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Archive for August 18th, 2010

Beware of devious ebay fake flash seller junjun5577

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Seller junjun5577 says in this ebay listing that these fake Sony Vaio flash drives are shipped from the United States – hmm… unless junjun5577 (registered in China) has a co-conspiritor in America who ships these fakes out then we don’t think so! We can give an absolute assurance that the capacity of these USB flash drives is nowhere near 64GB and that (as a result) anyone who bought one will find it corrupts their files after a while.

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A GENUINE SONY VAIO FLASH DRIVE.
Sony Vaio flash drives are fake – purely an invention of fraudsters in China and will always corrupt files eventually.

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

August 18, 2010 at 10:55 PM

128GB DT200 in ebay auction from ad21395661 sold for low price

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This 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive did not fetch a very high price so we think ad21395661 would have made a loss on the transaction if it is genuine. We think it is unlikely that the DT200 flash drives from ad21395661 are genuine as the seller’s buy it now price is ony $130 with $5 shipping in ebay listing number 180548109853 – too low!! Buyers will be able to confirm whether or not their flash drive is genuine by verifying the serial number with Kingston. If the serial number cannot be verified then the 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.

Beware: flash drives on ebay from seller sawdogar are fakes!!

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Seller sawdogar has put up numerous private one day auctions on ebay for what are obviously fake flash drives – the combination of private auctions and the short time span lead us to think that this is likely to be a case of deliberate fraud rather than an innocent ebay seller who bought from a fraudulent supplier without realising.

The flash drive sold in the listing above is a particularly obvious fake – there never has been, is not now, and never will be any such thing as a 500GB USB flash drive. If you see a 500GB USB flash drive like this for sale (as opposed to a hard drive that connects via the USB port) we can guarantee it is a fake!!

There is a genuine flash drive like the one sold in the listing below – but if it was genuine then sawdogar would have made a massive loss on the sale.

What anyone who bought a flash drive from sawdogar will get is a fake capacity 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.

If 128GB DT200 sold on ebay is genuine 915claude0 made a loss

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This 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive sold for US $91.00 so if it was genuine 915claude0 made a loss by selling it at auction. The buyer can check whether or not it is genuine by verifying the serial number with Kingston, if the serial number cannot be verified then 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.

Test flash drives bought on ebay from telmobilelala with h2testw

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As ebay seller telmobilelala (registered in China) is attempting to deceive buyers into thinking he or she is a UK seller we think it likely that the USB flash drives and MP players from this seller will be fake capacity, which 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.

ebayers beware: flash memory items from greatsportscn likely fakes

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As seller greatsportscn has sold a large number of Kingston and Sandisk memory cards on ebay at prices that seem a bit too low for them to be genuine we think that they are fake capacity capacity counterfeits. Fake capacity flash memory corrupts files. The USB flash drives from this seller may also be fakes.

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.

If 128GB DT200 flash drive was genuine ebayer caj1278 made a loss

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive sold at auction on ebay was genuine then seller caj1278 seems to have made a loss by auctioning it. The buyer can find out whether or not it is genuine by checking the serial number with Kingston – if it is genuine then Kingston will be able to verify this. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number then 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.

Beware! weichaojie2010 is another ebay fake USB flash drive seller

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The USB flash drives in this ebay listing from weichaojie2010 may be marked Sony but they have nothing whatsoever to do with Sony who have never sold flash drives that look like this. This model of flash drive is manufactured by fraudsters in China and will corrupt files once the real capacity (probably no more than 2GB) has been filled with files.

Do not be fooled by what the operating system reports the capacity of a flash drive to be – this is only what the control chip of the flash drive has been programmed to show. Fakes will seem to be the advertised capacity when you plug them into your computer – it is only when you test them (or run into trouble if you don’t test!) that the truth becomes apparent.

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.

16GB flash drives in private ebay listings from friendly8646

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We suspect that the flash drives being sold in private listings on ebay by friendly8646 came from a fraudulent wholesale outlet in China. If we are right they will be fake capacity, which 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 18, 2010 at 10:17 AM

Counterfeit 128GB DT200 flash drives sold on ebay by mrt.line.jam

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives sold on ebay by mrt.line.jam are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who bought one of these will find 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.

leather and steel type flash drives sold on ebay by inakiburlada are fakes

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Seller inakiburlada seems to have sold four of these notorious fake capacity leather and steel type flash drives in auctions on ebay but didn’t have any current listings when we last looked. Anyone who bought one of these will find that it corrupts files after a while. Needless to say this seller bought them from a fraudulent supplier 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.

more fake flash drives in private ebay listings from jo2000_2000

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It seems that ebay seller jo2000_2000 has been on a massive shopping trip in fake flash land and the use of private listings makes us suspect that this seller may be aware that the flash drives being sold are fakes. We have already reported about one model of counterfeit Kingston and have since spotted another.

The seller has also listed a number of these 8GB Sony Vaio flash drives. There is no such thing as a Sony Vaio flash drive other than the fakes manufactured by fraudsters in China. Any USB flash drive from ebay seller jo2000_2000 will be 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.

UPDATE 24/08/10
It seems ebay has suspended jo2000_2000 and removed this seller’s listings, so if you bought from this seller your item will have vanished from your won list.