Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for July 4th, 2010

suspect ebay listing for 32GB flash drives from jasonjamesmoore

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We suspect that the flash drive in this ebay listing by jasonjamesmoore may be a fake capacity counterfeit purchased from a fraudulent supplier. If we are right then this flash drive 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.

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256GB Kingston flash drive in private ebay listing from musician1453

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We think it unlikely that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive in a private ebay listing by musician1453 is genuine. We have a feeling it will turn out to be yet another fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. If we are wrong and it is genuine, then 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.

onlyonestop3 lists fake 32GB Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay

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This USB flash drive listed on ebay by onlyonestop3 is a very obvious fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – all are fakes manufactured by fraudsters in China. This seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier. It appears this is not the first time this seller bought items from a fraudulent supplier, although previous feedback that suggests items are bootleg or counterfeit was for other types of item than flash drives.

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: ebayer irebura21 seems to resell fake flash bought on ebay

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Beware: seller irebura21 seems to be yet another ebayer buying up fake flash drives from sellers we have reported on this blog and attempting to re-sell them to other ebayers. We are pretty certain that any USB flash drive from this ebayer 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 4, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Did you buy a flash drive from ebay member jmorales112?

We have had suspicions about ebay seller jmorales112 for some time. At first we thought that this seller might simply be evading paypal fees by loading postage costs heavily in order to be able to offer items like the 32GB flash drive at the ludicrously low face price of 13 euros with the huge postage cost of 35 euros to make up the price – for example this listing:

Since we captured this listing we have discovered that this seller seems to be registered on a web site that is notorious as an outlet for fake flash memory items from fraudulent wholesale suppliers in China. If you bought a USB flash drive from this seller we suggest you test it immediately with h2testw – you are at risk of losing your valuable data!! We think the flash drives from this seller will prove 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.

128GB DT200 flash drive from ebayer stunman25 a likely counterfeit

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We think it is unlikely that this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive listed on ebay by stunman25 is genuine. It seems more likely that it is a fake capacity counterfeit flash drive 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

used 32GB from ebayer majora1972 does not look like any Sony drive we have seen

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We have a feeling that this USB flash drive listed on ebay by majora1972 is not a genuine Sony – we have never come across a genuine Sony flash drive that looks like this.

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 4, 2010 at 2:40 PM