Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for December 2nd, 2009

We think this ebayer in Germany went shopping in fakeflashland!!

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We don’t think for a second that this 128GB USB flash drive listed by 521safemoor is genuine. It looks as though this seller bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets in the far east. The seller may be unaware that the flash drives he or she is selling are fakes 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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December 2, 2009 at 10:10 AM

Kingston flash drives in ebay auctions with very low start price

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UK seller telboy74 has listed this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive with the stunningly low start price of £10 and the 64GB version with a start price of £5. Genuine Kingston DT 200 flash drives are very expensive but the huge number of fakes listed on ebay go for very low prices.

If these are genuine the seller is likely to make a huge loss by doing this. Either that or, like almost all the others, they will turn out to be counterfeits that trash users files. Genuine flash drives of this type have individual serial numbers that can be verified with Kingston.

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.

Obvious fake flash drives listed by ebay seller in Germany

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These 32GB USB flash drives listed by schnucky59 on ebay are obvious fakes, but the seller may be unaware of this. If schnucky59 had tested with h2testw then this seller would have learned the truth. Every flash drive in this packaging that was tested by members of the fightflashfraud team turned out to be a 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 2, 2009 at 5:19 AM