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.

Beware: best.flash is another ebay fake flash fraudster on ebay

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The USB flash drive in this ebay listing from seller best.flash is notorious – always fake capacity and corrupts files. The seller is a member of a very devious fraud ring in Singapore which the team at fightflashfraud has been watching for some time.

The seller’s feedback at the time we did the screen capture above was 22 – the feedback is entirely fake – just like the flash drives! Every single positive feedback comment was from another member of the fraud gang – one of a range of devious tactics used by these swindlers in their ebay scams.

This fake USB flash drive is sold by fraudsters in massive quanties and all sorts of fake capacities right up to a massively fake 256GB! This model is a favourite both with fraudulent sellers (very easy to program to show a false capacity when you look at drive properties) and with buyers (looks smart and attractive) – unfortunately far too few buyers test their drives properly before leaving feedback.

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 drives on ebay from arts92588 very likely to corrupt files

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USB flash drives from ebay seller are likely to corrupt files. We think they are fake capacity items which report a false capacity to the operating system. Feedback from buyers suggest that MP players from this seller are also dodgy.

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.

whv-2000 lists obvious fake 256GB Kingston flash drive on ebay

The USB flash drive in this ebay listing from whv-2000 is not a genuine 256GB Kingston flash drive. It is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. How do we know? Because this model is not made in capacities over 128GB – except for counterfeits from China, of course.

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 josefmac2010 probably fake

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We doubt if this 128GB Kingston DT200 USB flash drive listed on ebay by josefmac2010 is genuine. We suspect it will turn out to be a counterfeit, fake capacity USB flash drive that corrupts files. If 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.

rebruht lists range of 128GB flash drives on ebay, sure to be fake!

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Seller rebruht has listed a range of models of supposedly 128GB flash drive on ebay. This seller has obviously been shopping in fakeflashland and purchased from one of the fraudulent suppliers that sell counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory items that corrupt files. We can pretty well guarentee that any USB flash drive sold by rebruht 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.

bottomdollarking lists obvious counterfeit DT200 flash drives on ebay

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This supposed 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive listed on ebay by bottomdollarking is obviously counterfeit and fake capacity. 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.

ebayer d_patriart seems to be dropshipping fake flash from Hong Kong

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Seller d_patriart seems to be dropshipping the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing and the Sony Pro Duo memory cards in other listings from Hong Kong. Flash memory sold by d_patriart is certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity, which corrupts files. The seller basically admits this in the listing shown above:

*Please note: this product is a very high quality COPY of the original Kingston USB Drive, Made in China*

As it is a copy it is counterfeit – so this seller is breaking the law by selling counterfeit items! Seems that seller d_patriart does not realise that he or she could be arrested, prosecuted and sent to prison for this offence – committed in full public view!! We’d advise d_patriart to end listings immediately, refund all buyers and pray that the police don’t come knocking at the door!

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.

btcat79 lists obvious fake 256GB Kingston flash drive on ebay

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This is not a genuine Kingston flash drive and it will have nowhere near the advertised capacity. Seller btcat79 obviously bought the counterfeit and fake capacity flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from a fraudulent supplier a large number of these very obvious fakes have been listed. A fake capacity flash drive like this inevitably corrupts files. Genuine DataTraveler 200 flash drives are neither manufactured in the colours shown nor in 256GB capacity!

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.