Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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ebay seller in Norway shopped in fake flash land

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Seller arnejorg has been shopping in fake flash land and is now selling these very obvious fake capacity flash drives that corrupt files. This ebayer previously sold some counterfeit Kingston drives that will also 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.

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  1. “Ebay does very little about fraud unless someone has (metaphorically) twisted their arms behind their backs ”
    Well then we must consider the detailed list of items I reported to eBay (24) in the first instance, then again a day later, plus the report from Chuckie as being effective “arm twisting” or was it just Kingston doing what they used to do, and should continue to do, laying the heavy words on eBay?

    I notice that there are now very few actual Kingston items on sale currently, apart from 4GB models (old stock) I do wonder if these have be programmed back to their original capacity, or are real old stock that up to now no one wanted, because it is not a pose factor to own ONLY 4GB’s when the peers have 128’s.


    March 19, 2010 at 2:44 PM

  2. All items from arnejorg are removed from eBay’s lists
    the seller has not been de-registered YET, looks like ebay acted this time.. On to the NEXT!!


    March 18, 2010 at 10:40 PM

  3. I reported all his fake listings again, a few hours ago. The more people report, the better it works: “No longer a registered user”. 🙂


    March 18, 2010 at 10:04 PM

  4. Hi Micro – this comes as no surprise. Ebay does very little about fraud unless someone has (metaphorically) twisted their arms behind their backs and is swinging an axe at them. They’re very good at hiding the evidence after the event, though!


    March 18, 2010 at 6:47 PM

  5. Didn’t do much good reporting to eBay, the lists are still there, and the seller now has 2 confirmed negatives complaining about the 128GB / 2GB deception technique. Again this seller’s actions have been reported to eBay, quite frankly I am disgusted they took no action and are openly allowing this fraud to continue. Currently there are 5 red DT150, 16 DT200 and 6 of the usual fraudsters’ friend reported as 128GB.


    March 18, 2010 at 5:43 PM

  6. How revealing!! So our friend in Norway seems to have been aware that they were fakes from the outset then.


    March 16, 2010 at 3:55 PM

  7. Perhaps a look at item 220543393773 would enlighten readers, here we see the seller admitting these facts
    Firstly confirming it works ok with comment..
    “this one work well with windows 7”
    Then finally admitting after having to refund..
    “This is a upgrade disk usable space is 2 gb”

    Well, well I never, as if we didn’t know?

    I smell a WHOLE FIELD of “Bovine Excreta” here!

    So IF you decide to buy from a certain seller in Norway, you need to ask “Is this JUST an UPGRADE disk”
    (or what ever that could mean)


    March 16, 2010 at 3:49 PM

  8. All the “Kingston” DT200 lookalikes have been reported to eBay as potential fakes, for what ever good it will do..


    March 16, 2010 at 9:04 AM

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