Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for December 4th, 2009

We think this 16GB flash drive on ebay is a fake

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We think this model of 16GB flash drive sold by gogovogue is a fake which will trash users’ files, we think this also applies to memory cards from this seller.

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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Written by fightflashfraud

December 4, 2009 at 11:48 PM

Obvious fake flash in a listing on ebay Ireland

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We think the flash drive on the left in this listing is bound to be fake so we think the pen one will be too. 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 4, 2009 at 9:30 PM

Another ebay member in Germany with an obvious fake flash drive

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These flash drives listed on ebay Germany by akif206 are fake fake fakity fake. every single flash drive in this packaging seems to be fake capacity and this particular model (whatever the packaging) always proves to be a fake if sold as more than 4GB.

Even some sold as 4GB or less are often fake capacity. Fake capacity flash memory trashes your files. As it seems that akif206 bought from a fraudulent supplier any flash memory item from this seller is likely to be fake. The seller may not be aware that they are fakes as few sellers test their 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.

Private ebay auctions used to sell suspect flash memory items.

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The fact that Hong Kong based seller wallyfine uses private auctions to sell USB flash drives, memory cards and media players is highly suspect. As usual we advise buyers to avoid private auctions for flash memory items – usually those in private auctions turn out to be fakes that 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.

Get your fake USB flash drives and fake gold jewellery here

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Seller shuibin2009 sells gold rings that, according to feedback, are not real gold – we’d have fainted if they were real given the prices they sell at! We think the USB flash drives are equally fake – programmed to show 16GB but with a much lower real capacity. This inevitably leads to files being lost or corrupted. This fraudster is using private sales for some items to hide who bought what.

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 4, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Another ebayer in Germany who went shopping in fakeflashland

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This flash drive sold by schnucky59 is fake fake fakity fake – every single flash drive that we tested which came in this packaging was fake capacity and would have corrupted our files if we had used it.

We can only assume that this seller either:
A) bought these from one of the many fraudsters in China and elsewhere selling on ebay.
B) bought from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets who sell fakes.

The seller may not be aware that they are fakes as few sellers test their drives.

All those who plan to re-sell flash memory on ebay should test at least a sample of the flash drives they plan to sell with the program h2testw.

The author of this post buys flash drives for students to use and tests every single one with this program before issuing it to a student even if it was purchased from a normally reliable source. Otherwise students could lose their work by using a drive that was either fake or faulty.

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 4, 2009 at 12:23 PM

Fraudster on ebay uses private auctions for fake flash sales

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kwankwanbaby

Seller kwankwanbaby has been using private auctions to sell a range of fake capacity USB flash drives on ebay. Private auctions hide who bought what – this protects the fraudster not the buyer! Anyone buying flash memory from this seller will eventually find their files start to be lost or corrupted.

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 4, 2009 at 9:50 AM