Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for December 24th, 2009

We don’t think these 128GB DT200 drives on ebay USA are genuine

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We doubt that these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed on ebay by completesolutionsllc are genuine. We think this seller bought from a fraudulent supplier and that they will be counterfeit and fake capacity. If we are wrong then serial numbers can be verified with Kingston. If we are right they will corrupt users’ 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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This flash drive may ship from the USA but we still think it’s fake!

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Seller geriheri makes a point of stating these ship from the USA not China. However, it doesn’t matter where it ships from – a fake capacity flash drive is still a fake capacity flash drive that will destroy your data.

We are certain that the true capacity of this drive will be a lot less than 16GB; though of course the operating system will report 16GB due to fraudulent programming. It seems this seller fell into the trap of buying from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers supplying fake capacity flash memory items.

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 24, 2009 at 8:52 PM

This flash drive on ebay is fake fake fakity fake

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This item is a total fake which will corrupt users’ files. Had ebay member jpnewton visited the Kingston website then this seller would know that the flash drive pictured is a fake. A bit of research into memory capacities would reveal that 360GB is a capacity used for hard drives not flash drives. There is not, and will never be, a 36GB USB flash drive / memory stick / pen / thumb drive made by Kingston or anyone else.

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.

Looks like another Singapore fraudster with fake feedback

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There is a large ring of ebay IDs registered in Singapore that have been set up for the purpose of fake flash fraud. These IDs give each other fake posititive feedback as buyers and sellers without anything ever exchanging hands. You cannot rely on feedback to tell you the truth about a seller!! This seller, yoyozman-341, is part of this ring and this 64GB flash drive will be a fake that destroys data.

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 24, 2009 at 3:32 PM

8GB Sandisk USB flash drive on ebay USA seems a tad too cheap

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This 8GB Sandisk USB flash drive listed on ebay USA by 3jenterprise seems a tad too cheap for this particular model which makes us suspect they may be counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier.

We advise ebay sellers to beware of buying bargain price brand name flash memory from wholesale outlets without checking that that the supplier is authorised by the company whose name it bears. In fact no one with any sense should buy flash memory to resell at all without fully researching the true cost of such items and the profit margin you can expect.

You may be surprised to learn how low profit margins really are and how difficult it is to sell genuine flash memory items on ebay, except at a loss!!

If you do buy flash memory to resell ALWAYS TEST WITH H2TESTW

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 24, 2009 at 12:49 PM

Looks like another fraudulent seller from Hong Kong on ebay

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We think that the 16GB and 32GB USB flash drives shown above – and any other flash memory items – that were sold on ebay by benliurb (registered in Hong Kong) will prove to be fake capacity items that trash user’s files.

We strongly advise people not to buy flash memory items on ebay at all – there are very few sellers anywhere in the world with genuine items. If you buy in auctions with low start prices and free P&P you are 90% certain to get a fake wherever the seller is and 99% certain to land with a fake if the seller is in the far east!

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 24, 2009 at 10:38 AM

probable counterfeit DT150 flash drive listed by ebayer in Canada

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We think it likely that seller rafeeki bought this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drive from a fraudulent supplier. If we are right they are counterfeits that will corrupt users’ files. If we are wrong the serial numbers can be verified by Kingston.

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 24, 2009 at 7:52 AM