Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for December 22nd, 2009

We think this DataTraveler flash drive could well be counterfeit

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We suspect that this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive sold by US ebay member arsfom is likely to be counterfeit and fake capacity.

The buyer should check whether the serial number can be verified by Kingston.

If Kingston are unable to verify the serial number then it will be counterfeit and and fake capacity.

Counterfeits will trash files after a while.

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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Seller in Malaysia lists fake flash drives in ebay auctions

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These leather and steel type flash drives listed by bundleofgoods are very familiar to the fightflashfraud team. Every one we examined has been fake capacity and would corrupt files after a time.

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.

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December 22, 2009 at 9:18 PM

Member of singjapan gang sells fake 128GB USB drives on ebay

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Seller fair.price2009 is a member of a Singapore based fraud ring operating on ebay. We have been watching this gang for a while – they are extremely devious. Most of their feedback is as fake as their USB flash drives. If you bought a flash drive from this seller it will trash your files after a while without a shadow of a doubt.

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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December 22, 2009 at 7:02 PM

We don’t beleive that this USB flash drive on ebay is “real 16GB”

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We don’t think for a second that this leather and steel type USB flash drive listed on ebay by livehongkong is genuinely 16GB – we think it is a fake capacity flash drive that will corrupt users’ files.

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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December 22, 2009 at 4:45 PM

These 128GB DataTravelers on ebay can not be genuine

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed for sale by keapon-laffin simply cannot be genuine at this price. This ebayer in Australia obviously bought them from a fraudulent supplier. They will be counterfeit and fake capacity. Such drives 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.

ADDENDUM 01/01/10

OOPS! – we notice there is an error in this post – keapon-laffin is actually selling these as 16GB. Kington do not make these in 16GB capacity!! This just means that the fact they are fake is even more glaringly obvious!!

If you see USB flash drives in this packaging then they are fakes

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Every single USB flash drive we have examined that came in this packaging turned out to be fake capacity. Fake capacity flash memory corrupts files after a while. This particular leather and steel model has always turned out to be fake whatever packaging it was in. Seller mirageusa obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier. We wonder why the sales are private – does this mean that mirageusa is aware they are 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.

These 32GB Sony USB flash drives on ebay are counterfeit

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Seller qdetrn2008 (registered in Taiwan) is selling obviously fake flash drives here. Sony do not use the Vaio name for flash drives, only for laptops. These fakes will 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.