Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for December 6th, 2009

Seller on ebay Australia with suspect DT200 USB flash drives

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If these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives listed on ebay Australia e_auctionet were genuine then this seller would have lost a lot of money by auctioning these. This leads us to think these are counterfeit and fake capacity.
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Seller in China lists 120GB Sony Vaio USB flash drive on ebay

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leijun666888

There is no such thing as a 120GB USB flash drive – this flash drive sold by leijun666888 is not made by Sony and is not 120GB – it is a fake 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Job lot of ten fake 500GB Sony flash drives on ebay Australia

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Sony do not produce 500GB Microvault USB flash drives – the largest they sell are 16GB. No one else produces USB flash drives of this capacity either. There is such a thing as a 500GB solid state hard drive but it’s not the kind of thing you can put on your lanyard or keyring. Seller 830.patrickd obviously went shopping in fake flash land without researching flash memory first – otherwise the seller would have known these are 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

16GB Kingston flash drive far too cheap to be genuine

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mengpu0321

The 16GB Kingston DataTraveler G2 USB flash drive in this listing by mengpu0321 is far too cheap to be genuine. We think all flash memory items from this seller will be fake capacity and will trash 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.

We doubt that these 128GB DT200 USB flash drives are genuine

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We think that budgetelectricalstore09 may have purchase these 128GB Kingston DT200 USB flash drives from a fraudulent wholesaler. If this is the case they will be counterfeit and fake capacity – such drives corrupt files. If they are genuine they will have individual serial numbers that 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 of fake flash on ebay by the look of it

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This flash drive is the fraudsters’ favourite – easy to program to any fake capacity they think they can get away with. The true capacity of this will be nowhere near the 64GB claimed by seller jingtian168 and once the true capacity is reached users’ files will begin to be lost and 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 6, 2009 at 12:44 PM

Fake 500GB Sony Vaio USB flash drive one ebay USA

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There is no such thin as a 512GB Sony Vaio USB flash drive – this item listed by bean086 is fake fake fakity fake. This ebayer obviously bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers supplying fake flash memory that trashes users’ files after a while. We wish sellers would do some research before buying flash memory items to sell 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 6, 2009 at 10:10 AM

Another fraudster with a Christmas gift for your worst enemy!!

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gremlin2sIs there someone you really hate? Would you like to see all their computer files trashed? – here is the answer – buy your enemy a “Nice gift for Christmas” from lihinglung168!! Your enemy will eventually lose everything they saved to the flash drive you bought for them from this ebay gremlin.

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 6, 2009 at 7:45 AM

Another fraudster from China selling fake flash on ebay

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It is impossible to manufacture a genuine 64GB flash drive for the price that hongevewei888 is selling for!!

Is ebay is asleep at the wheel?

They must be if they cannot spot such obvious fraud as item number 270489780697!!

Oh, we forgot for a moment – ebay are probably not entirely asleep, just closing their eyes to fraud in the interests of profit. We think ebay’s days may be numbered if they don’t wake up and do something. They have already been sued by several brands over counterfeit items.

Many longstanding members (both buyers and sellers) are deserting the site. We find all this very sad, but ebay doesn’t seem to care – they they seem to think that paypal (owned by ebay) will be the thing they can profit from and that they can afford to leave what went before (their roots as a site where ordinary people could sell items they no longer needed to other members) go down the drain.

That might have been true if Paypal lived up to the promises of protection that it gives. However, the experience of those using this service on ebay and elswhere suggests that Paypal does not give people the protection they claim.

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 6, 2009 at 5:19 AM

Suspect 2GB flash drives listed on ebay Netherlands

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We have only ever come across the little shiny capacity sticker shown in this listing by tradekantoor on fake flash drives.

This makes us suspect that this seller bought from a fraudulent wholesale outlet.

It is unusual, but not unheard of, for fraudsters to bother programing fakes to as low a capacity as 2GB.

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 6, 2009 at 12:17 AM