kingston.

If Kingston are unable to verify the serial number then it will be counterfeit and and fake capacity.

Counterfeits will trash files 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.

Seller in Malaysia lists fake flash drives in ebay auctions

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These leather and steel type flash drives listed by bundleofgoods are very familiar to the fightflashfraud team. Every one we examined has been fake capacity and would corrupt files after a time.

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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December 22, 2009 at 9:18 PM

Member of singjapan gang sells fake 128GB USB drives on ebay

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Seller fair.price2009 is a member of a Singapore based fraud ring operating on ebay. We have been watching this gang for a while – they are extremely devious. Most of their feedback is as fake as their USB flash drives. If you bought a flash drive from this seller it will trash your files after a while without a shadow of a doubt.

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

December 22, 2009 at 7:02 PM

We don’t beleive that this USB flash drive on ebay is “real 16GB”

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We don’t think for a second that this leather and steel type USB flash drive listed on ebay by livehongkong is genuinely 16GB – we think it is a fake capacity flash drive that will corrupt users’ files.

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.

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December 22, 2009 at 4:45 PM

These 128GB DataTravelers on ebay can not be genuine

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed for sale by keapon-laffin simply cannot be genuine at this price. This ebayer in Australia obviously bought them from a fraudulent supplier. They will be counterfeit and fake capacity. Such drives 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.

ADDENDUM 01/01/10

OOPS! – we notice there is an error in this post – keapon-laffin is actually selling these as 16GB. Kington do not make these in 16GB capacity!! This just means that the fact they are fake is even more glaringly obvious!!

If you see USB flash drives in this packaging then they are fakes

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Every single USB flash drive we have examined that came in this packaging turned out to be fake capacity. Fake capacity flash memory corrupts files after a while. This particular leather and steel model has always turned out to be fake whatever packaging it was in. Seller mirageusa obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier. We wonder why the sales are private – does this mean that mirageusa is aware they are fake?

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.

These 32GB Sony USB flash drives on ebay are counterfeit

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Seller qdetrn2008 (registered in Taiwan) is selling obviously fake flash drives here. Sony do not use the Vaio name for flash drives, only for laptops. These fakes will corrupt users’ files after a while.

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.

ebay seller bestbuy-digital looks a bit suspect to us

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We think that bestbuy-digital may well be a fraudster. This seller (registered in China) uses a lot of private auctions and we suspect that any flash memory items from this seller will prove to be fake capacity.

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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December 22, 2009 at 8:43 AM

This 64GB Kingston DT200 on ebay USA is just a bit too cheap

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We think this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 listed by bibobibo1109 will prove to be yet another counterfeit. This seller has also listed the 32GB version at too low a price for it to be genuine. Fakes destroy 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 22, 2009 at 5:59 AM

This 2GB Kingston USB flash drive on ebay Australia is probably yet another counterfeit and fake capacity item

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The buy it now price of this 2GB Kingston USB flash drive is too low for it to be genuine – even generic 2GB flash drives cannot be sold at this price without making a loss. As the seller seems to be drop-shipping from Hong Kong (a hub for fake flash memory shipping) some of the time then this seller is undoubtedly using a fraudulent supplier.

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.