Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for May 18th, 2010

ebayer supply_for_less – probable fake 64GB Kingston DT150 flash drives

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We think it is very likely that ebayer supply_for_less bought the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives listed at auction on ebay from a fraudulent supplier. If we are right then this USB flash 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.

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DT200 flash drives from ebayer piestukas sure to be counterfeit

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These 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives listed on ebay by piestukas are certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity. They are far too cheap to be anything other than fakes purchased from a fraudulent supplier. 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.

blackbur858 sells obvious fake 128GB USB flash drive on ebay

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This model of USB flash drive listed on ebay by blackbur858 is fake capactity and corrupts files. There have been quite a few ebay sellers listing these on ebay in the last 10 days or so, all of whom obviously bought from fraudulent suppliers in China. This seller has also listed fake 128GB Kingston DT200 drives.

At least one seller who listed the flash drive in this listing has been suspended by ebay and had listings removed. This is the fate that anyone (other than the crafty fraudsters in the far east) selling fake flash memory items will face when the negatative feedback from buyers comes in.

Sellers are advised to do proper research into flash memory (what genuine items are available, the cost of flash memory etc) before buying flash memory items to sell on ebay – otherwise you are likely to land yourself in the brown sticky stuff!

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.

Test flash drives from ebayer simosimo26 with h2testw

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We find it a little odd that anyone would be selling a large number of used 32GB used Kingston DataTraveler 120 USB flash drives on ebay. Seller simosimo26 has also sold new 16GB DT120 drives a little too cheaply and a new 32GB model that looks very like a commonly faked Kingston and is the colour that would be 2GB if genuine.

This makes us think that the drives being sold by simosimo26 are very likely to be counterfeits. If they are counterfeits then the USB flash drives from this seller will also be fake capacity, which corrupts files. Anyone who bought from simosimo26 is advised to test immediately with h2tesw otherwise we think they are likely to end up with corrupted files.

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

raycky sells fake capacity flash memory on ebay; test with h2testw

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As well as fake capacity USB flash drives that corrupt files, raycky also sells fake capacity SD cards that will trash your video or photos. We christened the model of USB flash drive shown in this listing “the fraudsters’ favourite” a while back because it is sold by almost every fake flash fraudster on ebay and has been bought by thousands of ebayers, most of whom don’t discover the truth about it until long after their purchase.

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.

fzamij lists probable fake 128GB Kingston flash drive on ebay

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We think it unlikely that this Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive being auctioned on ebay by fzamij is genuine. If we are wrong the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston. If we are right this is a counterfeit and fake capacity flash drive 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.

maxwar sells 64GB Kingston DT200 flash drive on ebay, probable fake

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This 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive sold on ebay by maxwar is almost bound to be counterfeit and fake capacity, which corrupts files. In the unlikely event that we are wrong the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston.

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.