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Archive for April 7th, 2010

ah-kongkia is another fraudster selling fake flash drives on ebay

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Seller ah-kongkia offers a very familiar model of flash drive in ebay listings – this USB flash drive has always proved to be fake capacity and corrupts files. This seller is part of a fraud gang the fightflashfraud team has been watching for some time.

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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April 7, 2010 at 11:59 PM

fake flash seller best2all8888 continues to defraud ebayers

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We have been aware that best2all8888 was selling fake MP players on ebay for about a year. We recently became aware that this seller (based in China) seems to have sold some fake memory cards as well. Now this fraudster has added fake flash drives to the range of fraudulent merchandise offered on ebay. This USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files – as does any other flash memory from this seller.

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.

guenstig-007 sells obvious fake 32GB USB flash drive on ebay

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This 32GB USB flash drive sold on ebay by guenstig-007 (registered in Germany) is a familiar fake to members of the fightflashfraud team. It has all the hallmarks of a fake capacity USB flash drive that corrupts files:

  • Every USB flash drive of this model tested by members of our team was fake.
  • Every USB flash drive that came in packaging like this was fake.
  • Every flash drive that had a little shiny capacity sticker was fake.

For these reasons, along with auctions with low start prices – very risky for anyone selling genuine items – we conclude that guenstig-007 bought these 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

April 7, 2010 at 9:14 PM

beware of 128GB flash drives listed on ebay by etrader84

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We are sure that this 128GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by etrader84 (a seller in Estonia) is fake capacity and corrupts files. The seller previously sold the familiar leather and steel model and earned a neg from a buyer who complained this didn’t work. We are sure this seller is using 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

April 7, 2010 at 7:48 PM

lee020511 dropshipping fake flash memory listed for sale on ebay?

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Seller lee020511 has listed these obvious fake flash drives on ebay in 16GB and 32GB capacity – but the real capacity will be nowhere near that advertised. As the seller is registered in the Phillipines but the item is listed as being in Hong Kong we assume this fake capacity flash drive which corrupts files is being shipped straight from Hong Kong by a fraudulent supplier. The memory cards from this seller are no doubt fake too. The use of private listings makes us wonder if this seller is aware the items are 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.

89wholesalemall a devious ebay fraudster selling fake flash drives?

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We are pretty sure that the USB flash drives in this ebay listing by 89wholesalemall will turn out to be fake capacity and a fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. We notice that the location is given as Chicago USA but the seller is registered in Malaysia – this makes us wonder if there could be deliberate fraud involved here.

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.

USA ebay seller danielaverett auctions 128GB Kingston DT200

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We think it extremely likely that USA ebay seller danielaverett bought this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive from a fraudulent supplier and that it will turn out to be counterfeit and fake capacity. 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.