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Archive for December 16th, 2009

UK ebay member with fake flash drives and suspect SD cards

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This flash drive listed by UK ebay member midastouch7 is a well known fake flash drive sold in many different fake capacities.

The ones listed by this seller have been programmmed to show as 128GB but we doubt if the real capacity (when tested with h2testw) will prove to be more than 2GB – the very most they are likely to be is 4GB.

In testing by the frankeflash project we have not come across any of these leather and steel type USB flash drives with higher capacities than this.

This seller obviously bought from one one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets supplying fakes. We expect the 32GB SD cards from midastouch7 will also be fake capacity.

Often seller on ebay do not realise they are selling fakes but the use of private listings in this case make us wonder if midastouch7 knows and is being deliberately fraudulent.

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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fraudster begins a new round of fake flash sales on ebay

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Seller moraconn (registered in China) sold more then 450+ fake flash memory 16GB USB flash drives when he was known as wonzheng. After taking a break from fake flash sales this fraudster has returned with 64GB fakes to trash even more ebayers’ 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.

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December 16, 2009 at 8:28 PM

UK ebay seller lists 32GB Sony Vaio USB flash drive for sale

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UK seller bigage1960 may be unaware of this but there is no such thing as a Sony Vaio USB flash drive and Sony do not sell flash drives in capacities above 16GB anyway. This is a fake that will trash 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.

suspect listings for 64GB Kingston by ebay seller in Lithuania

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We reported on seller m.ltd at the beginning of August when this ebayer listed an obviously fake Kingston model.

We are certain the flash drives listed recently by m.ltd (registered in Lithuania) are equally fake.

This time the seller listed a different model and has been careful not mention Kingston in the listing or show the Kingston name in the photo (left) – we have no doubt that these are counterfeit and will destroy 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.

Are the 1GB and 2GB USB flash drives from this seller genuine?

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The little shiny capacity stickers on USB flash drives listed on ebay by seller qualitybuy9988 make us suspect that they could well be fake capacity items. 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 16, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Another ebay gremlin with the fraudster’s favourite flash drive

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gremlin2sThis 32GB flash drive from hujh8403 is fake fake fakity fake and will trash 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 16, 2009 at 11:08 AM

Notorious fake flash drive listed by ebay seller in the Phillipines

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This 64GB leather type USB flash drive listed on ebay by tii600 will be fake capacity and will trash users’ files. The seller may not realise this as many sellers have no idea of the true cost of flash memory.

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 16, 2009 at 8:27 AM