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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.

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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.