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.

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.

flash drives sold by ebayer syschu0341 too cheap, test with h2testw

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If the 32GB flash drives auctioned on ebay by flash drives sold by syschu0341 are genuine then the seller has been making a loss on sales. We think it is more likely that this USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files. A lot of ebayers fall into the trap of buying from fraudulent wholesale outlets in China and we think this is the case here.

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 2:09 PM

128GB DT200 in ebay auction from grancamu likely to be fake

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We are fairly certain that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive in this ebay listing from grancamu is a fake capacity counterfeit which corrupts files as genuine ones cost a lot more than this.

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*8431 – another ebay ID being used by familiar fraud gang

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The supposedly128GB and 64GB USB flash drives sold by flash*8431 are no such thing – the actual memory capacity of these is no more than 4GB though they are programmed to display the advertised capacity when properties are examined in the operating system.

The ID flash*8431 is yet another being used by a familiar ebay fake flash fraud ring operating out of Singapore which we christened the singjapan gang many months back. They are a devious lot with all sorts of tricks up their sleeves to try and get away with defrauding ebayers with fake flash 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.

memory in 16GB MP players sold on ebay by tech7even likely to be fake

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We suspect that the built in memory of this MP3 player sold by tech7even on ebay will turn out to be fake capacity and will cause music to be lost or corrupted – the players are just too cheap for the memory capacity to be genuine. If we are right in out suspicions then any flash memory item from this seller is likely to be 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

June 17, 2010 at 9:53 AM

ebayer rogi1607 used misleading listings to sell fake flash drives

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This ebay listing (item number 320549026874) shows an obvious fake capacity 128GB flash drive which corrupts files. Here is what this seller (registered in Germany) said in the listing:

USB Stick 128GB schwarzes Leder, NEU

Hier versteigere ich einen neuen und verpackten (nur zur Funktionsprüfung ausgepackt) 128 GB USB-Stick der 2.0 und 1.1 USB unterstützt. Kompatibel mit Windows und Mac.

Der Stick hebt sich nicht nur durch sein Design hervor, sondern besticht auch in seiner Leistung. Das in schwarzem Leder gebundene Gehäuse mit Alluumrandung zieht alle Blicke auf sich und macht ihn zu einer eleganten und vor allem nützlichen Hardwarekomponente. Das durchdachte Verschlusssystem schützt den USB-Stick vor Beschädigungen, dies wird durch das robust umrandete Gehäuse verstärkt. Das stilvolle Design aus schwarzem Leder macht aus dem Stick eine modische Erscheinung und sorgt für einen “WOW-Effekt”.
Der Stick gibt bei einer normalen Formatierung eine Fehlermeldung, welche jedoch mittels verschiedener Freeware Programme umgangen werden kann.Deshalb muss ich ihn leider als defekt anbieten. Datenspeicherung und Abrufung erfolgt jedoch problemlos. Das System erkennt ihn auch ohne Schwierigkeiten an und verbucht ein Speichervolumen von 127gb.

Versand innerhalb der BRD beträgt 4€ (VERSICHERT!). Der Artikel kann aber selbstverständlich auch abgeholt werden.

Da Privatverkauf, keine: -Garantie, -Haftung, -Gewährleistung, -Rücknahme

None of our team are native German speakers but what this ebay member says looks very misleading to us. This seller has sold a number of fake USB flash drives and we suspect this may be a case of deliberate fraud.

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 USB flash drive listed on ebay by ichsagnix is fake capacity

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It seems that ebay seller ichsagnix has run into problems with this 64GB USB flash drive but does not realise why. We can tell the seller the reason for the difficulty – this USB flash drive is a fake manufactured by fraudsters in China.

The real storage capacity is actualy a lot less than 64GB, though it shows close to 64GB when the drive properties are examined. This is due to fraudulent programming of the control chip. A fake capacity flash drive like this eventually corrupts all the files saved to it and usually ceases to operate at all after this.

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 7:11 AM

fake 256GB Kingston USB flash drive listed on ebay by ibbytimes

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The model of Kingston flash drive shown in this ebay listing from ibbytimes is not actually made in 256GB capacity. This is a fake capacity counterfeit 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.

ebay fake flash seller checkpoint.23 a member of familiar fraud gang

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The ebay ID checkpoint.23 belongs to a highly organised fraud gang in Singapore and we can say without a shadow of a doubht that the 128GB USB flash drive in this listing and any other flash memory from this seller 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.