Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

Archive for June 24th, 2010

Beware flash memory items on ebay from hola-fly in China: fake

The memory cards in this ebay listing from seller hola-fly (registered in China) are too cheap to have the advertised capacity. These memory cards (and no doubt any flash memory item from this seller) are certain to be fake capacity, 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

June 24, 2010 at 11:25 PM

Test flash memory from ebay seller maxce*l with h2testw

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We suspect that the 16GB USB flash drives being auctioned on ebay by maxce*l will turn out to be fake capacity. 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.

houzhiyong10 lists counterfeit 128GB DT200 flash drives on ebay

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The 128GB USB flash drives in this ebay listing from houzhiyong10 are counterfeit fake capacity Kingston DataTraveler 200 drives. 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.

Test flash drives sold on ebay by leanadrolin10 with h2testw now!!

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We think that all 4 models of 16GB USB flash drives sold on ebay by leanadrolin10 are fake capacity which corrupts files – they will show as 16GB when you plug them into the computer but if we are not mistaken this will be due to fraudulent programming of the control chip. We think the real capacity of the memory in this seller’s flash drives will be less than 4GB.

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 on ebay from twinslittlelady – test with h2testw

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We suspect that the ebay ID twinslittlelady belongs to a familiar fraud gang and that this USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files – the same applies to all the 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

June 24, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Beware ebay fake flash seller survived.the.ordeal part of known fraud ring

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The ebay ID survived.the.ordeal belongs to the singjapan gang – a devious fraud ring in Singapore that we have been watching for some time. The USB flash drive in the ebay listing above is fake capacity and corrupts files and is a favourite with this fraud gang.

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 Kingston DT150 listed on ebay by dshygrewy6859 too cheap

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from dshygrewy6859 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. A fake capacity flash drive inevitably 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: this flash drive listed on ebay by fahuolai corrupts files

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The model of USB flash drive in this ebay listing from fahuolai is a notorious fake that corrupts files – made by fraudsters in China who use low capacity flash chips of poor quality (usually 4GB at most) and program the control chips of devices such as USB flash drives, memory cards and MP players to report a fake 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 24, 2010 at 2:06 PM

Beware ebay seller yejingrui_0916 test flash memory with h2testw

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We are sure that this USB flash drive listed on ebay by yejingrui_0916 will be fake capacity and corrupts files. The same applies to any other flash memory item 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.

64GB flash drive from ebayer topprodukt_hh looks like an expensive fake

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We don’t think for a moment that the suppposedly 64GB flash drives in this listing from ebayer topprodukt_hh really have a capacity of 64GB. We think that anyone who buys one of these will find themselves with a very expensive fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files.

Our team (and those running other blogs) have tested a quite a number of these leather and metal type flash drives over the last couple of years and, as far as we are aware, no one has yet found one with a real capacity over 4GB; whatever the advertised capacity.

We think that topprodukt_hh fell into the trap of buying from a fraudulent supplier in China. If we are wrong (and we’d faint in shock if we are) then the flash drives will pass testing with h2testw. Somehow we don’t think so.

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 24, 2010 at 11:23 AM

128GB DT200 flash drives listed on ebay by 2009fok sure to be fake

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This 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive being auctioned on ebay by 2009fok is pretty certain to be a fake capacity counterfeit which corrupts files unless the seller is a wealthy benefactor who is secretly distributing his or her wealth by offering ebayers the chance of obtaining a flash drive worth over $300 for next to nothing.

If 2009fok is a wealthy benefactor then the buyer will be able to verify that the flash drive is genuine by checking the serial number with Kingston. Otherwise buyers can look forward to their data being trashed.

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 item 110549360118 from fraser_g79 genuine? A snowball’s chance in hell!

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If this supposedly 256GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by ebay fraser_g79 was genuine then we would expect the start price in this auction to be more like 290 dollars rather than 99 cents! There is a snowball’s chance in hell of this USB flash drive being genuine!

We think it is far more likely that this is a fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files and we think that the seller may know, as a lot of techno-guff is spouted in the listing. We have a sneaking suspicion that this is probably so that the buyer will fooled into thinking he or she did something wrong when problems occur and will run out of time to claim a refund by trying to fix 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.

job lot of fake 128GB USB flash drives in ebay auction by rue1500

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The supposedly 128GB USB flash drives in this ebay auction from rue1500 are fake capacity 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.

Buy a Kingston flash drive from ebayer jo2000_2000 at your peril!

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We wouldn’t touch the supposedly 256gb Kingston flash drive being auctoned in this ebay listing with a barge pole. We think it will turn out to be a fake capacity counterfeit flash drive which corrupts files – and the statement by jo2000_2000 that no responsibility will be taken for the capacity of the drive is hardly reassuring!

The listing shown above (ebay item 270596039674) did not have a picture and has now mysteriously vanished. However, we now have a picture shown in ebay ebay item 270596040264 (see right) – a very obvious fake. The DataTraveler 200 is not made in pink and not in 256GB capacity – this is a fake 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.

bubus008 still selling counterfeit 128GB DT200 drives on ebay

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Despite warnings issued elsewhere on the Internet as early as March about the fake capacity counterfeit 128GB Kingston flash drives sold on ebay by bubus008 this seller still has 100% positive feedback. Buyers obviously did not test their flash drives and will be in for a nasty shock when their files eventually become corrupted.

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.