Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for July 30th, 2010

Top rated ebayer newbegin2010 sells notorious leather and steel flash drive

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Do you believe that you are safe when you buy from a seller that ebay gives top rating to? Well you shouldn’t!!Many top rated ebay sellers (especially in China) are actually fraudsters who (once they have built up a good feedback score) start selling fake flash memory items.

The leather and steel type of USB flash drive is notorious – always fake capacity and corrupts files. The price alone should alert ebayers to fakes – if someone is selling for half the price you would expect to pay for the advertised capacity and shipping is free then you can be fairly sure you are looking at a fake.

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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64GB flash drive on ebay from stevessons is fake that trashes files

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Although there is no mention of Sony in the listing we can see that the flash drive in this ebay listing from stevessons bears the Sony name. Sony never sold a flash drive anything like this. It 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.

128GB Kingston DT200 listed on ebay by karaokebuyer111 a bit cheap

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from karaokebuyer111 seems rather low for a 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive which makes us wonder whether this seller bought from a fraudulent supplier. If the flash drives did come from a fraudulent supplier they will be fake capacity counterfeits which corrupt files. If they are genuine then buyers will be able to confirm this by verifying the serial numbers with Kingston. We think they probably came 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.

256GB DT300 flash drive in ebay auction from gensing1029 unlikely to be genuine

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We think it unlikely that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drive being auctioned on ebay by gensing1029 is genuine. If we are wrong then the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston and the seller will probably have made a loss. If the serial number cannot be verified this USB flash drive 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.

256GB DT300 flash drives on ebay from raz_1lion may be counterfeit

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The fact that seller raz_1lion is prepared to take less than the already rather too low buy it now price in this ebay listing for a 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drive makes us suspect that this seller is likely to have bought them from a fraudulent supplier. If our suspicions prove correct this USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. If or suspicions are unfounded the buyer will be able to confirm that it 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.

Are 256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives from ebayer maxamos2009 genuine?

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It is possible that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by maxamos2009 are actually genuine as this seller seems to auction everything with a start price of $0.99. This seems a pretty risky strategy to us!! We suggest that buyers check that the drive is genuine by verifying the serial number with Kingston just in case the seller bought from a fraudulent supplier. If the serial number can be verified the flash drive should be genuine – if it can’t then there is a problem, Houston.

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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July 30, 2010 at 3:04 PM

64GB Kingston DT150 flash drive from ebayer nino7141 may be fake

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Most of the flash drives listed at auction on ebay turn out to be fakes that corrupt files. This may be the case with this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 listed by new seller nino7141. If this is a fake capacity counterfeit the buyer can kiss goodbye to their files after a while. If, on the other hand, it is actually genuine the buyer will be able to confirm this 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.