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.

UK ebay seller lists obvious fake 128GB USB flash drives for sale

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This 128GB USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files. Seller dirty-girty obviously bought from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets that supply this well known fake that can be programmed to any old fake capacity the fraudsters choose. The seller may have no idea these are fake – unfortunately most sellers don’t do their research before buying flash memory items to sell on ebay. If they did then they would not be buying items like 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.

Another fake flash fraudster from Singapore selling on ebay

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This USB flash drive sold by battery.488 on ebay is fake capacity and corrupts files. This ID belongs to a fraud ring in Singapore which is determined to defraud as many ebayers as possible.

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 2:02 PM

Another Hong Kong fraudster selling fake flash drives on ebay

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This USB flash drive listed by Hong Kong fraudster lupucheng113 is not 64GB and was not made by Sony. This is a fake capacity USB flash drive 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.

fake flash fraudster in Singapore suspended and ebay listings removed

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It seems that ebay has suspended alba.the.store2009 and removed all this seller’s listings. This Singapore based fraudster sold the familiar leather and steel model of USB flash drive – always fake capacity and always corrupts files. Test your item and claim a refund quickly if you bought from 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.

If this 8GB Sandisk flash drive is genuine the seller could make a loss on the sale

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If this 8GB Sandisk USB flash drive listed on ebay USA by seller visalia90 is genuine then the seller is risking a loss by selling at auction. If it is not genuine then it will corrupt the buyer’s files. A lot of people do not understand that counterfeit flash memory items are also fake capacity. 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.

An obvious fake 4GB USB flash drive sold on ebay USA

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The 4GB USB flash drive shown on the left, sold by water-energy on ebay USA, is certain to be fake capacity. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files.

If you see ANY USB flash drive in this sort of packaging you can be sure that the capacity reported by the operating system is false and that it will corrupt files.

Every single one in this sort of packaging bought and tested by our team proved to be a fake.

So did every single one (whatever the packaging) that had a little sticker showing the supposed capacity, like the one in this picture.

Never buy flash drives on ebay, or anywhere else, that come in this pack or has a sticker showing the capacity. These are sure signs that the flash drive 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 22, 2010 at 7:11 AM

Another ebay fraud ID in Hong Kong selling fake Kingston flash

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The ebay ID alexwan0614 no doubt belongs to one of the fraud gangs operating out of Hong Kong which have been selling fake flash memory items on ebay for a long time. Nobody could possibly sell a genuine 128GB Kingston flash drive on ebay (or anywhere else for that matter) at this price. This is undoubtedly a counterfeit fake capacity USB flash drive 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.