Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for February 27th, 2010

mazafaka1984 lists upgraded (fake capacity) flash drive openly on ebay!

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Estonian ebay seller mazafaka1984 is perfectly open about the flash drive sold in this listing being fake capacity. The seller says:

Notice:this is upgraded version from 4gb to 128gb, plug the pen stick into the computer ,and it shows 128gb, but real total capacity is 4gb

Of course this means that if anyone uses this flash drive then after a while it corrupts files due to the 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 27, 2010 at 10:44 PM

Another ebay ID in Singapore used to sell fake flash drives

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We are pretty certain that mutant.nemo.09 is yet another ID being used by a Singapore based fraud gang to sell fake capacity USB flash drives. We think this 16GB bullet flash drive corrupts files and that the same will apply to other drives 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 27, 2010 at 8:32 PM

We suspect these 8GB flash drives on ebay Australia may be fake

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A feedback comment saying that this drive did not work but the seller refunded makes us wonder if the 8GB USB flash drives sold by wowdog.9 might be fakes. Could just be that it was an isolated faulty one, we don’t know at the moment.

We strongly advise anyone who bought one of these to test it with the free program h2testw just in case.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 27, 2010 at 7:03 PM

64 Kingston DataTraveler on ebay a bit too cheap to be genuine

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We think the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives sold by intelligent_ideas were too cheap to be genuine. It is very likely that these are counterfeit and fake capacity flash drives bought from a fraudulent supplier. If we are right this 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.

little.surprises.303 seems to be another ebay flash fraud ID

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The ebay ID little.surprises.303 seems to belong to an ebay fraud ring operating out of Singapore. If we are not mistaken 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 27, 2010 at 4:29 PM

We suspect these 8GB flash drives on ebay will turn out to be fakes

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We have a feeling that the 8GB flash drive above listed on ebay by Hong Kong seller smartkey2009 will turn out to be fake capacity. If our suspicions prove correct then the flash drive pictured will be yet another 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 27, 2010 at 3:14 PM

This flash drive sold on ebay USA is fake capacity and corrupts files

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This 64GB flash drive sold by slade0_3 will not actually have a capacity of 64GB – it is a notorious model of fake flash drive that corrups 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 27, 2010 at 1:48 PM

This 128GB DataTraveler 200 is counterfeit and fake capacity

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You cannot buy a genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 at this price. £285.00 maybe, but not £28.50! All you will get is a counterfeit with a small (probably less than 4GB) memory chip of poor quality in a device programmed to fool the operating system about the capacity. This fake capacity flash drive from seller penglancon (based in China) 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.

Private auctions used by USA ebayer to sell obvious fake flash drives

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Seller 777blagoshop (an ebay member in the USA) used private auctons to sell fake capacity 128GB and 64GB leather and steel type flash drives that corrupt files. The use of private auctions makes us wonder whether this is a case of deliberate fraud rather than a case of a seller inadvertantly buying 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.

Looks like another fraudster in China selling fake flash on ebay

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We are fairly certain that this 16GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by pricelessauction will prove to be a fake capacity item that corrupts files. This ID probably belongs to one of the familiar fraud gangs in China.

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 on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 27, 2010 at 8:23 AM

fake 16GB USB flash drives from China listed on ebay Australia

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This leather and steel type 16GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by ultimateedeals (registered Australia) always proves to be fake capacity and corrupts files. Seller ultimateedeals is probably unaware these are fakes.

The seller is obviously using a fraudulent supplier in China and has entered into a drop-shipping arrangement. This means the item is delivered straight from China to the customer without the seller having any chance to examine the goods. Never buy USB flash drives on ebay that are drop-shipped from China – you are 99% certain to get 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 27, 2010 at 5:59 AM

Looks like another ebay fraudster in China selling fake flash drives

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We are sure ebay seller johnsonmall is another fake flash fraudster in China. We are are certain that this flash drive will prove to be fake capacity and corrupts files. The same goes for all the other USB flash drives listed on ebay under the ID johnsonmall, which no doubt belongs to one of the familiar fraud gangs in China.

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 27, 2010 at 12:21 AM