Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for July 16th, 2010

walkin-7282 a member of ebay fake flash fraud gang in Singapore

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Seller walkin-7282 is a member of a fraud gang in Singapore we have had our eye on for months that sells fake flash drives on ebay. The model in this listing is a favourite with this devious bunch of ebay scammers. This supposedly 128GB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files once the real capacity (probably less than 4GB) has been filled with files. As soon as one ID used by this gang is suspended by ebay another pops up to replace it.

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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ebay fake flash seller iuiop010 lists counterfeit 128GB DT200 flash drives

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The 128GB flash drive in this ebay listing from iuiop010 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.

UPDATE 25/07/2010
This seller is no longer a registered ebay user.

fake 256GB Kingston flash drives listed on ebay by draymarketing2010

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Seller draymarketing2010 has listed very obvious fake 256GB Kingston flash drives on ebay. As Axel points out the DataTraveler 200 is not made in 256GB capacity, only 32GB (blue) 64GB (yellow) and 128GB (black) – there is no 256GB model. This flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files.

This seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier in China. You’d think ebay would have spotted such an obvious fake straight away, wouldn’t you?

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: wang_xue_guang is another ebay fake flash seller

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing from wang_xue_guang are fake capacity counterfeits that corrupt 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.

256GB DT310 flash drives from ebayer diamous seem a bit cheap

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The price for these 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives from ebayer diamous seems a little low which makes us wonder whether this seller bought from a fraudulent supplier. If they did come from a fraudulent wholesale outlet the flash drives will be fake capacity counterfeits which corrupt files. If they are genuine buyers will be able to confirm this by verifying the serial number of their flash drive 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.

midwest.story sells notorious fake flash drives on ebay

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The leather and metal type flash drive in this ebay listing from midwest.story is a notorious fake that is easily programmed by fraudsters to appear to be any old capacity they fancy. The real capacity is often under 1GB and never more than 4GB. This fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. Seller midwest.story is part of a fraud gang in Singapore that has been operating on ebay for some time.

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 drives on ebay are genuine oak139jv likely to make a loss

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If the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by oak139jv are genuine buyers will be able to confirm this by verifying the serial number of the drive with Kingston. We think it is unlikely that they are genuine as the seller risks making a big loss on sales if they are. We think it much more likely that they are fake capacity counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent wholesaler. 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.