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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.

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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.