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!!

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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.

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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