Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for February 5th, 2010

Looks like another counterfeit 128GB Kingston on ebay UK

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We think it highly unlikely that this is a genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler – or more like impossible, unless of course ashmac2410 is a wealthy philanthropist who doesn’t mind making a huge loss! Somehow we think it is much more likely that this USB flash drive is a counterfeit 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.

Looks like another Singapore fraudster selling on ebay

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We wouldn’t have one of the shiny bullet type 64GB USB flash drives sold by alvin.wong800 even if the seller was giving them away! Why? because we are certain this USB flash drive will corrupt files. We think it is yet another fake from one of the fraudulent ebay sellers operating out of 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 5, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Another ebay listing for counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT200 drives

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing for 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives by Hong Kong seller ix_collection is below the cost of the flash chips needed for a flash drive of this capacity let alone any other components. This counterfeit and fake capacity 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 5, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Another ebay listing for fake 128GB USB flash drives from China

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Here we have yet another listing from an ebay member in China who is selling obviously fake 128GB flash drives. Be aware that if you bought a 128GB USB flash drive like this from seller knightchina it corrupts files because it is fake capacity. What your operating system will show is not the truth!

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 5, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Seller in Australia does not seem to realise the danger of fake flash

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Seller youthinkofausername does not seem to realise how little real memory this fake flash drive has and the danger posed by counterfeit and fake capacity USB flash drives. The seller says in the listing:

Please note that these are fakes but will still be able to function as flash drives and I dont know if they will be able to hold the full capacity without causing errors but I have tested with a small amount of information and they seem to work.

You can store a small amount of data on fakes – usually under 2GB – then once you reach the real capacity files are overwritten and corrupted. They simply are not safe to use. This flash drive is not worth four dollars never mind forty dollars. The seller would probably realise this if he or she had tested 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.

Another fraudulent ebay listing for 128GB USB flash drives??

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The supposedly 128GB USB flash drive shown in this ebay listing from chgcln (a seller in China) is not made by Kingston (though this fake is modeled on a flash drive made by Kingston, who produce very reliable flash drives) and does not have a capacity of 128GB. Read the rest of this entry »

Another ebay listing for fake 64GB USB flash drives from China

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This flash drive listed by seller collect-palace-art corrupts files. The seller has also listed counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives and 64GB Kingston DT 150 drives which will also corrupt files. This seller is yet another fraudster selling fake flash memory on ebay and is no doubt a member of one of the fraud rings operating out of 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.

Another listing on ebay for fake 64GB USB flash drives

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The description and picture in this listing by gtrdhuytd (an ebay seller registered in Korea) do not match so goodness knows what buyers will actually receive. The one thing we can say with absolute certainty is that buyers will not receive a genuine 64GB USB flash drive as it is not possible to make one for £15.67 let alone sell one at this price. What buyers will get is a fake USB flash drive which 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.

We doubt that these 2GB USB flash drives on ebay are genuine

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We have a sneaking suspicion that these flash drives from seller china1949100120091001 will corrupt files. It is unusual (but not unheard of) for flash drives of capacities as low as 2GB to be fake but we suspect this could well be so in this 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 5, 2010 at 7:25 AM

These 32GB USB flash drives listed on ebay UK are fakes

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UK ebay seller manihd81 may not be aware that the 32GB Kingston USB flash drive in this listing is a counterfeit fake capacity item which corrupts files. If the seller had done his or her reasearch properly before buying these the seller would have realised that the supplier was dodgy and these are fakes. Read the rest of this entry »

Genuine 32GB USB flash drive from China on ebay? Naw, it’s fake!

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Do we think that this leather and steel type 32GB USB flash drive sold by hereliu is genuine? Naw, of course we don’t, otherwise we wouldn’t be mentioning it! If this is not just another fake capacity USB flash drive from China that corrupts files we will all fall off our perches in shock. At this price it can’t really be anything else!

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.