Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

Archive for February 21st, 2010

gift.4u ?? more like defraud u with fake flash drives on ebay!!

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Anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives from seller gift.4u (or indeed any other seller on ebay) will end up with lost and corrupted files. This is one of the easiest models of flash drive for frausters to program to fake capacities. What your operating system shows when you plug a flash drive into your computer is not necessarily 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 21, 2010 at 11:50 PM

Seller in Australia lists what must be counterfeits on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives sold by thatslifecorp simply have to be counterfeits. No one could afford to sell genuine ones at this sort of price. No doubt this seller shopped with a fraudulent wholesaler. A counterfeit flash drive is also a fake capacity 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.

Seems this ebayer in the USA has been shopping in fake flash land

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USA ebay seller onlineshop1009 has sold a range of USB flash drives at impossibly low prices. The only way anyone can sell at these prices is if the flash drives are fakes bought from a fraudulent wholesale outlet. We conclude that this must be the case here – but the seller may not be aware of it. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files eventually.

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 21, 2010 at 8:32 PM

If this ebayer’s Sandisk flash drives are genuine then seller risks making a loss

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If the Sandisk USB flash drives listed at auction by UK ebay seller belfield4658 are genuine then this ebay member risks making a loss by listing them with a start price of 99p. If, on the other hand, this seller made the common mistake of buying from a fraudulent supplier then these flash drives will be counterfeit and fake capacity. A counterfeit and fake capacity flash drive corrupts files after a while.

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 seller lists counterfeit 128GB DT 200 USB flash drives on ebay

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UK seller g_tec_store obviously bought these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives from a fraudulent supplier. These are counterfeit fake capacity flash drives that corrupt files – at this price they could not possibly be anything else. The seller may be totally unaware that they are counterfeits, but could easily check serial numbers with Kingston to verify 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.

This 32GB USB flash drive on ebay is counterfeit and corrupts files

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This 32GB Sony flash drive listed on ebay by aimeew.0191 (registered in the uk) is no such thing. It does not have a real capacity of 32GB and was not made by Sony. It is a counterfeit, fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files. Ebay sellers fall into the trap of buying such items from fraudulent wholesalers because they fail to do their research so that they know what is really available and what the real cost of flash memory is.

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 ID belonging to one of the Hong Kong fraud gangs on ebay

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The ebay ID liuruoyu4983 is yet another being used by one of the Hong Kong based fraud gangs that sell fake capacity flash drives on ebay. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. The flash drives in the listing above will have nowhere near 64GB capacity – it costs more than the buy it now price to make a 64GB USB flash drive!

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 21, 2010 at 1:54 PM

Do not buy “faulty” flash drives on ebay – they are fakes!!

Do not buy flash drives listed on ebay as “faulty” they are not faulty – they are fakes manufactured in China. These fakes are programmed by fraudsters to report a false capacity to the operating system – the real capacity is often tiny and they will corrupt your files. Sometimes they can be reprogrammed back to their real capacity but it is not worth the bother. They will never be reliable as the flash chips used in them are unstable factory rejects that could trash your files at any time even after they have been “fixed” and reprogramming correctly is not an easy job. It is also rather time consuming. No comments are permitted on this!

Written by fightflashfraud

February 21, 2010 at 1:42 PM

Seller on ebay USA seems to have bought counterfeit Kingston

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It appears that ebay seller thakralanil bought these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives from a fraudulent supplier and that they are counterfeit. The seller may not realise. A Counterfeit USB flash drive inevitably 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.

Another ebayer who sold fantastic capacity fake Sony flash drives

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There is no such thing as a 500GB USB flash drive. They are not made in this capacity by Sony or anyone else. If you see a flash drive like the one in this ebay listing by larochel123 (registered in the USA) you can be certain it is a fake capacity flash drive that will corrupt files.

Our thanks to dee for drawing our attention to this seller.

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 think 64GB flash drives from this UK ebayer are counterfeit

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UK ebay seller big-will0 sells both 64GB Kingston and 64GB Corsair flash drives at auction. The prices they have fetched would mean that the seller made a loss on every sale if they are genuine. Who carries on selling things on ebay at a loss?? We think this seller bought from a fraudulent supplier and that any flash drive sold will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. A counterfeit flash drive always corrupts files.

The seller may not realise these are likely to be counterfeits that corrupt files. However, we must say that we find the use of private auctions a bit on the suspicious side.

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 4GB USB flash drive on ebay Netherlands looks dodgy to us

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We think the 4GB USB flash drives listed on ebay Netherlands by seller getraenkeonlineshophoffmann will prove to be fake capacity. A fake capacity USB flash drive corrupts files after a while.

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 21, 2010 at 7:30 AM

Badly programmed fake 64GB Kingston drives show as 40GB

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UK ebay seller doingmyduty bought the Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives in this listing from a fraudulent supplier. The fraudsters who programmed these to a fake capacity did not do a very good job as they show as 40GB to the operating system rather than the 64GB that they should have shown as. The seller is wrong to think that they are actually 40GB – the real capacity will be a lot less. Fake capacity flash drives like these always 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.

Another fake flash fraudster from Singapore sells on ebay

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The ebay ID monkeygods2010 is yet another belonging to a Singapore fraud gang that sells fake capacity USB flash drives. A 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 21, 2010 at 12:34 AM