Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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suspect memory cards sold on ebay by targetbid201088 – test with h2testw

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We consider ebay seller targetbid201088 highly suspect and think that the memory cards sold in private ebay auctions are fake capacity. A fake flash memory card corrupts files (video, photos or whatever) – if you bought from this seller test your card immediately.

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 11, 2010 at 10:15 PM

ebay fake flash fraudster hit-item: test flash drives with h2testw!

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Hong Kong ebay seller hit-item offers a range of 16GB USB flash drives all of which we expect are fake capacity, which 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.

USB flash drives sold by ebayer yhc25 test with h2testw immediately

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If you bought a USB flash drive from Hong Kong based ebay seller yhc25 test with h2testw immediately! We think the USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files – the same goes for other flash drives from this seller.

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.

fiveway_powers has sold fake flash drives on ebay for over 6 mths

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This USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files. Hong Kong seller fiveway_powers has been selling fake USB flash drives on ebay for over 6 months yet the seller still has a 99.5% positive feedback score.

We first reported on this seller back in September 2009 and at least 200 more ebay members have bought fakes from the seller since then. People are obviously still not testing their flash drives with h2testw.

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.

yeung.kamkam – another ebay fake flash fraudster from Hong Kong

This 32GB leather and steel type flash drive from yeung.kamkam is certain to be fake capacity. 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.

We suspect flash drives from ebay seller lane_far are fakes

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We think the ID lane_far is another being used by a fraud ring in Hong Kong to sell fake capacity flash memory items on ebay. A fake capacity USB flash drive or memory card corrupts files after a while.

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.

Another Hong Kong fraudster selling fake flash drives on ebay

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This USB flash drive listed by Hong Kong fraudster lupucheng113 is not 64GB and was not made by Sony. This is a fake capacity USB 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.

We think this 4GB USB flash drive on ebay is likely to corrupt files

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We think this 4GB USB flash drive listed by global_eshop8 on ebay corrupts files and will prove to be fake capacity. Feedback from buyers seems to support our conclusion that global_eshop8 is yet another fake flash fraudster selling hacked USB flash drives on ebay. The use of private listings to hide what is being sold also supports our conclusion that this is yet another case of deliberate fraud on ebay by a seller registered in Hong Kong.

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

February 16, 2010 at 1:47 PM

Looks like another Hong Kong fraudster selling flash drives on ebay

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We think that the USB flash drives sold by lego_mega are fakes which corrupt files and that this ID belongs to one of the many fraud gangs from this part of the world selling fake flash memory on ebay.

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

February 11, 2010 at 10:25 AM

Buyer suspects this 8GB Sandisk SDHC card sold on ebay is fake

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A buyer left feedback for idea_fashion saying he or she suspects this 8GB Sandisk SDHC card is fake. If the buyer is right it will corrupt files. The best way to check whether a flash memory item is fake is to test it with the free program h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

February 7, 2010 at 12:30 AM

Another Hong Kong based ebay fraudster by the look of it

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We are certain that the USB flash drives listed by Hong Kong based seller shukmart will prove to be fake capacity and will trash users’ files after a while.

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.

Looks like another fraudulent seller from Hong Kong on ebay

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We think that the 16GB and 32GB USB flash drives shown above – and any other flash memory items – that were sold on ebay by benliurb (registered in Hong Kong) will prove to be fake capacity items that trash user’s files.

We strongly advise people not to buy flash memory items on ebay at all – there are very few sellers anywhere in the world with genuine items. If you buy in auctions with low start prices and free P&P you are 90% certain to get a fake wherever the seller is and 99% certain to land with a fake if the seller is in the far east!

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

December 24, 2009 at 10:38 AM

Hong Kong fraudster pretends ebay item is in the UK

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fairy_662

gremlin2sSeller fairy_662 is a devious gremlin pretending the classic fake flash drive in this listing is located in the UK.

This is because a lot of people are now aware that most flash memory from the far east turns out (as this will) to be fake capacity.

The seller is hoping people won’t notice that this is a deception and will be fooled into thinking this is a UK seller!

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 21, 2009 at 7:48 PM

These flash drives on ebay seem a tad too cheap to be genuine

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source_kit

These 16GB USB flash drives from Hong Kong based ebay power seller source_kit seem too cheap to be genuine. We suspect that (like most flash memory from this part of the world) they will turn out to be fake capacity.

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 2, 2009 at 10:07 AM

Hong Kong seller lists huge range of flash drives on ebay

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fashionzone999

We have shown just a few of the USB flash drives listed on ebay by Hong Kong seller fashionzone999. The drives we looked at range from 2GB to 16GB. All the flash drives from this seller seem to be listed in auctions with a start price of 99p and the rest of the charges loaded on the postage. Loading the postage like this is a way of evading ebay fees – though the seller will pay full paypal fees on anything sold.

If you take postage charges into consideration then it would just about be possible for genuine flash drives to be supplied. However, a couple of this seller’s drives look very suspect to us so we fear that fashionzone999 will prove to be yet another Chinese fraudster. We wouldn’t trust fashionzone999 as far as we could throw him or her.

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 23, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Suspected ebay fraudster in Hong Kong changes ebay ID

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power_shop788

It seems that seller ishop788 who we reported here as a suspect seller on June 1st 2009 has since changed ID to power_shop788. We wonder if this is in the hopes that buyers will not join the dots and realise this seller is suspected of selling fake flash memory items.

ishop788All the drives shown above and the one on the right have negative comments suggesting that they are fake capacity.

However, no Internet alert has yet been issued by the frankenflash project because buyers did not report in with details of their purchase and test results.

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 12, 2009 at 11:50 PM

Bold baby gremlin in Hong Kong lists 64GB flash drives on ebay

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cainan1682008

gremlin2sAs well as the fraudsters’ favourite model of fake flash drive shown above bold baby gremlin cainan1682008 has listed a range of other 64GB flash drives on ebay including the DataTraveler 200. We are sure each and every one 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 6, 2009 at 12:04 PM

A berry suspect flash drive seller on ebay!

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The listings on ebay for USB flash drives from berrysenior09 look berry, berry suspect! We think we have an ebay gremlin here:

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gremlin2sWe do not think any of the 16GB flash drives sold by Hong Kong based seller berrysenior09 will turn out to have a real capacity of 16GB. 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 2, 2009 at 4:04 PM

Hong Kong based ebay seller pretends to be in France

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xl.electronics

Seller xl.electronics is based in Hong Kong but is trying to appear to be in France. This is a devious tactic used by some fraudsters in the orient to inspire a false sense of confidence in buyers. We think these 32GB flash drives 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

August 29, 2009 at 9:03 AM

This 4GB flash drive from Hong Kong is sure to be fake

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actionace007

The 4GB flash drive advertised by actionace is sure to turn out to be fake capacity. Every flash drive we have come across in this packaging has been a fake. Powerseller costcocity002 has a remarkably similar listing for the same item. We don’t think this is a co-incidence!

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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 12:27 PM

Suspect ebay listing for 16GB MP4 player from Hong Kong

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newest_product

We consider this listing by Hong Kong powerseller newest_product (registered on ebay since 25 March 2009) highly suspect. For one thing the seller is using a private auction for the item and for another the post and packing is fantastically high. Private listings for this sort of item is usually a sign of fraud.

The use of a 99p start price and having postage costs of over £25 is a way of evading ebay fees – not the actions of an honest seller. It can also make it easier for the seller to wriggle out of giving a full refund if the item proves to be fake. We think this seller’s 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

August 26, 2009 at 6:50 PM

Another ebay fraudster from Hong Kong by the look of it

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kaykay268Seller kaykay268 is selling fake capacity 16GB and 32GB SD cards according to comments from buyers. We expect that buyers will be reporting in to sosfakeflash with evididence against this seller and that an alert will be published when investigation into the seller are complete.

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 25, 2009 at 8:56 PM

Hong Kong seller auctions 16GB SD cards on ebay

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systore_seller

We suspect that the SD memory cards auctioned by Hong Kong powerseller systore_seller on ebay are fake capacity and a couple of recent feedback comments seem to support our suspicions. 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 22, 2009 at 10:38 AM

Are the memory cards from this ebay seller genuine?

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abc1478963

Feedback comments from some ebayers who have had problems with memory cards from seller abc1478963 suggests that they may not be genuine. The fact that the seller is based in Hong Kong but states that this memory card is located in Bristol in the UK adds to our suspicions about 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

August 18, 2009 at 4:13 PM

Seems we may have a new Hong Kong fraud ID on ebay

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kakalotte

We think that kakalotte will turn out to be yet another ID used by our oriental fraudster friends. We consider it highly likely that testing will show that flash memory from this seller will turn out to be fraudulently programmed to display a false capacity to the operating system. 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 30, 2009 at 5:40 PM

A new varient on a familiar fake flash drive?

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blueberry_yang2008y
We wonder if this is a new varient on one of the most common drives to get the frankenflash treatment (re-programming of a small capacity drive to make it seem to be higher capacity) – we have a feeling that this yellow model offered by Hong Kong based seller blueberry_yang2008 will (like the more familiar brown and black models) turn out to be fake capacity. Using fake capacity drives leads to data loss – if you bought this item (or any other flash memory from this seller) do not trust it with important 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 7, 2009 at 2:08 PM

Another seller listing a classic fake 16GB USB flash drive?

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worldseller0988Hong Kong based ebay seller worldseller0988 recently started selling this most classic of all USB flash drives to fall prey to the frankenflash treatment. We have little doubt that these like all others we have come across will prove to be fake capacity.

We doubt if the true capacity comes anywhere near 16GB – most likely they will prove to have a true capacity of 2GB or less. This seller built up a very credible feedback score before embarking on fake flash drive sales – a cautious fraudster by the look of things!

As ever 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

June 22, 2009 at 5:03 PM

Nice purple colour but probably a nasty fake flash drive

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eseeshop

This flash drive from eseeshop (an ebay seller registered in Hong Kong) looks a bit too cheap to be genuine. We think it will turn out to be a fake capacity drive which will cause file loss/corruption. A negative feedback about the same model in black suggests we are right. 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

June 19, 2009 at 7:26 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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