Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for April 12th, 2010

Looks like seller may have made loss on ebay auction for 4GB Sandisk

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If this 4GB Sandisk USB flash drive sold by USA ebayer mathstar3 is genuine then we suspect the seller made a loss on the ebay auction. This has not put the seller off auctioning another one (item number 270561892135) on ebay. Either this seller is not much of a star at maths or…

Most USB flash drives (and other flash memory items) sold on ebay can be traced back to fraudulent suppliers in China. The USB flash drives from such suppliers are counterfeit and fake capacity; leading to lost and corrupted files. We wonder whether mathstar3 is yet another ebayer who 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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

April 12, 2010 at 10:55 PM

Beware 2009domigood sells fake capacity flash drives on ebay

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Seller 2009domigood is a fraudster in China. This scammer has sold quite a number of the fraudsters’ favourite flash drive (pictured in the ebay listing above) and anyyone who bought this USB flash drive will end up finding data lost or trashed because 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.

128GB Kingston DT200 from p3as on ebay USA sure to be counterfeit

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We are certain this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. If we are right (and we are sure we are) this USB flash drive from p3as 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.

US ebayer conmputel sold obviously fake 128GB USB flash drive

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This 128GB USB flash drive sold on ebay USA by conmputel is an obvious fake capacity flash drive which corrupts files. Every flash drive of this model we tested was fake as was every flash drive (whatever the model) that came in this type of package.

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.

Familiar fake flash drive from Singapore ebay seller fireworkzz2010

This flash drive listed on ebay by fireworkzz2010 is a very familiar fake capacity USB flash drive which corrupts files. This seller is part of a fraud gang in Singapore which 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

April 12, 2010 at 5:11 PM

power.seller.09 loads shipping costs for 8GB USB flash drive on ebay

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The listing above is private – we wonder why if the USB flash drives being sold by power.seller.09 are genuine. This seller has loaded all the costs on the postage which looks like ebay fee evasion to us. These two factors would make us wary of buying from this seller and we suggests that anyone who did tests their flash drive immediately.

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 12, 2010 at 3:40 PM

128GB Kingston DataTraveler sold on ebay by 2009meyoo2010 fake

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives sold on ebay by 2009meyoo2010 (registered in China) are far too cheap to be genunine; they will be counterfeit and fake capacity. A fake capacity 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.