Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

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More blog visitors now download h2testw to check for fake or faulty flash memory

We are very pleased to note that a higher proportion of visitors to this blog now download the free test program h2testw – however we think that there are still vistors who who don’t yet have this program and don’t follow the links to the download. BIG MISTAKE! If you don’t have h2testw yet we advise you to get it now!!!

The free program h2testw is an invaluable tool for anyone wh uses flash memory items (USB flash drives, memory cards, MP players etc) – if your flash drive, memory card etc fails this test then it is either fake or faulty. Do not 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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

January 19, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Test 32GB micro SD cards purchased on ebay from all_star90 now!

If you are one of the 18 ebayers who bought this micro SD card on ebay from seller all_star90 you are strongly advised to test your card immediately as we have reason to think 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 11, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Bought a memory card or flash drive on ebay? Test with h2testw!

Most flash memory items sold on ebay are fakes from China. Anyone using a fake capacity USB flash drive, memory card etc will find that it corrupts files after a time – when the real capacity of the flash memory is exceeded. This usually happens when you have saved 4GB of data (or less) to the device.

Fake flash memory items have sometimes been sold in reputable high street stores and even given as gifts with computer magazines! We strongly advise everyone who uses flash memory items (USB flash drives, memory cards, MP players etc) to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

If you don’t want to risk losing your college work, photos, videos, music or whatever you are using flash memory for – arm yourself with h2testw! Far too few people who visit this blog actually go to the download site – very foolish.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

January 6, 2011 at 9:57 PM

Posted in fake flash, Testing

fraudsters make false claims about viruses in h2testw – do not be fooled!

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Do not be fooled by claims from fake flash sellers (such as emerald48s on ebay who sold very obvious fake Kingston flash drives) who make claims about the program h2testw having viruses or trojans and make accusations against buyers who found out they got a fake and left well deserved negative comments. Here is a screenshot of some feedback for emerald48s:

Have a look at our article about emerald48s and then check the Kingston website – you can judge for yourself whether we, or emerald48s and other fraudulent sellers, tell the truth!

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.

Do not be misled by fraudulent sellers who make false claims about the free program h2testw having viruses or trojans and try to intimidate buyers who report they got a fake they tested with this entirely reliable program. The download for this program comes courtesy of the German computer magazine the program’s author works for. The program h2testw contains no virus files “broken” or otherwise – what the hell is a broken virus file anyway??

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

If 128GB DT200 flash drive from ebayer gml3303 is genuine seller risks loss

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive from gml3303 is genuine this seller risks making a loss by auctioning it on ebay. The buyer 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.

If you bought a second hand flash drive that does not have the packaging the only thing you can do other than checking for engraving is to test the drive. There is no need to test the whole drive – most counterfeits have a real capacity of 4GB or less so testing up to 8GB should be sufficient to determine whether it is genuine or not.

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.

32GB Kingston flash drives on ebay from k_industrial unlikely to be genuine

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We think the 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed on ebay by k_industrial are very unlikely to be genuine – the price in buy it now listings seems a bit too cheap and buyers could win them at auction at an even lower price. We think that k_industrial bought from one of the many fraudulent outlets selling fake capacity counterfeits. If we are right then buyers will find that their USB flash drive corrupts files after a while.

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.

If you bought a second hand flash drive that does not have the packaging the only thing you can do other than checking for engraving is to test the drive. There is no need to test the whole drive – most counterfeits have a real capacity of 4GB or less so testing up to 8GB should be sufficient to determine whether it is genuine or not.

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