Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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The 4GB USB flash drives listed by this UK ebayer seem like promotional items

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m4ynk

The two models of 4GB USB flash drive listed by m4ynk seem to be promotional items produced for a photographic print company called Pearl Photos as they are marked with the company’s name. We hope that the seller tested them to ensure they are not fake or faulty as a number of companies who ordered promotional flash drives from manufacturers in the far east ended up with fakes.

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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

November 5, 2009 at 12:11 AM

We don’t think any flash drives from this ebayer are genunine

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roomformom

We think all the flash drives sold by roomformom on ebay USA are probably fakes that will trash buyers’ files. We are fairly sure that this seller visited fakeflashland and bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers in the orient. Whether or not roomformom is aware that he or she has been selling fakes remains to be seen.

We advise everyone 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

November 2, 2009 at 10:32 PM

Seller in Canada reselling suspect flash items on ebay

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647voc

It seems that ebay member 647voc has been buying items on ebay from suspected fraudsters such as sales-producer, digitsonic and hitech2day to re-sell. It looks like the spy camera in the listing above came from digitsonic – a negative comment from someon who bought one from digitsonic indicates it is fake capacity.

We think that if 647voc tests the flash memory items purchased from these sellers they will all turn out to be fake capacity items which corrupt 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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 18, 2009 at 12:49 AM

A Visual Example – Guide Made Easy: Proving A Fake USB Flash Memory Pen Drive Stick Pen To Be False Capacity

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A Fake usb flash drive, is a memory pen stick that has been digitally altered – reprogrammed to lie to an operating system about the real size of it’s flash nand storage chip. Once you exceed true capacity of the chip, you begin to loose files. People do not suspect the real reason, thinking it an error in the data transfer. Only when it happens again and again do they suspect there is something more… How can you find out if you have a fake usb flash drive?

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Noorcomp sells fake Sony USB Flash drive on ebay

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Belgian ebay seller noorcomp is selling a fake flash drive of a type listed in the past by a UK seller who was unaware his drives were fake. It may be that noorcomp does not know it is fake either. If you ever see a flash drive sold using the vaio trademark you can be certain it is a fake. Sony use this name only for laptops, never for flash drives. If you bought one you should test immediately with h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

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Written by fightflashfraud

May 6, 2009 at 11:39 AM

Ebay Alert! UK eBay seller gangsta-memory lives up to his ID.

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It seems that the UK based ebay seller gangsta-memory (an ebay member since 6th December 2008) is living up to his choice of ID. It amazes fightflashfraud that so many fraudsters choose ID’s like this which seem to reveal their intentions. This seller was warned about the fake flash issue about a week ago but apparently chose not to respond to the ebayer who sent a message. We at fightflashfraud are left with the inevitable conclusion that gangsta-memory is a deliberate fraudster as the choice of ID suggests. We advise you not to buy from this seller. If you have already bought from this seller test the item with h2testw (free program) – we think it will fail the test. If so, please report the item to sosfakeflash by using the report a fake tab and open a paypal dispute with the seller.
Here is a picture of one of this seller’s obvious fakes:
gangsta
It shows what seems to be a 2GB drive in a listing with the title: Brand new 64GB flash drive memory stick, UK SELLER – fightflashfraud has news for you and your buyers, gangsta -memory. There is no genuine 64GB USB flash drive that looks like this!

Don’t trust the operating system on flash drive capacity

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Did some idiot tell you your lovely new flash drive is a fake but you know it isn’t because the operating system tells you it is exactly the advertised size? Not only that but you put some files on it and it works?
You just bought a shiny new 16GB flash drive on Ebay or elsewhere on the Internet, waited with anticipation for it to arrive – and when you stuck it in the computer and looked at the properties this is what you saw:
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The only thing the properties box shows is what the operating system “thinks” the size is. This is not the same thing as showing the TRUE capacity of a drive!
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Written by fightflashfraud

February 12, 2009 at 10:37 PM