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Archive for January 13th, 2010

Suspect ebay seller in Germany with 64GB Kingston DT150 drive

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We are pretty certain that this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drive listed at auction by seller 7586sergej is a counterfeit and fake capacity item. This seller lists occasional fake flash drives – single items at irregular intervals, so it seems this seller is not buying (as many ebay sellers do) in bulk from a fraudulent wholesale outlet.

We suspect that this seller has more than one ID and is buying fakes on ebay under one ID and re-selling them under another. This suggests to us that 7586sergej is well aware that the items are fakes that will corrupt users’ 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 13, 2010 at 9:41 PM

ebay seller in the USA could make a loss if these are genuine

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If the 16GB PNY Attache USB flash drives are genuine then disc.123 risks making a loss by auctioning them. It looks as though this seller has already made a loss on Sandisk flash drives and memory cards if they are genuine. Most people don’t continue selling at a loss so we wonder whether the flash memory items sold by disc.123 came from a fraudulent wholesale outlet. If they did then the items will be counterfeit and fake capacity. Fake flash memory 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 these 16GB USB flash drives on ebay UK are likely to be expensive fakes!

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We have a feeling that UK ebayer sales-riversidenetworks fell into the trap of buying from a fraudulent supplier as every USB flash drive of this model that we tested that was either the model shown in this seller’s listing or had one of the little shiny stickers shown in the picture proved to be a fake that corrupted files. If only this seller had tested them on arrival with h2testw then they would know the truth about these.

This seller has a very good feedback score so we think we probably have a victim seller here – someone who did not realise they bought from a fraudulent supplier. Hopefully an ebay member will have noticed and warned the seller. If, as we think, this is an honest ebayer then listings will be removed and buyers refunded.

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 13, 2010 at 4:45 PM

UK ebay seller obviously did not look at Kingston’s web site before buying

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Had seller ukdeals2010 looked at the Kington website the seller would have known that the USB flash drives pictured in this listing are not genuine 64GB drives. These are counterfeits 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.

We think this 1GB USB flash drive from Taiwan looks dodgy

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We have a sneaking suspicion that this 1GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by dashop168 will prove to be a fake that corrupts users’ files.

This seller is also offering the fraudsters’ favourite flash drive (leather and steel model) in 2GB capacity.

We think it unlikely (though not absolutely impossible at this capacity) that these will not be genuine either.

The seller also has other models on offer – if one proves to be fake then it is likely all will be.

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 13, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Another ebay gremlin selling fake USB flash drives

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gremlin2sThis flash drive listed on ebay by xufan8y is a notorious fake sold in a range of false capacities. This leather and steel flash drive is a favourite with fraudsters because it is easy to program to any old capacity they feel like.

The real capacity usually turns out to be 2GB or less. Once the real capacity is exceeded files begin to vanish or become corrupt.

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 13, 2010 at 7:58 AM

64GB USB flash drive on ebay USA will undoubtedly corrupt files

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This leather and steel type USB flash drive always turns out to be fake capacity leading to file loss and corruption. Seller enjoymall79 obviously bought 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 13, 2010 at 5:23 AM