Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for May 28th, 2010

Test flash drives from ebayer kigb001 with h2testw immediately!

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This USB flash drive from kigb001 (registered in China but pretending the item is in Australia) are certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity. A fake capacty 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.

DT200 flash drives from ebayer citywidebargainstores seem too cheap

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from citywidebargainstores seems a bit low so we suspect these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives may have come from a frauduelent supplier. If they did then they will be counterfeit and fake capacity, resulting in file corruption.

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 28, 2010 at 9:20 PM

suspect Kingston flash drive sold on ebay by sydney_usb_direct

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We suspect that ebayer sydney_usb_direct bought this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drive from a fraudulent supplier. If our suspicions are correct this USB flash drive will be counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. If we are wrong the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston.

This seller also offers a blue coloured Kingston DT mini (a discontinued model) as 64GB – we think this colour was actually 4GB not 64GB and have a feeling that the DT mini was never made in 64GB capacity. We think all the Kingston flash drives from sydney_usb_direct are suspect.

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.

256GB flash drives from ebayer canghai12388 are 100% fake!

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This 256GB DT310 USB flash drive from ebay seller canghai12388 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.

pakkei82 sells fake flash drives on ebay: test with h2testw immediately

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The flash drives sold by pakkei82 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

May 28, 2010 at 6:38 PM

888yongqiang sells fake 256GB Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay

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There is only one genuine 256GB USB flash drive available at the moment, and this is not it! Any USB flash drive you see bearing the Sony Vaio name 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.

128GB flash drives sold by ebayer berosum are fakes: test with h2testw

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This USB flash drive sold by ebayer berosum 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.

128GB flash drives from ebayer xab222 certain to be fakes

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The buy it now price in this listing from xab222 is too low for these 128GB USB flash drives to be genuine. The seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier so these 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 28, 2010 at 2:23 PM

pachmagi lists obvious fake 360GB USB flash drive on ebay

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There is no such thing as a genuine 360GB USB flash drive – any flash drives of this capacity were made by fraudsters in China. 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.

If we can spot fakes instantly, why can’t ebay?

Kingston flash drive from ebayer zj_beo not faulty but counterfeit!

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This 64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drive listed on ebay by zj_beo is not faulty in the normal sense. It doesn’t work, but this is not a fault as such. The reason for the problem is that this USB flash drive is counterfeit and fake capacity – and a fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. Looks like this is not the first time that this seller has listed a fake Kingston for sale, so we suspect that this was not (as the seller seems to be suggesting) a present!

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.

pward932010 lists fantastic fake 512GB USB flash drive on ebay!!

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The USB flash drive in this listing from ebayer pward932010 is without any doubt a fake. This USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files. We’ve seen a lot of fake flash drives listed on ebay with this packaging. Beware of any flash drive (whatever the capacity it is advertised at) that come in this packaging!

This particular flash drive has a fairytale capacity – no genuine flash drives of 512GB capacity exist yet!! We think the real capacity of this flash drive is probably more like 512mb (half a GB) – a very expensive 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: dcboy0 sells counterfeit DT310 flash drives on ebay

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Our thanks to Axel for pointing out fraudster dcboy0 to us! The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives in this ebay listing from dcboy0 are counterfeit and fake capacity. At this price they simply couldn’t be anything else!! 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.

128GB USB flash drives from ebayer eris49 are counterfeit not defective

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This USB flash drive listed on ebay by eris49 is fake capacity and corrupts files, it is yet another counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 from China. This flash drive is a deliberate fake, not (as the seller seems to think) defective. If you buy flash drives listed on ebay as defective you are throwing your money down the toilet!!

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.

job lot of 6 fake USB flash drives listed by ebayer ivan-mos

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Seller ivan-mos states in this ebay listing that these rather obvious fake capacity flash drives are being sold as defective. They are not defective – they are flash drives that were deliberately programmed by fraudsters in China to report a false capacity to the operating system.

As a result they will corrupt files when the user tries to save more to the flash drive than the actual capacity of the memory chip – which will be a lot less than the capacity shown on the the little shiny stickers! Any flash drive you see in this packaging, or with a shiny capacity sticker, 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 28, 2010 at 5:58 AM

dongfengpo2010 selling counterfeit DT310 USB flash drives on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drives being sold on ebay by dongfengpo2010 are counterfeit and fake capacity. A fake capacity USB flash drive corrupts files once the real capacity is exceeded.

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.