Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for July 10th, 2010

Test flash drives from ebayer alandollen09 with h2testw NOW!!

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It seems that ebay seller alandollen09 bought the 4GB flash drives sold on ebay from a fraudulent supplier. Any flash drive that came in the packaging shown on the left, or that had little shiny capacity stickers (also shown in the pictures) that were tested by members of our team proved to be fake capacity.

A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files.

It would seem that all flash memory items from this seller will be fakes that corrupt files as they probably all came from the same 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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

July 10, 2010 at 10:40 PM

bought Kingston flash drives on ebay from georgiabarry15? Check serial numbers with Kingston!

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If the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive sold by georgiabarry15 in the ebay listing shown above is genuine then this seller made a loss and the buyer got a fantastic bargain. The buyer should check the serial number with Kingston to ensure that the drive is genuine – we have a feeling that Kingston won’t verify the serial number.

If we are right about Kingston not verifying the serial number this means it is a fake capacity counterfeit which corrupts files – probably after around 4gb of files have been saved. We suspect the same applies to the 256GB Kingston Datatraveler 310 flash drives in the ebay listing below from georgiabarry15:

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.

home2bid auctions fake leather and metal flash drives on ebay

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The leather and metal type flash drive in this ebay listing from home2bid is notorious – always fake capacity and always corrupts files. If you buy this model of flash drive on ebay, whatever the advertised capacity, you can be assured you are buying a fake that trashes 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.

better_bytes_computer sells fake 128GB Kingston flash drives on ebay

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The model of Kingston flash drive in this ebay listing from better_bytes_computer is not made in 128GB capacity. This is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. The seller obviously 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.

128GB DT200 in ebay auctions from ginoluca07 are counterfeits

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed at auction on ebay by ginoluca07 were purchase from a fraudulent wholesale outlet – the seller has listed them in various colours and the genuine ones are only made in one colour! This USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit that 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.

32GB Kingston flash drives listed on ebay by raise-home sure to be fake

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The 32GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives listed on ebay by raise-home are sure to be fake capacity counterfeits and a fake capacity USB flash drive corrupts files. Any flash drive from this seller will be a fake that trashes the user’s files after a while.

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.

oldbabane2010 lists counterfeit 32GB Sony flash drives on ebay

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The flash drives in this ebay listing from oldbabane2010 have absolutely nothing to do with Sony – they are fake capacity counterfeits, purchased (no doubt) from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets in China. 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.