Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for July 3rd, 2010

fhdhdsfe another suspended ebay seller of counterfeit flash drives

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from fhdhdsfe are counterfeit and fake capacity – at this price they simply couldn’t have been anything else. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. This seller has been suspended by ebay and the listing removed so anyone who bought will find it has vanished from their won list.

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 flash drive from ebayer gregorup10 will corrupt files

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Seller gregorup10 realises that the flash drive in ebay listing number 300442910589 is not a genuine Kingston but does not seem to realise that a counterfeit flash drive is always fake capacity (nowhere near what the operating shows) and corrupts files once the real capacity – probably no more than 4GB – 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.

sakser10 lists counterfeit Kingston 128GB DT200 on ebay

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It is possible that by the time you read this seller sakser10 will have been suspended by ebay – in which case the listing shown above for counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives will have been removed. If anyone bought one of these it is certain that this fake capacity counterfeit corrupts files – do not use it – check the serial number with Kingston, you will find it cannot be verified. Testing with h2testw will reveal the real capacity of the drive: probably 4GB or less.

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.

zhiyan_tell830 lists counterfeit 128GB DT200 flash drive on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing from zhiyan_tell830 are fake capacity counterfeits which will 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.

Test flash memory items from ebay seller bellesbargains2009

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Seller bellesbargains2009 seems to have sold flash drives at slightly low prices on ebay which makes us wonder if the seller might have bought from a fraudulent supplier. If the USB flash drive pictured above did come from a fraudulent supplier it will 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.

128GB DT200 flash drives from ebayer vendedor1985 may be fake

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from vendedor1985 seem a little on the cheap side which makes us wonder whether they might be fakes from a fraudulent supplier in China. If they did come from a fraudulent supplier they will be fake capacity counterfeits and a fake capacity USB flash drive corrupts files.

This seller is also offering 64GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives for sale – although these are closer to the price we’d expect they are still a bit on the cheap side and if they came from the same supplier it is likely they are counterfeits too.

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 128GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by paaw990

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The 128GB leather and metal flash drive in this ebay listing from paaw990 is a notorious fake capacity model that corrupts files. This seller obviously shopped with 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.

128GB DT200 flash drives from ebayer sunrisetech98 likely to be fakes

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Either ebay seller sunrisetech98 is a big risk-taker or the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives listed at auction on ebay are fake capacity counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier. We think it is probably the latter as the seller would be risking a massive financial loss if they were genuine. A genuine DT200 has an individual serial number that can be used to verify the flash drive is genuine with Kingston. We don’t think Kingston will verify the ones from sunrisetech98. We think the USB flash drive in this 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.

Test USB flash drives sold on ebay by friendly8646 with h2testw

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We suspect that the 16GB USB flash drives listed at auction on ebay by friendly8646 were purchased from a fraudulent supplier in China. If we are right this USB flash drive 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

July 3, 2010 at 11:50 AM

flash drives sold by ebayer best_deal_ffm likely to corrupt files

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We think that ebay seller best_deal_ffm bought these 32GB flash drives from a fraudulent supplier in China. If we are right then the USB flash drive pictured in this 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

July 3, 2010 at 10:26 AM

Test flash drives bought on ebay from t.saddiq with h2testw

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The 32GB USB flash drives in this ebay listing from t.saddiq seem a bit too cheap. We suspect they may have come from a fraudulent supplier selling fake capacity flash drives. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. If you bought one of these from t.saddiq you are advised to test it 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.

128GB Kingston DT200 from ebayer cantabria28 probably fake

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We think the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives in this ebay listing from cantabria28 are unlikely to be genuine – they are just a little too cheap. We think it is far more likely that they are fake capacity counterfeits purchase from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets in China. A fake capacity flash drive always corrupts files whether it is counterfeit (shows a brand name such as Kingston or Sony but is not from the company) or a generic (no brand name) fake.

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 sold by ebayer stokwynda with h2testw

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Seller stokwynda has auctioned quite a number of flash memory cards (SD and micro SD) on ebay. If they are genuine then the seller made a loss on quite a few auctions. There is, of course, the possibility that stokwynda bought them from a fraudulent supplier; in which case they will be counterfeit and fake capacity. For peace of mind and to avoid ending up with corrupt or lost pictures (or other files) we strongly suggest buyers test their cards to make sure they are genuine.

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.

DT310 flash drive in ebay auction by agzeus likely to be counterfeit

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We think it highly unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 in this ebay auction from agzeus is genuine. We are pretty certain that this USB flash drive will turn out to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. If we are wrong 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.

davidgallaty97 lists fake 128GB Kingston flash drives on ebay

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The model of flash drive shown in this ebay listing from davidgallaty97 is not made in 128GB capacity. This seller obviously bought these counterfeit fake capacity flash drives from a fraudulent supplier. A fake capacity 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.

fake Kingston flash drives sold on ebay by wholivesinapineapple

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The Kingston DataTraveler 200 is not made in 8GB capacity. If the USB flash drive in this ebay listing from wholivesinapineapple was genuine the capacity would be 64GB. However this is not a genuine Kingston flash drive, it is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. This seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier 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.