Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for March 2010

seller in Korea lists 64GB Sony Vaio on ebay, fake that corrupts files

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This USB flash drive listed on ebay by hello*yunju is fake capacity and corrupts files – there is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio 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.

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Beware – this flash drive sold on ebay by novatex1970piotr is a fake that corrupts files

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This supposed 128GB Kingston USB flash drive sold by novatex1970piotr (registered in Germany) is fake fake fakity fake! This ebay seller bought from a fraudulent supplier. This is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files.

We have a feeling that this seller may not realise he is selling fakes – please folks – contact this seller, tell him that there is no 128GB Kingston flash drive that looks like this and inform him about this post – it may help him get a refund from the fraudster he bought from.

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 these flash drives listed on ebay by schnecke66 are fake

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We don’t think the model of Kingston USB flash drive shown in this ebay listing from seller schnecke66 (registered on ebay Germany) was ever produced in a capacity over 32GB. We strongly suspect that this USB flash drive is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. This seller probably bought from a fraudulent supplier in China.

Recently Kingston has withdrawn a lot of models that have been reproduced by fraudsters in China – no doubt in the hope of putting a stop to counterfeiting.

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.

Did this UK ebay seller buy USB flash drives from a fraudulent supplier?

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Seller acc-shop is selling a range of flash drives on ebay – looking at what is on offer we wonder whether this seller bought from a fraudulent supplier. If this USB flash drive did come from a fraudulent supplier then it 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.

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March 31, 2010 at 6:51 PM

We think this 32GB USB flash drive is fake capacity & corrupts files

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We have a feeling that ebay member tvo3791 may have purchased the USB flash drives listed on ebay from a fraudulent supplier – if so they will be fake capacity, 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

March 31, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Suspect auction for 256GB USB flash drive from US ebayer samova

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We are pretty sure that this 256GB USB flash drive listed on ebay USA by samova will turn out to be fake capacity – which corrupts files. The picture seems to show a Sandisk USB flash drive – but unless we are much mistaken Sandisk do not sell USB flash drives of this capacity.

This seller talks some gobledygook and rubbish in the listing – but we’re not going to waste time analysing it all and going through what is true and what is false – here is what the seller says:

100 PERCENT SOLID STATE FLASH DRIVE

BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE. YOU CAN CHOOSE THE SAME UNIT OR THE 512 GB USB 2.0 THUMB DRIVE WITH A MINIATURE SATA HARD DRIVE AS THE STORAGE MEDIUM INSTEAD OF SOLID STATE SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY. JUST TAKE YOUR INVOICE COST AND INCREASE IT BY 50 PERCENT WHEN YOU GO TO PAYPAL.

MIGHT NOT LOOK LIKE THE PICTURE IN MY AD. I CANNOT GIVE YOU FAST SHIPPING AT THIS TIME. I AM STILL TRYING TO GET THINGS SORTED OUT WITH MY SUPPLIER.

YOU WILL HAVE TO BE PATIENT WITH 10-15 DAY SHIPPING TIME UNTIL I CAN GET A HANDLE ON THE SHIPPING AND THEN I CAN OFFER 4-5 DAY SHIPPING TIME IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

WOW!!!! THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE!!!

256 GB (NOT MB) CAPACITY ON A LITTLE FLASH DRIVE??? THE 256 GB FLASH DRIVE IS THE LARGEST CAPACITY DRIVE THAT IS ALL SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY. THE LARGER USB 2.0 THUMB DRIVES SUCH AS THE 320 GB AND THE 512 GB CONTAIN A MINIATURE SATA HARD DRIVE THAT ACTS AS THE STORAGE MEDIUM INSTEAD OF SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY. IT IS GUARANTEED FOR FIVE YEARS SO IF YOU DROP IT AND IT STOPS WORKING JUST SEND IT BACK TO THE FACTORY FOR REPLACEMENT UNDER THE 5 YEAR WARRENTY. WARRENTY PAPERS ARE INCLUDED WITH EACH USB 2.0 THUMB DRIVE.

FLASH DRIVES WITH SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY ONLY GO UP TO 256 GB.

ANYTHING HIGHER THAN 256 GB USES A MINIATURE SATA HARD DRIVE AS THE STORAGE MEDIUM.

YOU MUST MAKE THE DECISION OF WHICH ONE TO SELECT BASED ON WHAT TYPE OF DATA YOU WANT TO STORE, KEEP IN MIND THAT THE ONES OVER 256 GB ARE MECHANICAL AND SOMEWHAT MORE VULNERABLE THAN THE FULL SEMICONDUCTOR (FLASH) DRIVES 256KB AND BELOW.

128 FULL LENGTH MOVIES IN YOUR WATCH POCKET? GET A PHILIPS DVP 5992 DVD PLAYER. IT HAS A USB PORT AND IT PLAYS MOST OF THE FORMATS. THERE ARE LOTS OF REFURBS OF THIS MODEL ON THE INTERNET PROBABLY BECAUSE IT IS BUILT DOWN TO A PRICE AND NOT UP TO A STANDARD.

WHAT WILL THOSE ASIANS THINK OF NEXT?

YES, THE 512GB USB 2.0 THUMB DRIVE IS HERE AND I HAVE THEM IN STOCK.

THESE 512GB USB 2.0 THUMB DRIVES ARE NOT EVEN BEING IMPORTED INTO THE UNITED STATES BY THE BIG ELECTRONIC COMPANIES AT THIS TIME.

YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE “ASIAN SUPPY” THAT IS ROLLED OUT BEFORE THEY SEND THEM TO THE UNITED STATES.

THE STORAGE CAPACITY OF THESE DEVICES IS EXPANDING EXPONENTIALLY AND PRICES ARE FALLING DRAMATICALLY.

ALL OF IT IS IN BIG SHOUTY RED CAPITAL LETTERS!

-oh and by the way flash memory prices are not falling anymore (as they did in 2007/8) – they are in fact rising now!

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

March 31, 2010 at 4:11 PM

These flash drives from ebay seller rieswan will corrupt files

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Seller rieswan (registered on ebay Germany) seems to realise that these are not genuine Sony flash drives but does not seem to understand what this means. Let us make this crystal clear for everyone:

  1. They are counterfeit and therefore their sale is an illegal act that could lead to imprisonment.
  2. The capacity shown when you plug a counterfeit USB flash drive into the computer is false – they have been programmed to display a fake capacity to the operating system.
  3. A fake capacity flash drive inevitably corrupts the user’s files once the true capacity is reached,

In conclusion – no one with any sense should either buy or sell such 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.