Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for May 6th, 2010

ebayer whole-sailors lists notorious fake USB flash drives for sale

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This USB flash drive is notorious for being fake capacity and corrupting files. We have yet to come across one that has the advertised capacity. We think it highly unlikely that the ones sold by ebayer whole-sailors wil be any different.

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

May 6, 2010 at 11:38 PM

64GB Kingston DT150 flash drive on ebay from lets.rock.now14 is fake

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives sold by lets.rock.now14 on ebay are counterfeit and fake capacity, which corrupts files. They are too cheap to be anything else. You cannot buy a genuine 64GB flash drive at this price – all you will get is a fake that trashes your 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.

beware of idggdk789 – another fake flash seller on ebay

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The USB flash drive shown in this ebay listing from idggdk789 is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. Sony do not sell 128GB USB flash drives, this was created by fraudsters in China and idggdk789 is yet another fraudulent seller from China selling fake flash memory. If you bought from this seller 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.

ebayer thopf sells bulk lot of Kingston flash drives, probably counterfeit

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We think it extremely unlikely that this bulk lot of 22 4GB Kingston flash drives sold on ebay by thopf are genuine. If they are genuine then the seller made quite a loss on the sale. We think it is much more likely that these are counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier. A counterfeit USB flash drive is always fake capacity and corrupts files.

test USB flash drives bought on ebay from 2010*5star with h2testw

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We think that USB flash drives sold on ebay by 2010*5star (registered in China) are likely 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

May 6, 2010 at 6:12 PM

ebayer nirmal3913 sells counterfeit 64GB Kingston USB flash drives

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If the 64GB Kingston flash drives being sold by nirmal3913 are of the type shown then they are counterfeit and fake capacity – this model is not made in 64GB. The seller’s wording in this listing seems to indicate that nirmal3913 is aware they are likely to be fakes which corrupt files as it says this in the listing:

It is Chinese pen drive written Kingston on it
No Brand & memory guarantee & warranty.
It is Chinese pen drive So NO WARRANTY, NO EXCHANGE, NO REFUND.
We are not responsible if it works or not, buy at your own risk

Seller nirmal3913 us wrong in saying “We are not responsible if it works or not, buy at your own risk” – when you list items for sale on ebay it is clearly stated that you are accepting responsibility for the item you are selling!!

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 USB flash drives on ebay from freeman1018: test with h2testw

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We are certain that the two models of 16GB USB flash drive and the 8GB model (black background) shown on the left that have been sold on ebay by freeman1018 (registered in China) are fake capacity, which corrupts files.

We suspect that this seller may have previously sold fake flash drives early in 1990 under the ebay ID freeman_world18.

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.