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Archive for May 2nd, 2010

siaookia23 ebay fake flash fraudster: test flash drives with h2tesw

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This USB flash drive sold on ebay by siaookia23 is fake capacity and corrupts files. The seller is another ebay fake flash fraudster in Singapore, a member of a fraud ring 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.

suspected ebay fake flash fraudster michaelliudl2009 links to fightflashfraud blog!

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We think that michaelliudl2009 is yet another fake flash memory fraudster in China selling fake flash on ebay. We suspect that this USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files. If we are right, then this is a very cheeky fraudster indeed as the seller has provided a link to our blog in listings in order to reassure buyers.

We do not in any way endorse ebay seller michaelliudl2009 and consider this seller highly suspect! The seller says:

This item is NEW but WITHOUT retail package. It’s resealed in safety wrapper after I examine and am sure each item is in good status.

Please be noted that the legs are actually WHITE instead of metal color. This item is NOT produced by Takara.

I sell flash disks with real storage capacity. NO FAKE. Please check Flash Disk Fraud page for more details. There are already a bunch of tools to check flash on Windows. For Mac, Mac OS X Disk Utility (DU) application can be used.

We are pretty sure this seller is fraudulent. The link to us is in the words “Flash Disk Fraud page” – very cheeky if you ask us. If michaelliudl2009 wishes to send us some samples for testing in order to prove that we are wrong then we will be happy to publish the results! We think it unlikely that the seller will take up this offer.

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.

isabella1425 selling fake USB flash drive in private ebay listing

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This USB flash drive listed by ebayer isabella1425 (location Falkirk, Scotland – a place where would expect honesty!) is certain to be fake capacity and will undoubtedly corrupt files.

This is not the first time that this seller has listed a fake flash drive. We reported about the self same model of flash drive (always proved fake in testing by our team) listed at 128GB capacity back in March.

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.

test flash memory sold by satietymemory with h2testw immediately

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A comment by a buyer on ebay about this memory card from selller satietymemory leads us to suspect that flash memory items from this seller may be 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.

32 GB Kingston flash drives sold by ebayer holymaryjoe seem a tad cheap

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There are two models of 32GB Kingston DataTraveler sold by holymaryjoe; the one above and the DataTraveler 200. We wonder whether this may be yet another ebay seller who bought from a fraudulent supplier as they seem a little on the cheap side.

We suggest buyers check serial numbers with Kingston – if Kingston cannot verify the serial numbers then it is likely that they are counterfeit and fake capacity. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. Testing with h2testw reveals the original capacity of fakes – usually 4GB or less.

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.

terminal.choice lists suspect flash drives on ebay, test with h2tesw

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We think it highly unlikely that this USB flash drive listed on ebay by terminal.choice is genuine as (in tests conducted by members of the fightflashfraud team) every flash drive of this model proved to be fake. We think the USB flash drives in this listing are fakes purchased from a fraudulent supplier.

If we are right (and we are pretty certain we are) then buyers will find that the USB flash drive they receive is a 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.

test flash memory items from ebay seller egotechbase with h2testw!

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We advise anyone who bought a flash memory item (USB flash drive, memory card or MP player) from ebay seller egotechbase (registered in China) to test it immediately with h2testw. We suspect that flash memory items from this seller will turn out 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.