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Archive for February 1st, 2010

Another Singapore seller of fake USB flash drives on ebay

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The 64GB USB flash drive in this listing by seller jiuji423 is a fake that corrupts files. It is the longest-standing fake model sold on ebay and is a favourite with fraud gangs because it is easy to program to any fake capacity the fraudsters choose. The result of this programming is that the operating system displays the capacity the fraudster advertised though the drive usally has a real capacity of no more than 2GB.

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

February 1, 2010 at 11:33 PM

This 64GB DT 150 USB flash drive from Korea listed on ebay is fake

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This 64GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive listed by seller yhgfyi is a counterfeit and fake capacity item which corrupts files. The seller may not realise 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.

Hong Kong fraudster lists obvious fake USB flash drive on ebay

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This USB flash drive from Hong Kong based seller panqiuyue895 is a fake that corrupts files. It is not really 64GB and is certainly not made by Sony. Any flash drive you see marked Sony Vaio is a fake, as is anything else sold as Sony over 32GB capacity.

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 fraudster listing fake flash on ebay

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Pls don’t buy this now – if you do, you will regret it! What we see here is a fake 64GB USB leather and steel type flash drive sold by buy.it.now.pls a member of a devious Singapore based fraud gang operating 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 1, 2010 at 4:58 PM

These 256GB Kingston USB flash drives on ebay USA are fakes

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The USB flash drives sold on ebay by luckieestrike, who has listed a number of Kingston models, are fakes that corrupt files. The seller may not be aware of this.

The model shown on the left (sold as 256GB) has never been made in this capacity, Kingston only sell one 256GB model and this is not it.

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 seller in Ireland lists notorious fake USB flash drives for sale

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Seller 2009joesstore (registered in Ireland) obviously shopped with one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets supplying fake flash memory items at prices lower than the manufacturing costs of genuine USB flash drives. This particular model is a notorious fake, gaurenteed to corrupt files; though the seller may have no idea that this is the case.

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 06/02/2010
Seller 2009joesstore has marked listings for this item out of stock which suggests that this ebayer may have discovered these are fake. It looks as though only one was sold – we hope the seller refunds and explains the situation to the buyer. If (as appears may be the case) this seller is an innocent victim of a fraudulent supplier we hope he or she manages to get a full refund from these crooks.

512GB Sony Vaio USB flash drive listed on ebay USA

There is no such thing as a Sony Vaio USB flash drive of any capacity. Sony only use the Vaio name for laptops/notebooks, not for flash drives. Sony do not sell ANY flash drives of capacities higher than 32GB.

There are no USB flash drives made by ANYONE in 512GB capacity (yet, anyway!) – the highest capacity currently available is 265GB and at present there is only one flash drive of that capacity on the market.

The USB flash drive on the left is a fake that corrupts files. Seller kashifmuhammad obviously got these from a fraudulent supplier.

This seller shows a screenshot – perhaps this seller is foolish enough to think that what the operating system shows as the capacity is the truth. It is not necessarily the truth – the operating system only shows you what someone programmed the device to show the operating system.

The 500GB Sony drive listed by kashifmuhammad is also fake – 500GB is not a size USB flash drives will ever be offered in, this size is only used for hard drives. If you see pictures of a flash drive like the one above or the one on the right – steer welll clear – you are looking at a fake USB flash drive that 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.