Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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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.

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.

akorel lists fake 128GB Kingston DT 200 on ebay as “unwanted gift”

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This supposedly 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive being auctioned on ebay (item number 260604048424) by akorel is counterfeit and fake capacity. It seems that the seller knows it as the buyer of the same drive (ebay item 260596974505) stated in feedback:

Seller confirmed its fake! Not original Kingston!

In both listings akorel says:

Unwanted gift

So if someone really gave this counterfeit and fake capacity flash drive which corrupts files to akorel as an unwanted gift (which we very much doubt) and the seller knows it – why try to pass fake flash misery on to someone else?

We wouldn’t trust this seller as far as any of us can spit!

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 25/06/2010
Looks like seller akorel is at it again – selling a fake flash drive as an “unwanted gift” in this ebay listing:

64GB Kingston flash drive listed on ebay by mamapotus probably fake

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We think it is unlikely that this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive listed on ebay by mamapotus is genuine. If we are wrong then the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston. If we are right 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.

fake 128GB Corsair flash drive listed on ebay by activeflying

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UK ebayer activeflying obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier as the model of Corsair flash drive shown in this listing is not made in 128GB capacity. This is obviously yet another counterfeit and fake capacity flash drive manufactured by fraudsters in China. 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 (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.

newnvision lists counterfeit Kingston flash drives on ebay

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This model of Kingston flash drive is now discontinued and it was not made in 32GB capacity. We therefore conclude that ebay seller newnvision bought these from a fraudulent supplier which means they are 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.

64GB USB flash drives sold by ebayer reeny4268 certain to be fake

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The 64GB USB flash drives auctioned on ebay by reeny4268 are certain 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.

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May 18, 2010 at 7:20 AM

test flash memory from ebayer huanandyang19900508 immediately!

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If you bought a USB flash drive or memory card from ebay seller huanandyang19900508 it is almost certainly 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 tor6900 certain to be fake

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It seems that ebay seller tor6900 bought these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives from a fraudulent wholesale outlet. They are certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity – and a fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. It would not be possible to sell them at this price if they were genuine.

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.