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Archive for April 26th, 2010

Beware of 128GB USB flash drives sold on ebay by compnet10

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So the 128GB USB flash drive in the listing above has been tested with h2testw has it? In that case we can only assume that compnet10 knows it’s a fake as every single USB flash drive that we tested which came in this packaging was fake capacity which corrupts files.

Ebay seller compnet10 previously sold even more obvious fakes (see left) earlier this month. There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – they are fakes from China.

We have a visual comment about this seller’s “testing” (see right).

We urge anyone who bought a flash drive from compnet10 to test it immediately themselves.

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.

ebayer edgarantony lists fake flash drive bought from 09shameer

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UK ebay member edgarantony has listed this fake USB flash drive (or memory stick) at auction on ebay. All Sony Vaio USB flash drives are counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupt files – Sony do not use the Vaio name for flash drives! This drive was apparently bought from 09shameer (another UK ebay member) in February. None of those who bought this fake from 09shameer seemed to realise they had a fake. They probably just looked at what the operating system reported – big mistake!

We reported at the end of March that we thought there was something rather fishy about feedback for 09shameer in this post – we now wonder whether, in addition to the other matter that made us supicious before, there may be a connection between the ebay IDs edgarantony and 09shameer.

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 listed on ebay by lanasdalysale too cheap

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing by lanasdalysale is too low for these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives to be genuine. They are obviously counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent wholesaler, so 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.

USB flash drive from concepcion95br? Test with h2testw immediately!

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If you bought one of these flash drives from ebay seller concepcion95br you are advised to test immediately with h2testw. It looks as though these are being drop-shipped from China and it seems extremely likely 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 26, 2010 at 6:46 PM

fake 32GB Sony flash drive listed on ebay by bazar-levante

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Although marked with the Sony name this USB flash drive was not made by Sony but by fraudsters in China. The real capacity of this flash drive is nowhere near 32GB – it is a fake capacity USB flash drive which corrupts files once the real capacity has been filled. It looks as thought the seller bought this from magj2010, a fake flash seller 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

April 26, 2010 at 5:14 PM

64GB Kingston DT200 flash drives from ebay seller calibre-351

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If the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed on ebay Australia by calibre-351 the seller risks making quite a loss by selling them at auction. Of course there is a pretty good chance that the seller bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outles supplying counterfeits. If they are counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier then these USB flash drives are also 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.

katyskustoms selling fake 128GB USB flash drives on ebay USA

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Seller katyskustoms obviously bought these fake capacity USB flash drives from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets that sell fake capacity memory that corrupts files. It seems that katyskustoms sold a few of these back in February but it looks as though none of the customers tested their drives as everyone left positive feedback.

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 26, 2010 at 1:00 PM

davydof09 lists obvious counterfeit 128GB Kingston flash drive on ebay

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The model of flash drive shown in this listing is not made in 128GB capacity. This USB flash drive listed by davydof09 (registered in Ireland) 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.

UPDATE 17/05/2010
This seller has listed another very obvious fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files:

128GB Corsair flash drive from ebay seller dowi2777 probably a fake

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We are pretty certain that this 128GB Corsair Voyager listed on ebay by dowi2777 is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. Seller dowi2777 has sold some other models of flash drive which we think are also fakes. If you bought a flash drive from this seller you are advised to test immediately with h2testw.

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.

aussie_goods2010 dropships fake USB flash drives sold on ebay

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Seller aussie_goods2010 seems to be involved in a dropshipping arrangement with a fraudulent supplier. This means the seller never touches what is being sold – it is sent direct from the supplier – so the seller has no chance to check whether items are genuine or not. In this case they are not. This is a notorious 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

April 26, 2010 at 7:55 AM

128GB Kingston from ebayer polkoijjgr354 certain to be fake capacity

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These are far too cheap to be genuine – ebay seller polkoijjgr354 obviously got them from a fraudulent supplier. This is a counterfeit and fake capacity USB flash drive 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.

128GB Kingston flash drive listed on ebay by unclesam1957 probable counterfeit

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive listed at auction on ebay by unclesam1957 is genuine then it looks as though this seller is likely to make a huge loss on the sale. We have a feeling that it will turn out to be counterfeit and fake capacity like most of those sold on ebay.

If we are wrong in thinking it’s counterfeit then the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston. If we are right then this USB flash drives corrupts files once 4GB or less is saved to it.

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.