Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for June 17th, 2010

feitianba2009 selling counterfeit DT310 USB flash drives on ebay

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If you buy a 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drive on ebay from feitianba2009 what you will get is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts your files. You couldn’t buy a genuine generic 16GB USB flash drive for this price on ebay let alone a 256GB 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 19/06/2010
Seller feitianba2009 has now been suspended and listings removed so any flash drives bought from this seller will have vanished from buyers’ won lists.

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256GB DT300 flash drive from ebayer xurarx probable counterfeit

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We have a feeling that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 USB flash drive in this ebay listing from xurarx will turn out to be a fake capacity counterfeit which corrupts files. If we are wrong then this seller has already sold one at a massive loss and it looks as though this one will sell at below wholesale price too. However we don’t think we are wrong – after all would you carry on selling items on ebay at a massive loss?

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.

hubeiwuhan2010 is another fake flash seller from China on ebay

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You cannot expect to buy a genuine generic flash drive with a capacity above 8GB on ebay for under £14 – and you certainly can’t buy a genuine brand name flash drive with a 256GB capacity for this price – it costs more than this for the flash chips alone in a 32GB flash drive – let alone this capacity. This 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drive listed by hubeiwuhan2010 is a fake capacity counterfeit 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.

UPDATE 19/06/2010
Seller hubeiwuhan2010 has now been suspended and listings removed so if you bought from this seller the item will have vanished from your won list.

ebayer herido22 lists obvious fake 64GB USB flash drive on ebay

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We have absolutely no doubt that the 64GB USB flash drive in this ebay listing from herido22 is 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

June 17, 2010 at 7:30 PM

pewpewpewa1 – yet another ebay fake flash seller in Singapore

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The USB flash drive sold by pewpewpewa1 in this ebay listing is an extremely obvious fake capacity flash drive – we have never yet come across one of these with the advertised capacity. Most have less than 2GB and we have not yet found one with a real capacity over 4GB.

The flash memory chips used in these are generally low quality and would be unreliable even if the fraudsters who put these together had not programmed the flash drives to show a fake capacity when you examine the properties of the drive. The end result of the fraudulent programming is that the flash drive corrupts files once the true capacity of the memory chip has been filled.

The ebay ID pewpewpewa1 belongs to a devious fraud ring in Singapore which we christened the Singjapan gang shortly after we spotted them months ago. Why? They are all in Singapore and they often mention Japan in their listings!

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.

eeeeeaaaaa looks like another ebay fake flash fraudster in China

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This 256GB Kingston DT300 USB flash drive sold on ebay at auction by eeeeeaaaaa is certain to be a fake capacity counterfeit 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.

ebay seller rihosghs4152 bought flash drives from fraudulent supplier

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The USB flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from rihosghs4152 is not a Kingston (despite what it says on the pack) and does not have a real capacity of 256GB. The seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier as this USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. The same no doubt applies to other flash drives 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.