Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for December 1st, 2009

Another ebay member selling fake 128GB DT200

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Seller magadgets01 uses private listings to sell counterfeit and fake capacity 128GB Kingston flash drives that will corrupt users’ files. The seller may be using dropshipping as the listing states:

This item is from china, i cannot tell if they are fake or not but to be honest

Dropshipping is not a wise move when you plan to sell flash memory items as you get no chance to test them. Items of this type drop-shipped from China tend to be fakes that corrupt files. However, the pictures suggest that the drives are actually in the seller’s possession. If so the seller should have checked serial numbers with Kingston to find out if they were genuine. Testing with h2testw would reveal the true capacity of the drives – a lot less than 64GB!

This seller bought a fake 16GB flash drive on ebay so will find out at some point exactly why those of his or her customers who check serial numbers with Kingston and test the drives with h2testw will complain. After a while magadgets01’s files will start vanishing or becoming corrupt, just like those of people who buy 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.

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seller with suspiciously cheap USB flash on ebay

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We think the flash drives sold on ebay by seller cool_kaka (registered in China) are highly likely to be fake capacity. If we are right they will trash users’ files. You cannot tell the true capacity of flash memory items by looking at drive properties because fakes fool the operating system. The easiest way to check the true capacity is with the free program h2testw provided by a computer magazine in Germany.

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 1, 2009 at 9:15 PM

Fake capacity SD memory cards on ebay by the look of it

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mustgone

We are certain that the 32GB SD memory cards in the listing above from seller mustgone and any other flash memory item from this seller will have a fake capacity – much less than shows in properties. Fakes trash files – people who use them eventually lose all (or almost all) the videos, photographs, documents etc saved to them. Do not buy cheap flash memory items on ebay – you are asking for trouble if you do!!

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 1, 2009 at 6:44 PM

Another counterfeit 64GB Kingston DT150 on ebay?

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We doubt very much that this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drive listed by quattro216 is genuine. If we are wrong then Kingston will be able to verify the serial number – but we don’t think they will.

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 1, 2009 at 4:35 PM

Looks like another ebayer in the USA selling fake 128GB DT200

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We think this will turn out to be yet another counterfeit and fake capacity 128 Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive that will corrupt users’ files. We have a feeling these could have been purchased from an ebay member who had listings removed by ebay and is no longer a registered user.

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.

Another fake flash fraudster with private ebay auctions

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supasei168

Seller supasei168 is yet another oriental fraudster using private auctions in the hopes of getting away with selling fake flash memory that will corrupt users’ data. Never buy flash memory items in private auctions – they are for the seller’s benefit not for yours!

Private auctions hide who bought what and make it difficult for anyone to know what negative feedback is actually about unless it is very carefully worded.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 1, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Seller in Malaysia lists fake flash drive in private ebay sales

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This 64GB flash drive is bound to be a fake – if it wasn’t then the seller would have mentioned the Kingston brand. The fact that the seller is using private sales as well as omitting the Kingston name suggests the seller is well aware it is fake. 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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 1, 2009 at 10:12 AM