Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for July 21st, 2010

Very dodgy ebay listings for 64GB flash drives from achim0208

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The USB flash drive in this ebay auction from achim0208 looks very dodgy indeed to us! This seller has a number of auctions for these dodgy looking flash drives. You may wonder why we think this looks dodgy; those of you very familiar with different models of flash drive may have realised what we think this is immediately – for the benefit of others less familiar with flash drives let’s take a closer look:

For anyone who does not quite understand this: the picture below is not from this listing – it’s a clue!

So what is ebayer achim0208 selling here? Answers on a postcard please! Suffice it to say we wouldn’t touch the flash drives listed on ebay by this seller with a bargepole!

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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leather flash drive from ebayer dima.portnoy is a familiar fake

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We are very familiar with this model of USB flash drive listed on ebay by dima.portnoy. This leather and steel type of USB flash drive has always proved to have a fake capacity, which corrupts files. The seller is shipping these from China – home of fake flash memory! If you buy one of these we are certain that you will end up with lost and corrupted 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.

ebay alert: huanghao51910 sells fake 128GB Kingston flash drives

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The buy it now price for the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing from huanghao51910 is not enough to buy the flash memory chips for a 128GB flash drive let alone actually make or sell it! This 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.

DT310 flash drives on ebay from xufang1988c certain to be fakes

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What anyone buying a 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive on ebay from xufang1988c will get is a fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drive that corrupts files – at this price they simply cannot be 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.

marthashopmartha lists obvious counterfeit Kingston on ebay

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Our thanks to Axel for drawing this ebay listing by marthashopmartha to our attention. This model of flash drive is not made in 64GB capacity. What we have here is a counterfeit and fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files, manufactured by fraudsters in China. This 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.

ebay alert: laicaijiulaicailaiba selling counterfeit Kingston DT200

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from laicaijiulaicailaiba is far too low for these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. 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.

ebay alert: 64GB Sony flash drives from tanglingli1510 are fakes

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The USB flash drive in this ebay listing from tanglingli1510 is nothing to do with Sony and does not have a real capacity of 64GB. This is a fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drive 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.