Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for April 17th, 2010

Notorious fake USB flash drive listed on ebay Spain by mary.2008

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Seller mary.2008 obviously bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets that sell fake flash memory items. This model of USB flash drive is always 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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

April 17, 2010 at 10:49 PM

fabrizius0162 lists obvious fake Kingston USB flash drives on ebay

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The Kingston flash drive in this listing from fabrizius0162 (registered in Germany) is a very obvious fake – this model is not made in 16GB. This USB flash drive will be 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.

ebay sellers fail to understand the fake flash memory problem.

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Seller berny65 (registered in Germany) is an example of a seller who bought counterfeit, fake capacity 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives from a fraudulent supplier. This seller tested with h2testw and the results seem to have shown they had a real capacity of under 4GB.

This ebayer, like a number of others in Europe and the Americas, has been selling them as defective. The sellers who do this obviously do not appreciate the true nature of the fake flash memory problem. These flash drives are not defective in the normal sense – they are counterfeits deliberately created by fraudsters in China.

PLEASE BE AWARE FOLKS THAT THE SALE OF COUNTERFEITS IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE!!

Like all counterfeit flash memory items they were created using small capacity memory chips (usually under 4GB) that are usually of very poor quality and would be very prone to failure anyway and programmed to display a false capacity to the operating system. Even if they can be restored the original capacity – seldom easy and always time consuming – the chips will be even more prone to failure than they were before.

The best thing that can be done with USB flash drives and other flash memory items that fail testing with h2testw is to destroy them so that no one can ever use them and lose their files.

128GB Kingston DT200 listed on ebay Spain probably counterfeit

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We think it highly unlikely that this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive listed on ebay by chispas64 is genuine. If we are wrong then the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston. If we are right this USB flash drive 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.

klamueserer lists notorious fake flash drive on ebay Germany

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This is a notorious fake capacitiy flash drive which corrupts files. We suspect that ebay seller klamueserer has been buying up fake flash drives on ebay and is now re-selling them as the listings for several items bought by klamueserer have been removed by 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

April 17, 2010 at 6:30 PM

tohtoh.shop – an ebay fake flash memory seller in Singapore

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Beware of USB flash drives listed on ebay by tohtoh.shop – they are fake capacity and corrupt files. This seller is a member of an ebay fraud gang in Singapore that we have 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 17, 2010 at 4:48 PM

alexikitina lists obvious counterfeit Kingston flash drives on ebay Spain

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Seller alexikitina bought the Kingston flash drives in this and other listings from a fraudulent supplier – a quick glance at this listing was all it took for one of our team to tell these are counterfeit. A counterfeit USB flash drive is also 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.