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Archive for May 30th, 2010

ebayer miraporto008 – a new seller we wouldn’t care to buy from

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The USB flash drive in this ebay listing from miraporto008 is notorous – the oldest and most popular fake flash drive on ebay. It is fake capacity and corrupts files. This seller charges an outrageous amount for shipping – a sneaky way of evading ebay fees:

We wouldn’t touch this seller with a bargepole!

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 30, 2010 at 1:50 PM

jonatan-jonatan lists counterfeit 128GB DT200 flash drives on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives in this ebay listing from jonatan-jonatan are certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity, purchased no doubt from a fraudulent wholesaler in China. 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.

jones_england and jp_xxxuk a case of fake flash memory on ebay UK

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UK ebay member jones_england bought a flash drive from ebayr jp_xxxuk (ebay item number 150432811765) on April 18th:

In the listing jp_xxxuk stated:

FAULTY 128GB KINGSTON USB DRIVE
Bought this from China…to load my music collection on in mp3 format
Could only load 30GB then drive crashed
cant access it now, so selling it for spares/repairs
THIS IS FAULTY SO WILL NOT ACCEPT RETURNS
SOLD AS SEEN

So: ebay member jones_england buys this and re-sells it, as evidenced by feedback:

Here is the listing (ebay item number 150436490648) in which this flash drive bought from jp_xxxuk (which jones_england purchased knowing it did not work) was re-sold by jones_england at a massive profit:

So what did jones_england say about this flash drive in the listing? Here it is:

will post on the Friday (the day after the auction ends) so you will receive it on the Monday probably. This will be for a fee of £3
I am selling this memory stick as I am getting an external hard drive to replace it.
This memory stick has 128gb capacity, which is very big! I have had it for about 8 months and it has stored many gigs of MP3’s which I have been playing through my car radio.
99p start grab yourself a bargain
any other questions please ask

Well, we can’t get our breath!

Would we ever buy anything sold by jones_england – NO!
Would we ever trust anything said by jones_england – NO!

Written by fightflashfraud

May 30, 2010 at 10:58 AM

fake 128GB DT200 flash drives listed on ebay by manolo_ibazar

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from manolo_ibazar are certain 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.

If 128GB DT200 is genuine ebayer zepazillos likely to make a loss

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive is genuine then ebay seller zepazillos may well make a big loss on the sale. If this flash drive is counterfeit then the capacity is fake and it 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 23/06/2010
Seller zepazillos is now auctioning a very obvious fake – a 128GB Sony Vaio flash drive. These have nothing to do with Sony – they are manufactured by fraudsters in China. This fake capacity USB flash drive is gauranteed to trash the buyer’s files after a while.

128GB DT200 from ebayer 2010mygifts too cheap to be genuine

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from 2010mygifts are far too cheap to be Geniuine Kingston. They are certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity USB flash drives – and fake capacity flash memory 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.

ebay fake flash fraudster poorab771 – a new incarnation for fomahip382?

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Axel did a little bit of investigation and tells us this:

Low Feedback? Switch Accounts…
fomahip382 ( 5 ) Member since: Apr-25-10 in Vietnam became inactive May 13 with a 72.7% Feedback
Abandoned account due to poor Feedback % Reincarnated as
poorab771 ( 3 ) Member since: Apr-22-10 in Vietnam with a 100% Feedback
Items are Identical, Phraseology is word for word, Punctuation for punctuation identical, Both Shipping Identical.
Both url: compare them yourself
http://cgi.ebay.com/128GB-USB-FLASH-DRIVE-USB-2-0-PEN-STICK-MEMORY-128-GB-/110531176076?cmd=ViewItem&pt=PCC_Drives_Storage_Internal&hash=item19bc2be68c
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180513236340&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.ebay.com%3A80%2F%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dm570%26_nkw%3D180513236340%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1

Low Feedback? Switch Accounts…
fomahip382 ( 5 ) Member since: Apr-25-10 in Vietnam became inactive May 13 with a 72.7% Feedback
Abandoned account due to poor Feedback % Reincarnated as poorab771 ( 3 ) Member since: Apr-22-10 in Vietnam with a 100% Feedback

Items are Identical, Phraseology is word for word, Punctuation for punctuation identical, Both Shipping Identical.

Axel is probably right, but either way the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive in this listing from poorab771 is, like those sold by fomahip382 (who we posted about on May 2nd), 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.