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Fake capacity flash drive problem continues on ebay…

Today we recieved the following comment regarding USA ebay seller schettersauto which prompted us to make the first new post here for many months:

On ebay.
seller: schettersauto

item: 256gb pen stick USB 2.0 flash drive. Metal construction. New in package. NR!
item #: 150886238679
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blackbur858 sells obvious fake 128GB USB flash drive on ebay

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This model of USB flash drive listed on ebay by blackbur858 is fake capactity and corrupts files. There have been quite a few ebay sellers listing these on ebay in the last 10 days or so, all of whom obviously bought from fraudulent suppliers in China. This seller has also listed fake 128GB Kingston DT200 drives.

At least one seller who listed the flash drive in this listing has been suspended by ebay and had listings removed. This is the fate that anyone (other than the crafty fraudsters in the far east) selling fake flash memory items will face when the negatative feedback from buyers comes in.

Sellers are advised to do proper research into flash memory (what genuine items are available, the cost of flash memory etc) before buying flash memory items to sell on ebay – otherwise you are likely to land yourself in the brown sticky stuff!

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you (or worse still, if you are a seller, your customers) run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Fake 128GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by seller in Ukraine

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seller-watch

This 128GB USB flash drive listed by seller-watch is fake fake fakity fake and will corrupt users’ 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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 11, 2009 at 7:30 AM

Obvious fake 128GB flash drive on ebay in the USA

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stealdeal5257

This 128GB flash drive Iisted by ebay member stealdeal5257 is fake fake fakity fake and will trash your files – all flash drives that come in this packaging that have been tested by the frankenflash project were fake capacity file corrupters.

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.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 14, 2009 at 10:00 AM

We think these 128GB flash drives on ebay USA are fake

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timeisexpressWe think these 128GB USB flash drives sold by timeisexpress (based in the USA) are great looking bling.

However, we don’t think they are really 128GB capacity – we think they are fakes that will corrupt people’s data after a while.

Seller timeisexpress sold the first two of these on September 20th:

The first one sold for $57.77 and the second for $169.50 (both free P&P).

If they were genuine the seller would have made a loss between the two – but as they can’t be genuine (according to our tech guys) then the seller has probably pocketed a tidy profit.

A member of the frankenflash project’s technical team tells us that the reason none of the genuine 128GB USB flash drives is a swivel type like this is that the circuit board is not long enough to accomodate the memory chips required for this capacity of drive.

We fully expect all flash drives sold by timeisexpress to prove to be dangerous fakes which will corrupt people’s 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 in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have purchased a false capacity device on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 24, 2009 at 8:00 AM