Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for May 9th, 2010

ebay fake flash fraudster mikin2309 pretends Vaio flash drive in USA

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There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio USB flash drive – this is fake capacity and corrupts files. Fraudulent ebay seller mikin2309 pretends this item is in the USA but the seller is registered in China!

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 dtnpxdrqr3872 lists fake 128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives

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Seller dtnpxdrqr3872 is the first ebay member registered in Japan that we have come across with a listing for fake flash memory. These Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives are certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity – and a fake capacity 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.

ebayer asadfdfgfger2012 selling familiar fake capacity flash drive

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This model of USB flash drive listed for sale on ebay by asadfdfgfger2012 has always proved to be fake capacity and corrupts files as a result.

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 9, 2010 at 8:20 PM

fraudster treasure-fish2009 sells fake Kingston flash drives on ebay

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Fraudulent ebay seller treasure-fish2009 is selling these counterfeit and fake capacity Kingston flash drives at below the cost of manufacturing the memory chips required to make a genuine 128GB flash drive, never mind the other components!

When will ebayers learn some sense and stop buying fakes from fraud gangs in China at ludicrously low prices?? The highest capacity genuine flash drive you can probably buy at this price is 8GB – and a genuine 8GB flash drive probably has four times the real storage capacity of this 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.

connect-gadgets auctioning 64GB Corsair flash drive on ebay

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We think it extremely unlikely that this 64GB Corsair flash drive being auctioned on ebay is genuine. If we are right and this USB flash drive is counterfeit then it is also 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.

ebayer teadrinkers.1789 lists fake flash drive bought from smudge-sarah

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The USB flash drive in this ebay listing from teadrinkers.1789 is fake capacity (which corrupts files) and was bought from UK ebayer smudge-sarah who obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier. This ebayer bought two flash drives from the listing by smudge-sarah shown below and (presumably) like the original seller, failed to test with h2testw.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased, especially if you plan to re-sell. Otherwise you, or your buyers, run the risk of data loss and corruption.

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

6659_kitten lists 128GB Kingston on ebay: bound to be counterfeit

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We are certain this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive listed on ebay by 6659_kitten will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files 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.

counterfeit 64GB Kingston DT200 listed by ebayer doncasterox

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The USB flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from seller doncasterox is not a genuine 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200. This is a counterfeit fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files. The seller no doubt bought from a fraudulent supplier.

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.

raff0787 lists fake 128GB Sony Vaio USB flash drive on ebay

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This USB flash drive listed on ebay by raff0787 is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files – there is no such thing as a genuine 128GB Sony Vaio flash drive.

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 memory cards sold by ebayer rycerz667malwina probably fake

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The Sony Pro Duo memory cards sold on ebay by rycerz667malwina are almost gauranteed to be counterfeit and fake capacity.

This ebayer sold some extremely obvious fake capacity USB flash drives that we christened “the fraudsters’ favourite” because this model of flash drive is sold by almost every fraudulent wholesale outlet in China.

As rycerz667malwina seems to have bought flash memory items from a fraudulent supplier it is highly unlikely that any flash memory item sold is genuine. Any counterfeit flash memory is fake capacity and corrupts files.

If you bought from this seller you should test your USB flash drive or memory card immediately with the free program h2testw as you will eventually end up with lost and corrupted files if you continue to use it.

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

ransit74 ignores warning from ebayer that flash drives are fake

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Seller ransit74 was advised by an ebay member to test flash drives before listing on ebay. It seems this seller chose to ignore the warning. There is no doubt that these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives are counterfeit and fake capacity, which results in corrupted files. Genuine DT 200 flash drives all have individual serial numbers which are verifiable with Kingston. Anyone who buys these will find they cannot verify their drive with Kingston because they were made by a fraud gang in China.

Beware of wholesale outlets supplying flash memory items from China at low prices – what they are supplying is fake capacity and trashes files. See this article from Stablemate to learn about one of the main sites where the fraudulent suppliers peddle their wares. The control chip in these fake devices is programmed to report a false capacity to the operating system when you plug them into the computer. Testing with h2testw reveals the truth – usually a capacity of 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.

ebayer fbpokeraustralia09 lists fake 256GB Kingston USB flash drive

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This USB flash listed on ebay by fbpokeraustralia09 drive 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.

Counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT200 sold by ebayer nazneensoyab

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This 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive sold on ebay by nazneensoyab is certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files 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.