Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives from ebayer paradise_island2009

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from paradise_island2009 are a bit too cheap so we suspect this seller bought them from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets supplying fake capacity counterfeits.

If we are right then anyone who buys one of these will find it corrupts their files after a while. If we are mistaken and they are genuine then buyers will be able to confirm this by verifying the serial number 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

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Beware: flash drives on ebay from seller sawdogar are fakes!!

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Seller sawdogar has put up numerous private one day auctions on ebay for what are obviously fake flash drives – the combination of private auctions and the short time span lead us to think that this is likely to be a case of deliberate fraud rather than an innocent ebay seller who bought from a fraudulent supplier without realising.

The flash drive sold in the listing above is a particularly obvious fake – there never has been, is not now, and never will be any such thing as a 500GB USB flash drive. If you see a 500GB USB flash drive like this for sale (as opposed to a hard drive that connects via the USB port) we can guarantee it is a fake!!

There is a genuine flash drive like the one sold in the listing below – but if it was genuine then sawdogar would have made a massive loss on the sale.

What anyone who bought a flash drive from sawdogar will get is a fake capacity 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.

ebay suspends wangchunwan1110 for selling counterfeit Kingston

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing from wangchunwan1110 are fake capacity counterfeits. At this price they simply couldn’t be anything else. A fake capacity USB flash drive corrupts files. The same applies to 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives from this seller who has been suspended by ebay. Anyone who bought a flash drive from this seller will find it has vanished from their won list.

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.

256GB Kingston flash drive from ebayer meecham unlikely to be genuine

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We think it unlikely that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive listed at auction on ebay by meecham is genuine. The seller provides a screenshot of the drive properties shown by the operating system. Such screenshots are totally meaningless as all the operating system shows is whatever the control chip of the drive has been programmed to report and it is very easy to program the chip with false information.

We have not yet discovered where seller meecham obtained this flash drive but we are pretty certain it will turn out to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. In the unlikely event that we are wrong and the flash drive is in fact genuine the buyer will be able to confirm this by verifying the serial number with Kingston. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number then our suspicions are correct and this is a fake.

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.

Counterfeit 256GB Kingston flash drives auctioned by yecosoftery

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drives sold at auction on ebay by yecosoftery are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits. 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.

Beware ebayers! 256GB DT310 flash drives from tjyuehe counterfeit

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The 256GB Kingston flash drives in this ebay listing from tjyuehe are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. A fake capacity 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.

Quick suspension of fake flash fraudster qiongmei_xue201 by ebay

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Seller qiongmei_xue201 was quickly supended by ebay for listing this fake capacity counterfeit 256GB DT 310 flash drive and 128GB DT200 and both listings have been removed (ebay item 270615658918 and ebay item 270615658377). It seems that ebay is at least removing many of the most obvious fraudulent listings for Kingston flash drives much more quickly now than we have ever seen before.

Here are a few other fake flash sellers recently suspended by ebay, some of whom we have already posted about (enter seller ID in search box) while others vanished before we managed to write about them:

xfxcfx110 listed counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives
mdsjhut815 listed fake Sony Vaio flash drives (all Sony Vaio flash drives are fake!)
xdfxcv2010 very nasty listing that could have led to even more fake flash on ebay!
xcfasdf2010 listed counterfeit 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives
ghyhgb2010 listed counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives

It seems that ebay is being a lot more pro-active in removing obvious fake flash listings and suspending sellers where the seller has little or no feedback – however they could do a lot better than this if they put some thought into it. They could actually prevent most fake flash memory items being listed on ebay in the first place with a bit more effort.

Let’s hope we can look forward to the blogs about fake flash on ebay becoming redundant because we finally get what we all want – an ebay free of fake and counterfeit flash memory items that corrupt people’s files. Those of us in the blogosphere can then stop wearing our fingers to the bone and return to normal life!

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.