Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for June 29th, 2010

Kingston DT200 flash drives sold by ebayer majacek202 likely fakes

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We have a feeling that the Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives sold on ebay by majacek202 will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits which corrupt files. If we are wrong then buyers will be able fo verify the serial numbers with 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.

128GB DT200 listed on ebay by fuiken76 unlikely to be genuine

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We think it unlikely that this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive listed at auction on ebay by fuiken76 is genuine. We suspect that this will turn out to be yet another fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. If we are wrong (which is very unlikely) the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with 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.

fake Sony Vaio flash drives listed on ebay by unemploymehy

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There is no such thing as a Sony Vaio flash drive other than a counterfeit fake capacity one that corrupts files. The USB flash drive in this ebay listing from unemploymehy is guaranteed to trash files – it was manufactured by fraudsters in China and has nothing whatsoever to do with Sony.

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.

yushenjie3310 lists fake 64GB Sony USB flash drives on ebay

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The USB flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from yushenjie3310 may say Sony on it but this flash drive has nothing whatsoever to do with Sony. It is a counterfeit and 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.

wuyufeixxx sold counterfeit Kingston DT310 flash drives on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from wuyufeixxx are fake capacity counterfeits – at this price they simply couldn’t be anything else. A counterfeit and fake capacity flash drive cannot store the claimed amount of data and corrupts files once the true capacity (usually 4GB at most) has been filled. This seller has been suspended by ebay and listings have been removed. If you bought one of these flash drives from this seller check the serial number with Kingston immediately and get your refund claim in.

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 64GB Kingston flash drives sold on ebay by mtec-81 with h2testw

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Two models of 64GB Kingston flash drives have been sold on ebay by mtec-81 – the DT200 shown above and the discontinued DT150. We have a feeling they may have come from a fraudulent wholesale outlet supplying counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory items.

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.

flower139710 lists obvious fake 128GB USB flash drive on ebay

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Seller flower139710 obviously bought the obviously fake capacity and counterfeit flash drives in this ebay listing from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets in China who supply counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory items. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files.

This seller obviously didn’t do his or her research properly otherwise flower139710 would have known it is not possible to manufacture a genuine 128GB flash drive for this price, let alone sell at this price on ebay.

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 flash drive in ebay auction by zdolny79 likely fake

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We suspect the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drive in this ebay auction from zdolny79 will turn out to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. If we are wrong and the flash drive is genuine the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with 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.

dsjkruncy is another ebay fake flash seller in China; test with h2testw

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This 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drive listed on ebay by dsjkruncy is too cheap to be genuine. This USB flash drive is certain to be a fake capacity counterfeit which corrupts files. Unlike a genuine Kingston DT150 (which buyers can register with the company) we are certain buyers will find that Kingston will not verify the serial number of one bought from dsjkruncy.

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.

Unbeleivable ebay listing from werner123450_1 for 128GB flash drive

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We could hardly credit what we saw when we looked at this ebay listing from werner123450_1. Incredible. Surely no one will be foolish enough to bid on this item?? Or are we overestimating the intelligence of the general public??

We wonder – could this be the suspected counterfeit 128GB Corsair sold by dowi2777 on April 27th as defective (ebay item number 170475697308) on 27th April with the rubberised covering stripped away? Whether or not this listing is for that particular item anyone who bids on this needs their head examining!

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 29, 2010 at 11:24 AM

edprs387 lists counterfeit 64GB Kingston DT200 flash drive on ebay

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed on ebay by edprs387 are fake capacity counterfeits – at this price they simply couldn’t be anything else. 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.

carandcomp lists fake 32GB Sony Vaio USB flash drives on ebay

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There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – they have nothing whatsoever to do with Sony and are manufactured by fraudsters in China who program them to display a fake capacity when you plug the drive into the computer. The real capacity (whatever the computer shows) is usually no more than 4GB and once this capacity is full the drive causes files to be lost and corrupted as there is nowhere left for them to go.

Seller carandcomp bought the flash drives in this ebay listing from a fraudulent supplier – one of many wholesale outlets in China selling counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory on the Internet.

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 DT200 flash drives on ebay from craigaui sure to be fake

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The 128GB DT 200 flash drives listed on ebay by craigaui are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits as they are too cheap to be anything else. It actually costs quite a bit more than this seller’s buy it now price to MANUFACTURE a genuine one.

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.

We think this 64GB Kingston flash drive from ebayer mrcees is fake

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The model of Kingston flash drive shown in this ebay listing from mrcees is now discontinued and we are certain that if this flash drive was genuine it would be 32GB not 64GB as they were colour coded according to capacity . We are sure that this is yet another fake capacity counterfeit manufactured by fraudsters in China which corrupts files once the real capacity (normally 4GB or less) has been filled.

This seller also has a buy it now listing for these (ebay item number 250656949895) so we are pretty certain that mrcees bought from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets 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.

star88909 sells counterfeit Kingston DT200 USB flash drives on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives in this ebay listing from star88909 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. 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.

UPDATE 07/07/2010
It appears that seller star88909 has now been suspended by ebay so buyers will probably find that their item has vanished from their won list. If you bought from this seller and have not yet paid, then save yourself a lot of trouble – don’t pay!