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Archive for February 2nd, 2010

fake flash ebay gremlin in China trys to appear like a UK seller

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Here we have yet another ebay fraudster in China who sold fake USB flash drives on ebay. Take our advice – do not buy flash memory items on ebay! Almost all are fakes that corrupt files – this one from seller sgdgrtyt certainly will. This seller from China tried to make it seem as though the item was in the UK. After selling only three of these the seller seems to have skipped off ebay. Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by fightflashfraud

February 2, 2010 at 11:58 PM

UK ebayer sells fake 64GB USB flash drives in private listings

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These swivel type 64GB USB flash drives listed by muzz1979 are too cheap to be real – we think they are fake capacity items bought from a fraudulent supplier. The use of private listings by seller muzz1979 looks a tad suspect to us. This is usually a sign that the seller is aware they are selling fakes. This seller has two models on offer, the swivel type in this listing and the favourite fake on ebay – the leather and steel type. These 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.

Fake flash seller tangxingyi792009 deregistered from ebay

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Seller tangxingyi792009 is yet another fraudster from Hong Kong who sold fake capacity USB flash drives that is no longer a registered user. The listings from tangxingyi792009 have been removed. USB flash drives from this seller will corrupt files. If you bought from this seller the item will have vanished from your won list.

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.

Careless fraudster gives wrong description for fake Sony Vaio

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Hong Kong based ebay fraudster lishuig1 is in such a hurry to sell fake 64GB Sony Vaio flash drives that the seller gives a description which does not match the picture! There is no such thing as a Sony Vaio flash drive, not at any capacity. 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.

Did you buy a flash drive on ebay from live-auction-2009?

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If you bought a USB flash drive from Singapore based ebay seller live.auction.2009 the item will have vanished from your won list. This fraudster ceased to be a member (perhaps suspended by ebay as listings were removed?) before any of the 26 victims who bought the fake 64GB flash drive pictured could leave feedback.

This model of flash drive always proves to be a fake that corrupts files because the true capacity is much less than advertised. Fraudsters program these to display a false capacity to the operating system in order to fool buyers. The seller also sold one 4GB flash drive which no doubt is also a fake.

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.

UK ebayer with dodgy one day auctions for 32GB USB flash drives

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The flash drives listed on ebay auctions by UK seller matt.oates look attractive don’t they? However, we wouldn’t touch them with a bargepole because we are sure that these 32GB USB flash drives will corrupt files. The use of one day auctions looks a bit like dump and run to us – but we could be wrong in thinking 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 2, 2010 at 1:03 PM

We don’t think this is a genuine 128GB Kingston DT200 drive

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This 128GB Kingston DataTravleler was sold by ajsids on ebay USA for less than the cost of manufacturing a genuine one. This has not deterred the seller from continuing to sell these at auction which leads us to the inevitable conclusion that this seller paid a low price for them.

The only place that you can buy 128GB USB flash drives at low prices is from fraudulent wholesalers who sell counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory items. These USB flash drives corrupt files because they don’t really have the capacity shown by the operating system. 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.