Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for September 4th, 2010

Bought a leather & steel type flash drive from ebayer liquidatorsdeals?

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seller liquidatorsdeals previously got away with selling six of these notorious fakes without getting negative feedback, though one buyer did realise there was a problem with it. We can say without a shadow of a doubt that this leather and steel type flash drive is a nasty little fake.

We agree with liquidatorsdeals that it has a nice case but the innards are not so nice. The flash drive is programmed to display a fake capacity and (as a result) 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.

Bought a 256GB DT310 flash drive on ebay from edmundfitzgerald2010?

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We suspect that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives auctioned on ebay by edmundfitzgerald2010 are fake capacity counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier. If we are wrong then buyers will be able to confirm that their flash drive is genuine by verifying the serial number with Kingston. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number then we are right and buyers will find that their USB flash drive 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.

apal72 may make loss in ebay auctions if 64GB DT200 flash drives are genuine

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If the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by apal72 are genuine the seller may well make a loss by selling this way rather than on buy it now. Buyers can check whether or not a Kingston flash drive is genuine by verifying the serial number with Kingston. If a serial number cannot be verified by Kingston 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.

256GB DT200 flash drives from ebayer gloe-web-design too cheap

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Seller gloe-web-design may not realise this but the wholesale outlet supplying these 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives is cleary fraudulent as these are far too cheap to be genuine. The delivery time suggests that this seller may have entered into a drop-shipping arrangement with the supplier. This is never a wise move where flash memory is concerned as the buyer has no chance to examine the merchandise and check whether or not it is genuine.

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 16GB Sandisk flash drive is genuine ebayer warjar1840 may make a loss

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If this Sandisk flash drive is genuine then warjar1840 risks making a loss by auctioning it on ebay – that said, it seems that this seller lists everything at auction with a start price of 99p. Given that fact, maybe this USB flash drive is genuine – if so, perhaps someone will get a bargain!

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

September 4, 2010 at 3:55 PM

counterfeit 64GB Sandisk flash drives sold on ebay by caoyaofeng9910

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The 64GB Sandisk flash drives in this ebay listing from caoyaofeng9910 are fake capacity counterfeits, they are too cheap to be anything else. 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.

counterfeit 256GB flash drives in ebay auction from fisheyed_1

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The twelve 256GB Kingston flash drives in this ebay auction from fisheyed_1 are very obvious fake capacity counterfeits which will corrupt files. The model shown is not made in 256GB capacity and is only made in three colours not four! 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.

Suspect an ebayer is selling fake flash drives, memory cards or MP players?

Fake flash memory is rife on ebay – if you suspect (or know) that someone is selling fake memory items (flash drives, MP player or memory cards) enter the seller ID in the search box in the right hand column. If nothing comes up then click on the Report suspect ebay sellers link near the top of the right hand column and give us the details requested. We will then investigate and, if we think you are right, we will publish an article.

If you bought from a seller mentioned on this blog test your item with the free program h2testw immediately – 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.

ebayer fanja1969 may make a loss on DT310 flash drive auctions

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If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed at auction on ebay by fanja1969 are genuine then the seller may well make a loss on sales. Buyers can check whether or not their flash drive is genuine by verifying the serial number with Kingston. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number 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.

UPDATE 10/09/2010
We just looked in on sales by ebayer fanja1969 and see that if the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives from this seller were genuine then this ebayer has lost at least a couple of thousand dollars on sales. This convinces us that we were right in suspecting that fanja1969 sold fakes bought from a fraudulent supplier.

The seller may not realise they were fakes – in which case if fanja1969 is an honest seller he or she will refund buyers. We will wait and see what happens!

genp52 auctions 256GB DT310 flash drives on ebay – are they genuine?

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If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by genp52 are genuine this seller could end up making a big loss on sales. Buyers can confirm that Kingston flash drives are genuine by verifying the serial number with Kingston. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number of a flash drive 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.

Kingston DT310 from ebayer sweet4water sure to be counterfeit

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Anyone who bought a 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive from sweet4water (ebay item number 260658915530) will find themselves with a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. The buy it now price is too low for these to be genuine and the picture in the listing (see below right) is plain weird! It is certainly not a straightforward photo of the actual item!!

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.

counterfeit 256GB DT310 flash drives sold on ebay by mynoker

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Anyone who bought a 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drive on ebay from mynoker just got themselves a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. At this price they simply 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.

UPDATE 09/09/2010
Surprise surprise – ebay fraudster mynoker is no longer registered on ebay. If you bought a fake flash drive from this seller then please fight to get a refund through ebay/paypal (same company – ebay owns paypal) – do not give up!

This company has allowed fraud on their site for far too long. How could they have allowed a listing like this in the first place?? Our information suggests that it would cost more than this seller’s price to manufacture a genuine 256GB flash drive. Even an automated system (and beleive us – ebay is automated!) would be able to detect this discrepancy if anyone with brains who actually wanted to prevent fraud had set it up properly. Or are we just hardened cynics?