Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

Archive for March 28th, 2010

no1superstor lists fake 256GB Kingston flash drive on ebay

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This USB flash drive listed by no1superstor is not a genuine kingston and it does not have a capacity of 256GB – it is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. There are no 256GB USB flash drives that look like this!

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.

UPDATE 02/05/2010
It seems that five of these have now been sold. So far three ebayers who bought these fakes have left feedback, all positive. However the comment “Seller Handled Correctly.” suggests that perhaps one of them complained and was refunded. There is a current listing for another one, this time listed with the heading:
Upgrade from 128gb Kingston usb. “Security featured”
For sale 248gb Data Traveler. Brand new. BEAT THAT!!!!

Upgraded from 128GB? what sort of nonsense is this?? They never had a capacity anywhere near 128GB in the first place!! We wonder if this seller was previously suspended by ebay for fraud as the ebay ID was changed from from mrfiza to no1superstor on 31-Jan-10.

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wang_yunga77 – another Hong Kong fake flash seller on ebay

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The picture in this ebay listing shows the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 – you cannot buy a genuine one of these at this seller’s price – it is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. Beware of any flash drives from seller wang_yunga77 (registered in Hong Kong) – we are certain that they will be fake capacity and will 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.

Beware of USB flash drives from ebay seller avatad

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Beware of USB flash drives listed on ebay by seller avatad (based in China) we are certain they are fake capacity and will 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

March 28, 2010 at 8:20 PM

UK ebay seller suyanthan lists very dodgy looking 16GB flash drives

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The 16GB USB flash drives in this listing from UK ebay seller suyanthan look very dodgy indeed and we are sure they will turn out to be fake capacity and will 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

March 28, 2010 at 7:00 PM

tianxiadahan lists 64GB Sony Vaio on ebay: this is a fake flash drive

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Seller tianxiadahan is undoubtedly a member of one of the ebay fraud gangs in China that sell fake flash memory which corrupts files. There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio USB flash drive – they were dreamed up by fraudsters! Anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives will eventually find that it corrupts their files. Another seller in China yemenera is listing the same drive at the same ludicrously low price – even if this was not such an obvious fake, a price this low is a dead givaway that these were dodgy drives.

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 Belgium lists 128GB Kingston on ebay at too low a price

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from 5901davidc is just too low for a genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive. It is very likely that this seller bought from a fraudulent supplier. If this is the case then the flash drive will be counterfeit, fake capacity and will cause files to be corrupted as a result.

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 tamstore003 is a fake flash memory fraudster

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This 16GB USB flash drive (and any other flash memory item from ebay seller tamstore003) is fake capacity and corrupst files. We first reported our suspicions about this seller at the beginning of November last year. Another blog reported proof of this selller’s fraud on February 24th. If you bought any flash memory item from ebay seller tamstore003 test it immediatly with h2testw.

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.