Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for April 24th, 2010

64GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by timod1000 likely to be fake

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We think that it is highly unlikely that this USB flash drive listed on ebay by timod1000 will have a real capacity of 64GB. It seems much more likely that it is a fake capacity flash drive that 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 24, 2010 at 10:40 PM

j.t.27 sold counterfeit 64GB Kingston USB flash drive on ebay

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Seller j.t.27 has a number of private ebay auctions for 64GB USB flash drives without a picture of the actual flash drive being sold. We had a look at what this ebayer had sold previously and came across this very obvious fake:

The model of USB flash drive shown in this listing is a discontinued Kingston that was only made in capacities up to 32GB. The flash drive sold in this listing by j.t.27 is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. We wonder if the lack of a picture of the flash drives being sold in current listings might be to hide the fact that the drives being sold are obvious fakes.

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.

If you bought a flash drive on ebay from eamonoconnor2010 test immediately with h2testw

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It seems that UK ebay seller eamonoconnor2010 bought flash drives from a fraudulent supplier. The model of 128GB USB flash drive sold in the listing pictured above is fake capacity and corrupts files. So far it seems no buyer has tested with h2testw yet. When they do they are likely to find that the real storage capacity is less than 4GB.

Seems that they were poorly programmed by the fraudulent wholesale supplier ebayer eamonoconnor2010 purchased them from, as one buyer reports that it only shows as 124GB. The seller probably has no idea that they are fakes. Anyone planning to sell flash memory items on ebay should arm themselves with h2testw first!!

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you (or, worse, your customers) 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 24, 2010 at 7:45 PM

x**x69 sells obvious fake capacity 16GB USB flash drive on ebay

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If this USB flash drive sold on ebay by x**x69 really has a capacity of 16GB it will be the first time ever that we have come across one of these that was genuine and we will all faint! It is far more likely (99.99% certain) that 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

April 24, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Is seller making a loss on 4GB Sandisk USB flash drives sold on ebay?

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If the Sandisk flash drives sold on ebay by suffke are genuine it would seem that this ebayer is likely to be making a loss. We would be surprised if they are genuine though as suffke is continuing to auction them and people don’t usually choose to continue making a loss on ebay. This makes us wonder whether they might be counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier. If so then 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.

Fake 128GB USB flash drives auctioned on ebay by flash_speicher

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The flash drive shown in this listing by ebay seller flash_speicher is a notorious fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files. This seller obviously bought from one of the fraudulent wholesalers in China.

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 flash drives from ebayer mdbawol probable fakes

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We think it extremely likely that the 128GB flash drive in this ebay listing by mdbawol 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.