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.

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

caishenbaoyou2010 lists fake 64GB Sony flash drive on ebay

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The flash drives in this ebay listing from caishenbaoyou2010 are fake capacity counterfeits that will corrupt files. There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – all are fakes manufactured in China by fraudsters who program flash drives with a small real capacity (usually 4GB at most) to display higher capacities when plugged into the computer. The net result is that once the real capacity is full everything starts to be corrupted and the drive often ceases to operate at all.

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.

If 128GB DT200 flash drive in ebay auction from ramirez666 is genuine the seller may make a loss

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive is genuine then ebayer ramirez666 is likely to make a loss on the sale. A genuine DT200 has an individual serial number that can be verified with Kingston. If this flash drive cannot be verified then it will be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. As ramirez666 sold a very suspect 32GB flash drive on June 20th we think that this one is likely to be a fake 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.

flash drives from ebayer xiaobai945 may be fake, test with h2testw

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The model of flash drive in this ebay listing from xiaobai945 is one which is often programmed to show a fake capacity with the result that once the real capacity (usually less than a quarter of the advertised capacity) is full files start to become lost and corrupted because there is nowhere left for them to go. If these are like ones from other sellers tested by our team then buyers are likely to end up with corrupted 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 10:25 AM

yijiaqinhaya lists counterfeit Kingston DT150 flash drives on ebay

The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives in this ebay listing from yijiaqinhaya are fake capacity counterfeits which will corrupt users’ files. We expect that by the time most people see this post ebay will have suspended the seller and removed the listing. If you bought one of these then it is likely that the item will have vanished from your won list as a result.

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.

johans_drums resells counterfeit DT200 bought on ebay from star88909

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Seller johans_drums bought two counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives on ebay from suspended ebay seller star88909 and we suspect that the flash drive in the ebay listing above is one of the two. If we are right this USB flash drive corrupts files because counterfeits are always fake capacity.

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 ebayer mp3_players_2010 with h2testw

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We have a feeling that the built in flash memory in MP players listed on ebay by mp3_players_2010 may not have a real capacity of 16GB – if this is the case then buyers will end up with lost and corrupted files. This seller also listed a suspect looking 32GB USB flash drive.

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 6:20 AM

32GB Kingston flash drive from ebayer digitalstaronline looks wrong

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The colour of this 32GB Kingston USB flash drive looks wrong – but this may just be the lighting in the photo. However, we think it would be advisable for buyers to test these flash drives from digitalstaronline just in case the seller bought from 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 4, 2010 at 12:20 AM