Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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www.flashdrive500gb.com – beware of this new website

A comment today suggesting that http://www.flashdrive.500gb.com was offering genuine 500 gigabyte flash drives prompted the first new post on this site since September 2011. Here is a screenshot of the site’s product page:


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32GB USB flash drives & memory cards from ebayer nicklr6753

If you bought a 32GB USB flash drive or a 32GB SD memory card on ebay from nicklr6753 you are strongly advised to test it with the free program h2testw – 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 21, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Kingston USB flash drives and memory cards from ebayer imp-tech

We think it highly unlikely that the Kingston USB flash drives and memory cards being sold in private ebay auctions by imp-tech are 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, guarantee 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 guarantee 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.

beware flash drives & memory cards from ebayer paonvert

There is no such thing as a 360GB USB flash drive. The USB flash drive in this ebay auction from paonvert is a very obvious fake manufactured by fraudsters in China. As this seller has obviously entered into a drop-shipping arrangement with a fraudulent wholesale outlet any USB flash drive or memory card from this seller will be a fake 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.

flash drive, memory card or MP3 player not working

Many thousands of people will have receive a memory card, USB flash drive or MP player as a Christmas present. A lot of them (especially if your well-meaning friend or relative purchased on ebay!) will turn out to be fakes. A fake flash memory item cannot save the amount of data advertised – few can really save as much as 4GB – most can’t save more than 2GB.

If you have a problem with accessing files on the USB flash drive, memory card or MP player you got in your Christmas stocking it is likely that you got a fake. There is a very handy little program called h2testw you can use to check flash memory – we suggest you use it!!

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, 2011 at 10:23 PM

dongwen-1 sells fake flash memory items on ebay that corrupt files

The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives being sold on ebay by dongwen-1 are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives will find it corrupts their files. The same goes for the 32GB Sandisk memory cards sold by dongwen-1 – anyone buying a memory card can kiss goodbye to their photos etc!

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 DT300 flash drives on ebay from cikinner

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drives being sold on ebay by cikinner are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives will find that it corrupts their files. We think the 32GB memory cards from this seller are also fakes.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

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