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Archive for February 24th, 2010

Looks like another ebay fraudster in China selling fake flash drives

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A selection of the USB flash drives sold by kh_shop is shown above. We think all USB flash drives from this seller will prove to be fake capacity. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. We wouldn’t touch flash memory from this seller with a barge pole.

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 China selling on ebay

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It costs more than the buy it now price in this listing by huizhong147 to make a 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200. This item is counterfeit, 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.

This 64GB USB flash drive on ebay Australia is a fake that corrupts files

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This USB flash drive listed on ebay Australia by seller apexisx is a very obvious fake which has been programmed to display a false capacity to the operating system.

If you see a flash drive with the Sony Vaio logo you can be certain it is a fake. The Vaio logo is never used for flash drives. Any flash drive of this leather and steel type will be fake as will any flash drive, whatever it’s shape, coming in similar packaging to this. A fake capacity flash drive inevitably 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.

We don’t think this is a genuine 128GB Kingston DT200

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WE don’t think that the flash drive in this listing on ebay Spain from perfectsound24 is a genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 150. We think this will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. 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.

One day auctions on ebay Australia for fake 128GB flash drive

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Seller biddingcorner is using one day auctions on ebay Australia to sell a well known model of flash drive which is fake capacity and corrupts files. The seller could be unaware that they are 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 24, 2010 at 6:39 PM

Another fraudster in China selling fake USB flash drives on ebay?

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The ebay ID mxcxc2000 seems to be yet another being used by fraudsters in China to sell fake capacity USB flash drives that trash users’ data. We think that anyone who buys one of these 16GB flash drives will find after a while that it starts 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.

This USB flash drive sold on ebay Australia by memorize1 is a fake

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This USB flash drive sold by memorize1 on ebay is fake capacity and corrupts files.

Any USB flash drive you see in this type of packaging is certain to be fake – every flash drive that came in this packaging which our team tested was fake capacity (programmed to display a false capacity to the operating system) and would have corrupted files had we used them.

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 24, 2010 at 4:10 PM

Another Singapore seller claiming flash drives made in Japan

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We are sure that these 64GB flash drives being sold on ebay by nanashow.2010 are not made in Japan and are not the capacity claimed. We doubt if the real capacity is more than 2GB. This model of USB flash drive always proves to be fake capacity and 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 24, 2010 at 3:55 PM

This 64GB flash drive sold on ebay Australia is fake & corrupts files

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These 64GB USB flash drive sold by infxus on ebay Australia are notorious fake capacity items. A fake capacity flash drive like this always 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 24, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Looks like another seller of fake flash memory on ebay to us

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We think it is highly unlikely that this 16GB USB flash drive sold by Hong Kong based ebay seller click7747 is genuine. We are fairly certain this will prove to be a fake capacity 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 24, 2010 at 1:38 PM

This ebay seller in the USA seems somewhat confused!

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Seller j.loassociates (registered on ebay USA) seems to be suffering from a degree of confusion if the listing pictured above (ebay item 190374321509) is anything to go by! Perhaps this person needs to be referred to a neurologist? There is obviously some sort of problem with this seller’s cognitive abilites, memory or something else that caused the complete jumble in this listing.

As you can see the title announces what is being sold as 8GB flash drives – but the Kingston DataTraveler 200 shown in the picture is not made in this capacity. In the main body of the listing the seller announces it as:

New Kingston Brand 16 GB DataTraveler 200 USB Flash Drive

However, the model shown in the picture is not made in 16GB either. It seems that j.loassociates cannot make up his or her mind what is being sold here – but we’d bet our bottom dollar that it turns out to be a fake capacity USB flash drive that corrupts files! We certainly wouldn’t touch them with a barge-pole.

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.

Is this top-rated ebay seller in China actually a fraudster?

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We could find no trace of this supposed 8GB Kingston USB flash drive listed on ebay by mengmeng885588 (a seller in China) on the Kingston web site. This leads us to think it is probably a counterfeit and fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files. If this is the case the operating system will report the expected capacity but this will not be the truth!

Do not fall into the trap of thinking that a seller who is given top rating by ebay is honest. These ratings seem to be more to do with the money ebay makes than whether or not the seller is genuine.

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 Spain is a fake that corrupts files

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This USB flash drive listed by mas-que-informatica is a notorious fake that corrupts files. Steer well clear of this model of flash drive and any other type that comes in this packaging as all we tested proved to be fake 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 24, 2010 at 10:17 AM

These flash drives on ebay are too cheap to be genuine 64GB

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These flash drives listed on ebay by UK seller wilsonhouse73 are too cheap to be genuine 64GB flash drives – not only that they are counterfeit Kingston. These USB flash drives are certain to be fake capacity and a fake capacity flash drive always corrupts files. This seller obviously shopped with one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets that sell counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory items.

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 don’t think this listing on ebay Spain is for a genuine Kingston

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We suspect that this is not a genuine 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150. We have a feeling it is counterfeit. If it is a counterfeit flash drive then it is fake capacity and corrupts files. Seller luzdehada has a number of other dodgy looking flash drive listings.

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 Australia is not a genuine 64GB Kingston

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The flash drive in this ebay listing by bumblebee75 is not a genuine 64GB Kingston flash drive. It is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. This seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier and may not be aware that these are 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.

128GB Kingston DT200 sold on ebay is certain to be counterfeit

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USA ebay seller thoong1 sold three of these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives at prices that are far too low for these to be genuine. We therefore conclude that these are counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent wholesale outlet. A counterfeit flash drive 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.

another two Singapore fraudsters selling fake flash drives on ebay

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The supposedly 64GB flash drive pictured here was listed on ebay by Singapore sellers memory.prince33 and kindsellers2009 using exactly the same picture. These are yet more IDs used by a devious fraud gang selling fake capacity USB flash drives on ebay. 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 24, 2010 at 12:35 AM