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Archive for June 1st, 2010

Test USB flash drives from ebayer idealife with h2testw immediately

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We are certain that USB flash drives from ebay seller idealife will turn out 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.

test flash drives from ebay seller genuineness2009 with h2testw immediately

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We are certain that this USB flash drive sold on ebay by genuineness2009 is fake capacity and corrupts files. The same goes for any flash memory item from this seller. 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.

lm52110 sells fake 256GB Kingston DT200 flash drives on ebay

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The 256GB flash drives in this ebay listing from lm52110 have nowhere near the advertised capacity because they are 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.

liangzhixian7799552010 sells fake 256GB flash drives on ebay

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This listing from liangzhixian7799552010 on ebay is for counterfeit and fake capacity Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives. 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.

tonergrube sells obvious fake 256GB Kingston flash drive on ebay

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This 256GB Kingston flash drive listed on ebay by tonergrube is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. How can be sure? Because this model of flash drive is not made in 256GB capacity, as anyone who looks at the Kingston web site will see.

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.

dryusha87 looks like a deliberate ebay fake flash fraudster to us

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Having receive a negative back in March for selling one of these counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives ebayer dryusha87 (registered in Latvia) built up some positive feedback by devious means (those of you interested in knowing how can have a look at the seller’s feedback profile for yourselves) before having another go with this listing.

This is not an innocent seller by the look of things but, rather, a deliberate fraudster who knows full well that this flash drive is counterfeit and fake capacity. Be sure that anyone foolish enough to buy this flash drive from dryusha87 will eventually end up with corrupted 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.

bmpower2010 lists fake Kingston flash drive on ebay: test with h2testw

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This is not a genuine 128GB Kingston flash drive – it is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. Seller bmpower2010 previously sold fake Sony flash drives and we suspect that this ebayer’s MP players will also be dodgy as bmpower2010 seems to make a habit of buying flash memory items on ebay from fraudsters in China and re-selling them.

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 DT200 flash drives from ebayer kugar88 probable counterfeits

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We suspect that this 128GB Kingston DT200 flash drive being auctioned on ebay by kugar88 is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. If we are wrong (which we consider highly unlikely) then the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston. We are sure that kugar88 bought them from a fraudulent supplier in China.

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.

Are 4GB Sandisk flash drives from ebayer 5961lol genuine?

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If the 4GB Sandisk USB flash drives listed at auction on ebay by 5961lol are genuine then this seller risks making a loss on each sale given the low prices that flash memory items fetch in ebay auctions. On the other hand, if this seller fell into the same trap as many ebayers and bought them from a fraudulent supplier they will be counterfeits. A counterfeit flash drive always displays a 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.

nisansala2010 sells fake 256GB Kingston flash drives on ebay

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The model of Kingston flash drive shown in this listing from ebayer nisansala2010 is not made in 256GB capacity. Seller nisansala2010 obviously bought these from a fraudulent supplier. These USB flash drives 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.

ebay seller mariosilversell fails to understand about fake flash drives

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It seems that ebay member mariosilversell (who we first posted about on 8th of April) has now realised that he (or she) has been selling fake flash drives but has completely failed to understand the significance of selling counterfeit and fake capacity flash drives.

This seller does not seem to realise that selling such items in the United Kingdom is in fact a CRIMINAL OFFENCE that could lead to mariosilversell serving a prison sentence if the police are informed by buyers and the crown prosecution service choose to bring a prosecution against this person!! It would not be the first time a UK ebayer has been prosecuted. Bear this in mind as you read further! Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

June 1, 2010 at 7:52 AM

An ebayer’s experience of reporting fraudulent activity to ebay

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An ebay member sent us this record of his experience of trying to report fraudulent activity to ebay Canada – in this case the inflation of a seller’s positive feedback by associates who were not real buyers – called shilling:

On or about Apr 14-2010 I filed a Complaint with eBay using the “Report Item” Link
The Brief Description of 100 Characters Maximum was:

10 out of 10 feed backs left for seller are shill feedback builders to sell FAKE FLASH USB MEMORY

The reply from eBay Canada is Below as well as my reply to them. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

June 1, 2010 at 6:03 AM

Posted in ebay buyer protection, education

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