Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for May 12th, 2010

ebayer fleetwood1975 risks making a loss if flash drive is genuine

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If this 32GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by fleetwood1975 is genuine then the seller is taking a bit of a risk by auctioning it as flash memory items sold at auction tend to fetch low prices and this seller could easily make a 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

May 12, 2010 at 11:50 PM

ebayer mskolnick79 lists probable counterfeit 128GB DataTraveler

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We think it very likely that this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive listed on ebay by mskolnick79 will turn out to be counterfeit and fake capacity. 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 wajim66 lists obvious fake 128GB Kingston flash drive

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Seller wajim66 obviously bought these USB flash drives from a fraudulent supplier as this model is not made in 128GB capacity. As well as being counterfeit this USB flash drive is 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.

128GB Kingston flash drives from ebayer bert952111 probably fake

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We are pretty sure that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives sold by bert952111 on ebay will turn out to be counterfeit. Counterfeit USB flash drives are always 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.

flash memory items from ebayer dmdigital5 may be fakes

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We have a suspicion that dmdigital5 bought the memory cards and USB flash drives listed for sale on ebay from a fraudulent wholesale outlet, if we are right then they 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.

128GB Kingston DT200 from ebayer ivan-s4 unlikely to be genuine

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We think that this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive listed on ebay by ivan-s4 will turn out to be counterfeit and 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.

risa8620 suspended by ebay and listings removed

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Ebayer risa8620 is the third seller registered in Japan that we have come across listing fake flash on ebay. In two years of investigation we have not come across anyone in Japan selling fake flash memory until this week.This ebay listing from seller risa8620 shows what is certain to be counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive. A counterfeit flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files.

This seller also offered the DT120 in 128GB – a capacity that it is not made in. Since we captured the picture above the seller has been suspended by ebay and listings removed, so if you bought from this seller you will find the item has vanished from your won list.

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.

divanstore14 lists counterfeit Kingston flash drives on ebay

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These 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives are too cheap to be anything but counterfeits. Counterfeit USB flash drives are always 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.

fsdheaa: another ebayer in Japan relisting fakes from elleyz084 ??

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Selller fsdheaa is the second ebayer registered in Japan apparently relisting obvious fake flash drives bought from USA registered seller elleyz084. This makes us wonder if seller elleyz084 targeted Japan as just about the only country where there has not been fake flash fraud on ebay and therefore buyers might be easy targets?

We have not previously come across any fake flash memory items from ebayers registered in Japan, let alone deliberate fraud, but we’ve seen plenty of it in the Americas, European Union countries and (of course) China – where the fakes are manufactured.

If you bought this obvious fake flash drive from elleyz084, fsdheaa, dfkjanv or anyone else please be aware that it will trash your data after a while. Any fake capacity flash drive corrupts files once the true capacity is reached.

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 Kingston DT200 from ebay seller nbcnhtl certain to be fake

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this listing from nbcnhtl (registered in China, where the fakes are manufactured) are certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity (which always results in data corruption after a while) – they are simply far too cheap to be anything else.

A genuine 128GB USB flash drive simply CAN NOT BE MANUFACTURED FOR THIS PRICE let alone sold on ebay at this price. Wake up ebayers! Do your research before you buy flash memory items ANYWHERE (whether as an end user or because you plan to re-sell on ebay) otherwise you are likely to end up buying fake flash memory which trashes 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 (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.

test flash drives from fake flash fraudster yahsmss with h2testw

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This USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files. The ebay ID yahsmss belongs to a fraud ring in Singapore we have been watching for some time. This fake flash fraud gang is extremely devious and absolutely determined to continue defrauding ebayers with fake capacity flash memory items.

As soon as one ID belonging to this fraud gang 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. If you bought flash memory from yahsmss you are advised to test with h2testw immediately.

Be sure to leave negative feedback if you test before the item you purchased suddenly vanishes from your won list!! 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.

test memory cards from ebayer zhmera0035 with h2testw immediately!

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We think that memory cards sold on ebay by zhmera0035 are very 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.

xuewei.1986 selling fake capacity flash drives on ebay: test with h2testw

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This 16GB USB flash listed on ebay by xuewei.1986 is 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

May 12, 2010 at 8:12 AM

Test memory cards from ebayer stayhere_2012 with h2testw!

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We are certain that the memory card sold in this ebay listing from stayhere_2012 is fake capacity and corrupts photos, videos and other 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 12, 2010 at 6:37 AM

256GB Kingston DT310 from ebayer bluetooth_megastore may be fake

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The 256GB Kingston flash Drive in this ebay listing from bluetooth_megastore may be fake. This is the most recent model of flash drive from Kingston, but it didn’t take long for fraudsters China to reproduce it. Rather easy, actually, from what we read as Kingston uses factories in China to produce their genuine flash drives.

We suspect that it is not that difficult for employees to run off extra casings on the twilight shift, grab reject memory chips from the bin and construct convincing fakes. We don’t know for sure – but it seems a plausable explanation of why there are so many fake Kingston flash drives available.

Genuine high capacity flash drives (like these) from Kingston should have individual serial numbers which can be used to confirm that the flash drive is genuine. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number, then you bought a fake. A fake capacity USB 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.