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Archive for July 15th, 2010

ebay alert: magic.works13 is another fake flash fraudster

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The 128GB flash drive in this ebay listing from Singapore fraudster magic.works13 (part of a gang we have been watching for some time) is fake capacity and corrupts files. We have never yet come across a genuine flash drive of this type.

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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camilo1970 lists notorious fake leather flash drive on ebay

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The leather and metal type flash drive in this ebay listing from camilo1970 is a notorious fake. These are sold by just about every fraudulent wholesale outlet in China. They are often bought by ebay sellers who are unaware that these are always fake capacity, which corrups files.

Seller camilo1970 fell into the trap of buying these to re-sell on ebay – after all they are very attractive looking – which is why so many people have bought these on ebay; including members of our team! The fraudsters in China must rub their hands in glee at the steady stream of westerners who buy these as they are the easiest model of fake flash drive to produce!

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 15, 2010 at 10:14 PM

Want a genuine 16GB Sandisk flash drive? – see Nandium’s recommendations

If you are looking for a genuine 16GB Sandisk flash drive then Nandium has an excellent article about the best value model in their range the Sandisk Cruzer Blade which includes a couple of recommended sellers.

Nandium has been a great friend to fightflashfraud over the last couple of years and we think that (although not many articles have been published on the Nandium blog) the small number of articles is far outweighed by the quality of what is being said!

Keep educating folks as and when you can, Nandium! Remember folks – wherever you buy flash memory it is always wise to test it with the free program h2testw!!

We have come to the conclusion that to keep writing articles on this blog about all the fake flash memory we see being sold on ebay is rather a waste of our time and effort. We are thinking of either changing the direction of the blog in favour of (hopefully) educating people a litte more with a bit less effort on our part or just winding it down altogether.

We have not yet decided exactly what we’re going to do – but don’t expect the daily reports on fakes to continue much longer!

Written by fightflashfraud

July 15, 2010 at 8:24 PM

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64GB DT200 flash drives sold by ebayer alt165 probably counterfeit

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If the 64GB Kingston DT200 flash drives sold at auction by ebay member alt165 are genuine then this seller made a loss on the two sold so far. This does not seem to have deterred this seller from continuing with an auction ending on 18th July (ebay item number 230498660674) – would you want to carry on selling something that makes a loss on every sale? Nobody here would!!

We suspect that the 64GB DataTraveler in this and other ebay listings from alt165 will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. In the unlikely event that we are wrong buyers will be able to confirm that their flash drive is genuine by verifiying 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.

anika8787 reselling fake flash drive from dragon_wallet2008 on ebay

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This supposedly 32GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by anika8787 is fake capacity and corrupts files. It seems that anika8787 bought this fake on ebay from dragon_wallet2008 for under 17 Euros in June and is now trying to sell it at a profit. Buyers would be much better off buying a genuine 4GB flash drive elsewhere as it will store at least as much as this bit of sh1t and probably more – with the bonus that it won’t corrupt files!

The seller claims to have tested it and says it has a real capacity of 32GB. We can only assume that all this seller did was stick it in the computer and look at the drive properties (which would indeed show 32GB due to fraudulent programming by fraudsters in China) rather than testing with h2testw.

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 15, 2010 at 6:00 PM

edgarantony lists fake 64GB Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay

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There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – they are fakes manufactured by fraudsters in China. The 64GB Sony Vaio flash drive in this ebay listing from edgarantony 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.

ebay alert: chunqpj1 is yet another fake flash fraudster in China

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The USB flash drive in this ebay listing from chunqpj1 is fake capacity and corrupts files. The leather and metal model shown is notorious – the longest standing fake sold on ebay. Thousands of ebayers bought these flash drives (including members of our team!) only to discover that (attractive as they look) they are dangerous fakes that trash 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.