Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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da85vinci auctions off counterfeit Kingston from fraudulent supplier

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Seller da85vinci realises that there is something not quite right about the 32GB flash drives purchased from a fraudulent supplier (no doubt in China) as the seller says in this ebay listing:

When tested they show 32 GB and you can upload 32 GB as well, but when reading, it’s reading only around 1 GB.

Unfortunatel the seller does not understand the full implications of this. Let us explain: It appears that the fraudsters in China used poor quality 2GB memory chips to produce these. The poor quality of the memory chips means that a certain amount of memory will be unavailable anyway.

On top of that the fraudulent programming of the drives to display the false capacity of 32GB takes up some more space – particularly in making it appear that the data is actually being written to the device. Other than the 1GB that could be read everything else becomes lost and corrupted.

Eventually absolutely everything on a fake capacity counterfeit like these will become corrupt, all data will be lost and the flash drives will become utterly 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.

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Odd listing by money_magnate for flash memory items on ebay Australia

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We find this ebay listing for flash drives and memory cards a little strange. This makes us wonder where seller money_magnate got them and whether they are genuine or fake flash.

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

April 13, 2010 at 5:47 AM

These 32GB “Sony” USB flash drives on ebay corrupt files

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The 32GB Sony USB flash drives listed on ebay by liaojie3310 (registered in Korea) are fakes. The real capacity of this USB flash drive is a lot less than 32GB and as a result it corrupts files. If you think you can get a genuine 32GB USB flash drive ANYWHERE (let alone ebay!) for £12.99 then you are very much mistaken.

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.

The 128GB flash drives listed by this ebayer are not defective but fake

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Seller tonton79 is wrong in thinking these 128GB USB flash drives listed on ebay Germany are defective. They are deliberate fakes produced by fraudsters and sold in bulk to re-sellers who didn’t do their research properly. These USB flash drives corrupt files and anyone who buys one is wasting their money. The are programmed to display a false capacity to the operating system which fools unwary buyers.

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

February 8, 2010 at 2:43 PM

It is highly unlikely that this 32GB Kingston DT200 is genuine

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It is highly unlikely that this 32GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive listed at auction on ebay by kunik72 (a seller registered in Israel) is genuine. We think it is a counterfeit and fake capacity 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 7, 2010 at 10:24 PM

Looks like yet another fake 64GB USB flash drive on ebay UK

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We are pretty certain that this 64GB USB flash drive listed by UK seller nalepa27 will prove to 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 4, 2010 at 9:33 AM

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ebay seller in Ireland lists notorious fake USB flash drives for sale

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Seller 2009joesstore (registered in Ireland) obviously shopped with one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets supplying fake flash memory items at prices lower than the manufacturing costs of genuine USB flash drives. This particular model is a notorious fake, gaurenteed to corrupt files; though the seller may have no idea that this is the case.

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 06/02/2010
Seller 2009joesstore has marked listings for this item out of stock which suggests that this ebayer may have discovered these are fake. It looks as though only one was sold – we hope the seller refunds and explains the situation to the buyer. If (as appears may be the case) this seller is an innocent victim of a fraudulent supplier we hope he or she manages to get a full refund from these crooks.