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.

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.

ebay seller sigptf has stock clearance of fake Kingston flash drives!

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Roll up! Roll up! Get yer fake Kingston flash drives here!! Seller sigptf is having a stock clearance of fake capacity counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives. Your chance to corrupt all your important files for the bargain basement price of £18.99. Free post and packing, folks!! What more could you want?? The seller tells us:

New 128 GB Datatraveler 200 USB 2.0 Flash Drive NR

Promotion price to worldwide
For limited Stock Cleaning up time
Limited Quantity for this stock

However if you are an undesireable buyer (someone capable of spotting a fake and leaving a neg?) then seller sigptf may cancel your purchase:

We reserve the right to cancel any bids from bidders we deem to be undesirable. We wish all of our auctions to be successfully and jovially concluded.

Anyone who buys a 128GB flash drive at this sort of price needs their head examining!!

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 fake flash seller liuxiaona55810 pretends items in Ireland

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In this ebay listing fake flash seller liuxiaona55810 makes a rather unconvincing attempt to fool ebayers into thinking these fake 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives are in Ireland. They are not, of course, in China where this fraudulent seller is based. Anyone who buys one of these will find themselves with 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.

ebay alert: 32GB flash drives sold by baicaipixiu are fakes

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If the flash drives in this ebay listing from baicaipixiu were genuine then they would be 4GB Kingston DataTraveler drives, but they are not geniune. They are fake capacity counterfeits – not (though they look like it) Kingston flash drives and not 32GB. Anyone who bought a USB flash drive from baicaipixiu will find it corrupts their files after a while. This is yet another case of fake flash fraud on ebay.

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 04/08/2010: ebay seller baicaipixiu has been suspended by ebay, so listings have been removed and buyers will find that the item has vanished from their won list. If you were a buyer pursue a refund to the hilt!! Do not give up!!

PayPal will undoubtedly give you guff about returning it – point out it is a counterfeit and should be destroyed not returned – they will probably then give you guff about getting a letter from an expert – load of rubbish – anyone who knows their flash drives could look at this post and tell it is a fake. Your local computer store might help here as all the fakes sold on the Internet are damaging their business!

In our opinion this is such an obvious counterfeit that ebay should never have allowed such a blatently fraudulent listing in the first place!! We think ebay (parent company of PayPal) should ensure that any ebayer who has been defrauded on their site in this way gets an immediate full refund. After all ebay would not remove listings and suspend a seller if they didn’t know they were selling fakes, would they.

If they (ebay/paypal) don’t refund people when they themselves have suspended a seller and removed listings, then all their spouting about buyer protection is (as we have suspected for a long time) absolutely worthless.

Test flash drives & memory cards from ebayer mem_memory with h2testw

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Seller mem_memory has listed a number of USB flash drives and memory cards at auction on ebay and we have a feeling that they may well have come from a fraudulent supplier. If the supplier that mem_memory bought from is one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets then this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 will be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. If this flash drive is 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.

zdfxf010 is another ebay fake flash memory seller in China

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This 128GB Kingston DataTraveler sold on ebay by zdfxf010 is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. Almost all flash memory items coming out of China are fakes, whether sold elsewere on the Internet by wholesale outlets in China or by the fraud gangs operating on ebay.

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.