Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for July 23rd, 2010

ebay alert: very dangerous fake flash listing from xdfxcv2010

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The ebay listing above from xdfxcv2010 is one of the most dangerous types of fraudulent listings for fake flash memory items on ebay. ONE flash drive with a true capacity of 128GB costs a whole lot more to MAKE than US $16.74! It would be impossible to SELL ten for this price!!

This listing invites foolish ebayers with no knowledge of flash memory to buy these in order to re-sell and land themselves in all sorts of trouble!! Hopefully ebay will remove this listing before anyone buys!

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: This seller has now been suspended by ebay.

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private ebay listing for counterfeit DT310 flash drives from farmwe88

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this private ebay listing from farmwe88 are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits as they are far too cheap to be genuine. 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.

64GB Kingston on ebay from sorrgsie_dandan0102 is counterfeit

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives in this ebay listing from sorrgsie_dandan0102 are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits. A fake capacity USB flash drive corrupts flies.

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: fake 128GB Kingston flash drives sold by dfcvvgb2010

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Anyone who bought a 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drive on ebay from dfcvvgb2010 will end up with a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. At a price of $15.99 they couldn’t be anything else!

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.

vorachack1709 auctioning fake Kingston 64GB flash drive on ebay

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The model of Kingston flash drive pictured in this ebay auction from vorachack1709 has never been produced in 64GB capacity. What we have here 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.

WARNING: defective flash drives on ebay are not faulty but fake!!

In recent months we have seen a lot of flash drives listed on ebay as faulty – they are not faulty. They are deliberately manufactured by fraudsters in China to show a fake capacity to the operating system with the result that anyone using a fake capacity flash drive eventually discovers that the drive corrupts their files.
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Written by fightflashfraud

July 23, 2010 at 3:53 PM

ebay alert!! beware: memory cards sold by only2*you likely fakes

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An ebay member has contacted us with information that suggests that the real capacity of the supposedly 32GB memory cards in this ebay listing from only2*you is less than 1GB (probably 768 megabytes). If this ebayer’s information is correct (and we are fairly certain it is) then this memory card corrupts anything you save to it after the true capacity has been filled.

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 23, 2010 at 2:15 PM