Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Posts Tagged ‘Fake Memory Cards

More blog visitors now download h2testw to check for fake or faulty flash memory

We are very pleased to note that a higher proportion of visitors to this blog now download the free test program h2testw – however we think that there are still vistors who who don’t yet have this program and don’t follow the links to the download. BIG MISTAKE! If you don’t have h2testw yet we advise you to get it now!!!

The free program h2testw is an invaluable tool for anyone wh uses flash memory items (USB flash drives, memory cards, MP players etc) – if your flash drive, memory card etc fails this test then it is either fake or faulty. Do not use it!!

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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Written by fightflashfraud

January 19, 2011 at 11:40 PM

counterfeit 256GB DT310 flash drives sold on ebay by zhqq1986

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives sold on ebay by zhqq1986 were far too cheap to be genuine. What buyers will receive is a fake capacity counterfeit. The 32GB memory cards from this seller also seem a bit on the cheap side and we suspect they are fakes too – probably purchased from the same fraudulent supplier. This seller has now been suspended by ebay so if you bought from zhqq1986 the item will have vanished from your 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.

Beware of flash memory items sold on ebay by lcuents

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Axel drew our attention to this ebay listing for a fake flash drive. The model of Kingston shown in this ebay listing from lcuents was never made in 128GB capacity. This is a fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drive that corrupts files. We think the seller bought from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets in China that sell counterfeit and fake capacity memory items so it is likely that memory cards from this seller will also 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

ebay alert!! beware: memory cards sold by only2*you likely fakes

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An ebay member has contacted us with information that suggests that the real capacity of the supposedly 32GB memory cards in this ebay listing from only2*you is less than 1GB (probably 768 megabytes). If this ebayer’s information is correct (and we are fairly certain it is) then this memory card corrupts anything you save to it after the true capacity has been filled.

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

July 23, 2010 at 2:15 PM

bellacolorscom lists obvious counterfeit Kingston flash drive on ebay

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We think Axel put the reason for saying this is fake rather well:

eBay Seller ID: bellacolorscom ( 213)
Member since: Jan-18-01 in United States
9 Year feedback history of selling Shirts, Shorts and Pants, Now Selling FAKE Flash USB Memory.
http://cgi.ebay.com/DATA-TRAVELER-DT-200-DT200-256GB-256G-FLASH-USB-DRIVE-/150465378220
Why do I suspect a FAKE???
Its a (Purple / Pink) DT200 No One makes a Purple / Pink Color except in China Fake Flash Land and its a 256GB Again only Available in Fake Flash Land…I hope his clothing is better than his Flash Memory

eBay Seller ID: bellacolorscom ( 213)
Member since: Jan-18-01 in United States
9 Year feedback history of selling Shirts, Shorts and Pants, Now Selling FAKE Flash USB Memory.
Why do I suspect a FAKE???
Its a (Purple / Pink) DT200 No One makes a Purple / Pink Color except in China Fake Flash Land and its a 256GB Again only Available in Fake Flash Land…I hope his clothing is better than his Flash Memory

This 256GB Kingston Datatraveler 200 is a fake capacity counterfeit flash drive which corrupts files – as Axel says this model simply doesn’t exist other than as a fake. This seller also listed the 128GB model which does exist but as this seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier this will also be fake. No doubt the memory cards listed by this seller are fakes too.

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 flash memory items from ebay seller llopisal – likely to be fake

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It appears that ebay seller llopisal has been buying fake flash memory items on ebay and re-selling them. 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

June 27, 2010 at 10:26 AM

flash drives from ebay seller forever88810 likely to corrupt files

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We are certain that the 64GB USB flash drives listed on ebay by forever88810 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.

UPDATE 03/08/2010

Unsurprisingly it seems that memory cards from this seller are also fake – it seems that the actual capacity of the memory cards in this listing vary between 2GB and 8GB: