Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for September 22nd, 2010

trustdsp auctioning Sony Vaio flash drive on ebay

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As this 64GB USB flash drive being auctioned on ebay by trustdsp is a Sony Vaio and there is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive this flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files. In the light of this we suspect that 16GB Corsair flash drives from this seller (ebay item number 180559501924) could be fake capacity counterfeits if they came from the same source.

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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Test memory cards bought on ebay from eshop_168 immediately

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We have reason to think that the memory cards sold by eshop_168 are likely to be fakes which corrupt files. Anyone who bought a memory card on ebay is strongly advised to test it with the free program h2testw as we think you run the risk of data loss and corruption if you use it. Most of the flash memory items sold on ebay by those registered in the far east (Hong Kong, China and Singapore) turn out to be fake capacity which corrupts files.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

128GB Kingston from ebayer fondavalasis too cheap to be genuine

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from fondavalasis seems just too low for three genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives so we think these will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits. Buyers can check whether or not a Kingston flash drive is genuine quite easily – here are the steps:

  1. Look at the back of the pack – is there a serial number?
  2. If there is no serial number (there should be a label showing this) then it is sure to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – but the presence of a serial number does not, in itself, gaurantee it is genuine.

  3. Look at the USB connector – is there engraving on it giving details about the flash drive?
  4. If there is no engraving you can be sure it is a counterfeit that will trash your files – but again, the presence of engraving does not in itself gaurantee it is genuine.

  5. If both a serial number and engraving are present try verifying the serial number with Kingston.
  6. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number then you have a fake capacity counterfeit and your data will become lost or corrupted 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.

256GB DT310 flash drives from ebayer aveconil can not be genuine

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At a price of $89.25 with free shipping the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed on ebay by aveconil can not be genuine. Buyers can check whether or not a Kingston flash drive is genuine quite easily – here are the steps:

  1. Look at the back of the pack – is there a serial number?
  2. If there is no serial number (there should be a label showing this) then it is sure to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – but the presence of a serial number does not, in itself, gaurantee it is genuine.

  3. Look at the USB connector – is there engraving on it giving details about the flash drive?
  4. If there is no engraving you can be sure it is a counterfeit that will trash your files – but again, the presence of engraving does not in itself gaurantee it is genuine.

  5. If both a serial number and engraving are present try verifying the serial number with Kingston.
  6. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number then you have a fake capacity counterfeit and your data will become lost or corrupted 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.

fashionwq selling notorious leather and steel flash drive on ebay

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Here we have another listing for the notorious leather and steel type flash drive that is always fake capacity and corrupts files from yet another ebay id: fashionwq that no doubt belongs to one of the familiar ebay fake flash fraud gangs in China.

Seller fashionwq also offers other flash drives (Kingston, Sony Microvault, the notorious nonexistent Sony Vaio) and memory cards (Kingston, Sandisk and generic fakes) at prices so low that we can hardly credit that anyone would be stupid enough to buy.

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 DT200 flash drives from 1326*10 are counterfeits

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Seller 1326*10 is yet another ebay fake flash fraudster selling fake capacity counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives. Anyone who buys one 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.

ebayer riveneuve1937 shows the evidence that flash drive is fake!

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Seller riveneuve1937 has provided the evidence that this is a fake 128GB Corsair flash drive in the actual listing!! Amazing, shame that people buying on ebay don’t use their eyes and brains. If they did there would not have been 6 bids on this when we captured this listing. Of course there is always the possiblility that one or more bidders are alterate IDs used by the same seller – but we’ll come to alternate IDs in a minute.

Here’s a test to see if you can use your eyes and brain. Look at this screenshot below from the body of the listing (Item number: 320592138250) – can you see what we see?

Thanks to seller riveneuve1937 kindly providing a capacity chart showing that there is only one 128GB Corsair flash drive, which looks nothing like the one being sold, anyone with two eyes and a brain can easily tell that this is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files!!

Now to the matter of multiple IDs – have a look at the pictures provided by riveneuve1937 (left) in this listing and le_mans1939 (right) in another current ebay (Item number: 250698734535) for a fake 128GB Corsair flash drive – again this is visual evidence for those in posession of two eyes and a brain:

We’ll leave you to work it out – of course you could have a look at the feedback for riveneuve1937 to see the other bit of evidence that makes us suspect that riveneuve1937 and le_mans1939 may be one and the same person!

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.