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Another gremlin selling fake flash drives on ebay

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gremlin2sfd0rt86Seller fd0rt86 is no longer a regisered user – we assume that ebay realised that this gremlin was selling fake 64GB USB flash drives.

We came across listings for the three models shown on the right on the USA site – all will corrupt users’ files once the true capacity is exceeded.

If you bought from this seller test your item immediately and claim a refund through paypal if (as expected) it is fake.

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 21, 2009 at 11:56 PM

Fake Sony flash drives listed on ebay by member in the USA

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These 240GB Sony flash drives listed by luis_lucas are fake fake fakity fake. USB flash drives (the kind you can put on a lanyard or keyring) are not made by ANYONE in 240GB capacity – only hard drives – which wouldn’t exactly look dainty hanging round your neck! Sony do not supply USB flash drives of capacities over 16GB.

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.

Seller in the USA lists a range of fake flash drives on ebay

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Above are pictures of the models of fake flash drive listed for sale on ebay USA by seller jjat1677. The flash drive on the far left is a fake 64GB Sony – not made by Sony and not 64GB. The second drive from the left is not 240GB – there are no Kingston 240GB USB flash drives!! In fact no one makes pen drives of this capacity.

Two out of the three drives in the next picture are the wrong colour for 128GB Kingston DataTraveler drives – so all will be fake. The final picture on the right shows a drive listed as a 32GB Sony Vaio – the name Vaio is used only for laptops not for flash drives and the biggest flash drives offered by Sony are only 16GB!

This seller obviously went shopping in fake flash land. Had jjat1677 done some basic research by looking at the Sony and Kingston websites to find out what was actually available then he or she would not have fallen into the clutches of a fraudulent supplier.

Please sellers! DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE BUYING FLASH MEMORY TO SELL 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.

Another Singapore seller with fraudsters’ favourite on ebay

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beauty.and.her.storeSeller beauty.and.her.store is yet another devious fraudster based in Singapore. The flash drive on the left is a well known fake sold in false capacities from 4GB to 128GB. All will corrupt files.

This seller listed this 16GB one only in Singapore so that fraudster friends could snap them up and leave false positives without anything exchanging hands.

No money paid, no flash drives were sent – the transactions were completely fake. The seller then promply stopped listing.

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.