Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for June 27th, 2010

matthias7287 sells obvious fake 128GB flash drives on ebay

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The USB flash drive in this ebay listing is fake capacity and corrupts files. Seller matthias7287 has already had negative feedback about one of these from a seller who discovered there was a problem with these. 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.

256GB DT310 from ebayer 2010*onlinekaufen probable counterfeit

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We think it extremely unlikely that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drive listed at auction on ebay by 2010*onlinekaufen is genuine, especially as this seller has also listed a very obvious fake 128GB flash drive which seems to have been purchased from hot.dog228.

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 memory bought on ebay from chinasalestore with h2testw

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If you bought a flash memory item from ebay seller chinasalestore you are advised to test immediately with h2testw as we are pretty certain that both the 32GB USB flash drives and the memory cards pictured here are 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.

counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT200 drives listed on ebay by set4d

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from set4d are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits purchase from a fraudulent supplier in China. A fake capacity USB flash drive corrupts files once the real capacity (usually 4GB or less) has been filled.

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.

gregorywxx lists fake 128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from gregorywxx are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits which corrupt files. At this price they simply couldn’t be anything else as manufacturing a real one costs a lot more than this seller’s price!

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.

Is dianec19682008 selling genuine DT200 on ebay? We doubt it.

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We don’t think for a moment that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing are genuine. Unless seller is either a rich philanthropist who is prepared to make a loss on every sale or hijacked a consignment of Kingston flash drives we don’t see how it is possible at this price.

We think that these USB flash drives are fake capacity counterfeits. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. In the extremely unlikely event that we are wrong buyers will be able to verify that their drives are genuine with Kingston by quoting the serial number.

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.

128GB Kingston DT200 listed on ebay by andy610348 is either a bargain or a fake

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing from andy610348 seem a bit on the cheap side. These are either a great bargain (in which case buyers will be able to verify the serial numbers with Kingston) or fake capacity counterfeits which Kingston won’t verify. 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.

pacoblanco71 lists obvious fake 64GB Kingston flash drive on ebay

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If the flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from pacoblanco71 was genuine it would be a 2GB one not a 64GB. However it is not genuine, it is 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.

Is this 128GB Super Talent Pico-C flash drive on ebay genuine?

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As far as we are aware it is not yet technically possible to make a genuine 128GB USB flash drive as small as the 128GB Super Talent Pico-C in this ebay listing from ambiance-live-wallspices. We wonder whether this is going to turn out to be yet another 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

June 27, 2010 at 11:43 AM

Beware flash memory items from ebay seller llopisal – likely to be fake

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It appears that ebay seller llopisal has been buying fake flash memory items on ebay and re-selling 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

June 27, 2010 at 10:26 AM

sunpingjun22610 lists fake Kingston DT310 flash drives on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from sunpingjun22610 are fake capacity counterfeits – at this price they simply couldn’t be anything else. It costs more to manufacture the flash memory chips (without any other components) than this seller’s buy it now price. 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.

256GB Kingston from ebay seller comprafabrica-com is too cheap

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In this ebay listing for what look like cheap fake flash drives seller comprafabrica-com (ironically) warns against buying cheap fakes! We don’t think for a second that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drives being sold by comprafabrica-com – but if we are wrong buyers will be able to verify serial numbers with Kingston.

We are pretty certain these USB flash drives will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits that corrupt files. The 128GB SD memory cards from this seller, the 32GB USB flash drives and the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive also look highly suspect.

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: kingstoncn is another ebay fake flash seller in China

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The Kingston flash drives listed at auction on ebay by kingstoncn are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits which corrupt users 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.

lrye8465 auctioning counterfeit 128GB DT200 flash drive on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive in this ebay auction from lrye8465 is certain to be 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.

teliha2007 auctioning familiar fake USB flash drives on ebay

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The model of USB flash drive in this ebay auction from teliha2007 is very familiar to our team – always fake capacity and corrupts files. We have not yet found one of these leather and metal flash drives with a real capacity over 4GB whatever the capacity they were sold as.

Do not be fooled by what your computer tells you about the capacity of a USB flash drive – this is just what the control chip reports to the operating system. Fraudsters in China program the chip to show whatever they want.

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 08/07/2010
Having sold the obvious fakes above without copmplaints from buyers teliha2007 is now auctioning a couple of 64GB Corsair Voyager flash drives which we are sure will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits which corrupt files.

UPDATE 16/07/2010
Now teliha2007 has listed a 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 at auction (item number 150468175260) which will probably also be a fake capacity counterfeit. It seems that buyers still haven’t realised that the leather and steel model of flash drive sold by teliha2007 is fake.

szesze2009 auctions fake capacity flash memory on ebay

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Seller szesze2009 is auctioning USB flash drives and memory cards on ebay that are certain to be fake capacity. A fake capacity flash drive or memory card inevitably corrupts your files once the real capacity (usually a maximum of 4GB) is full. Do not be fooled by what the operating system shows you; the capacity shown is due to fraudulent programming of these devices.

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.