Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for March 2nd, 2010

This 32GB flash drive is not a Kingston – it’s a counterfeit

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This 32GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by ono*fino (registered in Thailand) is not a genuine Kingston. The model in the picture is not made in capacities over 16GB, so it is counterfeit. A counterfeit flash drive is also a fake capacity flash drive which corrupts files ones the true (often tiny) capacity is reached.

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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ebayer guohua7895 is a fake flash fraudster from Hong Kong

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Beware of listings on ebay for flash memory items by seller guohua7895 – if you buy you will get a fake. This ID no doubt belongs to one of the fraud rings operating out of Hong Kong. It costs more for the flash chips to make a 64GB USB flash drive than this seller’s buy it now price – and that’s without the other components needed! This USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files – at this price it couldn’t be anything else.

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 capacity 32GB flash drive on ebay Spain will corrupt files

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This 32GB flash drive listed on ebay Spain by martyta_2009 is certain to be fake capacity – if you see a little capacity sticker like the one in the picture you can be fairly certain you are looking at a fake.

A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. It fools the operating into reporting a much larger capacity than really exists and once the real capacity is reached files are overwritten, lost or corrupted.

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 2, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Suspect listings for 4GB Kingston flash drives on ebay USA

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We find the large number of private buy it now listings for 4GB Kingston DataTraveler 1 USB flash drives from seller 199computerstore on ebay USA rather suspect. We have an uneasy feeling that these could well be counterfeits that will corrupt files. We could be wrong of course, but why use private listings to sell flash drives if you have nothing to hide?

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.

ebay seller in Germany lists flash drives we think are fakes

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Seller 86ott has listed several USB flash drives on ebay Germany that we think will turn out to be fakes. If we are right these flash drives have a fake capacity and corrupt files. The seller has listed Kingston DataTraveler 200 drives at auction as well as a very familiar leather and steel model that 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.

jiandanai521131410 – ebay fake flash fraudster with private sales

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This 32GB USB flash drive listed by jiandanai521131410 is fake capacity and corrupts files. It is not possible to sell genuine 32GB flash drives for £15 so it couldn’t be anything but a fake! This fraudster from China (no doubt a member of a familiar fraud ring) is using private listings to hide buyer IDs – a favourite trick with fraudsters.

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.

Counterfeit 64GB Kingston flash drives in auctions on ebay Spain

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler listed in auctions with a 1 euro start price by mirloscomponentes are certain to be counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent wholesaler. No one in their right mind would auction genuine ones like this as they would be likely to make a huge loss. 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.