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Archive for January 2010

Another Singapore fraudster selling fake USB flash drives one ebay

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Here is an ebay listing by sgnicefoodzzz11 for the fraudster’s favourite USB flash drive which always corrupts files. this is yet another ebay ID belonging to the devious singjapan fraud ring operating out of Singapore.

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

January 31, 2010 at 11:55 PM

another UK ebayer with perfect feedback falls into fake flash trap

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UK ebay member ali7860_10 is yet another seller with a perfect feedback score who has fallen into the trap of buying USB flash drives from a fraudulent supplier.

It is very likely that this seller does not realise that these flash drives are fakes. However, these 64GB flash drives are obvious fakes – any USB flash drive you see in this packaging is a fake that corrupts files.

We hope that if some kind ebayer warns ali7860_10 about these being fake that this seller heeds the warning, ends the listing immediately and tests the merchandise 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 (or your customers) 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

January 31, 2010 at 9:31 PM

Another obvious fake 128GB Kingston USB flash drive on ebay

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This picture (provided in ebay listing number 280458108443 by seller maknjuk23, registered in Latvia) does not show a genuine 128GB Kingston USB flash drive. This is a fake USB flash drive that corrupts files.

We have no idea whether this seller realises it is a fake or not – unfortunately there are so many people selling fake flash memory items on ebay that there is not a snowball’s chance in hell of us contacting them all and getting them to check their items.

There is even less chance we can contact all of the thousands of people who bought fake flash memory items on ebay.

However, if you are a victim of flash fraud you can do a good deed and contact sellers you notice with suspect looking items and at least some of the people who bought the same item as you!

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.

Looks like another ebay listing for a fake 128GB Kingston DT200

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We don’t think that this item listed at auction on ebay Australia is a genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive. We think it is a counterfeit USB flash drive that corrupts files which was purchased by ebay seller whyallastar from a fraudulent supplier. We think that the 32GB Kingston SD memory cards are also counterfeits that will trash users’ photos and videos.

The seller may have no idea that these items are fake – sadly, far too few ebay sellers either do their research before buying flash memory items to sell on ebay or test the items they get from suppliers properly before listing them for sale.

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.

Another ebay ID from the singjapan fraud ring by the look of it

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The ebay ID singapore.seller2009 seems to belong to a devious fraud ring we named the singjapan gang. This gang use all sorts of devious tactics to fool ebay members into buying their fake USB flash drives. The flash drive shown in this listing (and any others from this seller) will undoubtedly corrupt 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 31, 2010 at 2:57 PM

Pretty pictures of fake USB flash drives on ebay Australia

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Seller the-world-of-eara has pretty pictures in ebay listings but sadly the 16GB USB flash drives they advertise will undoubtedly prove to be fakes that corrupt 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 31, 2010 at 12:22 PM

UK ebayer sells massive 512GB fake Kingston flash drive

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Had UK ebay seller darren159 checked with Kingston then this seller would have known that the 512GB USB flash drives he or she listed for sale on ebay are fakes. Kingston do not make 512GB flash drives (yet, anyway) and nor does anyone else. This USB flash drive corrupts files – fakes have to as they have a very small real capacity but are programmed to display a false capacity to the operating system.

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.

Familiar fake USB flash drive in new packaging listed by UK ebayer

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This 64GB leather and steel type USB flash drive is a very familiar fake that always corrupts users’ files. Although the fraudulent wholesale suppliers that UK ebay seller rich-n-vel bought these from has used packaging that we have not come across before the picture shows the tell-tale shiny little capacity sticker that many such fakes have.

Seller rich-n-vel probably has absolutely no idea that these are fakes – perhaps a kind ebayer will warn this seller (who has a spotless record as a seller to date) that he or she has been the victim of fraud and should test these 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

UPDATE 01/02/20010
We understand that (having been advised that these were fakes by an ebay member) this seller has now removed them from sale. We’d be interested to hear from the seller about who the supplier was as this packaging is new to us.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 31, 2010 at 8:00 AM

buyer comment indicates this 128GB Kingston on ebay is fake

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A comment from the buyer of this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive sold on ebay Australia by 2010mmk indicates that it is (as we suspected) a counterfeit. Counterfeit USB flash drives corrupt 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 32GB USB flash drive on ebay is fake fake fakity fake

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This is not a genuine 32GB USB flash drive – it is a fake from resourcefulmarket, yet another ebay fraudster registered in China. This USB flash drive corrupts 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 30, 2010 at 11:54 PM

Sony do not sell 32GB USB flash drives – this ebay item is a fake

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This listing from dongshan810 (an ebay seller registered in Korea) is for a fake 32GB USB flash drive which corrupts files. Sony do not sell 32GB USB flash drives that look like this.

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.

Another ebay listing for fake USB flash drives from Korea

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This 128GB USB flash drive listed by dfh-h888fgh is a fake that corrupts files. Every one of this leather and steel type has proved to have a true capacity less than 4GB – usually 2GB or less. This flash drive is a favourite for reprograming to any fake capacity between 4GB and a fantastic 256GB. Anyone buying one of these can expect to experience file loss and data corruption.

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

January 30, 2010 at 7:15 PM

This 2GB flash drive on ebay is not shown on Kingston’s web site

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We could see no sign of the model of USB flash drive listed on ebay by seller digtalworld2010 (an ebay seller in China) when we looked on Kingston’s web site.

We conclude that this is a fake – and fake USB flash drives corrupt 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 30, 2010 at 5:07 PM

UK ebay member sells Counterfeit Kingston DT200 flash drives

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The 64GB Kingston flash drives listed on ebay by olin.2008 simply have to be counterfeits. The buy it now price is far too low for them to be genuine and this seller accepted an offer of only £24.99 for one. Nobody could sell a genuine one at this price – in fact Kingston couldn’t even make one for this price! The inevitable conclusion is that this ebayer bought them from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets. These USB flash drives corrupt files. The seller may not realise they are fakes.

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.

**BRAND NEW** 64GB fake USB flash drives in private ebay listing

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These 64GB USB flash drives listed in a private ebay sale by UK seller brandnewdeal are fakes that corrupt files. The same applies to the 128GB model listed by this seller The use of private listings makes us wonder if this might be a case of deliberate fraud rather than a case of someone who bought fakes from a fraudulent supplier without realising.

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.

Looks like another member of the singjapan fraud gang on ebay

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The singjapan gang is an ebay fraud ring operating out of Singapore which mainly sells dodgy batteries and fake USB flash drives that corrupt files. Seller digitzal.worzks23 seems to be a member of this fraud ring and the 64GB USB flash drive in this listing is a favourite with fraudsters.

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

January 30, 2010 at 10:15 AM

If this 16GB USB flash drive sold on ebay was genuine seller lost money on sale

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If this 16GB flash drive sold on ebay Australia by digilifeonline is genuine then the seller lost quite a bit of money on the sale. If the USB flash drive is not genuine then it will corrupt 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 30, 2010 at 7:54 AM

This 32GB USB flash drive from China listed on ebay is fake

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This 32GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by oubrandproducts corrupts files. It is a fake capacity item, as is any USB flash drive you see with one of these little capacity stickers and almost all flash memory from sellers in China.

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.

Ebay item 110487247739 from e-mart-china is a fake flash drive

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Do not buy this item – it is a fake USB flash drive that corrupts files! A real 128GB flash drive like this cost the best part of £300.

There are a lot of less obvious fake USB flash drives around – even ones sold as 2GB or less! Also fake memory cards of all sorts and fake MP players. Protect yourself from data loss – never use flash memory items that you have not tested with the great little program h2testw – supplied for free by a German computer magazine and written by Harald Bogholtz, a member of their team.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Hong Kong ebay seller with fraudsters’ favourite flash drive

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This 64GB USB flash drive corrupts files – the true capacity of the flash drives sold by kingji718 will be 4GB at the very most, probably less.

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.

Fake 64GB USB flash drives in private auctions on ebay Australia

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This flash drive is a fake that corrupts files. It is not made by Sony and it’s capacity is a lot less than the advertised 64GB. Any flash drive you see for sale bearing the name Sony Vaio is a fake that trashes 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 purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

This 64GB USB flash drive from ebay seller in Korea is a fake

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This 64GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by zheshizhen1dema2010 is a fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files.

Sony do not make flash drives of higher capacity than 32GB and the Vaio name is not used for flash drives, only for laptops.

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

January 29, 2010 at 5:26 PM

beautifully presented fake flash drive from Hong Kong seller

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Seller ch_km went to some trouble to present this fake capacity 16GB leather and steel type flash drive absolutely beautifully. Very nice presentation, extremely professional.

What a shame that the product is bound to be a nasty little fake! We have not the shadow of a doubt that the leather and steel type 16GB USB flash drives sold by ch_km will prove to be fake capacity items which corrupt files. This model of flash drive on ebay always does, whatever capacity it is sold as. This is because they are altered to mis-report capacity.

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.

More counterfeit 64GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash on ebay

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Kingston has now discontinued the DataTraveler 150 model of USB flash drive. We wonder if this is a result of the massive number of counterfeits churned out in China and sold by fraud rings there. Seller tiankong1586168 is yet another ebay ID being used by fraudsters in China to sell these. If you bought one of these USB flash drives it 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Counterfeit Kingston in private ebay sales by fraudster in China

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Seller zjhwxy09 used private listings to hide purchases of the counterfeit Kingston DataTravler USB flash drives sold on ebay. Counterfeit USB flash drives are fake capacity and corrupt 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.

Hong Kong ebay seller claims fake flash drive made in Japan

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This flash drive is not 64GB and was not made in Japan as seller jianme43 claims. This is a fake capacity USB flash drive that corrupts 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.

We think this 4GB USB flash drive from China is 100% fake

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Seller zhouxiping_1011 says in the listing that this 4GB USB flash drive is 100% real – we think it’s really fake!!

We have little doubt that this USB flash drive corrupts files.

Every USB flash drive we examined that had the shiny little capacity sticker you see in the picture corrupted files and we don’t think this one will be any different.

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

January 29, 2010 at 5:41 AM

ebay fraudster in China with fake USB flash drives

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The supposedly 16GB USB flash drives sold by chenfair61 are almost half the price you can expect to pay for a genuine one on ebay.

We are certain that chenfair61 is an ID belonging to one of the fraud gangs selling fake flash memory on ebay. We first reported on this seller back in July 2009 but so far no evidence against this seller seems to have been reported. We are certain that this USB flash drive (and any other flash memory from this seller) corrupts 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 29, 2010 at 12:33 AM

Looks like another UK ebay member who sold fake DT200

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If this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler (item number 120519897241) sold by UK registered ebay member jackson3327 was genuine then snoopy will fall off his doghouse in a dead faint.

We agree with snoopy – who would sell a real one with a start price of under £10? Oh of course – we forgot the explanation given by the seller:

64 GB USB 2.0 data stick drive, Bought for office use but selling due to office closure, only selling as I have no use for item. Brand new in unopened packaging. Please note that this stick was bought from Hong Kong, Iam currently using one which works fine (Massive storage for little money!!!). Bids to start at £9.99 with no reserve. Grab a bargain, “happy bidding and good luck.”

Our comment is visually represented on the right! 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.

Fraudster in China sells fake 64GB Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay

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There is no such thing as a Sony Vaio flash drive and Sony do not sell any flash drives of capacities over 32GB – this flash drive from taiyang182 is a fake. Fake USB flash drives corrupt 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.

Member of singjapan ebay fraud ring sells fraudsters’ favourite

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Seller sgbest.2122 is a member of a fraud ring based in Singapore which we christened the singjapan gang because most of them claim the fake USB flash drives they sell on ebay are made in Japan. No such thing. Any USB flash drive from this seller will corrupt 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 28, 2010 at 7:25 PM

More counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT200 USB flash drives on ebay

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Seller ycpcglobal is yet another fraudulent ebay seller from China offering ebayers the chance to corrupt lots of data with this counterfeit and fake capacity 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive.

A counterfeit USB flash drive inevitably corrupts files. Do not think that you can buy genuine flash drives of this capacity at low prices on ebay – all you will get is a fake that destroys your 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.

Another ebay gremlin from Hong Kong with fraudsters’ favourite

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This USB flash drive from gremlin pengy_cai corrupts files – it is the classic fake sold on ebay. 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

January 28, 2010 at 2:27 PM

Hong Kong ebay seller with USB fake flash drives that corrupt files

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The 64GB USB flash drives from ebay seller ganzh95 are fakes that will corrupt files after a while. They are far too cheap to be genunine.

Do not think that you can buy genuine high capacity flash drives on ebay for very low prices. All you will get is a fake that will destroy your 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.

fraudster in Singapore lists fake flash on ebay as located in Ireland

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Singapore based ebay fraudster 66ljhgfdl09 has listed this patently fake USB flash drive as located in Ireland.

There is no such thing as a Sony Vaio flash drive and Sony do not make flash drives of higher capacities than 32GB

This so called 64GB USB flash drive is nothing of the sort, it is fake capacity and corrupts 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 28, 2010 at 9:52 AM

Seems like another ebay fraudster in China with fake flash drives

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The price of the 16GB USB flash drives from digibox.cn seems a bit too low as do other items from this seller. We think that any USB flash drive or other flash memory item from this seller will corrupt files.

In fact we’d be inclined to steer clear of anything from this seller as the use of private sales indicates that everything sold is likely to be dodgy!

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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January 28, 2010 at 7:39 AM

If Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives are genuine this ebay seller seems to be making a loss

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Ebay seller setar2009 has sold quite a large number of 8GB, 16GB and 32GB Kingston USB flash drives in ebay auctions. If they are genuine then we think this seller is making a loss overall. This makes us wonder if they could be counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier. If this seller’s USB flash drives are counterfeit they will corrupt files after a while. If they are counterfeits the seller may well not be aware of it.

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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January 28, 2010 at 5:22 AM

Another fake flash gremlin from Hong Kong selling on ebay

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The USB flash drives from ebay gremlin green.to.elect will undoubtedly be fake capacity items.

Fake USB flash drives corrupt 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 27, 2010 at 11:58 PM

Another ebay fraudster from China selling fake USB flash drives

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Seller jewelry-kingdom2009 has several models of flash drive for ebayers to corrupt their files with including the fraudsters’ favourite leather and steel type, a familiar steel swivel type, counterfeit Kingston DT200 and DT150. All these USB flash drives corrupt files because they are fake capacity.

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.

Another fraud ID in China lists fake USB flash drives on ebay

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This 32 USB flash drive from ebay seller cuizhenshop will corrupt files. This seller is no doubt a member of one of the known fraud rings operating in China who have been selling fake flash memory items (USB flash drives, memory cards and MP players) on ebay for a long 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.

this looks like another fake flash memory seller on ebay to us

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We think daily-liquidator will prove to be yet another fraudulent seller from China selling fake capacity USB flash drives that corrupt files. This seller is using private sales on ebay – private sales are generally a sure fire sign that you will get a fake flash drive! Never buy flash memory from a seller who keeps your ID private.

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

January 27, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Another ebay listing for Sony Vaio flash drives

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This fake flash drive has been listed on ebay Australia by seller diamond738hsv. There is no such thing as 64GB Sony Vaio flash drives. The Vaio name is only used for laptops and Sony to not sell flash drives of capacities over 32GB.

This seller obviously didn’t do his or her research before buying these from a fraudulent supplier and may well be unaware that these USB flash drives are fakes that corrupt 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.

Another ebay seller from China with counterfeit 128GB DT200’s

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives from seller manyi100_1526 are far too cheap to be anything other than counterfeit and fake capacity items that corrupt 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.

128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 on ebay too cheap to be genuine

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This 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive listed by slam714 on ebay USA is too cheap to be genuine. It must be a fake purchase by the seller from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets supplying counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory items. This USB flash drive corrupts data, as do all counterfeits. The seller may have no idea that these are fakes.

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.

Something doesn’t quite look right about this ebay listing

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Something just doesn’t ring true about the picture in the buy it now listing for 4GB Kingston USB flash drives from trustkeys (registered on ebay China) shown above or the generic USB flash drive from this seller shown on the left.

We have a suspicion that both these 4GB USB flash drives will turn out to be fake capacity items programmed to report a false capacity.

Fake capacity USB flash drives corrupt files once the real (smaller) capacity is reached.

We will be surprised if either of these can store more than 512mb of 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 27, 2010 at 8:18 AM

We wouldn’t touch flash memory from this ebay seller with a barge pole

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We are certain ebay seller urqiqiexpress (based in china) is yet another fraudster selling fake memory. The 32 USB flash drives shown on the left from urqiqiexpress are certain to corrupt 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.

Another ebay seller of fake flash drives from China

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The 64GB USB flash drives sold by david_2008_china are bound to be fakes that corrupt 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.

WE NEED YOUR HELP FOLKS!

If we are to continue the fight against the continuing supply of fake flash memory items on ebay that corrupt your files then we need the help of every ebay member that fell victim to this fraud.

The steps you need to take:

1)Test your item with h2testw
2) If the item fails testing, leave the seller a negative comment – something like:
Fake flash (tested with h2testw) google h2testw fightflashfraud 4 free prog
3) email all the information needed for your info to go into the ebay fraud database
4) Open a paypal dispute and claim a refund from the seller
5) Warn other buyers who bought the same item as you and tell them about this blog

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January 26, 2010 at 9:37 PM

Counterfeit 128GB Kingston from China listed on ebay

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The buy it now price for these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives listed by seller tibet_art_collect is below the manufacturing cost of real ones. This USB flash drive corrupts files because it is fake capacity.

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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January 26, 2010 at 9:34 PM

Fraudster from China no longer registered on ebay and listings removed.

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Ebay seller shaopingdong2009 sold fake flash memory. This seller is no longer a registered user and listings have been removed. No doubt the seller will pop up again with a new ID.

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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January 26, 2010 at 8:31 PM

Fraudster in China with private ebay sales for counterfeit Kingston

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Beware of private listings on ebay for flash memory items such as USB flash drives, MP players, memory cards etc. Private listings for this type is generally a sign of fraud. This is certainly the case with this listing by xiaohao_hk88 – the flash drives in this listing are not genuine 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 drives. They are counterfeit, fake capacity items that will corrupt files. At this price they couldn’t be anything 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

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January 26, 2010 at 7:02 PM

128GB Kingston DT200 in ebay USA auctions with low start price

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives auctioned on ebay by kh9709 are certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity. These USB flash drives will corrupt data. This devious fraudster is actually located in China – that’s where Macau is, not in the USA!

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.

Honest ebay seller? Somehow we think it unlikely!

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Is colour.up an honest ebay seller? Somehow we don’t think so. Honest sellers don’t bump up the postage costs for a small item like a flash drive to £10 for a start!! We think that this seller’s flash drives are very likely to be fake capacity. Fake capacity USB flash drives corrupt 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.

Another singjapan gang member selling favourite fake on ebay

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Seller low-price-20009 is yet another member of the devious Singapore based fraud ring we christened the singjapan gang. This classic fake leather and steel type USB flash drive is gaurenteed to corrupt 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.

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January 26, 2010 at 11:54 AM

fake flash gremlin with a huge number of fraudster’s favourite

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Seller touchdream2009 started with a stock of no less than twenty thousand of these fake 32GB USB flash drives for sale. That means up to twenty thousand people could find their valuable data trashed thanks to buying one of these!

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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January 26, 2010 at 11:33 AM

Another fraudster in China selling fake flash memory on ebay?

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We think it highly unlikely that the 32GB Memory cards in this listing or any other flash memory sold by sunday1688 on ebay will be genuine. We think that both the memory cards and USB flash drives from this seller will corrupt 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.

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January 26, 2010 at 8:55 AM

Another ebay gremlin from Hong Kong sells fake flash drives

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The 64GB USB flash drives sold by xurencheng319 are counterfeit and fake capacity. Fake USB flash drives corrupt files. We advise everyone who buys flash drives 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.

Trip to China anyone? Seems you’ll need to take one to collect this!

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Feel like a trip to China to pick up a fake flash drive? According to this listing for 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives from ghg785678 this will be necessary as the only delivery option given by this seller in China is picking the item up!

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.

Another Singjapan gang member sells favourite fake on ebay

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The USB flash drive in this listing by city1city1 is the fraudsters’ favourite fake USB flash drive. It always corrupts files and is sold by many members of fraud rings operating out of China, Hong Kong and Singapore. Seller city1city1 is a member of the Singjapan fraud ring based in Singapore.

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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January 25, 2010 at 9:15 PM

This 128GB USB flash drive on ebay Australia is fake fake fakity fake

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This 128GB UB flash drive from seller komtshengu is a fake that corrupts files. Any flash drive you see in this packaging is a fake. You can click on the picture to get a better view.

Steer well clear of any USB flash drive in this pack! Selller komtshengu may be unaware that these are fakes from a fraudulent supplier.

We are stunned at how many ebay sellers are ignorant of what they are selling because they didn’t do their research first. Had komtshengu done a little research before buying these the seller would have known that any USB flash drive bearing the Vaio logo was fake.

Sony do not sell any flash drives above 32GB capacity and they only use the Vaio tradmark for laptops, not for flash drives. Anyone who had done their research would know these USB flash drives are fakes that corrupt 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.

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January 25, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Another seller in Korea lists fake USB flash drives on ebay

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Seller niyaochu1laoqian2010 listed this very obvious fake USB flash drive on ebay. This USB flash drive corrupts 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.

ebay gremlin from china has sold lots of fake flash memory items

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Seller lingpao has sold a number of models of fake USB flash drive and fake memory cards that will corrupt users’ files. We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test 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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January 25, 2010 at 1:03 PM

UK ebayer auctions counterfeit 128GB Kingston as faulty

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UK ebay seller happyhilton-2007 obviously bought these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives from a fraudulent supplier. The seller is mistaken in thinking they are faulty items – they are counterfeit and fake capacity items manufactured by fraudsters. Such USB flash drives inevitably corrupt files.

The seller has the idea that they can be repaired. This is no easy task and even if it succeeds the memory chips are such low quality and of such low capacity (often under 1GB!) that such repair is not worth the bother. Those who have taken the time to “rescue” fakes found themselves with a small capacity and unreliable flash drive that was prone to fail at any time.

Had the seller tested the flash drives on arrival with the free program h2testw the seller might have managed to get a refund from the fraudulent supplier. Anyone contemplating selling flash memory items should do this!

We think these 128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives are counterfeit

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives listed on ebay by seller 6999.roshangala (registered in Italy) are bound to be counterfeit and fake capacity. Counterfeit USB flash drives always corrupt files. The seller may not know the true cost of flash memory, so may not realise these are fakes from a fraudulent supplier.

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.

32GB SanDisk USB flash drive on ebay too cheap to be genuine

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Looks like UK ebay seller 2staffkids bought from a fraudulent wholesaler as these 32GB USB flash drives are a bit too cheap to be genuine. The seller may have no idea there could be a problem but we are fairly certain that these USB flash drives will corrupt 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.

Another fraudster in Hong Kong with fake USB flash drives on ebay

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The 32GB USB flash drives sold by search852 are certain to be fake. This fraudster is not only defrauding customers but also defrauding ebay by loading postage costs to evade ebay fees! Any USB flash drive from this ebay seller will 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.

UK seller cwmwitch2009 gets away with fake flash sales on ebay

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We now suspect that UK seller cwmwitch2009 is a cunning fraudster. We first posted about this seller on December the 10th 2009. Despite selling the obvious fake USB flash drive shown in our original short article (and other items we are sure are fake) this seller still has 100% positive feedback!! Why??

We think it is because this seller gives immediate refunds to anyone who complains, so that the buyers don’t leave negative feedback. Because sales are private no one can tell what a comment is about as you cannot see the item the comment refers to.

Very few buyers test flash memory items properly and are fooled by what the operating system shows. If something goes wrong and the seller refunds them they never realise they bought a fake! This seller seems to be taking advantage of buyers’ ignorance by apologising and giving refunds to the few who notice something is wrong.

Very clever – the buyer thinks the seller is honest and leaves positive feedback, often without even indicating there was anything wrong! Here are a selection of positive comments that we are fairly sure are from buyers who were sold fakes by cwmwitch2009:

• Compatability issues with my PC and USBs but full refund given immediately. Thks
• recieved refund thank you
• strange device, full refund
• Compatability issues with my PC and USBs but full refund given immediately. Thks
• Great eBayer, very helpful and honest all round A++++++++++++++++++++
• Item was faulty, however received full refund, so overall service was good.
• OK but doesn’t work perfect with APPLE.
• Item was faulty but the seller was excellent, tried to help and gave full refund
• Item not working. Refund given without quibble, thanks

The seller also has two neutral comments:
• Ordered 2 and both were faulty, but full refund given without any problem
• Item did not appear to be original copy but full refund received.

Never buy flash memory items in private sales!! YOU ARE ALMOST CERTAIN TO GET A FAKE.

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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January 24, 2010 at 11:51 PM

This USB flash drive on ebay UK is a fake that corrupts files.

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Seller asia22joanna (registered in Northern Ireland) has obviously been shopping in fake flash land. The model of USB flash drive pictured in this listing is not made in 16GB capacity – it is a fake. Any fake capacity USB flash drive like this corrupts files. The seller may be unaware these are fakes – unfortunately most sellers on ebay don’t do their research before buying flash memory and end up shopping with fraudulent wholesalers.

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.

Another member of the singjapan gang, an ebay fraud ring

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The flash drive in this listing from value.store.555 is the fraudsters’ favourite. This leather and steel style USB flash drive always proves to be fake capacity and always corrupts 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.

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January 24, 2010 at 7:05 PM

seems ebay seller in Australia made loss on 4GB Kingston if genuine

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If the 4GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives from seller ozbestchoice are genuine then we are fairly certain the seller made a loss on this one. We are a little surprised that this seller is still auctioning them if they are the real deal – after all no one likes to sell at a loss!

This makes us wonder if ozbestchoice purchased them from a fraudulent supplier. If they came from a fraudulent wholesale outlet they will corrupt 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.

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January 24, 2010 at 4:36 PM

Another gremlin selling the fraudsters’ favourite flash drive on ebay

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This leather and steel model listed by Hong Kong based seller shou_jiao_shan is a favourite with fraudsters – easy to program to any old fake capacity they like. This fools the operating system and users who don’t test their drives and assume that what the properties window shows is the actual capacity – no such thing.

As a result most buyers think everything is ok until files start to be lost and corrupted – often months later. 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.

16GB Axis USB flash drives on ebay likely to be fakes

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We have a feeling that the 16GB flash drives being auctioned by birdy1004 (a seller in Korea) are likely to be fake capacity items that will corrupt 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.

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January 24, 2010 at 12:23 PM

We doubt that this 8GB USB flash drive on ebay is genuine

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We suspect that this 8GB USB flash drive listed by Hong Kong based ebay seller gongwei8520 will prove to be yet another fake Usb flash drive that corrupts 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.

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January 24, 2010 at 9:31 AM

256 Kingston DT200 flash drives on ebay UK are not faulty but fake

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Seller aetdinger is not selling faulty 256 Kingston USB flash drives in this listing – they are total fakes!! Apart from anything else the Kingston DataTraveler 200 is not made in this capacity!! These are counterfeits purchased by this buyer from a fraudulent supplier. They are not worth £3, let alone £31.

We have seen a worrying trend recently – ebay sellers who purchase counterfeit and fake capacity flash drives selling them as faulty to recoup their loss. They are no such thing – these fakes are only fit for one thing – smashing up with a hammer so that no one can ever use them.

We consider the sale of these fakes (especially where the seller uses a private listing, as aetdinger has done) to be fraud. Foolish buyers are misled into thinking they might get something worthwhile – they won’t. They will simply have wasted their money on something useless.

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.

Fake flash fraudster uses private ebay auctions to sell counterfeits

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The ebay ID iljago is used by fraudsters in China to list counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in private auctions. Buying flash memory in private auctions is asking for trouble! These USB flash drives corrupt 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.

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January 23, 2010 at 11:59 PM

Hong Kong fraudster sells counterfeit Kingston DT 150 on ebay

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives sold by fang_jucu85 will corrupt users’ files after a while. This is because they are counterfeit and fake capacity – not made by Kingston and with a capacity much less than the advertised 64GB. As with all fakes they will fool the operating system due to fraudulent programming.

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.

If these 8GB USB flash drives are genuine why is ebay listing private?

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If the 8GB USB flash drives malcolmpencraig is selling are genuine then why is this seller using a private listing?

This made us wonder if these USB flash drives could be fakes that will corrupt files as this is the usual reason that sellers make flash memory sales private.

We looked at the seller’s history and found the picture on the left used for one sale. This adds to our suspicion that these are file corrupting fakes as all flash drives in this packaging prove to be fake.

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.

Price for this 16GB Kingston USB flash drive on ebay is rather low

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The price of the 16GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives from UK seller misticrunch seems a bit low which makes us wonder if they came from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets selling counterfeit and fake capacity memory items. If they did come from a fraudulent supplier the seller may be unaware of it. USB flash drives bought from fraudulent suppliers corrupt 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.

Seems this UK ebay seller has been shopping in fake flash land

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These 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives listed on ebay by imen3uk are undoubtedly counterfeits that will corrupt files. This seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier – a real flash drive of this capacity could not be sold at this price, even wholesale!

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 16GB Transcend USB flash drive on ebay UK is fake

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This Transcend USB flash drive is a fake that will corrupt files. It is a counterfeit, fake capacity item no doubt purchased by seller memo-ry_online_computer_store from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets that supply fakes. The seller may have no idea that they are fake. Had this seller looked at the range of real Transcend flash drives then memo-ry_online_computer_store would have known better than to buy these.

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.