Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for December 18th, 2009

This ebay item is not a genuine 128GB Kingston USB flash drive

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The flash drive shown in this ebay listing by UK member paperboy786 is not a genuine 128GB flash drive – it is fake and will corrupt files. If paperboy786 had only looked at the Kingston website then this seller would have known that this model is not made in this capacity. The seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier. This listing seems to have been removed by ebay, no doubt at Kingston’s request.

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.

Seller in Korea lists fake capacity 32GB USB flash drives on ebay

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Seller dejian2009 has listed a number of the 32GB USB flash drives shown in the listing above at auction. We have absolutely no doubt that these will prove to be fakes which corrupt users’ files after a while.

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 18, 2009 at 9:45 PM

We think these 8GB leather type flash drives on ebay are fake

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We think UK ebay seller arkventures72 bought these 8GB leather and steel USB flash drives from a fraudulent wholesale outlet. We have never come across any of this model with a real capacity over 4GB – usually they have a real capacity of 2GB or less. The seller may be unaware of the fake flash memory problem – fakes trash your files after a while!

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 18, 2009 at 8:27 PM

buyers of this flash drive on ebay will be unhappy bears!!

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We expect that anyone who bought one of these so-called 32GB USB flash drives from jrhappybear09 will be a lot less than happy when their files either become corrupt or vanish altogether. We are certain they are fakes.

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 18, 2009 at 7:33 PM

These 128GB Kingston flash drives on ebay are fakes

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Kingston do not make the model shown in this ebay listing by yq3g08 in 128GB capacity as anyone who looks at the Kingston website will see. This seller obviously went shopping in fake flash land and bought from a fraudulent supplier. The seller may have no idea that these are fakes which will destroy users’ data.

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 18, 2009 at 5:52 PM

Are these 64GB DT200 USB flash drives on ebay genuine?

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These 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed by shop-till-you-drop-2 are an absolute bargain if they are genuine, however at this price we think this seller may have bought from a fraudulent supplier. If so they will destroy data. If they are genuine they have individual serial number that can be verified with Kingson.

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.

Looks like another UK ebay member went shopping in fakeflashland

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These 64GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives seem a bit too cheap to be genuine. We think that seller chaplinsclub bought these from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers advertising on the Internet. These wholesale outlets supply counterfeit, fake capacity memory that trashes users files. The use of a private listing makes us wonder if this seller may be aware that they are 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.

This ebay seller is wrong about these being genuine.

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Seller 2004alonso is wrong in thinking the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives that he or she listed for sale on ebay are genuine. This ebay member bought from a fraudulent supplier. Genuine DT200 drives have individual serial numbers that can be used to verify with Kingston that the drives are genuine. We don’t think Kingston will verify these.

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.

We have a sneaking suspicion this ebayer’s flash drives are fake

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When we saw the ID bizzy-shop we had a strange feeling of deja vue. We looked back through our posts and found that we had investigated this UK ebay member’s activities back in July. Our investigations then revealed that this member bought a number of fake flash drives from known fraudsters on ebay and re-listed them for sale.

We wonder if this member has now been to fakeflashland and bought these from one of the fraudulent wholesalers selling counterfeit and fake capacity memory. If we are wrong and these are genuine then bizzy-shop is taking a risk listing them at such a low start with free P&P.

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 18, 2009 at 9:56 AM

UK ebayer with 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 in private sale

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We think that this listing (ebay item number 270500854966) seems a bit dodgy. If these are genuine then why is nathanjameslgc using private sales? In our experience when flash memory items are being sold this is usually a sign of fraud.

Shortly after this screenshot of this listing was taken seller nathanjameslgc removed the picture and the reference to reference to the RRP of these. The seller also raised the price by £20 and added a charity donation. We’ve seen people who were deliberatly selling fakes use charity donations to try and put people off the scent. Is this why nathanjameslgc decided to add a charity donation?

We have a sneaking suspicion that these were bought from a fraudulent supplier and are counterfeit. We also suspect that nathanjameslgc may be aware that these are fakes which will destroy data.

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.

This 128GB Kingston on ebay Germany is not likely to be genuine

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We think it highly unlikely that this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive listed by superkoki is genuine. We think it will turn out to be counterfeit and fake capacity. Fakes 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.