Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for July 22nd, 2010

ebay alert: 128GB DT 200 flash drives from youshallnotpass2 counterfeit

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing from youshallnotpass2 are fake capacity counterfeits – at this price they simply couldn’t be anything else. A fake capacity 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.

Beware of fake USB flash drives on ebay from seller sinskinny

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Beware ebayers – flash drives from Hong Kong based seller (registered on 22 June) are certain to be fake capacity and a fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. This devious seller has hiked up delivery charges to make it difficult for defrauded buyers to get their money back.

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.

64GB Kingston from ebayer latricemalanda likely to be counterfeit

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from latricemalanda seems a little too low so we suspect this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive will turn out to be 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.

Fake 64GB Kingston DT101 listed on ebay by martha420_0

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The discontinued Kingston DataTraveler 101 flash drive was not made in 64GB capacity so there is absolutely no doubt that the flash drive in this ebay listing from martha420_0 is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files.

Axel suspects there may be a connection between seller martha420_0 and seller marthashopmartha and we are inclined to agree. Steer well clear of both sellers!!

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: counterfeit 64GB DT150 flash drives from juhua*2010

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Here we have yet another new ebay ID being used by fraudsters in China to sell counterfeit and fake capacity flash drives. Anyone who buys this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 from juhua*2010 will find that it corrupts their 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.

ebayers beware: Kingston flash drives from inkcoin1source are fake

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Beware: The Kingston flash drives sold by inkcoin1source are fake capacity counterfeits, and a fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. The model in this listing (the Kingston DataTraveler 300) is not made in 64GB capacity, all genuine ones will be 256GB.

This seller has also listed a 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 at auction – which is probably equally fake. This model was discontinued a couple of months back. If the DT 150 is by any chance genuine the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston. Kingston will not verify the obviously fake DT300 drives.

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 Kingston DT200 on ebay from jamesw1123 likely to be fake

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It is likely that this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler listed at auction on ebay by jamesw1123 will turn out to be yet another fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. If we are wrong then the buyer will be able to confirm that 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.

leather fake flash drive in private ebay listing by whosl_word2010

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The leather and steel type flash drive in this private ebay listing by whosl_word2010 is notorious – always 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.

Buy it now price for DT300 flash drive from ebayer rc33333 too low

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drive pictured in this private ebay listing from rc33333 is too cheap to be genuine. This ebayer must have bought them from a fraudulent supplier. The use of a private listing makes us wonder whether rc33333 actually beleives what is said in the listing, or whether this is a deliberate cover-up:

Notes: This product is ORIGINAL. This is not a copy with one lasted life of 3 to 6 months. You have a 5 year warranty. Also, it’s not a copy that will take only 2, 3 or 5 GB of actual capacity..! Our USB Flash Driver has a real capacity to 256 GB. WARRANTY and TESTED up to 225 GB and then I made a perfectly successful defragmentation.

We think this simply has to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. In the unlikely event that we are mistaken buyers will be able to verify with Kingston that their flash drive is genuine using the unique serial number that each genuine one should have.

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: It seems that this seller has now been suspended by ebay – no surprise there, then! Never buy flash memory items in private ebay auctions – they are pretty certain to be fake.

ebay alert: own.storee is another singjapan gang fake flash fraudster

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The flash drive sold in this ebay listing from own.storee is fake capacity and corrupts files. This leather and steel model is notorious – sold for years by just about every fraudulent seller on ebay – in recent times it has been the main type sold by members of the singjapan fraud ring this seller is part of.

You may wonder why we sometimes mention singjapan – we gave this name fraudsters in Singapore who tend to claim that the flash drives they sell are made in Japan (which they are not) and whose ID’s we have linked.

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.

Are these leather and steel flash drives on ebay fake? Yes they are!

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The leather and steel type of flash drive in this ebay listing from gonzalezfutbol is notorious. This is the longest standing fake capacity flash drive sold on ebay in every conceivable false capacity. This USB flash drive corrupts files. This seller obviously bought these from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets 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.

fake 256GB Kingston flash drives listed on ebay by shopnwin61797

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What we see in this ebay listing from shopnwin61797 is a fake capacity counterfeit Kingston flash drive that corrupts files. The Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive is not made in 256GB capacity. This obvious fake was manufactured by fraudsters 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.

ebay alert: counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT200 sold by lganliu

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No one can sell genuine 128GB flash drives on ebay for US $19.99 – that’s not even enough to buy the flash memory chips to make a genuine 64GB flash drive! This ebay listing from lganliu is for fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one of these will find it 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.

Singapore fraudster uses private ebay listing to hide fake flash sales

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Axel has put our thoughts about this ebay listing in a nutshell:

Member ID: big-sis-bar ( 20) Member since: Apr-29-10 in Singapore (Part of SingJapan Fake Gang / Group, They Specialise in Fake Batteries and Fake USB Drives.)
Selling: 32GB USB Black Leather Thumb Memory Flash Stick Drive
http://cgi.ebay.com/32GB-USB-Black-Leather-Thumb-Memory-Flash-Stick-Drive-/300447915504
big-sis-bar Has a Feedback of 20 , Only 1 problem with the feedback, Its all 100% FAKE SHILL Feedback.
His USB Drives are as real as his Feedback.

There was one thing Axel didn’t mention – the use of a private ebay listing to hide what complaints are about when the inevitable negative feedback comes in about these fake capacity flash drives. This model never have a real capacity above 4GB 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.