Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for February 22nd, 2010

This ebay listing shows the wrong model for a 128GB Kingston

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This ebay listing from lowprice-offer (registered in Malaysia) shows a counterfeit Kingston. The model of USB flash drive pictured is not made in 128GB capacity. This USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files. The seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier.

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 fraudster in Singapore selling favourite fake flash on ebay

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The 64GB USB flash drive shown in this ebay listing by jazzzbartop (another ID from a fraud ring in Singapore) 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 22, 2010 at 10:45 PM

Seems this UK ebay seller bought from a fraudulent supplier

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We can only think of one possible explanation for the low start price in auction format ebay listings for Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives from seller bargain_hot_accessories. We think this seller bought counterfeits from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets that sell counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory items. If we are right then this USB flash drive corrupts files. If we are wrong then the serial numbers of the Kingston drives sold by bargain_hot_accessories can be verified with Kingston.

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 is a fake that will trash user’s files

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This 16GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by UK seller soccy_1953 is fake capacity and corrupts files. This model of flash drive is one that anyone with any sense will steer well clear of as it always turns out to be 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 22, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Invalid ebay ID’s – what is going on here??

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We have noticed recently that some ebay ID’s for fraudulent sellers we reported on are no longer seen as valid ID’s on ebay. This is different from an ID no longer being registered (either because the member chose to leave ebay or was kicked off the site) where you can at least see the feedback before the seller became No longer A Registered User (NaRU) – could this possibly be a tactic to hide past fraud on ebay by changing ID, we wonder?? Or are we just too suspicious?

Written by fightflashfraud

February 22, 2010 at 7:01 PM

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This 32GB flash drive listed on ebay Australia corrupts files

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This leather and steel model of USB flash drive listed by james7670 is always 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 22, 2010 at 6:25 PM

64GB Kingston DT200 on ebay USA certain to be counterfeit

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives listed by exmarinejoc on ebay USA in private auctions are certain to be fake. No one could afford to list these at the low start price or this seller’s auctions if they were genuine. The risk of making huge losses is just to high given the low bid prices made for flash memory on ebay.

The use of private auctions is rather suspect – it makes us wonder if this seller may be aware that these are counterfeits. Counterfeit flash drives are also fake capacity – programmed in China by fraudsters to display a false capacity to the operating system. A fake capacity 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.