Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for May 8th, 2010

Are Transcend USB flash drives from ebayer ultimate_trading_ltd genuine?

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If the Transcend USB flash drives listed at auction by ultimate_trading_ltd are genuine then this UK seller is taking a risk by selling them this way. Most ebayers seem to be under the illusion that they can buy USB flash drives, flash memory cards and MP players for next to nothing ,thanks to all the fakes flooding in from China. As a result bid prices tend to be low and anyone selling genuine items in auctions is very likely to make a loss.

If you are an ebay seller who knows that the flash memory items you are selling are genuine then we strongly advise you not to list in auctions but by using buy it now with a realistic price!

Most ebay sellers who list flash memory items at auction on ebay bought from fraudulent suppliers in China who sell wholesale lots of counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory at low prices. A counterfeit fake capacity flash drive (or memory card or MP player) inevitably corrupts files. If ultimate_trading_ltd bought from a fraudulent supplier then buyers will suffer file loss and corruption 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 (or worse still, if you are a seller; your customers) run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

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May 8, 2010 at 11:27 PM

8GB flash drive on ebay from planetshaker77 certain to be fake

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The USB flash drive shown in this ebay listing from planetshaker77 is certain to be fake capacity, which corrupts files – it has the tell-tale shiny little sticker that is a dead givaway that a flash drive 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

May 8, 2010 at 10:18 PM

USB flash drives from etechflash sold in private ebay listings

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If ebay seller etechflash (registered in the United States) is selling genuine USB flash drives and memory cards, why use private listings? We might understand if the seller was listing sexy undies and gimp masks, but what justification is there for private listings for flash memory? This makes us extremely suspicious and we strongly suggest that anyone who bought a flash memory item from etechflash tests it 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.

16GB Sony Pro Duo from ebayer greengift1970 likely counterfeits

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If you bought a Sony Pro Duo memory card on ebay from greengift1970 you should test it immediately with h2testw – we are certain they are fakes. Why? This ebayer also sold this obvious counterfeit and fake capacity 128GB Kingston USB flash drive on the 4th of May:

The model of Kingston flash drive shown in this listing is not made in 128GB capacity. It is a counterfeit and fake capacity flash drive manufactured by fraudsters in China. It would appear that greengift1970 fell into the trap of buying from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets in China.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items (whether with a view to re-selling or as an end user) to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

If you are a seller it is especially important as selling fakes can destroy a reputation that may have taken a long time to build in a matter of days!

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

flash memory items from UK ebayer glennewing1 sure to be fake

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The USB flash drive sold in this ebay listing from seller glennewing1 is certain to be fake capacity. Any flash memory item (USB flash drive, memory card or MP player) programmed to display a false capacity to the operating system corrupts files once the true capacity (usually 4GB at most) is filled. Many ebay sellers (and we are sure that glennewing1 is one) bought fakes from fraudulent suppliers in China. Any flash memory item from seller glennewing1 will no doubt have come from the same supplier and is therefore equally fake.

As a result of the flood of fake flash memory from China almost all flash memory sold on ebay 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 (or even worse, your customers) run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

waikuen2009 sells fake flash on ebay, test immediately with h2testw

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Beware of USB flash drives from Hong Kong based ebay seller waikuen2009 they 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.

MP players from ebayer rilinvidj5 sold a little too cheaply

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We urge anyone who bought an MP player from ebay seller rilinvidj5 to test it with h2testw immediately. We suspect they may be fake capacity (which corrupts files) or have very low grade flash chips which are prone to failure as they have been sold a little too cheaply given the cost of good quality flash memory chips.

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 8, 2010 at 3:24 PM