Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for July 2nd, 2010

ebay fake flash seller hexiaofang6410 suspended

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing from hexiaofang6410 are fake capacity counterfeits. A fake capacity USB flash drive corrupts files once the real capacity (usually 4GB or less) is full. This seller has been suspended by ebay so if you bought one of these it will have vanished from your won list.
You may have had a message from ebay warning you not to pay for your item – if you paid already get in touch with ebay immediately!!

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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fake 32GB Sony Vaio USB flash drives sold on ebay by fmelectricitat

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Seller fmelectricitat has sold a number of these fake 32GB Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay. This USB flash drive is counterfeit and corrupts files because (like all counterfeits) the capacity is fake – so once the real capacity (normally less than 4GB) has been filled with files there is nowhere left for them to go. There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – all are fakes 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.

Suspect 32GB Verbatim USB flash drives listed on ebay by limagiza

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We could only see one flash drive that looks like this on the Verbatim website and it is not made in 32GB capacity, only in 8GB so we think the USB flash drives in this ebay listing from limagiza are 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.

ebay seller leandrolinhares1 obviously bought flash drives from fraudulent supplier

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It seems ebay member ebay seller leandrolinhares1 obviously bought flash drives from fraudulent supplier (no doubt a wholesale outlet in China) as this seller has listed the notorious leather and metal type fake capacity 128GB USB flash drive shown in the listing above.

Maybe someone would like to inform this seller (who has not been very active on ebay and may know nothing about fake flash memory) that these are undoubtedly fake capacity flash drives that corrupt files and advise the seller to test them and refund any buyers if she or he wants to preserve the ebay account and avoid getting a bad reputation.

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 fraud alert: gwang36 selling counterfeit DT200 flash drives

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from gwang36 are fake capacity and counterfeit. A fake capacity flash drive always corrupts files once the real capacity (usually 4GB or less) is full.

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: This seller has been suspended and the listing was removed by ebay.

If 128GB DT200 from ebayer guapissimao_o is genuine the seller may make a loss

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive listed on ebay by guapissimao_o is genuine then the buyer will be able to verify the serial number. We think the seller is likely to make a loss on the transaction if it is genuine but if it is counterfeit the loss will be the buyers – file loss as well as a financial loss. A counterfeit flash drive is always 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.

maku510 auctions enormous fake flash drive on ebay: 512GB!!

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Kingston do not sell 512GB flash drives and nor does anyone else yet, except for fakes! The supposed 512GB USB flash drive in this ebay listing from maku510 is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. The seller was warned it was a fake by a well meaning ebayer but chose to ignore the information the ebayer gave.

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.