Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for January 11th, 2010

64GB Corsair Voyager flash drive on ebay unlikely to be genuine

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We think it unlikely that the 64GB Corsair Voyager USB flash drives listed on ebay USA by holidayshopn are genuine. We have a feeling that the seller bought these from a fraudulent wholesale outlet and that they will turn out to be counterfeits. If they are counterfeit they will be fake capacity and 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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This 32GB USB flash drive on ebay is fake capacity & corrupts files

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We can tell from the picture that this model of 32GB USB flash drive listed by edd12309 is fake capacity and will corrupt files. It is also too cheap to be a genuine 32GB flash drive. The use of a private listing makes us wonder if the seller knows 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 11, 2010 at 8:37 PM

Very strange listings from an ebay member in Germany

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An ebay member in Germany guenstig-007 has very strange listings for the item shown on the left. The picture shows the most obvious type of fake USB flash drive possible. There are three things that indicate this is fake:

1) The packaging
2) The model – every one that looks like this which we tested with h2tesw proved to be fake
3) The shiny little capacity sticker

Seller guenstig-007 appears to claim in listings that these passed testing with h2testw and have a capacity of 32GB – somehow we don’t think so! This leads us to suspect that this is likely to be a case of deliberate fraud. Anyone who bought one should test it with h2tesw – we are sure it won’t pass the test!! We are pretty certain the USB flash drives sold by guenstig-007 will corrupt files.

The seller listed a number at auction and has one longer-running buy it now listing, item number 260535323646 – we think that guenstig-007 is heading for the fraudster database!

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.

Dodgy looking 256GB USB flash drives on ebay Australia

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We don’t think these swivel type 256 USB flash drives from centralwest2000 will have the advertised capacity – though no doubt the operating system will report this due to fraudulent programming. It seems that this seller bought from a fraudulent supplier as we don’t think anyone except Kingston has yet produced a 256GB USB flash drive. We are sure that buyers of these will end up with lost and corrupted 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 11, 2010 at 3:35 PM

128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay USA likely to be counterfeit

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We think it is highly unlikely that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives listed on ebay by rugclean are genuine. We think it much more likely that they are counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier. If we are right these flash drives will corrupt files. The seller says they have been tested but we fear that all the seller did was look at the properties rather than testing them properly.

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 ebayer sells counterfeit 64GB Kingston DT150 USB flash drive

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This 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 listed on ebay by arlbo80wsui17hemtn27 is too cheap to be anything but a counterfeit that will corrupt users’ files. This ebay member obviously bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets.

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 this 16GB Sandisk flash drive is genuine seller risks a loss

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If this 16GB Sandisk USB flash drive listed on ebay USA by eagles1515 is genuine the seller is taking a risk by selling it at auction with a low start price. Because of all the fake flash sold on ebay bid prices tend to be rather low and sellers of genuine items often make a loss.

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 11, 2010 at 8:08 AM