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To ppokwuma: selling counterfeit Kingston on ebay is a crime!!!

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We first reported about ebayer ppokwuma selling counterfeit Kingston USB flash drives on ebay on May 13th. The drive we showed in that article is one that exists (the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200) but the seller also listed the DT200 in 256GB – a capacity that it is not made in. A buyer who had looked at the Kingston website pointed this out as you will see from the feedback for ebay item number 310219929187:

The information in a question on May 13th (the day we first published about this seller) should have prompted the removal of all Kingston USB flash drives from sale by ppokwuma whilst he or she checked them out. As you can see from subsequent questions for seller ppokwuma the listing was not removed and the seller refused to take responsibility for the item. It was eventually sold for $192.49 on 20th May.

We expect that the buyer will be less than delighted when he or she eventually realises he or she was sold a pig in a poke and has been left holding the bag. Having finally realised that the supplier was fraudulent ppokwuma now has this listing:

There are a couple of questions on this listing and the answer to the one at the bottom (June 1st) clearly shows that ppokwuma has failed to fully understand the implications of an imitation brand name item of any sort, let alone the implications where flash memory is involved. So, for the information of both seller ppokwuma and any buyers who are unsure here is a breif outline:

  1. An imitation brand name item is known as a counterfeit.
  2. The sale of counterfeit items is a criminal offence.
  3. In the case of flash memory a counterfeit always has a fake capacity.
  4. A fake capacity flash memory item corrupts files once the true capacity is full.

We hope this makes it clear to everyone!!

An honest seller refunds buyers who were sold fake or faulty items when they realise – will ppokwuma??

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you (OR WORSE STILL – YOUR CUSTOMERS) 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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aaaservice_2010 sells obvious fake USB flash drive on ebay – beware!

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This USB flash drive sold by aaaservice_2010 is a notorious fake capacity flash drive sold by almost every fake flash fraudster on ebay. Seller aaaservice_2010 is a member of a Singapore fraud gang that the fightflashfraud team has been watching for some time. If you bought a flash drive from this seller test immediately with h2testw – if you use this fake capacity USB flash drive you will find it corrupts your 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.

hamster_cage sells fake USB flash drives on ebay, test with h2test immediately!

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Beware – ebay seller hamster_cage is part of a devious Singapore base fraud gang selling fake flash memory on ebay. The USB flash drive in this listing is notorious – sold by almost every fake flash fraudster on ebay. This USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files. If you bought one of these on ebay test immediately with the free program h2testw.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with 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.

i-heart-jp member of singjapan gang, an ebay fake flash fraud ring

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The USB flash drives sold on ebay by i-heart-jp are fake capacity which corrupts files. Seller i-heart-jp is part of the singjapan gang – a devious fraud ring in Singapore that we at fightflashfraud have been watching for some time. The 100% positive feedback this fraudster has is totally fake – it all comes from other gang members.

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.

best.flash100: Singapore fraudster selling fake flash drives on ebay

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This USB flash drive sold on ebay by best.flash100 (a member of the singjapan gang which fightflashfraud has been watching for some time) is fake capacity and corrupts files. This notorious model is sold by almost every fake flash fraudster 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.

the.moon.rocker007 another ebay fake flash seller in Singapore

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Beware of flash memory items from Singapore based ebay seller the.moon.rocker007 – they are certain to be fakes which trash your data. The ebay ID the.moon.rocker007 belongs to a fraud ring in Singapore which fightflashfraud has been watching for some time.

The USB flash drive pictured in this listing is a favourite with fraudesters who program them to a fake capacity. This USB flash drive corrupts files once the real capacity(usually 2GB or less) is reached and eventually the drive becomes totally corrupt and useless – as happens with all fake flash memory.

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.

UK ebayer bought probable fake flash drives from fraudulent supplier

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If you see any flash drive in the packaging shown in this ebay listing by UK seller advent6414 or with a shiny litte capacity sticker like the one in this picture steer well clear as it is pretty certain to be a fake that corrupts files because the capacity is false.

Every flash drive tested by members of the fightflashfraud team that came in this packaging or had one of these sticker proved to be a fake. This seller no doubt bought these from one of the fraudulent suppliers in China. If we are right about this (and we are sure we are) then any flash memory from this seller will 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.