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shaolin.soccer is another Singapore fake flash seller on ebay

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Do not be fooled by the positive feedback for fraudulent ebay seller shaolin.soccer – it is fake; left by other members of a well known fraud ring in Singapore that we christened the singjapan gang. Anyone who buys the leather and steel model of flash drive being sold by shaolin.soccer will find it corrupts files because the capacity is 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.

Devious ebay flash fraudsters adelaop & annaclos give false item location

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The counterfeit 128GB Kingston flash drives in this ebay listing above from adelaop and below from annaclos are not in the United States but exactly where these fake flash fraudsters are – in China. Anyone who thinks they can buy a genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 for $15 needs their head examining – you couldn’t buy the flash memory chips to make one for this price.

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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September 28, 2010 at 8:45 PM

fake 64GB flash drive in private ebay listing from webtradingenterprises

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Painting out the Kingston name on the packaging and saying “This is not a Kingston® product which sells a similar drive for $216.00” in the listing does not change the fact that webtradingenterprises is knowingly selling fake capacity counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this private ebay listing. The sale of counterfeit items is a criminal offence.

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.

mao_xiao324 is a devious ebay fake flash memory seller on ebay

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Devious ebay fraudster mao_xiao324 is using private ebay listings to sell fake capacity counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives and fake capacity memory cards. Both the flash drives and the memory cards from this seller will corrupt 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.

myhouse69 – a case of deliberate fake flash fraud on ebay!!

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What we have here is a disguised counterfeit 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 – the sale of this is nothing less than deliberate fraud. The buyer (if anyone is daft enough) will find this flash drive corrupts their files. The seller knows full well what he or she is doing as a look through feedback and examination of previous items sold reveals:

Sadly; unless len-sys-64 and mckinneybuyguy have already put in a claim against the seller they may have great difficulty in recovering their money from myhouse69, ebay or Paypal. Here is what myhouse69 said in the two listings:

Text of ebay item number 200502922448 sold on Aug 01, 2010 to len-sys-64:

Up for sale is a Kingston Data Traveler 150, 64 gb capacity Flash (Jump) Drive. It is listed as used only because the package was opened to inspect it and test it. I work in data processing and was able to purchase quite a few of these for a good deal. Per the manufacturer, it is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP1, SP2), Windows 2000 (SP4), MAC O/S X v. 10.3 and Linux v 2.6x+.

It is simple, convenient, and practical. Countless times I have used the one that I have to download and transfer giga-bytes worth of data without any problems. Its dimensions are approximately 3.06″x0.9″x0.47″. As always, make sure the device you will be using is compatible with this product.

The item is sold as is, but there shouldnt be any issues since it is basically new.

Oh yea? Well we wouldn’t want myhouse69 in charge of processing our data!

Text of ebay item number 200507090669 sold on Aug 13 to ebayer mckinneybuyguy:

Up for sale is a REPLICA of a Kingston Data Traveler 150, 64 gb capacity Flash (Jump) Drive. This item is Made In China. Its capacity is a full 63.9 gb, and functions perfectly.

It is listed as used only because the package was opened to inspect it and test it. Per the manufacturer, it is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP1, SP2), Windows 2000 (SP4), MAC O/S X v. 10.3 and Linux v 2.6x+ (and more than likely Windows 7)

It is simple, convenient, and practical. I use one that I own often and without any problems. Its dimensions are approximately 3.06″x0.9″x0.47″. As always, make sure the device you will be using is compatible with this product.

The item is sold as is, but there shouldnt be any issues since it is basically new. I have several of them, so if you want more than one let me know after you win (no extra shipping) and I will send you the price for extras.

Thank you and happy bidding.

Replica?? Doesn’t myhouse69 realise that copies of brand name good are counterfeits and the sale of counterfeit goods is a criminal offence??

We don’t think that myhouse69 will be an ebay member very long if this is the way he or she intends to behave.

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.

jayjay991, jiaojiao168, dahongdenglong10 – devious ebay fraudsters

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The USB flash drives in the ebay listing above from devious fraudsters jayjay991 and dahongdenglong10 (below) are in China not the USA and they can’t hold anywhere near the advertised capacities.

Anyone who buys one of these fake capacity flash drives will find it corrupts their files. Seller jiaojiao168 is being devious in a slightly different way. This seller uses private listings to hide what is being sold.

This seller has two other fake capacity counterfeit Kingston drives for sale – the 256GB DT300 and the 256GB DT310 as well as the 128GB DT200 shown above. The 32GB Sandisk SD memory cards from this seller will also be fake capacity counterfeits. Any fake capacity memory card or flash drive 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.

yuelanshi110, guanpiguhai10, shoujishoulei, suishenqieting00 & chidanianshuijiao: devious ebay fraudsters

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The capacity of the supposedly 128GB leather and steel type flash drives is as false as the location given in the ebay listings by sellers yuelanshi110 and guanpiguhai10. The flash drives are in China not the USA and the capacity is nowhere near 128GB – probably more like 2GB! Anyone who buys one of these notorious fakes will find it corrupts their files.

Seller shoujishoulei is using the same devious tactic of using a false location in the listing below for a different model of fake capacity flash drive – you simply cannot buy a genuine 128GB USB flash drive for £25 including shipping:

Needless to say the same model being sold by suishenqieting00 and chidanianshuijiao (another couple of devious ebay fake flash drive sellers in China giving fake locations in the USA) are also a fake capacity USB flash drives that cause lost and corrupted data:

We have both published reports and upcoming reports about many other devious sellers on ebay. The sellers in the far east who supply fake flash memory items that will trash your files know exactly what they are doing – so don’t fall for any flim-flam if you find yourself with a fake!

If you want to check whether we have already published an article about a particular seller just search for the seller ID – you’ll see the search box in the right hand panel.

If you suspect someone is selling fake flash memory but we don’t seem to have published anything yet then click the Report suspect sellers link near the top of the right hand panel.

If you leave a comment with the info we need to investigate the seller you will soon discover whether or not we think your suspicions are founded!

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 tangmusen10 is in China and so are the fakes

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Devious fake flash seller tangmusen10 gives the item location in this listing as FL United States – these fake capacity usb flash drives are not in the United States – they are exactly where the seller is, in China – home of fake flash memory. Anyone who buys one of these will find 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 16, 2010 at 6:40 AM

fake flash sellers chenxiuyu2010, huangkanghong2010 & nongxiaorong5510

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The notorious fake capacity leather and steel flash drives in the ebay listing above from chenxiuyu2010 always corrupts files. This seller’s account has been suspended so these will have vanished from buyers’ won lists. Seller huangkanghong2010 are in China is selling the same leather and steel model of USB flash drive which always corrupts files after a while:

Suspended seller nongxiaorong5510 also listed this notorious model for sale – if you bought from nongxiaorong5510 the item will have vanished from your won list:

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.

is ebayer omar1779 commiting deliberate fraud in listings for used flash drives?

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We wouldn’t touch a “used” Kingston flash drive from ebay seller omar1779 with a barge pole – we suspect what buyers will get is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. Do we think this seller is commiting deliberate fraud in listings for used Kingston flash drives? We leave you to draw your own conclusions. The seller says in this ebay listing:

Up for auction is for a used Kingston 64GB DataTraveler 200 USB 2.0.

THE FLASHDRIVE HAS BEEN FORMATTED AND TESTED, IT WORKS PERFECTLY. AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE PICTURE SOME OF THEM HAVE MARKINGS BUT OTHER THAN THE COSMETIC FLAWS THE DRIVES HAVE BEEN FULLY TESTED AND THEY WORK SEEMLESSLY. 100% FEEDBACK SO BID WITH CONFIDENCE. THE REASON THEY ARE TESTED IS CAUSE I DONT ACCEPT RETURNS CAUSE SOME HAVE TRIED TO RETURN THEIR PERSONAL DAMAGED FLASH DRIVES TO GET FULL REFUNDS

The photo in this listing from omar1779 is absolutely appaling – is this deliberate? We found a very interesting picture in a listing for a “used” 16GB USB flash drive from this seller. Looks to us as though someone (now who would that be?) made a very clumsy attempt to disguise some of these flash drives and gave up! Here’s what we are talking about:

We’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions about seller omar1779, but the words pants and fire spring to mind!

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.

kelaigei15784 sells counterfeit 64GB Kingston flash drives on ebay

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Devious seller kelaigei15784 is pretending the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives listed on ebay are located in Hawaii rather than China. These USB flash drives are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits that corrupt 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.

Seller anhui0910 fails to sell notorious fake flash drives on ebay

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The leather and steel type of flash drive in this ebay listing from anhui0910 is a notorious fake. This devious seller gave the item location as USA rather than China but that does not seemed to have assisted this fraudster’s sales – seems that this fraudster failed to sell a single one. We wonder if we’ll see more fraudulent listings from anhui0910 in future, though.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 23, 2010 at 8:34 AM

Beware ebay fake flash seller xuxiong2010: flash drives will trash files

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If you bought one of these supposedly 64GB USB flash drives on ebay from xuxiong2010 you just got yourself a fake. Although the seller’s picture shows the brand name Sony there is no mention of this in the listing – why? We expect this is because xuxiong2010 knows full well that this flash drive has nothing to do with Sony and is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files.

The seller gives the item location as USA – we don’t think so!! We think this fake is just where the seller is registered – in China, you may be surprised to read. You won’t be surprised anymore if you bought and actually receive your fake. Seller xuxiong2010 says:

We will marked this item as gift when we send it to you.

This is an evasion of customs duties – basically a type of fraud – would you trust someone who publicly declares they will commit fraud?

The seller says this about refunds:

Returns are accepted within 14 days for refund if you did not leave any negative or neutral feedback. We will fully refund you back all your money

This is a form of blackmail!
If you bought from this seller do not comply – when you have tested your fake leave this fraudster a neg to warn other ebayers and pursue a refund through ebay and paypal!! Don’t fall for the returns ploy – your returned fake is likely to vanish into the ether as sellers in China tend to give fake return addresses.

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.

Beware ebayers: nchfuyerng is a devious fake flash drive seller

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Devious ebay fake flash seller nchfuyerng gives the item location for this fake capacity counterfeit 128GB DataTraveler 100 flash drive as Australia – but the seller is in China. This USB flash drive corrupts files, as all fake flash memory does.

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.

Collect fake 128GB flash drive from ebayer lantianbaiyun*2010 in person!

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Buyers will have a long journey to get their fake capacity counterfeit DataTraveler 200 flash drives from ebay seller lantianbaiyun*2010 as this (ebay item number 110562354663) is to be collected in person and the seller is in China! Anyone feel like a trip to China to collect a fake USB 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.

ebay alert: ppkk58 is another seller of fake Kingston flash drives

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The 128GB flash drives in this ebay listing from ppkk58 are fake capacity counterfeits – at this price they couldn’t be anything else. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. This seller is no innocent, this is deliberate fraud – the listing was set up to evade ebay’s auto-detection of fraudulent listings. That said, this listing has now been removed and seller ppkk58 has been suspended.

Could we possibly be looking forward to the day when fake flash memory is no longer sold on ebay? Let’s hope so!

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.

flash*8431 – another ebay ID being used by familiar fraud gang

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The supposedly128GB and 64GB USB flash drives sold by flash*8431 are no such thing – the actual memory capacity of these is no more than 4GB though they are programmed to display the advertised capacity when properties are examined in the operating system.

The ID flash*8431 is yet another being used by a familiar ebay fake flash fraud ring operating out of Singapore which we christened the singjapan gang many months back. They are a devious lot with all sorts of tricks up their sleeves to try and get away with defrauding ebayers with fake flash memory.

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, devious ebay seller ynthui126 is in China not in the UK!!

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Buyers beware!! Seller ynthui126 seems to be a rather devious character whom we would not trust as far as we can spit. In ebay listings this seller attemps to appear to be a UK seller – no such thing, the seller is in China. Can we buy genuine flash memory items from devious sellers in China? No we can’t! The USB flash drive in this listing (and any other flash memory item from this seller) is certain to be fake capacity and fake capacity flash 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 from fake flash fraudster yahsmss with h2testw

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This USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files. The ebay ID yahsmss belongs to a fraud ring in Singapore we have been watching for some time. This fake flash fraud gang is extremely devious and absolutely determined to continue defrauding ebayers with fake capacity flash memory items.

As soon as one ID belonging to this fraud gang is suspended by ebay another springs into action. They prepare for their fraudulent activities with false positive feedback from other gang members before really selling anything. This helps them fool ebayers into buying as there is a 100% positive feedback score when they embark on their fraudulent sales.

It can also help offset the inevitable negs that will come in after a while when ebayers begin to realise they have been diddled! Do not be fooled – you cannot buy genuine flash memory items at tiny prices. If you do then you can expect to get a fake. If you bought flash memory from yahsmss you are advised to test with h2testw immediately.

Be sure to leave negative feedback if you test before the item you purchased suddenly vanishes from your won list!! 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.

goodbargain.2010 another ebay fake flash fraudster in Singapore

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This USB flash drive sold by goodbargain.2010 on ebay is fake capacity and corrupts files. This seller is a member of a devious Singapore based fraud ring we have been watching for some time.

As soon as one ID from this fraud ring is suspended by ebay another springs into action. They prepare for their fraudulent activities with false positive feedback from other gang members before really selling anything. This helps them fool ebayers into buying as there is a 100% positive feedback score when they embark on their fraudulent sales.

It can also help offset the inevitable negs that will come in after a while when ebayers begin to realise they have been diddled! Do not be fooled – you cannot buy genuine flash memory items at tiny prices. If you do then you can expect to get 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.

Singapore fraudster hi20cards sells fake USB flash drives on ebay

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This 128GB USB flash drive sold on ebay by hi20cards (a member of a devious fraud gang we have been watching for some time) is fake capacity and corrupts files. As soon as one ID belonging to this Singapore based fraud ring is suspended by ebay another springs into action.

They prepare for their fraudulent activities with false positive feedback from other gang members before really selling anything. This helps them fool ebayers into buying as there is a 100% positive feedback score when they embark on their fraudulent sales.

The fake positive feedback also helps offset the inevitable negs that will come in after a while when ebayers begin to realise they have been diddled! Do not be fooled – you cannot buy genuine flash memory items at tiny prices. If you do buy a flash drive at a low price (the sale price of this was less than a third of what you could expect to pay) then you are certain to get 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.

fake flash memory fraudster artheybuc_677 pretends ebay items in UK

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Seller artheybuc_677 (in China) pretends in this listing that these fake USB flash drives are in the UK – do not be fooled by the scammers in China who pretend items are in your country – always check which country the seller is registered in.

The USB flash drive shown in this ebay listing is notorious – it is always 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.

accseries – an ebay fake flash seller in China pretending to be in UK

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ebay seller accseries is not in the UK but in China and we think there is a snowball’s chance in hell that the seller actually has a warehouse in Birmingham, England. However, if there is actually a warehouse in Birmingham, we have a team member who would be eager to pay a visit to it in the company of the police!

We could almost give you a written guarentee that this USB flash drive 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.

my6ter_t5t45t is a devious ebay fake flash fraudster in China

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Devious ebay fraudster my6ter_t5t45t is pretending this fake capacity USB flash drive that corrupts files is in Devon in the UK. It is not – it is in China, where this fraudster is located. Every single one of this model of flash drive tested by the fightflashfraud team proved to be a fake that trashes files – if you see this model advertised for sale – run a mile!

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.

jiandanai521131410 – ebay fake flash fraudster with private sales

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This 32GB USB flash drive listed by jiandanai521131410 is fake capacity and corrupts files. It is not possible to sell genuine 32GB flash drives for £15 so it couldn’t be anything but a fake! This fraudster from China (no doubt a member of a familiar fraud ring) is using private listings to hide buyer IDs – a favourite trick with fraudsters.

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.

Massive fake USB flash drive in private listing on ebay UK

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Seller leedavidjames offers a 500GB Sony USB flash drive in ebay listing number 260548142771. 500GB is a capacity that does not and will never exist in flash drives. Sony do not make flash drives of higher capacity than 32GB and 500GB is a capacity only used for hard drives, not flash drives. This USB flash drive is a fake that corrupts files. Read the rest of this entry »

ebay fraudster in China pretends fake flash is in Devon, UK

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Frauster hongdahai229 is trying to fool ebayers into thinking that this listing for fake 16GB USB flash drives is from a UK seller by listing the item location as Devon, UK. This USB flash drive 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.

Counterfeit Kingston in private ebay sales by fraudster in China

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Seller zjhwxy09 used private listings to hide purchases of the counterfeit Kingston DataTravler USB flash drives sold on ebay. Counterfeit USB flash drives are fake capacity and corrupt 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.

Seems like another ebay fraudster in China with fake flash drives

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The price of the 16GB USB flash drives from digibox.cn seems a bit too low as do other items from this seller. We think that any USB flash drive or other flash memory item from this seller will corrupt files.

In fact we’d be inclined to steer clear of anything from this seller as the use of private sales indicates that everything sold is likely to be dodgy!

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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January 28, 2010 at 7:39 AM

128GB Kingston DT200 in ebay USA auctions with low start price

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives auctioned on ebay by kh9709 are certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity. These USB flash drives will corrupt data. This devious fraudster is actually located in China – that’s where Macau is, not in the USA!

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.

256 Kingston DT200 flash drives on ebay UK are not faulty but fake

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Seller aetdinger is not selling faulty 256 Kingston USB flash drives in this listing – they are total fakes!! Apart from anything else the Kingston DataTraveler 200 is not made in this capacity!! These are counterfeits purchased by this buyer from a fraudulent supplier. They are not worth £3, let alone £31.

We have seen a worrying trend recently – ebay sellers who purchase counterfeit and fake capacity flash drives selling them as faulty to recoup their loss. They are no such thing – these fakes are only fit for one thing – smashing up with a hammer so that no one can ever use them.

We consider the sale of these fakes (especially where the seller uses a private listing, as aetdinger has done) to be fraud. Foolish buyers are misled into thinking they might get something worthwhile – they won’t. They will simply have wasted their money on something useless.

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.

An ebay gremlin with a new trick – lists fakes as used!

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gremlin2sSeller superday09 has found a new way of avoiding ebay members thinking about the suspiciously low start price of fake flash auctions – listing the fakes as used!!

This trick has been successfully used by a fraudster in the UK for some time – now this seller in China has had this idea too.

The use of private auctions will help cover this fraudster’s tracks and make it difficult to warn victims as there is no way of knowing what customers bought. As well as USB flash drives superday09 has listed memory cards for sale on ebay. Any flash memory from this seller will undoubtedly corrupt users’ 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

January 17, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Another member of the sinjapan gang suspended by ebay

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Seller alan-km232 is a member of a rather devious fraud gang operating out of Singapore. This gang mainly sells dodgy phone batteries and fake capacity USB flash drives that corrupt users’ files.

This seller has been suspended by ebay and listings have been removed. If you bought from this seller then your item will have vanished from your won list but you will still see the transaction in your paypal account.

The flash drive shown here will be a small capacity fake (probably 4GB at most) programmed to report as 64GB to the operating system. The operating system only shows what the control chip is programmed as.

Looking a the properties of a flash memory item tells you nothing but what the programmer wanted you to see! These are not 64GB and they were not made in Japan.

The only way to find out the truth is to test your 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 1, 2010 at 10:27 PM

Singjapan gang members suspended by ebay – did you buy?

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Did you buy a USB flash drive from any of these Singapore based ebay sellers?

  • the.biggest.store
  • fast.shipping.2009
  • cool.stuff12053
  • eletronics.city.2009
  • my-mobile999
  • ooostore.123
  • fire.fox751
  • dd.ee3493
  • xiao.zhu.zhu
  • good.pr0ducts
  • best.bargain2009
  • moshi.kitty999
  • great.gift1301
  • fair.price2009
  • mega.mall890
  • muimui.8900
  • battery.king888
  • mega.mall890
  • muimui.8900
  • battery.king888

Has your item vanished from your won list? If so it is because bay has suspended these sellers.
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December 26, 2009 at 12:55 PM

Fraudster in China with private sales pretends items in the UK

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gremlin2sDevious gremlin siyo-global-trading spent some time building up feedback with other items before launching into the sale of fake flash in private listings.

As well as the devious ploy of using private listings to hide what any negative comment about fakes (which this seller will inevitably get) siyo-global-trading tries to seem to be in the UK to inspire confidence among buyers.

Never bid on flash memory where the item location and seller location don’t match or where private sales are used as you are pretty certain to land up with a fake. In fact we’d advise against buying flash memory items on ebay full stop – it’s just too risky.

We advise everyone to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Private ebay sales of 4GB Hello Kitty flash drives

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The use of private sales by liyingdeal to sell 4GB Hello Kitty USB flash drives on eba suggests to us that we may have yet another fraudster here. We advise ebayers never to buy flash memory in private sales.

We advise everyone to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

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December 15, 2009 at 4:28 PM

fraudster in China uses private ebay listings to hide sold items

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This 64GB USB flash drive is undoubtedly fake and will trash users’ files. Seller private-store-curio is using private sales to hide what has been sold in feedback so that when there are complaints from buyers no one will see the item in question. If you bought a fake flash drive from a seller using private sales be sure to include the item number, the words fake flash drive in your feedback to alert other buyers.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 14, 2009 at 2:54 PM

32GB USB flash drives in private 1 day auctions – highly suspect!

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Seller garysin2008 is using private one day ebay auctions to sell what we are certain are fake capacity flash drives that will trash users’ files after a while. This is a devious tactic used by fraudsters to hide their crimes!

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
Seller garysin2008 has now been suspended by ebay as a result of the negative feedback from buyers.

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December 12, 2009 at 11:32 AM

Another suspect seller in China using private ebay sales

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Seller shallyou_lee uses private sales for USB flash drives and memory cards. Negative feedback indicates that the memory cards are fake and corrupt data and we think the same applies to the flash drives. If you bought from a seller using private sales be sure to leave the item number and the words fake flash or corrupts files in feedback to warn other buyers. Including the item number means other buyers can look at the item by doing a search on the item number.

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.

Get your fake USB flash drives and fake gold jewellery here

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Seller shuibin2009 sells gold rings that, according to feedback, are not real gold – we’d have fainted if they were real given the prices they sell at! We think the USB flash drives are equally fake – programmed to show 16GB but with a much lower real capacity. This inevitably leads to files being lost or corrupted. This fraudster is using private sales for some items to hide who bought what.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 4, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Fraudster on ebay uses private auctions for fake flash sales

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kwankwanbaby

Seller kwankwanbaby has been using private auctions to sell a range of fake capacity USB flash drives on ebay. Private auctions hide who bought what – this protects the fraudster not the buyer! Anyone buying flash memory from this seller will eventually find their files start to be lost or corrupted.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 4, 2009 at 9:50 AM

Another ebay member selling fake 128GB DT200

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Seller magadgets01 uses private listings to sell counterfeit and fake capacity 128GB Kingston flash drives that will corrupt users’ files. The seller may be using dropshipping as the listing states:

This item is from china, i cannot tell if they are fake or not but to be honest

Dropshipping is not a wise move when you plan to sell flash memory items as you get no chance to test them. Items of this type drop-shipped from China tend to be fakes that corrupt files. However, the pictures suggest that the drives are actually in the seller’s possession. If so the seller should have checked serial numbers with Kingston to find out if they were genuine. Testing with h2testw would reveal the true capacity of the drives – a lot less than 64GB!

This seller bought a fake 16GB flash drive on ebay so will find out at some point exactly why those of his or her customers who check serial numbers with Kingston and test the drives with h2testw will complain. After a while magadgets01’s files will start vanishing or becoming corrupt, just like those of people who buy these!

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Another fake flash fraudster with private ebay auctions

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supasei168

Seller supasei168 is yet another oriental fraudster using private auctions in the hopes of getting away with selling fake flash memory that will corrupt users’ data. Never buy flash memory items in private auctions – they are for the seller’s benefit not for yours!

Private auctions hide who bought what and make it difficult for anyone to know what negative feedback is actually about unless it is very carefully worded.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 1, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Seller in Malaysia lists fake flash drive in private ebay sales

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This 64GB flash drive is bound to be a fake – if it wasn’t then the seller would have mentioned the Kingston brand. The fact that the seller is using private sales as well as omitting the Kingston name suggests the seller is well aware it is fake. Fakes trash 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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 1, 2009 at 10:12 AM

Another ebay ID for a Singapore based flash fraud gang

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The ebay ID sg-hot128 is a recent addition to a devious fraud gang based in Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

Seller in Hong Kong uses private auctions to disguise fraud

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fanfan6888

gremlin2sNever buy flash memory in private auctions – you are almost certain to get a fake item that will corrupt your files. Fraudsters use private auctions so that no one can tell what item any negative feedback is about.

The use of private actions by ebay gremlins helps them get away with defrauding ebay members for longer.

Seller fanfan6888 is a case in point – we are certain that the listing above shows a counterfeit and fake capacity Kingston flash drive.

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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Five 128GB Kingston USB flash drives on ebay for this price??

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The start price for this job lot of 5 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed on ebay by qinjing34 (registered in France) is less than one would expect to pay for a single genuine one. This leads us to the conclusion that these simply have to be counterfeit and fake capacity. This seller has also listed what we think is a fake 64GB Kingston. The flash drives are in private auctions but other items are not.

The fact that this seller is using a private auctions leads us to think that the seller may know they are counterfeit. If this is the case then it is nothing less than deliberate fraud. Genuine Kingston flash drives of these capacities all have individual serial numbers which can be used to verify the drives with Kingston. We don’t think Kingston will verify any from this seller. Fake flash trashes data after a while.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Fraudsters’ favourite USB flash drive listed by devious ebay gremlin

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angel99888998

Seller angel99888998 is a devious ebay gremlin pretending this fake 16GB USB flash drive is in the UK – the seller cunningly gives a real UK postcode as the location!! This fake flash drive will trash users’ 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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 28, 2009 at 3:39 PM

Fake 32GB Kingston in private listing on ebay Australia

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Seller aussietechltd has obviously been shopping in fake flash land. This seller bought these counterfeit 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 101 drives from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers. These fraudulent wholesalers supply counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory items at prices that are often below the cost of manufacturing genuine ones. Fake flash memory trashes data after a while.

The fact that aussietechltd is using a private listing suggests to us that this seller may be aware that he or she is selling fakes. Many sellers don’t know because they didn’t do their research but it seems this may not be the case with this seller.

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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

64GB Kingston DT200 drives sold by this UK ebayer must be fake!

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The fightflashfraud team didn’t notice the listings for 64GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives by UK seller dropship2009 until after all three listed had sold. These simply have to be counterfeit (and therefore fake capacity causing file loss and corruption) as you simply cannot buy genuine ones, even wholesale, at the prices these sold at.

We think the seller probably knows they are fakes as private listings were used. Private sales hide what was sold so that no one knows what a feedback comment is about unless buyers decide to put something like “fake 64GB DataTraveler failed testing with h2test” in a comment.

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.

Fraudster changes ebay ID yet again to fool ebay members

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The ebay ID wangwang.great is a new one for known ebay fraudster 123456wowo123456 formerly known as mememao9898 who has defrauded a huge number ebayers with fake 16GB USB pens. Worse – eventually buyers will find files vanishing or being corrupted.

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

November 24, 2009 at 9:06 PM

Another Singapore seller with fraudsters’ favourite on ebay

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beauty.and.her.storeSeller beauty.and.her.store is yet another devious fraudster based in Singapore. The flash drive on the left is a well known fake sold in false capacities from 4GB to 128GB. All will corrupt files.

This seller listed this 16GB one only in Singapore so that fraudster friends could snap them up and leave false positives without anything exchanging hands.

No money paid, no flash drives were sent – the transactions were completely fake. The seller then promply stopped listing.

We advise everyone to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Another fake flash gremlin on ebay

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vincent.export As this 32GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by vincent.export is patently a fake we are sure that all other flash memory from this seller will also be fake. Fake flash memory corrupts users’ files.

This seller is using private auctions to hide items in feedback and also seems to have a “beam me up Scottie” for almost instant delivery across long distances!

Either that or at least some of the positive feedback for this seller is fake – we leave you to draw your own conclusions about which is the case!

We strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 19, 2009 at 9:58 AM

UK ebay seller with counterfeit 64GB Kingston in private listing

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moranwallia

The fact that seller moranwallia is using a private listing (item number 150387097513) to sell these 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives suggests that the seller may be aware they are counterfeit and fake capacity. Genuine DT 150 flash drives have individual serial numbers which can be verified with Kingston. We don’t think Kingston will verify these.

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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Another fraudster from Singapore selling fake flash on ebay

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xiao.yandao123

Seller best.bargain2009 is yet another Singapore based frauster singing the “made in Japan” song. The flash drive you see above is fake fake fakity fake and will trash users’ files.

This devious little fraudster started out with some “sales” to other fraudsters. Of course these were not real sales – no one paid anything and no-one received anything. A cheap way of building up false feedback for both parties. Then the seller stopped listing and waited for a while before putting up a new listing.

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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 17, 2009 at 11:11 AM

fake 64Gb DT200 flash drive in private listing by ebay gremlin

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rodrigoopv

gremlin2s Devious new gremlin rodrigoopv is using a private listing to sell patently fake 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives. It costs a lot more than the buy it now price in this listing to make a real one. These fakes will corrupt users’ files.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

November 14, 2009 at 9:17 AM

Devious Hong Kong seller with too-cheap USB flash drives on ebay

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global_emart8

These 16GB USB flash drives from global_emart8 are far too cheap to be genuine. They will be fake capacity drives that will trash users’ files once the true capacity (probably 2GB) is exceeded. This devious seller has made items private in feedback so that who bought what cannot be seen.

We advise everyone to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 7, 2009 at 12:33 PM

Devious ebay gremlin with fraudsters’ favourite in private auctions

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Devious gremlin zhangeshop2008 is using private auctions to sell the fraudster’s favourite flash drive and another familiar model of fake. These will have a lot less than the stated 16GB. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 7, 2009 at 5:27 AM

An ebay gremlin with private sales of fake USB flash drives

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lingqinzhang18

Seller lingqinzhang18 is another devious gremlin using private listings to hide who bought what. The 64GB USB flash drives from this seller are on buy it now at prices below what it costs to manufacture real 64GB drives. They are fake capacity and will trash users’ files after a while.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 4, 2009 at 10:34 PM

beware of yf-tech – an ebay fraudster selling fake MP players

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Sneaky fraudster yt-technology changed ebay ID to yf-tech in the hope of continuing to defraud people with fake MP player sales. Do not let this fraudster get away with it!!

If you bought an MP player from this seller either under the ebay ID yt-technology or under the ID yf-tech:

  • Test it immediately with the free program h2testw.
  • Report in with test results and other required information to sosfakeflash.
  • Claim a refund from this fraudster if you are within the time limit to do so.
  • Leave seller a neg stating it is fake (or follow-up comment if you already left pos)
  • Warn other buyers and get them to test and report in.

This seller is a known fraudster who previously used the ebay ID yt-technology and before that (until August 2008) the ID milycai. Only action by ebay members will stop this fraudster from continuing to defraud people on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 4, 2009 at 8:53 PM

Gremlin uses private ebay listings for fake flash sales

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gremlin2sDevious gremlin thousandplus is using private auctions to hide buyer IDs when selling fake flash drives in the hope of hiding the fact that what is being sold are fake capacity flash drives that corrupt users’ files.

We advise everyone to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.
Report in to SOSFakeFlash if testing shows you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 3, 2009 at 5:35 PM

Gremlin with private listings for fake flash suspended by ebay

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falknerulc

gremlin2sSeller falknerulc is now de-registered (suspended by ebay) and listings have been removed.

If you bought from this seller you will find the item has vanished from your won list, but transaction details will still be in your paypal account. Claim a refund from this fraudster quick!

The 64GB USB flash drive in the ebay listing shown above is no such thing – it is fake fake fakity fake. Fakes trash users’ files because the real capacity is much less than advertised. Fakes fool your operating system so you cannot trust what you see when you look at the drive’s properties.

We advise everyone to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 1, 2009 at 9:39 AM

Gremlin with private ebay sales for fake Kington flash drives

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gremlin2s Seller qqqqbbbb is a sneaky little gremlin who keeps buyer IDs hidden to evade detection of fraud. This seller offers counterfeit fake capacity 32GB, 64GB and 128GB Kingston flash drives – you can trash lots of your valuable data with this seller’s cheap knockoff scam.

We advise everyone to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 31, 2009 at 11:55 PM

UK ebay member sells fake 64GB flash drive that will trash files

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andjul4

As ebay remove listings by andjul4 for these flash drives several times it seems the seller must be aware that these are fakes. Fakes trash users’ files after a while because they are fake capacity (though they fool the operating system into reporting the expected capacity.

Once the real capacity is exceeded files become corrupt or vanish altogether. 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

October 25, 2009 at 10:58 AM

Seller from Hong Kong loads postage cost on ebay items

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newest_product

Seller newest_product has loaded the postage costs on this ebay item – which is a breach of ebay policies.
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October 23, 2009 at 11:51 PM

UK ebay seller relists obvious fake 64GB flash drive

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lmproducts0909

Item number 190343170575 listed on ebay by seller lmproducts0909 is a patently fake flash drive. This will not have a capacity anywhere near 64GB. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 21, 2009 at 1:20 PM

fightflashfraud threatened with legal action by Lawmore Products!

Lawmore Products, an ebay seller using the ebay ID lawmore-products is heartily displeased with us for making a connection between their discontinued listings and those of lmproducts0909 and has left comments on the blog to the effect that they will take legal action against us if we do not remove our post about them. We have no intention of complying. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 19, 2009 at 10:14 AM

Suspect listing for 16GB flash drives on ebay USA

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talonz24

We think all eight models of 16GB flash drive offered by seller talonz24 will prove to be fake capacity and will trash users data after a while. We have three reasons for thinking this:

    They are a tad too cheap to be genuine
    One of the models offered is the fraudster’s favourite – always fake capacity
    The seller is using private listings – generally a surefire indicator of fraud when selling flash memory

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 in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have purchased a false capacity device on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 17, 2009 at 11:58 PM

Gremlin with private ebay listings for fake flash drives

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jincai208

Seems we have a devious ebay gremlin here who uses private listings to hide who bought the fake capacity flash drives that jincai208 is peddling. These flash drives will trash users files.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 15, 2009 at 11:53 PM

We suspect that these Kingston flash drives are counterfeit

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lawmore-products-dt200We strongly suspect that the Kingston flash drives listed on ebay by Lawmore Products (ebay ID lawmore-products) will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity.

The seller is apparently dropshipping at the moment whilst awaiting a consignment from China. Read the rest of this entry »

Gremlin seller from China claims flash drives are in Ireland!

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kljc56

gremlin2sSeller kljc56 is a devious little gremlin – this seller (based in China) claims in this listing that these patently counterfeit and fake capacity Kingston flash drives are in Ireland!

Our gremlin friend carefully avoids any mention of Kingston in order to try and avoid the listing being removed by ebay. This seems to be a cunning little gremlin in every way – except one – no clever feedback build-up as a buffer against negative feedback.

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 in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have purchased a false capacity device on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 12, 2009 at 8:06 AM

Dodgy feedback on ebay about the fraudsters’ favourite!

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keepgoodme2009

Feedback from the apparent buyer of item number 170386410205 “sold” by keepgoodme2009 on 24th September said:

love the item, fast shipping, nice seller, A+++

As the feedback was left the same day as the “purchase” was made we can only think of three reasons:

    1) Seller keepgoodme2009 (registered in China) has a “beam me up Scottie” for instant delivery to the “buyer” who is registered in Canada.
    2) The buyer is suffering from a cognitive disorder of some sort, got mixed up and left feedback for the wrong item.
    3) There is a conspiracy going on (which we have seen many times) in which false feedback is being left to give buyers a false sense of confidence and act as a buffer against negative comments.

Whatever was going on here we can say that we have never found this model of flash drive to genuinely have the capacity stated by the seller. We don’t think those sold by keepgoodme2009 will be any different.

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 in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have purchased a false capacity device on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 8, 2009 at 9:38 PM

Top rated UK ebay seller continues listings of fake capacity flash

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We first posted about ukbargainstores on September 10th 2009. When we first posted about this seller we thought that ukbargainstores might be an innocent victim of a fraudulent supplier. Developments since then suggest that top rated ebay seller ukbargainstores is actually a determined fraudster, rather than a victim of fraud. Read the rest of this entry »

There is no such thing as a 120GB USB flash drive!

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speedyspeedy

Fraudster speedy*speedy made a big mistake with this listing – there is no such thing as a 120GB flash drive! Flash drives are made in different capacities from hard drives, so speedy*speedy has made a very obvious technical error here. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 4, 2009 at 11:00 AM

Seems we have a rather confused ebay gremlin here!

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djcirmed

gremlin2sWhat exactly is djcirmed selling here?

Is it a 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 (as the picture suggests) or the fraudsters’ favourite (as the wording suggests) – either way we are certain these will prove to be fake.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 2, 2009 at 1:32 PM

Seems we have a deliberate ebay fraudster here!

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flashdrives4less1B

We are informed that originally USA based seller flashdrives4less1 had seven of these listings for job lots of fake 64GB Kingston drives with the picture above. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 1, 2009 at 8:45 AM

A very cunning gremlin from China listing fake flash on ebay

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uk-babyandbaby

gremlin2sSeller ID uk-babyandbaby was registered in China over a year ago but this gremlin does not seem to have been active on ebay until recently.

Feedback has been built up by selling cheap items – mainly USB cables. Now that the seller seems to be listing fake flash drives uk-babyandbaby has switched to private listings.

This cunning gremlin has a carefully chosen name to make it appear that this is a UK seller and also (no doubt falsely) lists items as being in the UK. You can’t ask for better indicators of fraud than this!

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 28, 2009 at 6:52 PM

Another devious ebay gremlin from China by the look of things

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gremlin2sSeems we have a rather devious gremlin from China here.

Seller bawawa10009898 is selling the fraudsters’ favourite flash drive (sample listing shown above) in private ebay auctions.

This seller has cunningly made some auctions for loss-making earbuds private too! Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

September 26, 2009 at 6:22 PM

Do we have another ebay gremlin from Hong Kong here?

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hi2echworks

gremlin2sMost listings by hi2echworks for MP players are auctions with a low start price and massive postage.

This listing was one of the few exceptions – did the seller just forget to add the postage?

The MP player in this listing sold for £10.50 with free P&P – which would have been a fantastic bargain for the buyer if it was genuine.
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September 25, 2009 at 1:54 PM