Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for February 18th, 2010

We think this ebay seller in Australia shopped in fake flash land

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We strongly suspect that the USB flash drives in this listing from ebay seller millennium*online are fake capacity items which will corrupt files. We think this seller purchased them from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets which sell 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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

February 18, 2010 at 11:59 PM

Another ebay fraudster sings the “Made in Japan” song

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The ebay ID kkee20100 is yet another used by a fraud gang based in Singapore which claims that the fake USB flash drives they sell are made in Japan. 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 18, 2010 at 9:49 PM

ebay member in Germany has been shopping in fakeflashland

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Seller kinder_waldemar obviously went to fakeflashland on a shopping trip and bought from one of the fraudulent wholesale suppliers there who sell fake flash memory items that corrupt files. The USB flash drive shown in this ebay listing is a very familiar fake capacity item 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 18, 2010 at 7:25 PM

Massive 512GB fake Sony flash drive listed on ebay USA

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This 512GB USB flash drive listed on ebay USA by gamer51562 is fake fake fakity fake.

It was not made by Sony and does not have a capacity of 512GB (the real capacity will be more like 512mb) – this USB flash drive 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.

Seller in Estonia lists 500GB Sony USB flash drive on ebay

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These USB flash drives listed on ebay by modalazer2010 are fakes and a fake flash drive corrupts files. There is no such thing as a 500GB USB flash drive and these were not made by Sony.

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 is not a genuine 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive

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If seller almo_2004 (registered on ebay Canada) had looked at the Kingston website he or she would have known that this is the wrong colour to be a genuine 64GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive. It is a counterfeit and a counterfeit 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.

ebay item number 170447506668 rings bells with us – alarm bells!

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These are the self same flash drives originally listed individually in one day auctions by suspended ebay seller matt.oates whose listings have been removed by ebay. Could it be that matt.oates and kylie1951 are one and the same? Or is this just co-incidence?

The seller says in this listing:

100 x Brand New, Packaged 32GB Leather 2.0 USB Flash Drive – UK Seller – Based in Lincolnshire.
The perfect opportunity to start your own business on eBay.
Storage : 32GB

Product Features:
– USB 2.0
– Compatible Windows XP, Vista and 7, Mac OS X 10.3 or Later

Payment via Personal Cheque, Bank Transfer or Cash on Collection only. Although payment via PayPal is offered above I do not accept it. PayPal fees are just too expensive!

FREE UK Delivery or you can collect!
Will deliver abroad but please add £20 to cover extra costs.
Any questions I will answer immediately so please feel free to ask.

Good Luck

We strongly disagree about buying these being an opportunity to start and ebay business – more like an opportunity to get yourself thrown off ebay and have your paypal account suspended like matt.oates – curious, is it not, that seller kylie1951 does not accept paypal? It wouldn’t happen to be because the seller’s account has been suspended would it? We wouldn’t touch these with a barge pole – they are fake capacity USB flash drives and a fake USB flash drive is gaurenteed to 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.

UPDATE 12.43pm Thursday February 18th 2010
These sold for 395.02 – so the buyer paid £3.95 each for 100 fake flash drives. Did it not occur to buyers that no one could possibly sell genuine 32GB flash drives at this price on ebay? At this price a seller would probably make a loss on a genuine 1GB flash drive!!