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Archive for June 18th, 2010

huijiale.28 – crafty ebay fake flash seller in Singapore, test with h2testw

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Seller huijiale.28 looks like a very crafty fraudster to us. We are sure that the USB flash drive sold in this private ebay listing is fake capacity and corrupts files. All this seller’s listings are private – which means you cannot tell what item feedback is about.

All sales up till 16th June were for earphones, sold at a loss – very cunning as this positive feedback will fool most ebayers and act as a buffer against negative feedback from any buyers sensible enough to test their flash drive with h2testw.

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.

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128GB DT200 from ebayers utgemecom & aran4078 likely fakes

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We think it is likely that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive listed at auction on ebay by utgemecom and aran4078 (both IDs registered in Sweden) will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits which corrupt files. If we are wrong then the buyers will be able to verify the serial numbers with Kingston.

We find it odd that the listing above from utgemecom (ebay item 200484158272) and a listing from aran4078 (ebay item 270594580598) for the same flash drive end two minutes apart. Coincidence or…

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 flash drives from ebayer egoo09 who resells fakes bought on ebay

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The ebay listing above shows the latest fake capacity flash drive listed on ebay by egoo09. This ebay member buys up fakes sold by known fraudsters and re-sells them. Among the fraudulent sellers this ebayer bought from (all reported on this blog – just enter the ID to see the post) are:

bestkejian10, tamstore003, luckybidded, 2010.xiaoju, sale-corner, designlink_technology and pricelessauction

Despite apparently admitting that this is a fake to an ebayer who questioned egoo09 this little (blank) has continued with the listing. This person should be chucked off ebay forthwith! Here’s a pic of some fakes bought on ebay by egoo09 and relisted:

If you want to take a closer look then just click on the image to see the big picture. What we see here is:

  • Top right: ebay item 270593170428 – a better view of the the obvious fake 128GB flash drive in the current listing. This is often sold in packaging marked Kingston (why it is stamped Data Traveler) – it has nothing to do with Kingston whatsoever and is a notorious fake!
  • Left: ebay item 270584029649 generic 32GB fake capacity flash drive (familiar steel model)
  • Centre bottom: ebay item 270591788515 counterfeit 128GB Kingston – model not made in this capacity.
  • Bottom right: ebay item 270585557742 generic 32GB fake capacity flash drive (fraudster’s favourite)

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 drives on ebay from dragon_wallet2008 surely fakes

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The 32GB USB flash drives in this ebay listing from dragon_wallet2008 are a bit too cheap to be real 32GB drives. We are fairly certain that what buyers will end up with is a fake capacity 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.

obvious fake 64GB Kingston flash drives on ebay from stockman9

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The USB flash drives in this ebay listing from stockman9 are not genuine Kingston and will not have a capacity anywhere near 64GB. They are counterfeit and fake capacity USB flash drives manufactured by fraudsters in China. A fake capacity USB flash drive corrupts files. This seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier.

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.

Kingston DT200 from ebayer slmilledge unlikely to be genuine

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We think it unlikely that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive in this ebay listing from slmilledge is unlikely to be genuine. If we are wrong then the buyer will be able to verify the drive is genuine with Kingston using the unique serial number. If we are right this USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit 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.

kenbormusik lists what looks like a fake 32GB flash drive on ebay

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We are pretty certain that the USB flash drive being auctioned by kenbormusik in this ebay listing 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 18, 2010 at 2:34 PM