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Archive for July 13th, 2010

erywerrrry677 lists counterfeit 128GB DT200 flash drives on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from erywerrrry677 are fake capacity counterfeits. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. This seller has been suspended by ebay and this listing has been removed, so if you bought from this seller the item will have vanished from your 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.

if you bought a memory card on ebay from11vinod11 test with h2testw immediately

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A buyer who tested this micro SD card sold on ebay by 11vinod11 reports that the actual capacity of the card is only 2GB not 32GB. Where flash memory has been programmed to a false capacity like this it corrupts files once the true capacity is full.

It seems that 11vinod11 is a bit of a slippery customer as the buyer was accused of damaging the card by using the program h2testw to test the card. H2testw is a non destructive test which simply tries to write 1GB files made up of ones and zeros to fill the reported capacity.

If the memory is ok then the test runs without errors. If it is fake or faulty then a report showing at what point errors in writing and reading data begins. This information indicates the true capacity of fake flash memory items.

It seems that 11vinod11 has a long standing habit of buying from known fake flash fraudsters including xoldskool, bid2buying, best2all8888 and crystalpalace1987. We wonder if the memory cards sold by this ebayer were actually purchased from fraudsters on ebay.

Anyone who bought a memory card from 11vinod11 is advised to test it immediately with h2testw. then open a paypal dispute to get their money back if the card is fake capacity. Given this seller’s attitude it is a complete waste of time trying to communicate directly with 11vinod11.

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.

iloveshenzhen2010iloveshenzhen2010 is an ebay fake flash seller

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We are certain that the flash drives being sold on ebay by iloveshenzhen2010iloveshenzhen2010 are fake capacity, which corrupts files. This seller sneakily lists the flash drive in the listing above as being in the USA rather than China to catch unwary buyers out.

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.

shanglili1 sells fake 64GB Kingston DT150 flash drives on ebay

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives in this ebay listing from shanglili1 are fake capacity counterfeits. The buy it now price in this listing is too low for them to be anything else. If you bought from this seller you will find the item has vanished from your won list because ebay has suspended shanglili1.

UPDATE 17/07/2010
This seller has now been suspended by ebay.

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 DT310 from ebayer anythingbargaincompany likely fake

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We think it extremely unlikely that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive listed at auction on ebay by ebayer anythingbargaincompany is likely to be a fake capacity counterfeit. As the seller listed a number of these at auction it seems likely that anythingbargaincompany bought them from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets in China. In the extremely unlikely event that they are actually genuine each one will have a unique serial number which can be used to confirm with Kingston that the drive is 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.

kangaroo.aisle2009 is another ebay fake flash fraudster

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Seller kangaroo.aisle2009 is part of a familiar ebay fraud gang in Singapore which sells fake capacity flash drives that corrupt files. Any USB flash drive from this seller 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.

flash drives sold on ebay by tom.chen0616 are fakes that trash files

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The flash drives sold on ebay by tom.chen0616 are certain 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 13, 2010 at 2:40 PM

gasr4263 uses private ebay listing to sell fake Sony Vaio flash drives

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There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – all are fakes manufactured by fraudsters in China which have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with Sony. This USB flash drive is being sold in a private ebay listing (sure fire sign of fraud) by seller gasr4263 registered in China (home of fake flash fraud) with a feedback score of 0 (so no record of selling) – does any of this ring alarm bells folks?

This USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files. The fact that the drive properties will show the capacity as 64GB is due to fraudulent programming of the drive’s control chip – do not be fooled!

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.

mobilewaves sells fake flash drives on ebay – test with h2testw

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The flash drives sold on ebay by mobilewaves (all models) are fake capacity, which corrupts files. They are too cheap to be anything else.

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 13, 2010 at 12:03 PM

32GB flash drives from ebayer superdiscounter2000 may be fake

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We have recently learned that a lot of the Mercedez Benz type flash drives (or maybe all?) are fake capacity which corrupts files so we think that superdiscounter2000 may have bought these from one of the fraudulent wholesale suppliers 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 13, 2010 at 10:40 AM

128GB Kingston listed on ebay by theimigrant likely to be fake

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We think it likely that this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive listed on ebay by theimigrant will turn out to be a fake capacity counterfeit. If we are wrong the buyer will be able to confirm the drive is genuine by verifying 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.

ebay alert: 128GB flash drives from miki2322 sure to be fakes

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Although the picture in this ebay listing from miki2322 is apallingly bad we think what is on sale here is a counterfeit and fake capacity Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drive which corrupts files. It is the wrong colour to be a 128GB flash drive so the seller obviously bought these from one of the suppliers in China selling counterfeit and fake capacity memory items.

The combination of a very bad photo (which hides the fact that this seems to be a fake Kingston) along with no mention of the Kingston name makes us wonder if this seller is aware that these are fakes.

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 leather flash drive sold by ebayer immotop-service sure to be fake

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This supposedly 128GB leather type flash drive sold by immotop-service on ebay will have nowhere near this capacity (the real capacity is likely to be less than 4GB) and as a result it corrupts files. In testing this model of flash drive has always proved to be 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.

Notorious fake capacity flash drive sold by ebayer dark-public

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The supposedly 128GB flash drive shown on the left was sold on ebay by dark-public. This leather and metal model is notorious. Always fake capacity and always 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 13, 2010 at 6:40 AM

fake Sony Vaio flash drives listed one ebay by darren07793

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There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive. Seller darren07793 obviously bought these fakes from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets that specialise in selling counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory items. The flash drive in this ebay listing is fake capacity and corrupts files. The seller probably has no idea they are fakes.