Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

Archive for April 29th, 2010

Test flash drives from ebay seller amakahill1904 with h2testw immediately

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The model of flash drive shown in this ebay listing is not made in 64GB capacity. Seller amakahill1904 obviously bought these counterfeit and fake capacity USB flash drives from a fraudulent supplier. 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.

tnayui791 sells counterfeit 128GB DT200 flash drives on ebay

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This 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive sold by tnayui791 is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. At this price it couldn’t be anything other than a fake. Don’t fall into the trap of buying very cheap flash drives on ebay – you are certain to get a fake that will trash your data after a while.

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 alert! ebsz2012 sells counterfeit, fake capacity Kingston DT150

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This 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drive sold by ebsz2012 (registered in China) 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.

ebay alert! fake flash seller 10fg4tsdfs de-registered

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China – based ebay seller 10fg4tsdfs seems to have been suspended by ebay. If you bought from this seller your item has probably vanished from your won list. Buyers should test any flash memory item purchased from this seller with h2testw – it is certain to 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 29, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Counterfeit flash drive from sadxsadasa2012 will corrupt files

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This 64GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive sold on ebay by sadxsadasa2012 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.

hnvnbfghfrthy sells fake Sony Vaio flash drive on ebay

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There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio USB flash drive – they were invented by fraudsters in China. This USB flash drive sold by hnvnbfghfrthy 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 29, 2010 at 4:26 PM

ebay alert! test flash drives from 2010guangying29 with h2testw!

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This USB flash drive from ebay seller 2010guangying29 is certain to be fake capacity and 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.

bought Sony Vaio USB flash drive from ping_v2009? It’s a fake!!

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If you bought this 32GB Sony Vaio flash drive on ebay from seller ping_v2009 you landed yourself a fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files. There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio USB flash drive – these are created by fraud gangs in China. If you see one anywhere (they are not just sold on ebay) we can guarentee it is fake.

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.

dcervar sells Kingston DT200 USB flash drives too cheap on ebay

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The Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives sold on ebay by dcervar are pretty certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity as they are just too cheap to be genuine. 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.

ebay fake flash fraudster yiping888 sells 300 items in one listing!

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EBAY ALERT! 300 counterfeit and fake capacity 128GB Kingston DT200 USB flash drives sold on eby by yiping888 in a single ebay listing!!

We bet that ebay fraudster yiping888 could not beleive his (or her) luck when a single ebay member bought no less than 280 of the 300 counterfeit and fake capacity 128GB DataTraveler USB flash drives in a buy it now listing (ebay item number 130385485482) – what a windfall!

The seller can now sit back and wait to see whether anyone was smart enough to think there might be something a bit suspect about the tiny price (£22 per item) and decide to search the internet for information. Let’s hope they do – and see this bit of advice:

It costs an awful lot more than £22 to manufacture a genuine 258GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive! If you were foolish enough to buy these from yiping888 then you have landed yourself a fake. These flash drives should all have individual serial numbers which can be verified with Kingston.

We can say without a shadow of a doubt that buyers will not be able to verify these. If the flash drive arrives and you test the first 8192 megabytes (8GB) with h2testw you are likely to discover that errors are reported by the program on anything after about 3800 megabyties.

Why? Because these are counterfeits and counterfeits are always fake capacity. Selling counterfeit items is a criminal offence – but with the anonymity that ebay gives sellers it can be rather difficult to track determined fraudsters (especially in China) down.

This is well illustrated by a recent incident. A member of our team asked repeatedly for contact details for a seller (because the address given by the seller for return of a faulty item looked highly suspect) but got no details from ebay despite numerous requests, messages and even phone calls to the Phillippines! Trust them? trust them not!!

There are also lots of generic (non brand name) fake capacity flash drives sold on ebay – more difficult still for buyers than getting refunds for obviously illegal counterfeits! All fake capacity memory items report a false capacity to the operating system and corrupt anything after the real capacity (usually 4GB or less) is exceeded.

We will be watching out for ebay listings from the buyer who bought 280 of these – they obviously were not for personal use! If you spot a likely listing before we do then please report it here!!

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.

flash drives from ebay seller st_xad2009 likely to corrupt files

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We think it highly unlikely that this flash drive listed on ebay by st_xad2009 (registered in China) has a genuine capacity of 32GB. We think 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 29, 2010 at 9:35 AM

clear15882008 sells fake USB flash drives on ebay that trash files

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The USB flash drive pictured in this ebay listing by clear15882008 is a notorious fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files. Any flash memory from this seller (registered in China) will be fake and cause file loss and corruption.

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 29, 2010 at 7:58 AM

geriheri still selling familiar fake USB flash drive on ebay USA

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We first reported about ebayer geriheri selling this model of flash drive (always fake capacity and corrupts files) back in December 2009. The seller still has surprisingly few negs – seems most buyers still don’t test their flash drives with h2testw so don’t realise they got a fake until it’s way too late.

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 29, 2010 at 6:20 AM

mainplayer selling probable fake flash from Hong Kong on ebay

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We think it extremely unlikely that this 16GB USB spy pen sold on ebay by mainplayer (registered in Hong Kong) is genuine. We think that this and other USB flash drives from seller mainplayer are 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.