Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for January 30th, 2010

This 32GB USB flash drive on ebay is fake fake fakity fake

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This is not a genuine 32GB USB flash drive – it is a fake from resourcefulmarket, yet another ebay fraudster registered in China. 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 30, 2010 at 11:54 PM

Sony do not sell 32GB USB flash drives – this ebay item is a fake

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This listing from dongshan810 (an ebay seller registered in Korea) is for a fake 32GB USB flash drive which corrupts files. Sony do not sell 32GB USB flash drives that look like this.

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 ebay listing for fake USB flash drives from Korea

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This 128GB USB flash drive listed by dfh-h888fgh is a fake that corrupts files. Every one of this leather and steel type has proved to have a true capacity less than 4GB – usually 2GB or less. This flash drive is a favourite for reprograming to any fake capacity between 4GB and a fantastic 256GB. Anyone buying one of these can expect to experience file loss and data corruption.

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 30, 2010 at 7:15 PM

This 2GB flash drive on ebay is not shown on Kingston’s web site

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We could see no sign of the model of USB flash drive listed on ebay by seller digtalworld2010 (an ebay seller in China) when we looked on Kingston’s web site.

We conclude that this is a fake – and fake 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 30, 2010 at 5:07 PM

UK ebay member sells Counterfeit Kingston DT200 flash drives

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The 64GB Kingston flash drives listed on ebay by olin.2008 simply have to be counterfeits. The buy it now price is far too low for them to be genuine and this seller accepted an offer of only £24.99 for one. Nobody could sell a genuine one at this price – in fact Kingston couldn’t even make one for this price! The inevitable conclusion is that this ebayer bought them from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets. These USB flash drives corrupt files. The seller may not realise they 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.

**BRAND NEW** 64GB fake USB flash drives in private ebay listing

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These 64GB USB flash drives listed in a private ebay sale by UK seller brandnewdeal are fakes that corrupt files. The same applies to the 128GB model listed by this seller The use of private listings makes us wonder if this might be a case of deliberate fraud rather than a case of someone who bought fakes from a fraudulent supplier without realising.

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 member of the singjapan fraud gang on ebay

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The singjapan gang is an ebay fraud ring operating out of Singapore which mainly sells dodgy batteries and fake USB flash drives that corrupt files. Seller digitzal.worzks23 seems to be a member of this fraud ring and the 64GB USB flash drive in this listing is a favourite with fraudsters.

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 30, 2010 at 10:15 AM

If this 16GB USB flash drive sold on ebay was genuine seller lost money on sale

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If this 16GB flash drive sold on ebay Australia by digilifeonline is genuine then the seller lost quite a bit of money on the sale. If the USB flash drive is not genuine then it 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 30, 2010 at 7:54 AM

This 32GB USB flash drive from China listed on ebay is fake

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This 32GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by oubrandproducts corrupts files. It is a fake capacity item, as is any USB flash drive you see with one of these little capacity stickers and almost all flash memory from sellers in China.

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 item 110487247739 from e-mart-china is a fake flash drive

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Do not buy this item – it is a fake USB flash drive that corrupts files! A real 128GB flash drive like this cost the best part of £300.

There are a lot of less obvious fake USB flash drives around – even ones sold as 2GB or less! Also fake memory cards of all sorts and fake MP players. Protect yourself from data loss – never use flash memory items that you have not tested with the great little program h2testw – supplied for free by a German computer magazine and written by Harald Bogholtz, a member of their team.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.