Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for July 4th, 2010

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.

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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