Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for January 25th, 2010

Trip to China anyone? Seems you’ll need to take one to collect this!

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Feel like a trip to China to pick up a fake flash drive? According to this listing for 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives from ghg785678 this will be necessary as the only delivery option given by this seller in China is picking the item up!

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 Singjapan gang member sells favourite fake on ebay

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The USB flash drive in this listing by city1city1 is the fraudsters’ favourite fake USB flash drive. It always corrupts files and is sold by many members of fraud rings operating out of China, Hong Kong and Singapore. Seller city1city1 is a member of the Singjapan fraud ring based in Singapore.

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 25, 2010 at 9:15 PM

This 128GB USB flash drive on ebay Australia is fake fake fakity fake

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This 128GB UB flash drive from seller komtshengu is a fake that corrupts files. Any flash drive you see in this packaging is a fake. You can click on the picture to get a better view.

Steer well clear of any USB flash drive in this pack! Selller komtshengu may be unaware that these are fakes from a fraudulent supplier.

We are stunned at how many ebay sellers are ignorant of what they are selling because they didn’t do their research first. Had komtshengu done a little research before buying these the seller would have known that any USB flash drive bearing the Vaio logo was fake.

Sony do not sell any flash drives above 32GB capacity and they only use the Vaio tradmark for laptops, not for flash drives. Anyone who had done their research would know these USB flash drives are fakes that 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 25, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Another seller in Korea lists fake USB flash drives on ebay

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Seller niyaochu1laoqian2010 listed this very obvious fake USB flash drive on ebay. This USB flash drive 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.

ebay gremlin from china has sold lots of fake flash memory items

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Seller lingpao has sold a number of models of fake USB flash drive and fake memory cards that will corrupt users’ files. We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test 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 25, 2010 at 1:03 PM

UK ebayer auctions counterfeit 128GB Kingston as faulty

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UK ebay seller happyhilton-2007 obviously bought these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives from a fraudulent supplier. The seller is mistaken in thinking they are faulty items – they are counterfeit and fake capacity items manufactured by fraudsters. Such USB flash drives inevitably corrupt files.

The seller has the idea that they can be repaired. This is no easy task and even if it succeeds the memory chips are such low quality and of such low capacity (often under 1GB!) that such repair is not worth the bother. Those who have taken the time to “rescue” fakes found themselves with a small capacity and unreliable flash drive that was prone to fail at any time.

Had the seller tested the flash drives on arrival with the free program h2testw the seller might have managed to get a refund from the fraudulent supplier. Anyone contemplating selling flash memory items should do this!

We think these 128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives are counterfeit

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives listed on ebay by seller 6999.roshangala (registered in Italy) are bound to be counterfeit and fake capacity. Counterfeit USB flash drives always corrupt files. The seller may not know the true cost of flash memory, so may not realise these are fakes 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.