Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for April 8th, 2010

2GB flash drives listed on ebay Germany by anni_elfe likely to be fake

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We think the 2GB USB flash drives in this ebay auction on ebay Germany from seller anni_elfe are certain to be fake capacity and will corrupt files. Every USB flash drive we tested (whatever type and whatever the capacity) which had one of the little capacity stickers we see in this picture proved to be a fake.

This seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier; so it is likely that any flash memory item sold by anni_elfe will corrupt files after a while.

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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Written by fightflashfraud

April 8, 2010 at 10:45 PM

128GB USB flash drives listed on ebay by xbmc007 too cheap to be genuine

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from xbmc007 is too low for these to be genuine 128GB USB flash drives. This seller must have bought from a fraudulent supplier and these USB flash drives are certain to be fake capacity which 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.

Beware of 128GB USB flash drives sold on ebay by jinying698

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We are certain these 128GB USB flash drives listed on ebay by jinying698 (a seller registered in China) are fake capacity, which 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 seller in Germany sold fake flash drives from fraudulent supplier as faulty

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Seller vorratsspeicher (like many ebay sellers) fell into the trap of buying fake capacity USB flash drives from a fraudulent supplier. The seller realised something was wrong and sold this one and quite a few others as faulty. They are not faulty – they are deliberately created fakes. If you are an ebay seller and plan to sell flash memory items, please do your research first! There are a lot of fraudulent suppliers out there.

Always test at least a sample of any flash memory items you plan to sell as soon as they arrive (this way you stand some chance of getting a refund from the supplier if there are any problems) and don’t list them for sale on ebay unless you are sure they are genuine!

There is no real fix for fake capacity memory items – for a number of technical reasons they will never be reliable even if returned to their true (much smaller than advertised) capacity and will always be prone to sudden failure.

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 16/06/2010
This seller is still at it – see ebay item number 280521894993 – fake fake fakity fake. Seems that only one buyer (who reports the same model but in black leather) as having only 2GB capacity has yet noticed that the flash drives from this seller are fakes.

flaming.desire is selling fake capacity USB flash drives on ebay

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This flash drive listed on ebay by flaming.desire (a member of the singjapan gang by the look of 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.

obvious fake flash drive that corrupts files sold on ebay USA

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This 64GB USB flash drive sold by hoogenboom55 on ebay USA is fake capacity and corrupts files – this is a very familiar model which has always proved to be fake in tests carried out by the fightflashfraud team.

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 8, 2010 at 3:53 PM

Counterfeit 128GB Corsair flash drive listed on ebay Australia

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The model of Corsair flash drive shown in this listing by usbzone10 on ebay Australia is not made in 128GB capacity. This is a counterfeit and fake capacity flash drive from a fraudulent supplier. 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.