Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for May 10th, 2010

Fake Sony Vaio USB flash drive listed on ebay by asdadasrefeds2012

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The USB flash drive shown in this ebay listing from asdadasrefeds2012 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.

fake 128GB flash drives sold by tispaperxx on ebay, test with h2testw

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This 128GB USB flash drive sold on ebay by tispaperxx is fake capacity and corrupts files. The ebay ID tispaperxx belongs to a devious Singapore fake flash fraud ring that sells fake flash memory items on ebay that trash user’s data. We have been watching this fraud gang for some time.

As soon as one ID 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.

beware ebay seller japan.best768 sells fake flash drives that trash files

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This USB flash drive is notorious for being fake capacity and corrupting files and ebay seller japan.best768 is part of a fraud ring in Singapore that 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.

japan_goods sells fake USB flash drives on ebay; test with h2testw

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This USB flash drive is a very familiar fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files and japan_goods is a member of a Singapore based ebay fraud gang 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.

beware: ebayer superflash*888 sells fake flash, test with h2testw!!

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The USB flash drive shown on the left is a notorious fake capacty flash drive that corrupts files. It is sold by most of the fake flash fraudsters on ebay and seldom has a real capacity above 2GB although it is frequently sold as being 32G, 64GB and (as in the case of superflash*888) even 128GB.

Do not be fooled by what your computer reports – the information displayed by your computer is simply the false information programmed into fake flash memory devices by the fraudsters who create them. Testing with H2testw will reveal the truth if you understand the results.

When errors are reported after a certain point by h2testw this gives you an indication of the true capacity of the flash chip (the amount of data you can save before things go wrong because there is nowhere left for files to go and they will start to vanish or be corrupted) – fakes seldom have as much as 4GB real capacity.

Seller superflash*888 is part of a devious fraud ring in Singapore which we have been watching for some time. Anyone who cares to investigate will find that the fraudsters in this gang leave each other positive feedback without ever buying or selling anything to assist in their fraud.

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.

dfkjanv lists very obvious fake 128GB USB flash drive on ebay

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This is the first time we have come across someone in Japan selling fake flash drives. Fraudulent sellers in Singapore and Hong Kong often claim (falsely) that the fakes they sell are made in Japan but they have never been anywhere near that country. This time we can announce that this fake flash drive is actually being sold by someone (dfkjanv) registered on ebay Japan.

However, it appears that these flash drives (no doubt made in China and certainly nothing to do with Kingston) came via the USA. Apparently dfkjanv bought them from US ebay seller elleyz084, who (it seems from information we received) probably bought them on dhgate.com – a well known site where fraudulent wholesalers peddle their fake flash wares.

Sadly it seems that neither dfkjanv nor elleyz084 checked what is really available from Kingston or thought to test the flash drives with h2testw. Had they done so they would have discovered that these USB flash drives 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.

Suspected fake flash fraudster babel-fsih8369 booted off ebay

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Ebay seller babel-fsih8369 is supected of selling fake flash memory items. This seller seems to have been suspended by ebay so if you bought from this seller your item is likely to have vanished from your won list. Buyers are advised to test any flash memory item from this seller immediately.

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 10, 2010 at 2:16 PM

Seller adasawerwfd2012 kicked off ebay and listings removed

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This listing on ebay by seller adasawerwfd2012 has been removed by ebay by the look of things and the seller has been suspended. If you bought a flash drive from this seller you will find it has vanished from your won list. The USB flash drive shown in this listing 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.

ebayer dublinia10 lists very obvious fake flash drives for sale

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Seller dublinia10 has obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier as among the range of USB flash drives this ebayer has listed for sale are the three very obvious fakes shown above, none of which come from Sony or Kingston.

They were manufactured by fraudsters in China and are fake capacity flash drives which will corrupt files. As it is likely all the flash drives this seller has listed came from the same supplier it is fairly certain that all will be fakes.

PLEASE ebay sellers – do your research before buying flash memory items to sell on ebay otherwise you are very likely to find yourself (like dublinia10) listing fakes for 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 (or 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.

16GB flash drives from ebayer alvinkoh69life certain to be fakes

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These 16GB flash drives listed on ebay by alvinkoh69life are far too cheap to be genuine. If you buy one of these you are certain to get a fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files. The seller obviously bought from one of the fraudulent suppliers 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 (or worse still, 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

May 10, 2010 at 9:10 AM

ebayer wuping5882200 lists fake 64GB Sony Vaio flash drive

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This 64GB flash drive is a fake – the capacity will be a lot less than 64GB (though operating sytems will report it as 64GB due to fraudulent programming by the fraudsters in China that make these) and anyone using one will eventually find it corrupts their files. There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – they are purely an invention of fraud gangs in China. Seller wuping5882200 no doubt bought from one of the fraudulent wholesalers who sell counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory items.

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 fenny43 bought 128GB Corsair flash drives from fraudulent supplier

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The flash drive shown in this ebay listing from fenny43 is not a genuine 128GB Corsair flash drive – the model shown is not made in this capacity. This seller obviously bought from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets which sell counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory items. 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.

UPDATE 13/05/2010
We just noticed that this seller is using a private auction to sell a fake 128GB Corsair mini – another drive that is not produced in this capacity – the highest capacity for the mini is 32GB, and the model we originally posted about is only available up to 64GB. If you bought from fenny43 you can be sure that your flash drive will trash your files after a while!

16GB flash drive listed on ebay by archersalki00 seems very cheap

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing for 16GB USB flash drives from archersalki00 seems remarkably low – too low in fact. This makes us suspect that this seller bought them from a fraudulent wholesale outlet. If we are right then this USB flash drive will not store anywhere near 16GB of files, it will 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 10, 2010 at 12:41 AM