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.

128GB DT200 sold by ebayer plakayerli3866 likely to be fake

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We are pretty certain that this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive sold on ebay by plakayerli3866 is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. It seems from a feedback comment that there may be a problem with this seller’s paypal account, so perhaps the buyer will have a lucky escape through not being able to pay!

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.

4.everluv.4 – another Singapore fake flash fraudster on ebay

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The ebay ID 4.everluv.4 is yet another belonging to a devious ebay fraud gang in Singapore that sells fake flash memory on ebay. The USB flash drive in this listing is notorious for being fake capacity, none we tested had a real capacity over 4GB and most had 2GB or less. We have never come across one that had the advertised capacity.

This flash drive is easily programmed to display a false capacity to the operating system so that unwary buyers plug it into the computer, look at the capacity shown by the computer and think they got a geninine bargain. Not so – what they got was a fake capacity USB flash drive that eventually corrupts all their 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 12:50 PM

Test flash drives sold on ebay by gumkump-dee with h2test immediately

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Seller gumkump-dee looks like another Hong Kong based ebay fake flash fraudster to us. We are certain that this USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files. The same applies to other models from this seller.

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 hit-item: test flash drives with h2testw!

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Hong Kong ebay seller hit-item offers a range of 16GB USB flash drives all of which we expect 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.

DT200 flash drive from ebayer najmnik-2009 probably counterfeit

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We think it very likely that this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive listed on ebay by najmnik-2009 is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. If we are wrong then the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston and the seller will probably have made a huge loss on the sale.

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 28/06/2010
The seller made a loss on the two of these we see feedback for if they were genuine – but we are pretty certain that they were not, as the seller has since listed an even higher capacity (256GB Kingston DT310) flash drive at auction. No sane person continues auctioning genuine high capacity USB flash drives on ebay with a start price below wholesale so we are now sure that najmnik-2009 must be selling fake capacity counterfeits.

huxiaoshan1784626 – how obvious can fake flash drives on ebay be?

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A fake USB flash drive on ebay cannot get much more obvious than this listing from huxiaoshan1784626. A genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler costs around £300. The flash memory chips to make one could not be purchased for £13.58!! Wake up ebayers – you cannot buy anything but a fake at the prices in many ebay listings.

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 7:16 AM

goodbargain.2010 another ebay fake flash fraudster in Singapore

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This USB flash drive sold by goodbargain.2010 on ebay is fake capacity and corrupts files. This seller is a member of a devious Singapore based fraud ring we have been watching for some time.

As soon as one ID from this fraud ring is suspended by ebay another springs into action. They prepare for their fraudulent activities with false positive feedback from other gang members before really selling anything. This helps them fool ebayers into buying as there is a 100% positive feedback score when they embark on their fraudulent sales.

It can also help offset the inevitable negs that will come in after a while when ebayers begin to realise they have been diddled! Do not be fooled – you cannot buy genuine flash memory items at tiny prices. If you do then you can expect to get a 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.