Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

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The importance of feedback comments on ebay

We have noticed that a lot of buyers who bought fake flash drives, memory cards etc. on ebay do not actually say this in their feedback for the seller. This defeats the whole purpose of feedback as (though that individual may have been refunded) sellers often go on selling fakes to others.

Buyers should always test flash memory with the free program h2testw before leaving feedback and should state in their feedback that the item was fake or faulty if it fails testing. This acts as a warning for other buyers.

It is a seller’s responsibility to ensure that their goods are genuine and fit for purpose – being too kind to someone who sold you a fake could be very unkind to many other buyers!!

beware ebay fake flash sellers diy-paper, 2010happy2010 & lhfsale

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drive in the listing above is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. Seller diy-paper has also listed Sony Vaio flash drives (all Sony Vaio flash drives are fakes that corrupt files) and MP players that will trash your music and video. Do not buy from this seller if you value your data as you will soon find that you start to lose it.

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in the ebay listing below from 2010happy2010 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. Anyone who buys one of these will find it corrupts their files after a while. the same applies to the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives, Sandisk SD memory cards, Sony Pro Duo memory cards and any other flash memory item from this seller – all of them will trash users’ files.

Our third ebay fraudster has really got fake flash all taped up! Seller lhfsale has listings for just about every counterfeit flash drive and memory card in the book as well as plenty of generic fake flash, including the notorious leather and steel type of flash drive. Our thanks to AlvaroG for the tip-off about fake flash fraudster lhfsale:

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.

chunyan858 sells counterfeit Kingston flash drives on ebay

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As well as the counterfeit 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in the ebay listing shown above seller chunyan858 also sells counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives. Counterfeit flash drives are always fake capacity which corrupts files. It looks as though you can corrupt your music and videos too with a fake MP player from chunyan858!

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.

Suspect an ebayer is selling fake flash drives, memory cards or MP players?

Fake flash memory is rife on ebay – if you suspect (or know) that someone is selling fake memory items (flash drives, MP player or memory cards) enter the seller ID in the search box in the right hand column. If nothing comes up then click on the Report suspect ebay sellers link near the top of the right hand column and give us the details requested. We will then investigate and, if we think you are right, we will publish an article.

If you bought from a seller mentioned on this blog test your item with the free program h2testw immediately – 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.

Test all flash memory bought from leonmama168 on ebay with h2testw

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ebayer leonmama168 sold quite a number of flash memory items on ebay which we suspect will turn out to be fake capacity and fake capacity flash memory corrupts files. If you bought an MP player, memory card or USB flash drive from this seller you are advised to test immediately with h2testw. Do not save anything important to it as it may well become lost or corrupted!

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.

MP players from ebayer rilinvidj5 sold a little too cheaply

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We urge anyone who bought an MP player from ebay seller rilinvidj5 to test it with h2testw immediately. We suspect they may be fake capacity (which corrupts files) or have very low grade flash chips which are prone to failure as they have been sold a little too cheaply given the cost of good quality flash memory chips.

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

May 8, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Fake MP players sold on ebay by hititems – known ebay fraudster!

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Seller hitech2day is a known and proven fake flash flash memory fraudster who has been selling fake MP players and memory cards on ebay for at least a year and is part of a well known ebay fraud gang that has operated under many different ebay IDs.

This devious fraudster changed ID from hitech2day to hititems. Fraudsters frequently do this in order to avoid people noticing that they are the self same ebay fraudsters that have been previously reported about on this and other blogs about flash memory fraud. This devious seller is also using private listings in an attempt to hide this fraud as well as attempting to blackmail victims into revising feedback.

Anyone who buys an mp3 / mp4 player from hititems will find that the built in memory will corrupt their video or music after a while becase the player is programmed to report a false capacity – the real storage capacity is a lot less than that reported.

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 28, 2010 at 11:05 PM

myloveliang2010 sells fraudsters’ favourite USB flash drive on ebay

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This USB flash drive sold by ebay seller myloveliang2010 (registered in China) is bound to be fake capacity, which corrupts files. We have never yet come across one of these that genuinely had the advertised capacity. It seems this seller’s MP players are dodgy too.

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.

marisa_rodriguez resells flash drives bought from ebay fraudsters

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We are certain that this USB flash drive listed for sale on ebay Spain by marisa_rodriguez will be fake capacity and corrupts files. The same will apply to any other flash memory items from this seller.

Why are we certain? Because this ebayer has been snapping up fake flash memory items (particularly USB flash drives and MP players) from known or suspected fraudsters we have reported here including obamastores (a notorious and proven fraudster who has sold fakes on ebay for a long time) xoldskool, tamstore003, cititrading, best2all8888 and newest_product.

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 of MP players from ukpluseuro – suspect seller in the UK

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We have a feeling that the MP players listed on ebay UK by ukpluseuro will not have the advertised storage capacity. We think they are cheap fakes purchased from a wholesaler in China and that this seller knows it! This seller advertises this as a stock clearance – we don’t think so!!

Investigations by the fightflashfraud team suggest that this seller is connected to another UK seller who sold fake capacity flash drives until exposed by fightflashfraud and is probably still selling other dodgy flash memory items!

This member changed ebay ID three times in just over twelve months – now why would you do that??

The UK member we see connections with also changed ID several times. Do we have a little ebay fraud ring developing here?

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

March 23, 2010 at 4:23 PM

ebay seller choicenestore09 looks a bit dodgy to us!

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Now why would anyone use a private listing to sell an MP player we wonder? Could it be that the players listed on ebay by seller choicenestore09 (registered in China) are fake capacity and will corrupt your music?

If you buy flash memory items (USB flash drives, memory cards, MP players etc) we strongly advise you 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

March 3, 2010 at 8:17 PM

Private ebay auctions used to sell suspect flash memory items.

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The fact that Hong Kong based seller wallyfine uses private auctions to sell USB flash drives, memory cards and media players is highly suspect. As usual we advise buyers to avoid private auctions for flash memory items – usually those in private auctions turn out to be fakes that corrupt users’ files.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Fake 32GB USB flash drive in private ebay auction

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Seller starflashxx uses private auctions to try and hide the fake flash memory being sold on ebay. We strongly advise people to avoid private auctions – generally a sign of fraud where flash memory is concerned. The flash drive pictured is a fake that will corrupt users’ files.

We have evidence that starflashxx sold fake SD memory cards – an alert on the seller was issued on these at sosfakeflash on November 11th. This seller also offers MP3/4 players – we expect they are also fake capacity items that will trash users’ pictures, video and music.

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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 21, 2009 at 9:25 PM

Looks like an ebay gremlin selling fake capacity MP players

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gremlin2s We think the 16GB MP players from Hong Kong seller tamstore003 will be fake capicity – a lot less than 16GB.

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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UPDATE: February 2010:
This seller is now a proven fraudster who has sold a large number of fake flash memory items – if you bought an MP player, USB flash drive or other flash memory item from this seller then you should test it immediately.

If you have not saved a lot of files to it you may be able to retreive the data – but once the true capacity is exceeded you are likely to lose everything you saved to it. Please warn others who bought the same item as you from this seller.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 7, 2009 at 4:56 PM

UK ebay seller with the fraudsters’ favourite flash drive.

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tinfish53

Seller tinfish53 listed this very familiar fake USB flash drive. These always have a fake capacity whether they are advertised as 8GB, 16GB, 32GB or whatever – the result is lost and corrupted files when the true capacity is exceeded. We think other flash memory items sold by tinfish53 are also likely to be fakes.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

beware of yf-tech – an ebay fraudster selling fake MP players

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Sneaky fraudster yt-technology changed ebay ID to yf-tech in the hope of continuing to defraud people with fake MP player sales. Do not let this fraudster get away with it!!

If you bought an MP player from this seller either under the ebay ID yt-technology or under the ID yf-tech:

  • Test it immediately with the free program h2testw.
  • Report in with test results and other required information to sosfakeflash.
  • Claim a refund from this fraudster if you are within the time limit to do so.
  • Leave seller a neg stating it is fake (or follow-up comment if you already left pos)
  • Warn other buyers and get them to test and report in.

This seller is a known fraudster who previously used the ebay ID yt-technology and before that (until August 2008) the ID milycai. Only action by ebay members will stop this fraudster from continuing to defraud people on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 4, 2009 at 8:53 PM

Fraudulent ebay seller mycandyshop caught with fake flash

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Seller mycandyshop is a confirmed fraudster selling fake MP players which will trash your files – an alert about this seller was issued on the sosfakeflash blog on 31st August. Seller also has suspect memory cards for sale.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 13, 2009 at 9:13 PM

Do we have another ebay gremlin from Hong Kong here?

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hi2echworks

gremlin2sMost listings by hi2echworks for MP players are auctions with a low start price and massive postage.

This listing was one of the few exceptions – did the seller just forget to add the postage?

The MP player in this listing sold for £10.50 with free P&P – which would have been a fantastic bargain for the buyer if it was genuine.
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Written by fightflashfraud

September 25, 2009 at 1:54 PM

Suspect ebay seller in Turkey

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jenga_44

Seller jenga_44 (based in Turkey) listed an 8gb ipod nano for sale which we beleive was fake. It seems ebay removed this listing.

We suspect that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives listed by the seller may be counterfeits – usually when sellers advertise one fake all their wares are fake. Buyers can check the serial numbers with Kingston.

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 in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have purchased a false capacity device on ebay.

Looks suspiciously like a young ebay gremlin from China

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crystalpalace1987

gremlin2sWe suspect that these 16GB SD memory cards and the 16GB media players listed by crystalpalace1987 will turn out to be fake capacity. We are fairly sure this is yet another gremlin ID set up by fraud gangs in China to con ebayers out of their money.

Their customers will (we think) end up with lost or corrupted data unless they are wise enough to test their purchases properly.

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 12, 2009 at 5:30 PM

Seems we have another carefully built gremlin ID here

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atttshop

gremlin2sWe think the flash memory items sold by atttshop (SD cards and MP players) will prove to be fake capacity. As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 7, 2009 at 8:55 AM

Are these 16GB MP3/MP4 players on ebay genuine?

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tinfish53

These MP3/MP4 players sold by UK seller tinfish53 seem a bit on the cheap side to us which makes us wonder if they came from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers in the orient who sell fake capacity items. Many UK ebayers have bought flash drives, memory cards and MP players to sell on ebay from such suppliers without being aware they were fakes. We hope tinfish53 took the precaution of testing flash memory items with h2tesw before offering them for sale on ebay. If not then this seller is at risk of landing in the brown sticky stuff with negative feedback and the possibility of suspension by ebay.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 28, 2009 at 10:45 AM

Canadian ebay seller with suspect MP players

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sell-it-fast-online-com

Ebay member sell-it-fast-online-com listed what we think were counterfeit Kingston flash drives. The listings were removed by ebay, no doubt as a result of pressure from Kingston about the issue of counterfeits. We think that this listing for MP players is also suspect.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 18, 2009 at 1:32 AM

MP players going for low prices are likely to be fake capacity

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whoudao

When you see 16GB MP players going for the price the one shown above from whoudao sold at it is extremely likely that they will be fake capacity. Once the real capacity is reached eveything you save on them will be lost or corrupted. As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 2, 2009 at 10:01 AM

Looks like another fraudster based in Hong Kong.

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ewinhkFeedback suggests that the items sold by ewinhk shown on the left are all fake capacity. We wouldn’t buy a pair of socks from this seller!

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 31, 2009 at 12:59 PM

Fraudster changes ebay ID – but we are not fooled.

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newgoodies2009Fake flash seller gooditemonly has changed ID to newgoodies2009 but we uncovered this deception in no time at all. One 16GB MP player is already in the sosfakeflash database and we expect that the classic fake USB flash drive on the left will soon be joining it along with the various other models being sold.

As well as fake capacity media players and USB flash drives it seems from feedback that the seller’s memory cards are also fake capacity. This devious seller is now using private auctions to try and hide the fraud. Buyers – test anything you bought from this crook under either the gooditemonly ID or the new one newgoodies2009 with the program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

June 5, 2009 at 11:59 PM

Suspect sellers of MP3 and MP4 players on Ebay

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There seem to be a lot of ebay sellers with suspiciously low prices for MP3 and MP4 players on sold on a buy it now basis. Many of them are charging next to nothing for the players, but postage charges are high. This is a way of acheiving two things:
1) minimising ebay fees
2) making it unlikely that buyers who find the item is fake or faulty will try to get a refund.
If you see an MP3 or MP4 player on buy it now where the shipping costs are four times that of the item we think you should consider this extremely suspicious and steer well clear of the item! If you bought such an item we think you should be able to test it with h2testw as you can with USB flash drives and most (if not all) memory cards.

Written by fightflashfraud

March 7, 2009 at 6:36 PM

Negative feedback for suspect ebay seller supersellercn88

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Ebay seller supersellercn88, based in China has had negative feedback about the MP3 MP4 player shown on the right which suggests that the true capacity of this item is 1GB rather than the 8GB advertised by the seller. Another model from this seller seems to be 2GB rather than 8GB.

We await evidence from buyers confirming that this is the case. If you bought one of these and it does not have the capacity claimed please report in using the report a fake tab on sosfakeflash.

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Written by fightflashfraud

March 4, 2009 at 4:01 PM

Ebay seller fox.town may sell hacked 16GB MP3/MP4 players

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It seems that ebay seller fox.town, based in Hong Kong, carelessly sent an unhacked 2GB Mp3/MP4 player (rather than one that had been hacked to 16GB) to one of the buyers – so he didn’t even need to test the drive to know it was not a 16GB model as the properties clearly showed it as 2GB.

It seems that fox.town fights dirty. Seller fox.town gave a buyer a refund and is now trying to get an unpaid item strike against the buyer – a tactic that has been seen before. If this happens to you remember that you have the proof that you paid and were refunded in your paypal account. A word of advice about refunds – don’t EVER communicate with a fraudster directly if you paid using paypal. Open a paypal dispute – then they are unlikely to be able to get away with this sort of tactic.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 22, 2009 at 11:00 AM

Ebay Alert! fraudster manyilove2008 does a runner!

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Fake flash seller manyilove has done a runner. Suddenly today (following publication of a post about this this seller’s fraud by a member of the Frankenflash project yesterday) there are no items listed for this seller now – though when this article was first published earlier today there were plenty of listings for 8GB MP3 and MP4 players from manyilove! We have the fraudsters on the run – but we need your test results and help in watching suspects to make them all run away and stay away – or be thrown off by ebay if they don’t!
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Written by fightflashfraud

January 19, 2009 at 5:22 PM

Ebay Alert! Seller petermak_hk suspect fraudster

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Seller petermak_hk is using private auctions to sell flash items such as MP4 players. Fightfakeflash is awaiting test results from an ebayer who bought from this seller so that the buyer’s test results can be confirmed and passed to sosfakeflash for addition to the database. Seller petermak_hk is also selling “32gb” flash drives marked with the registered trademark name DATA TRAVELLER. This trademark belongs to Kingston. Kingston does not make a 32GB drive of this type so how can he sell one? 21 ebayers bought one of these on 17th January alone. None can be contacted to suggest they test their drives because buyer IDs are kept private. Draw your own conclusions.
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Written by fightflashfraud

January 17, 2009 at 7:05 PM