Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for January 5th, 2010

ebay member in Holland buys fakes on ebay and re-sells

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It seems that philippe99000 has been buying fake flash drives from known fraudsters and then re-selling them to other ebayers. We don’t know whether this seller simply didn’t realise they were fakes or is quite well aware of it. However, you would think alarm bells might have rung in philippe99000’s head when items started to vanish when ebay suspended the sellers.

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 5, 2010 at 11:46 PM

If this Corsair flash drive is genuine the seller risks a loss

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If this 16GB Corsair flash drive is genuine then seller stephdu66000 (registered in France) risks making a loss by selling it on ebay at auction. If it is a counterfeit flash drive it will corrupt the buyer’s 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 5, 2010 at 9:36 PM

Another dodgy looking Hong Kong seller on ebay

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gremlin2sWe think seller y-bb is yet another gremlin ID selling fake flash memory items.

This seller has rather dodgy looking feedback and this along with the low price for a supposedly 32GB USB flash drive and the use of private sales make us pretty sure we have uncovered yet another fraudster.

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 Sony Vaio USB flash drives listed on ebay

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There is no such thing as a Sony Vaio flash drive. These flash drives from badboyagu are not made by Sony and the real capacity will be a lot less than 32GB resulting in file loss and 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.

Another ebay gremlin from Hong Kong selling fake USB flash drives

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gremlin2sGremlin seller hucanhui091 listed 32GB USB flash drives on ebay at £11.88 with free P&P.

Nobody can sell real 32GB flash drives at that price.

Anyone who bought a flash drive from this seller will end up with lost and corrupted 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 5, 2010 at 2:31 PM

UK ebay seller with highly suspect Corsair flash drives

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These 128GB Corsair USB flash drives listed by nigel4380red look very dodgy to us! Apart from anything else we don’t think Corsair produces this model of USB flash drive in 128GB capacity. We think these are counterfeit and fake capacity – one customer has already had a problem and we think everyone else will after a while. Fakes eventually corrupt all your 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 5, 2010 at 12:33 PM

Buy it now price for 16GB Kingston flash drives on ebay is a bit low

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The buy it now price set for these 16GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives seems a little low. This makes us wonder whether seller szymon24b bought from one of the fraudulent wholesalers supplying counterfeits.

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 09/01/10
Seller szymon24b is now offering 16GB flash drives that are absolutely certainly fake – the model shown in this listing is not made in 16GB. These are counterfeit, fake capacity items that will corrupt files.

UPDATE 18/01/10
Seller szymon24b is now using a picture of the DT150 in a buy it now listing for 16GB Kingston – another model that is not made in 16GB capacity!