Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for December 3rd, 2009

Obvious fake USB flash drive sold by ebay member in Germany

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This 32GB USB flash drive sold on ebay by ettenduden for 31 euros is patently fake and will trash the buyer’s files. We think this was probably purchased from one of the many fraudulent sellers in China peddling fake flash memory on ebay as it looks as though this ebay member bought from several of them.

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

December 3, 2009 at 10:29 PM

Seller in the Phillipines with a very dodgy ebay listing!!

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What do we think about this listing from ebay seller siss003? We think this is fake fake fakity 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.

Another seller in China loading delivery charges

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Here we have another ebay seller in china loading costs on the delivery charges in auctions for USB flash drives. This is a way of evading ebay fees and ensuring the seller does not make a loss. This does not seem very honest to us so we wonder if any other dishonesty is involved here – such as supplying fakes that will trash users’ data? We’d be very cautious about buying flash memory from dslr_com!!

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 3, 2009 at 6:23 PM

We think this job lot of eleven 4GB USB flash drives could be fake

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The low start price in this listing for a job lot of eleven 4GB USB flash drives from UK ebay seller lsd90 makes us wonder whether these could be fakes that will trash users’ files. If they are genuine then this seller risks making a big loss with this listing.

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 3, 2009 at 3:34 PM

Another seller in China loading postage costs in some auctions.

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electronic_ltd168

We notice that seller electronic_ltd168 is loading the shipping costs in auctions for USB flash drives. This is a means of evading ebay fees and makes us feel this seller is not likely to be trustworthy. We therefore wonder if flash drives from this seller might be fake capacity. If so they 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 3, 2009 at 11:47 AM

Seller in Australia lists obvious fake flash drive on ebay

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This 64GB USB flash drive listed by huggable33 is a well known fake capacity drive that corrupts users’ data. The seller may be unaware it is fake.

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 3, 2009 at 9:09 AM

Cute picture, but are these 8GB penguin flash drives genuine??

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These 8GB penguin flash drives listed on ebay by red_star1689 (registered in China) look much more cute in this seller’s picture than most we have seen – but are they genuinely 8GB 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 3, 2009 at 5:52 AM