Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for July 20th, 2010

ebay alert: chiwangshengfandian is another fake flash seller

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This 64GB flash drive listed on ebay by chiwangshengfandian is fake capacity and corrupts files – it is too cheap to be a genuine 64GB flash drive. The same goes for the other model from this seller; the familiar leather and steel fake. This devious seller in China falsely gives the location as the United States instead of China in the hopes of making the fact that listings are fraudulent less obvious.

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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128GB DT200 flash drives on ebay from albarcudo sure to be fake

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed on ebay by albarcudo are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits. This ebay member obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier, no doubt one of the wholesale outlets in China supplying fake flash memory items. A fake capacity USB flash drive (or any other fake capacity flash memory item) corrupts 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.

private ebay auction for fake Sony Vaio flash drive from reproduce345

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There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – they are all fake capacity counterfiets which will trash your files. Seller reproduce345 is using a private ebay auction to sell this fake flash drive that corrupts files – this is a way of hiding what any customers who leave negative feedback are talking about.

Always research what is really available before buying flash memory items (USB flash drives, memory cards, MP players etc) as there are a huge number of counterfeits produced in China. It is often easy to spot counterfeits (copies of brand name items or items that carry a brand name but don’t even exist in the brand’s range) once you are familiar with what is really available.

Check out the web sites of companies such as Kingston, Sony, Corsair, Transcend etc. These web sites will show what models are available in which capacities and (where colour coding is used) which colour is which 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.

michael*tang auctions counterfeit 128GB Corsair flash drives on ebay

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The model of Corsair flash drive shown in this ebay listing from michael*tang is not made in 128GB capacity. This flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit which corrupts files. This seller must have got these from one of the fraudulent wholesalers in China which suppliy counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory.

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: beware of Singapore fake flash seller 64.window.7

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Seller 64.window.7 is a very bold ebay fraudster (a member of the devious sinjapan gang which we have been watching for many months) – you are invited to throw AU $399.90 down the toilet by using buy it now to purchase this notorious fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files!

Needless to say this seller has a chunk of fake positive feedback and is using a private auction so that if the buyer leaves negtive feedback no one will know what the feedback is about.

perthtruckie lists obvious counterfeit 256GB Kingston on ebay

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This Kingston flash drive listed on ebay by perthtruckie is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. If it was a genuine DataTraveler 200 it would be the 32GB model as these are colour coded (blue is 32GB, yellow 64GB and black 128GB) – there is NO 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 200. The highest capacity this model is available in is 128GB. Anyone can check this out by looking at the Kingston web site. Shame perthtruckie didn’t do so – or perhaps chose to ignore the fact that he (or she?) is selling obvious 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.

guddini lists fake 64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives on ebay

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The Kingston DataTraveler 101 flash drive was never produced in 64GB capacity. The USB flash drives in this ebay listing from guddini are fake capacity counterfeits manufactured by fraudsters in China. This seller obviously bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesale suppliers in China selling counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory 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.