Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for December 29th, 2009

We don’t think this 64GB Kingston DT150 on ebay UK is genuine

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We think it highly unlikely that the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives listed on ebay UK by fristikasnia are genuine. We think they will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. If the are genuine they will have unique serial numbers that can be verified with Kingston. If they are (as we think) counterfeit they will corrupt 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.

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We think it unlikely these 64GB DT200 flash drives are genuine

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We think it unlikely that the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed on ebay UK by steveh0157 are genuine. We have a feeling that this seller is yet another ebayer who has fallen foul of one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets supplying counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory. Fakes trash 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.

Another ebayer in the USA with suspect 1 day flash drive auctions

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Here is another ebay member in the USA with one day auctions for 16GB flash drives. Again the start price is so low that if the flash drives are genuine the seller is certain to make a loss. It seems more likely that stuffstore299 has been shopping in fakeflashland and that these will be fakes that corrupt files after a while.

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December 29, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Another member of a Singapore based ebay fraud gang

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Here we have another member of the singjapan fraud ring listing the fraudster’s favourite but in pink rather than the more common black or brown. Ghastly colour for a ghastly fake that will trash users files after a time. Anyone who bought flash memory from v3v4.v5v6 will regret it.

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 29, 2009 at 4:31 PM

These 2GB USB flash drives on ebay seem a little on the cheap side

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We are a little surprised to see new 2GB USB flash drives listed quite this cheaply by a UK seller. This makes us wonder if they could possibly be fakes. There are many fraudulent wholesalers who sell fake capacity flash memory items which corrupt users’ files.

A lot of ebay members have bought flash memory from these suppliers to sell on ebay without realising that what they were buying were fakes. We wonder if makemeacupoftea could be yet another ebayer who has fallen prey to these fraudulent suppliers. We advise anyone planning to sell flash memory items on ebay to test the merchandise with h2testw on arrival to ensure they are genuine.

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 29, 2009 at 1:53 PM

ebay seller with suspect 1 day auctions for 16GB USB flash drives

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The start price of the 16GB USB flash drives listed in auctions on ebay USA by diverse-products-779 is rather low – if they are genuine the seller stands to make a rather large loss. This makes us wonder if they could be fake capacity items purchased from a fraudulent supplier.

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 29, 2009 at 12:27 PM

We think colorspaceshow is yet another fraudster on ebay

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We have wondered for some time if colorspaceshow was shipping fake flash memory items out of Hong Kong but didn’t have anything much to go on. However this seller switched to private listings a while back and then we noticed the flash drive above.

The USB flash drive shown in this listing (supposedly a 16GB Sony USB flash drive) cannot be found on the Sony website. It does match a drive from another company (the author of this post has a genuine 1GB one from the company in question) but it matches nothing from Sony.

Our conclusion? colorspaceshow is yet another oriental fraudster selling fake flash memory that 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.