Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for January 2010

Familiar fake USB flash drive in new packaging listed by UK ebayer

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This 64GB leather and steel type USB flash drive is a very familiar fake that always corrupts users’ files. Although the fraudulent wholesale suppliers that UK ebay seller rich-n-vel bought these from has used packaging that we have not come across before the picture shows the tell-tale shiny little capacity sticker that many such fakes have.

Seller rich-n-vel probably has absolutely no idea that these are fakes – perhaps a kind ebayer will warn this seller (who has a spotless record as a seller to date) that he or she has been the victim of fraud and should test these with h2testw.

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.

UPDATE 01/02/20010
We understand that (having been advised that these were fakes by an ebay member) this seller has now removed them from sale. We’d be interested to hear from the seller about who the supplier was as this packaging is new to us.

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January 31, 2010 at 8:00 AM

buyer comment indicates this 128GB Kingston on ebay is fake

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A comment from the buyer of this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive sold on ebay Australia by 2010mmk indicates that it is (as we suspected) a counterfeit. 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.

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.