Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for June 4th, 2010

ai555ffm sells patently fake 512GB USB flash drives on ebay

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There are no genuine 512GB USB flash drives from Kingston or anyone else yet! Any you see advertised at this capacity are fake capacity flash drives and a fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. Had the buyers looked at the Kingston website before bidding for the flash drives listed on ebay by ai555ffm they would have known that they were counterfeit.

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.

beku7066 lists obvious fake 128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay

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Had beku7066 looked at the Kingston website before purchasing the flash drive pictured above (presumably from a wholesale outlet in China) then this ebay member would have known that these are fakes. The flash drives in this ebay listing are not genuine 128GB DataTraveler 200, they are counterfeit and fake capacity. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files once the true capacity (probably no more than 4GB) is full.

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 amodanju a bit too cheap

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed on ebay by amodanju are a bit too cheap so we think they are very likely to be counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier. A counterfeit USB flash drive is always 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.

Flash memory in MP players from ebayer all4urneed may be fake

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We have a suspicion that the built-in flash memory of the MP players sold on ebay by all4urneed is not the capacity claimed. We have a feeling that these players have been programmed to report a larger amount of storage than actually exists and that the players are unlikely to be able to store anywhere near the claimed 16GB.

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

June 4, 2010 at 7:55 PM

32GB flash drives from ebayer jjayz2008 seem a bit too cheap

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The 32GB flash drives in this ebay listing from seller jjayz2008 seem a little too cheap to us which makes us wonder if they could 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

June 4, 2010 at 6:35 PM

256GB DT310 flash drive from ebayer ronaldocris sure to be fake

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The 256GB Kingston DT310 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from ronaldocris are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits that corrupt files. The seller no doubt bought these from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets 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.

bbaby-king: another ebay ID for Singapore fake flash drive fraud gang

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The ebay ID bbaby-king belongs to a fraud gang operating out of Singapore that sells fake flash drives on ebay. We have been watching this gang for some time and can tell you that you’d best ignore the positive feedback for this seller left until at least May 8th – it is just as fake as the flash drives being sold!

The USB flash drive in this listing is notorious – always fake capacity (whatever the advertised capacity in listings) and always corrupts files in the end – usually long after the unfortunate buyer has landed himself or herself in the soup by leaving positive feedback and is too late to claim a refund from the seller. Do not be an idiot – test all flash memory with H2testw!! You cannot beleive what you see when you look at the properties of a flash drive because the control chip of any flash memory device can be programmed to lie!!

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.