Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

Archive for December 28th, 2009

32GB Sandisk on ebay seems a bit too cheap to be genuine

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We doubt that the 32GB Sandisk USB flash drives listed by tieniu2009 on ebay are genuine. We think they are likely to be counterfeit and fake capacity items 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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16GB Transcend USB flash drive in suspect listing on ebay UK

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing by dejan1986 seems too low for this to be genuine. We notice that this ebayer recently purchased what looks like a fake 16GB Transcend from seller salem-traveler for £9.98 including postage on November 30th. Curious is it not? We find the use of a private listing rather suspect too. We think that what buyers will get from dejan1986 will be a counterfeit and fake capacity item that trashes their 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.

This flash drive on ebay will corrupt buyers’ files

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The model of flash drive in this listing from kuaile1meiyitian2009 is a notorious fake which corrupts users’ files. The capacity will be a lot less than the advertised 16GB and once the true capacity is exceeded users can kiss goodbye to their 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.

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December 28, 2009 at 6:46 PM

Hong Kong seller loads postage costs to avoid ebay fees

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Seller marconatalieyanyan loads costs onto postage to evade ebay fees. This reduces the seller’s costs and (if the item proves to be fake) makes it extremely difficult for buyers to get their money back. We don’t know whether or not this seller’s flash drives are fakes, but we are suspicious!

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.

Suspect 64GB USB flash drive on ebay Netherlands

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These swivel type flash drives listed by thesupermanlover are too cheap to be genuine. We think this seller bought them from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets that supply fake capacity flash memory. Fakes destroy data once the true capacity is exceeded.

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 28, 2009 at 1:29 PM

If this 16GB Sandisk flash drive is genuine ebay seller risks a loss

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If this is a genuine 16GB Sandisk Cruzer flash drive then seller tedunn1979 risks making a loss by auctioning it. If it is not a genuine Sandisk then it 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.

Suspect flash drive in private auction on ebay Canada

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Every flash drive we have tested that came in this packaging turned out to be fake capacity. We think the same will apply to these 16GB USB flash drives listed in a private auction by cheapitems_bargain. Fake capacity flash drives corrupt data. We advise everyone to avoid USB flash drives on ebay especially if:

    There is a shiny capacity sticker on the item
    The sales are private
    The drive comes in this packaging
    The item is being sold at auction with a very low start price
    The buy it now price is much lower than you see elsewhere

These things are generally a sign that the flash drive is likely to be fake capacity and cause data loss and corruption.

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 28, 2009 at 8:28 AM