Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for January 8th, 2010

Looks like a counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler on ebay USA

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We are pretty sure that this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drive will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. If we are wrong the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston.

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 Hong Kong fraudster selling fake flash on ebay

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gremlin2sThis 64GB USB flash drive sold by jia14u is fake and will corrupt users’ files. We expect this gremlin ID will turn out to belong to one of the familiar fraud rings operating out of Hong Kong.

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 fraudster in China

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The USB flash drive in this listing from weihh1986 is very familiar to us – every single one we tested was fake capacity and we are certain this will be too. Fake capacity 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.

Obvious fake flash drive in private auction on ebay UK

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This 32GB USB flash drive listed by discount-auctions-4-u is an obvious fake – any flash drive you see in this package will be a fake and will corrupt all your 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 8, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Another ebay fraudster with fake 32GB DT200 USB flash drives

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gremlin2sThe 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives sold by ebay gremlin zhangjiayun1976 are counterfeit and fake capacity.

They will have a very small real capacity and once that is used files will start to be lost or corrupted. The same goes for all other flash drives from this seller.

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.

Alert! linn287 (suspended by ebay) sold fake Kingston flash drives

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If you bought a Kingston flash drive on ebay from seller linn287 you will find your item has vanished from your won list. We doubt if ebay will tell you this but we think they suspended this seller (based in the Phillipines) because they were fakes. The seller may not even have realised this – many ebay sellers fall into the trap of buying fakes from fraudulent wholesale outlets in China.

The seller should have bought only from an approved outlet and checked the serial numbers of the flash drives with Kingston before paying the supplier. Kingston would have said the serial numbers could not be verified – if you cannot verify the serial number of high capacity Kingston flash drives (32GB or over) they are counterfeit and fake capacity items that will corrupt data.

This is not a genuine 64GB Kingston flash drive – it’s a fake!

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UK ebay seller shiney-d obviously bought these from a fraudulent supplier because Kingston do not make this model of flash drive in 64GB capacity. Counterfeits like this corrupt files. The seller may not know that they are fake but if shiney-d had looked at the Kingston website he or she 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.