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Archive for March 29th, 2010

Obvious fake 128GB USB flash drive listed on ebay Austria

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This 128GB leather and steel type of flash drive listed on ebay by gerom71 is a very familiar model of fake flash drive. In tests conducted by members of the fightflashfraud team it has always failed testing with h2testw whatever capacity it was advertised as. A fake capacity USB flash drive inevitably 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 29, 2010 at 11:59 PM

“Defective” USB flash drives listed on ebay – not defective – FAKE!!

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A lot of ebay members worldwide are now listing “defective” flash drives for sale. They are (for the most part) not defective – they are deliberately created fake capacity flash drives. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files.

The majority of the models of flash drive listed on ebay sites as “faulty” or “defective are familiar to the team at fightflashfraud – but the one shown on the left is new to us.

Selller chu19 (ID registered on ebay Germany on 18.03.10) had two active listings for this supposedly 128GB model of USB flash drive when we looked. The seller lists it as being from Xisstech – we could find absolutely no trace of Xisstech.

We’d be interested to hear from seller chu19 about where these came from. We strongly advise all ebayers not to buy “defective” flash memory – you can not reliably “fix” fake flash memory items. We also strongly 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 this 128GB Kingston DT200 is likely to be counterfeit

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We think it highly unlikely that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive in this ebay listing from seller leebeddow is genuine. It is much more likely that the seller bought from a fraudulent supplier and that this USB flash drive is counterfeit, 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.

Is UK ebay seller 09shameer a deliberate fake flash fraudster?

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On March the 9th we posted about the Sony Vaio flash drives listed by UK Seller 09shameer on ebay. There is no such thing as a Sony Vaio flash drive. We see this seller is still listing these fakes. We now suspect that rather than being a victim of a fraudulent supplier (as can be the case) that this may well be a case of deliberate fraud by this seller. The clues are in the feedback for 09shameer – we leave you to figure out why we are suspicious:

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 29, 2010 at 8:04 PM

supermark31688 – another ebay fake flash fraudster in Hong Kong

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from Hong Kong seller supermark31688 are guarenteed to be counterfeit and fake capacity – it is simply not possible to sell genuine ones at this price. A fake capacity USB flash drive corrupts files. Seller supermark31688 is no doubt part of a familiar fraud gang on ebay.

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.

online_show looks like another ebay fake flash seller to us

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The model of flash drive shown in this ebay listing from online_show (regisered in China) has alway proved to be fake capacity in testing by the team at fightflashfraud. We don’t think this one will be any different. We think that any USB flash drive from this seller will turn out to be fake capacity – which corrupts files.

The use of private auctions is a common ploy among fraudsters selling fake capacity flash drives and other fake flash memory items. Steer well clear of flash memory in private auctions – they help fraudsters hide the evidence of their dirty deeds

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 29, 2010 at 5:15 PM

64GB Sony Vaio flash drive listed on ebay by seller in Korea – fake!

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There is no such thing as a Sony Vaoi flash drive – the Vaio name is only used for laptops and notebooks not flash drives. This flash drive listed by 10qingwa is counterfeit, fake capacity and 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.