Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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xianan8516 is another ebay fraudster selling fake USB flash drives

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Here we have yet another fraudulent listing from an ebay seller registered in China who pretends that fake capacity flash drives are located in a completely different country. The supposedly 64GB USB flash drive in this ebay listing is nothing of the sort – it is unlikely to be able to save as much as 4GB before it corrupts files. It may be marked with the name Sony but Sony have never sold any flash drives like this. The location is given as New York, United States – absolute rubbish – the flash drive, like this fraudster, is in China.

Beware – most of the flash memory listings (USB flash drives, memory cards, MP players) on ebay are scams!

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.

hshuebi728 selling fake 32GB Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay

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There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – they are all fakes. Sony Vaio flash drives were invented by fraudsters in China. If you bought a 32GB Sony Vaio flash drive on ebay from hshuebi728 you just purchased a fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drive that corrupts files. You simply cannot buy a genuine 32GB USB flash drive on ebay of any sort for AU $23.00!! When you see very cheap flash drives, memory cards or MP players on ebay you can be sure you are looking at scams to rip you off.

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.

Bulk lots of fake USB flash drives from China on ebay

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The choice of the ebay ID madmanspankylol seems to say it all. This fraudster will be laughing his head off if ebayers fall for this scam listing.

All USB flash drives from this newly-registered ebay gremlin are fake fake fakity fake.

Anyone who buys ebay item numbers 160391281039, 160391091250, 160391090270, 160391090270, 160391088057 or any other flash memory items from madmanspankylol is completely off their trolly!

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 6, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Another ID for the singjapan gang on ebay by the look of things

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dd.ee3493

The ebay ID dd.ee3493 appears to belong to a fraud ring based in singapore which the fightflashfraud team christened the singjapan gang. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

October 31, 2009 at 3:39 PM

Yet another seller listing fake 64GB Kingston DataTraveler drives

This listing  showed an item that would have been an expensive way of buyers losing all their files. The seller did not know that this flash drive was fake and that soon there could be angry buyers reporting this to ebay, paypal, Kingston and the police. Having ben told the item was fake The seller has apologised and removed the listing so we have removed identifying informaton from this post. This seller bought from Chinese fraudsters – which after a little investigation he realised and provided the person who warned him with details of where the drive was purchased.

Sellers should test their items before listing to avoid  the fate that awaits those who sell items like this – negative feedback, deregistration from ebay and even the posibility of jail as selling an item like this is a criminal offence. This drive was not 64GB – it was probably 2GB fraudulently programmed to fool the operating system into seeing it as 64GB.

Written by fightflashfraud

May 6, 2009 at 1:00 PM

New Website Site Joining The FrankenFlash Project Soon – Scams MP Players – USB Flash Drives – Memory Cards

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The FrankenFlash Project has a new site that will be joining the project very soon. FLASHDRIVEFACTS at http://flashdrivefacts.wordpress.com/ will address consumer education on the subject of flash technology for MP Players, USB Flash Drives and Memory Cards. Chaired by Flashchiptutor, it will expose counterfeit and fake items available on the international market.

Why is there a need for a new site? How can you help?

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