Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for February 12th, 2010

8GB Kingston DataTraveler listed by ebayer in Holland looks fake

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This 8GB Kingston DataTraveler listed on ebay Netherlands by e-winkel has a tell-tale sign that makes us certain that is is counterfeit and fake capacity. Do you see the little green and yellow “quality control” sticker shaped like a sheild? We have seen these on lots of fake Kington USB flash drives that corrupt files, but never on a genuine one.

We can only conclude that this seller bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets selling counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory items. The seller may have no idea that this is the case but we are certain that 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.

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Looks like a listing for a counterfeit Kingston on ebay Netherlands

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We have no doubt that ebay item number 150412315723 listed by misterbuckowens on ebay Netherlands is a counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive that corrupts files because it is fake 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.

Looks like another Hong Kong fraudster selling fake flash on ebay

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We think the USB flash drives from Hong Kong seller frankie.pie are fakes capacity items that 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

February 12, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Korean ebay seller of fake Kingston USB flash drives pretends to be UK seller

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This 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive is a fake that corrupts files. Seller handsomeones is registered in Korea but tries to look like a UK seller. This suggest to us that deliberate fraud is involved here. Fake flash drives like this are fake capacity – the flash chips used in fakes mostly have a capacity of 2GB or less, though fraudulent program fools the operating system into displaying the capacity advertised.

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 flash drive on ebay UK is not made by Sony and not 64GB

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UK ebay member homeboy10184 has a number of private auctions for this USB flash drive which is fake capacity and corrupts files. It was not made by Sony and is not really a 64GB drive, though this is what will show in drive properties.

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.

Singapore based ebay fraudster party.world.sg has listings removed

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If you bought a USB flash drive on ebay from Singapore based fraudster party.world.sg it will have vanished from your won list. This is because the item above and all other listings from this seller have been removed and the seller is no longer a registered ebay user. Any USB flash drive from this seller is a fake 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 fraudster selling fake flash drives on ebay

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This looks very much like another fraudulent listing on ebay for fake USB flash drives from China to us. We think the ebay ID yaya06032009 belongs to one of the devious fraud gangs in China – the fact that this item was sold in a private auction at a price that no one could sell a genuine 16GB USB flash drive on ebay for is almost proof in itself!

We can say without much fear of contradiction that this USB flash drive is fake capacity and 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 12, 2010 at 7:48 AM