Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for April 25th, 2010

Kingston flash drive listed on ebay by ahmedraz not on Kingston web site

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The flash drive in this ebay listing from ahmedraz is not shown on the Kingston web site so we conclude this is a counterfeit created by fraudsters in China. A counterfeit 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.

gazer40 auctions fake 64GB Sony Vaio USB flash drive on ebay UK

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There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio USB stick / flash drive – these are manufactured by fraudsters in China. The Vaio name is only used by Sony for laptops not flash drives. 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.

if this flash drive is genuine ebayer nieto1986 risks making a loss

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler listed on ebay by nieto1986 is genuine then the seller is likely to make a loss by selling it at auction. We have a feeling that it isn’t a genuine Kingston. If we are right 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.

Obvious fake Kingston flash drives sold on ebay by hacibaba30

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This flash drive sold by hacibaba30 is a very obvious fake. A quick look at the Kingston website would show that there is no 8GB Kingston DataTraveler 200. This seller obviously bought from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets in China and did not check the Kingston website to see if the drives actually exist before making the purchase. We think it very likely that 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

April 25, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Obvious fake 128GB Kingston flash drive listed by ebayer viktoria84

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The model of Kingston USB flash drive sold in this ebay listing from seller viktoria84 is not made in 128GB capacity. This USB flash drive is counterfeit and fake capacity. It was manufactured by fake flash fraudsters in China. This ebayer obviously bought from a fraudulent wholesale supplier – there are lots in China that sell counterfeit and fake capacity USB flash drives. This USB flash drive will corrupt files after a time.

Had viktoria84 checked the Kingston web site to see what is really available before buying from a wholesale outlet this seller would have realised that the wholesaler was supplying counterfeits that will trash people’s data. 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.

16GB Sandisk flash drives on ebay UK seem a little cheap

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Even with the £2.00 postal charge the 16GB Sandisk USB flash drives listed on ebay by correiade seem remarkably cheap. If they are genuine then they’re a great bargain. If, however, they came from a fraudulent supplier then these USB flash drives will 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

April 25, 2010 at 3:07 PM

deepdiscountbay risks making a loss on ebay auction if flash drive is genuine

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If this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler is genuine then deepdiscountbay risks making a loss by auctionining it on ebay. If it is a counterfeit USB flash drive then it will 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.

Diese Kingston DataTraveler Flash-Laufwerk ist nicht defekt. falsche Kapazität

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Diese Kingston DataTraveler Flash-Laufwerk ist gefälschten und wurde bewusst von den Betrügern in China programmiert, um eine falsche Kapazität angezeigt. Das Laufwerk wird über alles rund 3,5 Gigabyte corupt. Verkäufer gulsun85 offenbar aus diesen eine betrügerische Großhändler in China gekauft. Der Verkäufer offenbar nicht ganz verstanden, was die Ausgabe von H2testw eigentlich gemeint ist. Dies ist, was sagt gulsun85 in der Auflistung:

defekt! –> Kein Rückgaberecht!
kann problemlos mit HP freeware “HPUSBFW_v2.2.3.exe” auf FAT32 formatiert werden.
wird als 128GB Stick erkannt
HD Tune zeigt keine Fehler
kleinere Datenmengen (2 bis 4 GB) lassen sich speichern und sind auch nach Umstecken vorhanden, bei größeren Datenmengen zeigen sich jedoch Fehler
ein Test mit der freeware “H2testw 1.4” weist Fehler auf.
Hat keine seriennummer

edem1979 auctioning possible counterfeit 128GB Kingston on ebay

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive being auctioned on ebay by edem1979 is genuine then this seller is probably going to make a loss on the sale. If it is genuine then the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston. If the serial number cannot be verified then it is a counterfeit, fake capacity USB 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.

Kingston DT200 flash drive sold on ebay by vicmag88 probably fake

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It is very unlikely that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives auctioned on ebay by vicmag88 are genuine. We think this seller bought from a fraudulent supplier and that this USB flash drive is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. If we are wrong then serial numbers can be verified with Kingston.

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 drive from ebayer poorab771 may well be fake

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 is genunine then ebayar poorab771 is taking a big risk by auctioning and it looks as though the seller will make a big loss. If, however, it is a counterfeit and fake capacity USB flash drive (as we suspect) then it is the buyer who may make a big loss – a big loss of data, as a fake 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.

64GB Corsair flash drives sold on ebay by bonhomie1 surely fake

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We are certain that the 64GB Corsair flash drives sold on ebay by bonhomie1 on ebay are counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier. The buy it now price of these was just too low for them to be genuine.

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.

Bought 64GB USB flash drive from ebayer karent166? test with h2testw immediately!

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We are certain that this USB flash drive from UK ebay seller karent166 is fake capacity and corrupts files once the real capacity (probably 4GB at most) is exceeded. The seller probably has no idea that it is fake but we are sure these came from a fraudulent supplier in China.

We strongly advise anyone who bought one of these to test with h2testw and advise ebay seller karent166 not to sell any more of these unless they pass this test, which we are certain they won’t.

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 your customers, if you are a seller) 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 25, 2010 at 12:03 AM