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Archive for March 5th, 2010

ebay fake flash fraud alert – liuyike10 is another seller of fake USB flash drives in China

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The ebay ID liuyike10 is yet another which belongs to one of the fake flash fraud rings operating out of China. This ID was cunningly set up with the location as Macau – so that ebayers who don’t know their geography will not realise that this seller is in China – centre of fake flash memory sales! This USB flash drive is not 64GB – 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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UK ebay seller’s 128GB Kingston flash drives must be counterfeits

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No one could sell genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives on ebay at this sort of price (or even twice this!) so we conclude that these flash drives from UK ebay seller cheskie1986 must be counterfeits bought from a fraudulent wholesale outlet.

A counterfeit flash drive is not only fake in the sense of being counterfeit (like a Gucci handbag or shoes – not from Gucci but probably still a functional handbag or pair of shoes) – they cease to be functional after a time because the capacity of the drive is fake. This eventually leads to all files being lost and corrupted.

If you buy a genuine 128GB Kingston flash drive (it is likely to cost you over £200) you will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston and register it. We are certain that Kingston will say they cannot verify the drives from this seller. We think the same is certain to apply to 128 GB flash drives from any seller on ebay offering these at under £200.

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 ebay item looks like a fake flash drive disguised as a fake lighter

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We think that as well as the lighter this flash drive is disguised as being non-functional the flash drive is also likely to become non functional too. Every single flash drive the fightflashfraud team tested that had a little capacity sticker like the one in this picture turned out to be fake capacity. Fake capacity flash drives corrupt files after a while and will usually cease to function at all at some point shortly after that.

We think that ebay seller verkaeuferkonto bought these from a fraudulent supplier. The seller may have no idea that these are likely to be 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.

128GB Kingston USB DT200 flash drives on ebay UK certain to be counterfeits

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UK ebay seller spuddy54 has been on a outing to fake flash land and come back with counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives. How can we be sure? Because nobody can sell a genuine flash drive of this capacity for this price. These flash drives are not only counterfeit but also fake capacity. 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.

ebay flash fraud alert – seller supernova9106 using private auctions

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Seller supernova9106 (registered on ebay China) is using private auctions to sell flash drives. Use of private auctions by sellers offering USB flash drives or other flash memory items usually means one thing – fraud. Time and time again the fightflashfraud team has found that sellers who use private listings are selling counterfeit and fake capacity memory. We would be very surprised if this 16GB Kingston DataTraveler turned out to be genuine. If we are right then this 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.

Seller in Korea auctions suspect 32GB flash drives on ebay

We think this 32GB USB flash drive sold at auction by yulizhi236610 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 5, 2010 at 5:12 PM

64GB Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay USA – fakes that trash files

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There is no such thing as a 64GB Sony Vaio flash drive. These USB flash drives listed on ebay USA by tmaxxmm541 were created by fraudsters in China, not by Sony and they are fake capacity. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. This 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

March 5, 2010 at 3:57 PM