Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for June 9th, 2010

Beware, aliba.801 is another fake flash fraudster selling on ebay

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This USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files. The seller, aliba.801, is another Singapore based fake flash fraudster selling on ebay that is part of an organised fraud ring.

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.

fake flash fraudster luogang889425162010 selling fake DT310 on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drives listed on ebay by luogang889425162010 are fake capacity counterfeits that will corrupt files – as the buy it now price is below the cost of enough flash memory to make a flash drive anywhere near this capacity they simply couldn’t be anything else!!

macd-232 sells fake USB flash drives on ebay – test with h2testw

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Any USB flash drive sold on ebay by macd-232 is certain to be fake capacity and corrupts files. This person is part of a devious and highly organise fraud ring that sells fake flash memory items on ebay.

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.

bailingddudu is an ebay fake flash dumdum, don’t buy – fraud!

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Seller bailingddudu is an ebay fake flash dumdum – it’s hardly going to fool many people into thinking this fake flash drive is actually in Ireland by giving the location as: 北京市, 北京, Ireland – hardly the sign of an honest seller (or even a fraudster with some brains) is it? Seems that June the 8th has been rather a popular day for registering new fake flash fraud seller IDs on ebay! This 64GB USB flash drive is counterfeit (not a real Kingston) 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.

Beware of ebay fake flash fraudster huanleshangwang_8752157

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There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio USB flash drive (of any capacity whatsoever, let alone 64GB!) – why can we confidently tell you this? Sony only use the Vaio name for computers, not for flash drives and (to date) there are absolutely no genuine Sony flash drives whatsoever of capacities over 32GB!!

This flash drive listed on ebay by huanleshangwang_8752157 is an extremely obvious fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drive which corrupts files. If ebay was paying attention instead of dozing at the wheel they would have spotted that this was fake immediatley it was listed. Instead they rely on asking sellers if they are listing a fake if the title mentions a brand name. How stupid is that??

Most seasoned fraudsters usually avoid mentioning brand names – it’s the pictures that give them away! Anyhow, criticism of ebay’s complete failure to deal with fraud on their site aside, anyone who bought one of these will end up with corrupted files after a while if they use it as this USB flash drive is fake 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.

beware bbidd-yy – another ebay fake flash fraudster in Singapore

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The model of flash drive sold by bbidd-yy (a Singapore based fraudster) in this ebay listing is notorious – 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.

asia**22 lists Kingston DT150 on ebay, too cheap to be genuine

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drive in this ebay listing from asia**22 is certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity, which corrupts files. The price is too low for it to be possible that this is genuine.

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.

16GB USB flash drives listed on ebay by e-sentials sure to be fake

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The 16GB USB flash drives in this ebay listing from e-sentials are certain to be fake capacity and a fake capacity flash drive always corrupts files. Every USB flash drive we tested that came in this packaging proved to be fake capacity and we are sure these are too. We think this ebayer bought them from one of the fraudulent suppliers in China and probably has no idea that they are likely to be fakes.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you (or worse still, your customers) 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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June 9, 2010 at 2:42 PM

zsolesz300 lists job lot of fake Kingston DT200 flash drives on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay from zsolesz300 listing are certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files once the real capacity (usually 4GB or less) has been filled with 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.

ziskin1981 sells suspect 32GB flash drives on ebay test with h2testw

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We think the USB flash drive in this ebay listing from ziskin1981 is fake capacity and corrupts files, we have a feeling that it was purchased from on ebay from a known fraudster that was suspended by ebay for selling fake capacity memory.

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 9, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Cheap junk from China on ebay – flash drives will corrupt files

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Seller jag8821 says in this ebay listing:

You are bidding on 5 64GB USB Flash drives. I have used one and seemed to work ok for a while, then now it says disc needs to be formatted. I don’t know if it works or if it’s junk. The other 4 are un used and statis unknown. NOTE: these are from China. As is everything else made these days. There is no name or brand on them. And may or may not work like most cheep china stuff. I am selling as is. HOPE YOU THE BESt.

We have an answer for this seller – there is absolutely no doubt that these are cheap junk from China that will corrupt files because (although the properties shows over 60GB) the actual capacity of the flash drives is probably a maximum of 4GB, so once this is full everything will start to be corrupted. Testing with h2testw would reveal the truth about 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

June 9, 2010 at 10:12 AM

32GB flash drives listed on ebay by clintsp32 sure to corrupt files

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The USB flash drives in this ebay listing from clintsp32 are certain to be fake capacity, which corrupts files. The buy it now price is too cheap for them to be genuine and the picture is a dead givaway to those of us who know how to spot fake flash drives.

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 9, 2010 at 8:43 AM

128GB DT200 listed on ebay by bosef85 unlikely to be genuine

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We suspect that bosef85 bought the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed at auction on ebay from a fraudulent supplier. If we are right then this USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit which corrupts files. If we are wrong the buyer will be able to confirm the drive is genuine by verifying 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.

UPDATE 12/09/2010
Seller bosef85 sold 3 fake 128GB Kingston flash drives in June but only one buyer seems to have noticed. Despite ebay removing the listings bosef85 denied they were fake when the buyer left a neg:

FAKE item. Did manage to get a refund though. 28-Jun-10 11:46
Reply by bosef85 (29-Jun-10 23:55):
Item not fake u had technology issue. Check online forums & upgrade ur computer.

Now bosef85 is having a clearance of the notorious fake capacity leather and steel type flash drives:

dubious ebay listing from 12-etage 2 fake items for the price of 1?

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This ebay listing (item number 220616918031) from 12-etage looks extremely dodgy to us. Looks rather as though this seller is probably offering a fake software licence on a fake flash drive.

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 9, 2010 at 5:50 AM