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Archive for January 21st, 2010

Another member of Singapore based flash fraud ring on ebay

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Seller crazy.sales.omg is part of a Singapore fraud ring selling fake USB flash memory drives on ebay. We named this fraud ring the singjapan gang because many (like crazy.sales.omg) claim the flash chips are made in Japan. This 16GB leather and steel flash drive is fake capacity and will corrupt users’ files as a result.

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 21, 2010 at 11:56 PM

8GB leather and steel type flash drives on ebay likely to be fake

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We think that UK seller razzaqtraders has been shopping in fake flash land and purchased these leather and steel type USB flash drives from a fraudulent supplier. We will be very surprised indeed if they are anything other than 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 21, 2010 at 9:30 PM

Fraudster in China sells fake 32GB USB flash drives on ebay USA

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Gremlin seller abcdg204609 offers the two models of fake 32GB USB flash drive shown above. Anyone who bought one will end up with lost and corrupted files eventually. This is because, although the operating system will see them as 32GB, this is far from the truth – the capacity will be much smaller. When the true capacity is reached there is nowhere for data to go so files are overwritten or corrupted.

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 21, 2010 at 7:30 PM

obvious fake 8GB USB flash drives sold by ebayer in the USA

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Seller parrot_world obviously bought these 8GB USB flash drives from a fraudulent wholesale outlet as every flash drive that comes in this packaging turns out to be fake capacity. Fake capacity USB 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 21, 2010 at 4:17 PM

We think these 8GB USB flash drives on ebay will corrupt files

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We think ebay seller getraenkeonlineshophoffmann bought these 8GB USB flash drives from a fraudulent supplier and that they are fake capacity items. Fake capacity USB flash drives corrupt files. This seller (registered in Germany) may have no idea that these are likely to be fakes and will corrupt files once the true capacity (probably no more than 2GB) is exceeded.

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 21, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Seems ebay seller in Canada shopped in fake flash land

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Seller hotbc2003 seems to have bought these Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives from a fraudulent supplier. We have come to this conclusion because the seller has continued listing them at aucton despite the fact that the prices they sold at would have meant making a loss on each sale.

The only reason we can see for continuing to sell in this way is that they are counterfeits bought at a low price from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets supplying counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory items. Counterfeit USB 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.

Did you buy a USB flash drive on ebay from seller profmodhenk?

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If you look at the feedback for ebay member profmodhenk (registered in the Netherlands) you will see that this person has bought USB flash drives from a number of fraudsters we have written about here and resold them to other members. Any USB flash drive bought from this seller 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 21, 2010 at 8:14 AM