Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for the ‘USB Flash Drives’ Category

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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Ebay still has plenty of fake capacity flash drives for sale.

After months of not bothering to look we checked ebay to see if they had erradicated the sale of fake flash memory yet. No – of course not. We only looked at flash drives but no doubt there are plenty of other fake capacity flasn memory items (MP players, memory cards etc.) still being sold as well.
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32GB Sandisk flash drive in ebay auction from untaimablewild1

If the 32GB Sandisk flash drive being auctioned on ebay by untaimablewild1 is genuine the seller could well make a loss by auctioning 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 28, 2011 at 7:28 AM

Used 64GB USB flash drive in ebay auction from mshu718

We suspect that this used 64GB flash drive being auctioned on ebay by mshu718 will turn out to be fake capacity – this model always seems to be. A fake capacity USB flash drive corrupts files once the true capacity is full.

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 27, 2011 at 11:26 PM

beware; USB flash drives from ebay seller ovino51 likely fakes

Seller ovino51 has listed a number of different models of USB flash drive at auction on ebay and we strongly suspect that they are fakes. We think anyone who buys a USB flash drive from this ebay seller will discover it is fake capacity and corrupts files. We also suspect there is a link between the ebay IDs ovino51 and scott92214.

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.

128GB flash drive from ebayer leedan2010man likely to be fake

We think it extremely likely that this 128GB USB flash drive (ebay item number 290525238856) from new ebay seller leedan2010man will turn out to be fake capacity – and a fake capacity 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 26, 2011 at 12:33 PM

128GB Corsair USB flash drive on ebay from sheard123brett

A genuine 128GB Corsair Voyager flash drive does not look like the one pictured in this ebay listing from sheard123brett. If the model being sold is the one in the picture then it is certain to be a 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.

UPDATE: seems that seller sheard123brett has now reduced the price of this supposed 128GB Corsair flash drive with a new listing (ebay item number 320646697740) – the buy it now price is now only £50 whilst the starting bid is £30. Simply has to be a fake capacity counterfeit!!