Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for June 16th, 2010

qilipiaoxi is another fake flash fraudster suspended by ebay

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Although no mention of Kingston was made in this ebay listing from suspended fake flash fraudster qilipiaoxi (registered in China, unsurprisingly) what the pictures show is the Kingston DataTraveler 200. The buy it now price in the listing is below the manufacturing cost for this flash drive so it is obvous that this USB flash drive is counterfeit, has a fake capacity (probably less than 4GB) and corrupts files. If you bought from this seller your item will have vanished from your won list because the seller has been suspended by 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.

lulimei22110 another suspended ebay fake flash fraudster in China

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The USB flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from lulimei22110 may be marked Sony but it has absolutely nothing to do with the company. It is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. The real capacity of the drive is unlikely to be more than 4GB though it will appear to have a capacity of 64GB. This seller has been suspended by ebay so this listing can no longer be seen on ebay and will have vanished from buyers’ won lists.

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.

usbstick2010 lists masive 512GB fake USB flash drives on ebay

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There is no such thing as a genuine 512GB USB flash drive yet – what we have in this ebay listing by usbstick2010 are fake capacity flash drives, and 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.

64GB flash drives from ebayer hjdfyrenvg too cheap to be genuine

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The 64GB Kingston USB flash drives in this ebay listing from hjdfyrenvg are too cheap to be genuine. What buyers will get is a fake capacity counterfeit Kingston flash drive that 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.

2010wdngchen38 lists counterfeit DT310 flash drives on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from 2010wdngchen38 are 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.

bargainsellersinuk sells fake 64GB Sony flash drives on ebay

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The USB flash drive sold in this ebay listing from bargainsellersinuk is not a Sony and does not have a real capacity of 64GB. This USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. The use of a private listing makes us wonder if this seller knows that they are 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 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 vviigame with h2testw – fakes!

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Seller vviigame has listed a range of different models of 16GB USB flash drives on ebay. We are certain that any flash drive from this seller will be fake capacity and corrupts files as they are a bit too cheap to be 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.

Test flash drives bought on ebay from qiu_bay2009 with h2testw!

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The USB flash drives sold at auction on ebay by qiu_bay2009 all seem to be selling at the start price so if they were genuine then the seller would be making a loss on each sale – would you keep selling at a loss on ebay? we wouldn’t. This makes us think these are (like most on ebay) fake capacity flash drives containing much less memory than advertised but programmed to display a false capacity to the operating system.

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 16, 2010 at 1:41 PM

We wouldn’t buy this flash drive from ebayer fangzhao740

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The model of flash drive in this ebay listing from fangzhao740 is notorious for being fake capacity (usually less than 4GB) and we don’t think these will be any different. We would not touch them with a bargepole – apart from anything else they come from China, centre of fake flash fraud. A fake capacity flash drive (and we are fairly certain these are) corrupts files once the true capacity (usually a maximum of 4GB) 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.

64GB DT200 flash drives from ebayer jobanjitsingh a bit too cheap

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We think the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from jobanjitsingh are a bit too cheap to be genuine. We suspect that these were purchased from a fraudulent wholesale outlet in China. If we are right then buyers will end up with a fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drive that corrupts files. If we are wrong then buyers will be able to verify the serial numbers 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.

16GB flash drives from ebay seller sealskinny sure to corrupt files

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The listing above shows one of a variety of 16GB flash drives, both counterfeits like the one above and unbranded, from ebay seller sealskinny. The USB flash drives are too cheap to be genuine – all will have fake capacity (fraudulent programming of the control chip to fool the operating system about drive capacity) 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.

32GB flash drive from ebayer best_deal_ffm probably a fake that corrupts files

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We are sure that this USB flash drive listed at auction on ebay by best_deal_ffm will turn out to be fake capacity and that it corrupts files once a user tries to save more data to the drive than the real capacity (probably 4GB at most) because there is nowhere left for files to go.

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 16, 2010 at 8:42 AM

mtufnhe selling counterfeit 256GB Kingston DT310 on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from mtufnhe are priced below the cost of production and therefore cannot possibly be genuine. They are certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity. A fake capacity USB flash drive corrupts files once the true capacity (usually 4GB at most) 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.

mqpobox lists obvious fake 128GB USB flash drives on ebay

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Though mqpobox does not mention this the picture in this ebay listing clearly shows these USB flash drives are marked Sony and Vaio – a sure fire indicator that the 128GB USB flash drive being sold is fake capacity and corrupts file as these are manufactured by fraudsters 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

June 16, 2010 at 5:44 AM