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www.flashdrive500gb.com – beware of this new website

A comment today suggesting that http://www.flashdrive.500gb.com was offering genuine 500 gigabyte flash drives prompted the first new post on this site since September 2011. Here is a screenshot of the site’s product page:


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akbo86 has plenty of fake flash items on ebay to trash your files

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Seller akbo86 has enough fake capacity USB flash drives listed on ebay to corrupt thousands of buyers’ files. As well as the drive in the listing above this seller has two absolutely notorious drives guaranteed to be fake – the Sony Vaio and the leather and steel type. Besides these akbo86 has another generic steel model, Hello Kitty flash drives, Counterfeit 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives and 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives. Any flash drive purchased from this seller will corrupt your 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.

Beware: haiyuefengshangtesou is another fake flash seller on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from haiyuefengshangtesou are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who bought one will find it corrupts their 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.

zhenzhupearl02 selling fake 32GB Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay

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The Sony Vaio flash drives in this ebay listing from zhenzhupearl02 are (like all Sony Vaio flash drives) fake capacity counterfeits manufactured by fraudsters in China. There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – all are fake USB flash drives and anyone buying one will find it corrupts their files after a while. Sony do not use the Vaio name for flash drives – steer well clear of any you see! The 64GB Kingston flash drives from this seller are also fakes as no doubt are all the memory cards listed on ebay by zhenzhupearl02.

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.

szesze2009 auctions fake capacity flash memory on ebay

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Seller szesze2009 is auctioning USB flash drives and memory cards on ebay that are certain to be fake capacity. A fake capacity flash drive or memory card inevitably corrupts your files once the real capacity (usually a maximum of 4GB) is full. Do not be fooled by what the operating system shows you; the capacity shown is due to fraudulent programming of these devices.

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.

weiliseller2009 is another fake flash memory seller on ebay

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Beware – the flash drive in the ebay listing shown above is certainly fake capacity and corrupts files, so we are pretty sure that all flash drives and memory cards from weiliseller2009 will be fakes.

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.

Suspected fake flash fraudster red.capital32 suspended by ebay

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It seems that suspected fake flash fraudster red.capital32 (another seller in Singapore) has been suspended by ebay. If you bought a flash memory item from this seller you will find it has vanished from your won list. If your item arrives you are advised to test it immediately as it is sure to be fake capacity and fake capacity flash memory 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.

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June 8, 2010 at 7:05 AM

chicago.dragonext:private ebay auction, suspected fake flash fraudster

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We have a couple of questions for ebay seller chicago.dragonext:

  • Why use a private ebay auction to sell a flash drive? – unless (of course) you are trying to hide the fact that you are selling fakes!
  • Where exactly in Hong Kong is GET IT FAST! ???

What do we think about ebay seller chicago.dragonext? We suspect that this seller may well be a slightly more intelligent fraudster than usual. Of course we may get a big surprise and find that this flash drive is genuine. Somehow, we think not.

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.

Someone tries to sell fake USB flash drive as 1 terrabyte??

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Someone is apparently attempting to sell the item pictured on the left as a 1 terrabyte Kingston flash drive – not on ebay but elsewhere on the Internet.

The highest capacity flash drive currently available is indeed from Kingston but it’s 256GB not 1TB and is quite a lot larger that this! It will be a very long time before (if ever) it is possible to store 1TB on a device this size. At the moment we can’t decide whether to quote Victor Meldrew “I don’t beleive it” or Snoopy “Good greif!”

What sort of idiot is this person? Does he or she not realise that this sort of thing is a criminal offence commited in public in front of the whole world?

For those of you with a few brain cells:
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.

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April 30, 2010 at 12:13 AM

fake flash memory fraudster k0.ieran: ebay feedback score of 50%

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Fake flash memory seller k0.ieran has sold hundreds of these counterfeit and fake capacity 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives (336 in the ended listing shown above alone!) despite a flood of negs and a feedback score of only 50% this seller has not yet been supended by ebay for selling an obvious fake.

Manufacturing the flash memory chips for a 128GB USB flash drive cost more than this seller’s buy it now price! the highest capacity genuine flash drive you can buy at this price is 8GB. So why has ebay not yet banned 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.

hkwares360 looks like another ebay fake flash fraudster in Hong Kong

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We think it highly unlikely that ebay item number: 230460855805 sold in this listing by hkwares360 is a genuine 8GB Sandisk flash drive. We think this seller is likely to be yet another Hong Kong fraudster selling fake flash memory items and that this USB flash drive is counterfeit, fake capacity and 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.

fruitjuice12345678 list Sony Vaio flash drives that corrupt files in ebay auction

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There is no such thing as a Sony Vaio flash drive (other than fakes produced by fraudsters in China) – these are fake capacity which corrupts files. Seller fruitjuice12345678 obviously got these from a fraudulent supplier.

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

April 10, 2010 at 10:42 AM

Thread on redflag deal forum indicates someone bought a fake !!

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We noticed a thread on on the redflag deal forum that indicates that Aqua Uomo bought a fake 128GB flash drive. This person paid $50 for it and thinks it doesn’t work because he or she has an old computer and wants to trade it for a 32GB.

We can say without doubt that you cannot buy a genuine 128GB flash drive for $50!! The flash drive Aqua Uomo bought will be fake capacity – probably a maximum of 4GB – once the true capacity is reached it will corrupt 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

March 22, 2010 at 1:26 AM

known fraudster showwhat is still selling fake flash memory on ebay

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This 32GB USB flash drive sold by showwhat on ebay is fake capacity and corrupts files. The same goes for any other flash memory from this known fraudster. This crook in China has been selling fakes ebay since early 2009. Do not buy USB flash drives, MP players or memory cards 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

March 21, 2010 at 10:28 PM

ebayer clicnbuy09 has another go at selling counterfeit 256GB Kingston flash drives

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Anyone foolish enough to buy the supposedly 256GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives from ebay seller clicnbuy09 will live to regret it. This seller was first reported about on this blog back in October 2009 (just enter the seller ID in search box to see the original post) – we can now tell you without a shadow of a doubt that this ebayer’s 265GB Kingston flash drives are fakes that corrupt files.

It appears that the seller was not very sucessful with the original listing. In fact, back then, we had a member of the fightflashfraud team who reported such listings to Kingston at least twice a week. Kingston then pressurised ebay to remove such fraudulent listings. It is likely that the seller’s original listings were removed as a result of a report, as our member was very efficient at alerting Kingston.

Sadly, this much missed team member is no longer with us due to personal circumstances – we will be delighted if he finds he can return to the fray! We do not have anyone available for this task at the moment – any volunteers??

We have concluded that Kingston’s fraud team seems to be even smaller than our little team of volunteers as we notice that (without our help) they are doing almost nothing about the huge number of counterfeits listed on ebay now.

We digress… the 256GB Kingston flash drives from clicnbuy09 are without doubt counterfeit and fake capacity. A 256GB Kingston USB flash drive from this seller will undoubtedly corrupt 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.

Video of fake Sony Pro Duo memory card bought on ebay

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We found this video from CameleonMK on YouTube – this is what CameleonMK has to say about the fake memory card:
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February 8, 2010 at 5:46 PM

Another fraudster in Hong Kong with fake USB flash drives on ebay

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The 32GB USB flash drives sold by search852 are certain to be fake. This fraudster is not only defrauding customers but also defrauding ebay by loading postage costs to evade ebay fees! Any USB flash drive from this ebay seller will corrupt files after a time.

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 singjapan gang fraudster with fake USB flash drives

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Seller happy.128.store is part of the singjapan gang; a fraud ring based in Singapore selling fake USB flash drives on ebay. These items are fake capacity and will 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

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January 22, 2010 at 11:55 AM

ebay gremlin in China pretends to be in UK to boost fake flash sales

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gremlin2sDevious ebay Gremlin siyo-global-trading gives the item location as Potsmouth (we think this is supposed to be Portsmouth), UK. This is to make it less obvious that the seller is a fraudster in China selling fake USB flash drives that corrupt 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 16, 2010 at 11:49 PM

Another fraudster on ebay with very dodgy feedback

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We wouldn’t touch flash memory items listed on ebay by seller hengheng-store88 with a bargepole. We think this seller is part of a fraud ring we christened the singjapan gang. The IDs of most of the “satisfied buyers” of items from this seller are other fraudsters registered in Singapore who we are watching. In other words the feedback is as fake as this 64GB USB flash drive which will trash the user’s 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

December 26, 2009 at 10:29 PM

Gremlin from China with a range of fake 32GB flash drives on ebay

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gremlin2sGremlin ebay seller usb20988 offers a range of fake 32GB USB flash drives with which ebay member can trash their files, some of which are shown above. An ideal Christmas present for your worst enemy.

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.

Another fraudster listing the favourite fake flash drive on ebay

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This leather-type flash drive listed on ebay by b.a.t.t.e.r.y is not 64GB and it wasn’t made in Japan – it is fake capacity and will corrupt users’ 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

December 5, 2009 at 5:40 PM

seller with suspiciously cheap USB flash on ebay

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We think the flash drives sold on ebay by seller cool_kaka (registered in China) are highly likely to be fake capacity. If we are right they will trash users’ files. You cannot tell the true capacity of flash memory items by looking at drive properties because fakes fool the operating system. The easiest way to check the true capacity is with the free program h2testw provided by a computer magazine in Germany.

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 1, 2009 at 9:15 PM

Another fake flash fraudster with private ebay auctions

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Seller supasei168 is yet another oriental fraudster using private auctions in the hopes of getting away with selling fake flash memory that will corrupt users’ data. Never buy flash memory items in private auctions – they are for the seller’s benefit not for yours!

Private auctions hide who bought what and make it difficult for anyone to know what negative feedback is actually about unless it is very carefully worded.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 1, 2009 at 12:56 PM

A bewitched 16GB USB flash drive on ebay??

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Seller salem-traveler seems to have chosen a rather appropriate ID for fake flash drive sales on ebay! Anyone who knows about Salem (in the USA) will probably know about the witch trials there in 1692 – featured in the Aurther Miller play “the crucible”.

However, there will be no witchcraft involved when buyers of flash drives from salem-traveler find that files mysteriouly vanish or become corrupted. It is simply a case of flash drives with small capacity memory chips (probably 2GB or under) programmed to display higher capacities to the operating system.

This is easily done – every flash memory item has to be programmed – fraudsters use the same tools as the manufactures of genuine flash memory, but they enter false information to fool unwary users. 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 fraudster in China listing flash drives on ebay

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The 16GB USB flash drives auctioned on ebay by power-item are highly unlikely to be genuine. They will probably have a real capacity of less than 2GB – once the true capacity is reached such drives corrupt users’ 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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 23, 2009 at 5:40 PM

Another fraudster from Singapore selling fake flash on ebay

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Seller best.bargain2009 is yet another Singapore based frauster singing the “made in Japan” song. The flash drive you see above is fake fake fakity fake and will trash users’ files.

This devious little fraudster started out with some “sales” to other fraudsters. Of course these were not real sales – no one paid anything and no-one received anything. A cheap way of building up false feedback for both parties. Then the seller stopped listing and waited for a while before putting up a new listing.

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

November 17, 2009 at 11:11 AM

Devious Hong Kong seller with too-cheap USB flash drives on ebay

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These 16GB USB flash drives from global_emart8 are far too cheap to be genuine. They will be fake capacity drives that will trash users’ files once the true capacity (probably 2GB) is exceeded. This devious seller has made items private in feedback so that who bought what cannot 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 7, 2009 at 12:33 PM

An ebay gremlin pretends fraudsters’ favourite is in the UK

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ghdnyue568

Gremlin fake flash seller ghdnyue568 is pretending these fake flash drives are in the UK. They are not – they are in China and when buyers use them they will corrupt their 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 30, 2009 at 1:00 PM

Hong Kong seller with incredible flash drive listings on ebay

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snoopyKOnarrowunlimitedsource2u09

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October 30, 2009 at 9:15 AM

Another gremlin listing the fraudsters’ favourite on ebay

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steven_zhang2009

These flash drives from steven_zhang2009 are fakes – the favourite model with fraudsters. They will corrupt users’ files after a while. Anyone who buys flash memory items should test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

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October 29, 2009 at 4:44 PM

Another seller in China with Spiderman suits and fake flash

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longbing_998

We wonder if there may be a connection between longbing_998 and ruijing016 – both sell Spiderman suits and so-called sexy cat suits of various types as well as fake flash drives. We wouldn’t touch flash drives from either of these sellers with a barge-pole.

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 14, 2009 at 12:15 PM

Another gremlin in China selling fake 64GB flash drives on ebay

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19710620

gremlin2sThis flash drive and the other models sold by 19710620 are certain to be fake capacity causing file loss and corruption. Seems that our fraudster friends are being rather bold at the moment and listing losts of 64GB fakes – thus causing a potentially huge data loss for their victims.

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

October 2, 2009 at 11:55 PM

Another ebay gremlin from China selling fake flash memory

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cicishop76

gremlin2s This flash drive is a very obvious fake – the Vaio name is only used for laptops not for flash drives! We think the memory cards sold by cicishop76 will also turn out to be fakes. Fake flash memory causes your data to vanish or become corrupt after a while.

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 30, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Seems we have a little ebay fraud ring based in Singapore here!

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xiao.zhu.zhu

We think we may have identified a Singapore based fraud gang operating on ebay. Our observation suggests that xiao.zhu.zhu is a member of the same fraud ring as de-registered sellers super.fast.2009 and fast.shipping.2009. Posts over the next couple of weeks will probably feature a few other suspected members of the singjapan gang. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 30, 2009 at 12:30 PM

Hong Kong based ebay seller with suspect 64GB flash drives

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intlshop4u

We suspect that this 64GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by intlshop4u will prove to be fake capacity – it seems rather too cheap to be a genuine 64GB drive. 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 24, 2009 at 1:00 PM

We think these 128GB flash drives on ebay USA are fake

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timeisexpressWe think these 128GB USB flash drives sold by timeisexpress (based in the USA) are great looking bling.

However, we don’t think they are really 128GB capacity – we think they are fakes that will corrupt people’s data after a while.

Seller timeisexpress sold the first two of these on September 20th:

The first one sold for $57.77 and the second for $169.50 (both free P&P).

If they were genuine the seller would have made a loss between the two – but as they can’t be genuine (according to our tech guys) then the seller has probably pocketed a tidy profit.

A member of the frankenflash project’s technical team tells us that the reason none of the genuine 128GB USB flash drives is a swivel type like this is that the circuit board is not long enough to accomodate the memory chips required for this capacity of drive.

We fully expect all flash drives sold by timeisexpress to prove to be dangerous fakes which will corrupt people’s 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 in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have purchased a false capacity device on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 24, 2009 at 8:00 AM

Cautious ebay gremlin builds up feedback score before fake sales

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gremlin2sIt seems that the Gremlin (fraudulent technology sales) ID usbquatos was carefully built up so that there was a big positive feedback score before embarking on fake flash memory sales.

The ID is registered on ebay China, no doubt by one of the familiar fraud gangs there who have been selling fake flash memory on ebay for a long time.

Money was invested in this ID (by selling cheap items at a loss) in order to build this positive feedback score as a buffer against the inevitable negative feedback that fraudsters eventually get.

It seems that our fraudster friends in China are hoping to hang onto this ID a bit longer than some of the IDs they have set up recently which began listing fake flash memory immediately they were registered.

We wouldn’t touch flash memory items sold by usbquatos with a bargepole and advise you to steer clear! 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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September 22, 2009 at 3:06 PM

Suspect UK ebay seller switches to private auctions

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returncentre

We first posted about returncentre early in July – at that time we thought the seller might be an innocent victim of a fraudulent supplier. We now think that this is a deliberate fraudster. The seller has switched to selling in private auctions around the time of our previous post – not the actions of an innocent seller.

These 32GB swivel type flash drives from returncentre are being sold too cheaply for it to be likely that they are genuine. The little stick-on capacity label is also a dead give away – used on a lot of the fake capacity drives coming out of China.

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 19, 2009 at 7:30 PM

Bold baby gremlin lists fraudsters’ favourite at 64GB on ebay

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fionasfox2009

gremlin2sThis flash drive listed by baby gremlin fionasfox2009 is very familiar to the frankenflash project. It is the fraudsters’ favourite model of flash drive and is always fake capacity – this causes users’ files to be lost or corrupted.

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 15, 2009 at 12:43 PM

Yet another baby gremlin on ebay selling fake flash drives it seems

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xinyugongsi

gremlin2sSeems like xinyugongsi is another new ID set up by fraudsters in China for the purposes of fake flash fraud. We think any flash memory from this seller 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 14, 2009 at 5:20 PM

Looks like yet another ebay gremlin from China to us

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lingwawa98982009

gremlin2sWe think lingwawa98982009 is a carefully built gremlin ID set up to defraud ebayers with fake capacity memory. A good feedback score was built up for this ID by selling headphones at a loss in auctions with a start price of 1p and free p@p.

Who sells headphones for 1p with free P&P in listing after listing? Fraudsters in China, that’s who! The seller is no longer listing headphones – the buffer against negative feedback is in place.

Now the seller only has the buy it now listing shown above for a 16GB flash drive – except it won’t be a 16GB flash drive – more likely 2GB programmed to appear to be 16GB to the operating system. The worst part for victims of flash memory fraud is not the money lost – it is losing things saved to these fake items that the user does not have copies of elsewhere.

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 14, 2009 at 3:10 PM

Another baby gremlin from China sells 16GB USB flash on ebay

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wangbogongsi

gremlin2sSeems like wangbogongsi is another new ID set up by fraudsters in China for the purposes of fake flash fraud. We think any flash memory from this seller 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.

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September 14, 2009 at 1:15 PM

Gremlin with private sale of fraudsters’ favourite USB flash drive

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wanwtanzdh

gremlin2sSeems the recently registered gremlin ID wanwtanzdh is another disposable one set up by our fraudster friends in China to sell as many of the fraudsters’ favourite fake 16GB USB flash drives as possible before being suspended.

The seller is using private sales to delay the inevitable suspension for fraud as long as possible. 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 11, 2009 at 4:16 PM

Baby gremlin sells favourite fake in private ebay sales

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jojie011

gremlin2sSeems the recently registered gremlin ID jojie011 is another disposable one set up by our fraudster friends in china to sell as many of the fraudsters’ favourite fake 16GB USB flash drives as possible before being suspended.

The seller is using private sales to delay the inevitable suspension for fraud as long as possible. 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 11, 2009 at 11:54 AM

You are only one click away from an expensive fake flash drive

ceo1shop

Powerseller ceo1shop registered on ebay Hong Kong seems to be a long standing ebay fraudster. This seller is apparently offering you an expensive way of losing and corrupting your files with this “8GB” flash drive which we are sure is fake capacity.

These are on buy it now at £23.74. You can buy a genuine 8GB flash drive from several UK websites for around half this. Do not buy flash memory (or, looking at feedback, almost anything else) from ceo1shop! Seems that this seller has a rather poor customer service record.

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 8, 2009 at 4:55 PM

Plenty of chance to destroy your data with these flash drives

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kuailedwo

Seller kuailedwo is offering ebayers of losing vast amounts of data with these “64GB” USB flash drives – all at amazing prices, but then of course they will be amazingly fake. Want to ditch all the family’s photos? Want to make your spreadsheets vanish? Better still – want an excuse for not doing your college assigments? Buy one of these and all this can be yours!

Photos gone, spreadsheets corrupted, no point in doing any asignments – if you’ve got one of these they can magically vanish at any time – just tell the tutor you saved them to the flash drive and they have disappeared!

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 2:59 PM

Another baby gremlin from China with a single listing on ebay

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huuuuup

gremlin2sThe ID huuuuup is obviously considered disposable by our fraudster friends in China as there is only a single multiple-item buy it now listing. We expect this is a hit and run operation – sell as much as possible from one listing before being caught. Even though the ID will no doubt be suspended by ebay in the end; the seller will still have made a profit as most ebayers take things on face value and don’t test their flash drives – very unwise indeed.

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 4, 2009 at 11:38 AM

This cunning gremlin delayed fake flash sales to build feedback

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candy_sujuan

gremlin2s This gremlin registered on ebay China on July 1st and spent several weeks building up feedback with loss-making items before listing any fake flash drives. Large numbers of nintendo styluses sold for 1p with free postage screams fraud to us!

It looks as though the first fake flash drives sold on 25th August so we expect these will begin dropping on buyers’ doormats around now.

The listings look very familiar to members of the frankenflash project (all models sold previously by suspended fraudsters now in fake flash jail) and we think this is an ID created by a known fraud gang in China.

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 3, 2009 at 3:05 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:

berrysenior09
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

Seller in Thailand with suspect 64GB flash drives on ebay

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kodaksrange1274

Seller kodaksrange1274 has a range of 64GB USB flash drives listed on ebay. We think they will all turn out 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 2, 2009 at 10:25 AM

Looks like an ebay gremlin with a carefully constructed ID

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alice_daphne_a

gremlin2sIt seems that the ID alice_daphne_a is not as disposable to our fraudster friends as some of the more recent gremlin IDs. Fraudsters who were suspended have been rushing to set new IDs recently as the water gets hotter for fraudulent sellers.

Gremlin IDS are set up to defraud ebay members out of money by selling fake capacity memory items that cause data loss and corruption.

Ebayer who buy these fake capacity item suddenly find they can’t open files on their flash drive, memory card or MP player – often too late to claim a refund even if they do find out the truth. Most probably just think the item has developed a fault.

This is not the case – the items have been fraudulently programmed to fake capactities. Once the true capacity (usually 2GB or less) has been exceeded there is nowere for the files to go except into the fake flash void! Most of the new IDs set up in China begin selling fakes immediately but with this one (registered in November 2008) feedback was carefully built up with cheap loss-making items before beginning on fraudulent sales.

The fraud gang we think this ID was registered by obviously hope to hang onto this ID a bit longer than most of the ones set up recently. 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 9:00 PM

Fraudsters’ favourite sold on ebay by seller in the USA

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jcarcache71

Having sold quite a number of the fraudsters’ favourite flash drive in fake 16GB and 64GB capacities USA seller jcarcache71 seems to be having a little rest at the moment. 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 1:02 AM

Looks like jolo002009 is another hit and run fraud ID on ebay

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We think that the ID jolo002009 is one of a number set up in August 2009 by fraud gangs in China. These ID’s are listing only one buy it now item. The idea seems to be to use these IDs to sell as many of the same item as possible before being caught and having the ID suspended by ebay.

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 27, 2009 at 5:26 PM

Suspicious listing on ebay for a “used” Corsair flash drive

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daisyuuAn ebay member drew our attention to item number 260465609735 listed by seller daisyuu. This item is apparently a used 32GB Corsair Voyager flash drive. The seller says this in the listing:

USED GIG STICK, I HAVE BOUGHT A EXTRA MEMORY DRIVE FOR MY COMPUTER SO DO NOT NEED THIS, I HAVE HAD IT FOR 2 MONTHS,STILL AS NEW LIGHTLY USED ALL WORKS ETC,STORES AND READS 32gb,

Corsair 32GB Flash Voyager USB Pen Drive

We are inclined to agee that this looks a bit suspect. If you were selling such a high capacity flash drive (even if it was slightly used) wouldn’t you try to take a better picture than this?

Apparently this seller claims to be a university lecturer. Hmm – I would not want to be a student who had a lecturer who seems so ignorant!! I would be demanding return of my fees within a couple of weeks of starting my course.

The lecturers in the frankenflash project have never “picked up a few more from my students, lovely producct” as daisyuu claimed in an email. Students are usually stampeding to buy flash drives from lecturers, not handing them over because they don’t need them!! Guess what – we think this seller is a fraud!

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 9:09 AM

Another ebay seller in china offering fraudsters’ favourite

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fastship-seller

This flash drive offered fastship-seller is the fraudsters’ favourite – easily programmed to any fake capacity. Anyone buying one will eventually suffer data loss and corruption. 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 24, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Looks like yet another fake 16GB flash drive from China

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wsklbiox120

We think this is yet another listing from one of the well known fraud gangs in China. We expect that flash drives sold by ebay member wsklbiox120 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 24, 2009 at 7:19 AM

Fraudsters’ favourite flashdrive in private ebay auction

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happy_wedding_dress_on_my_store2008

Seller happy_wedding_dress_on_my_store2008 is using private auctions to sell the fraudsters’ favourite flash drive. We are sure this ID is one of a ring of IDs being used by the same fraud gang in China.

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 4:45 PM

Is fraudulent ebay seller heqingfen2009 lying low now?

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heqingfen2009

Reports to sosfakeflash have confirmed our suspicion that the 16GB DataTraveler flash drives sold by heqingfen2009 (an ebay seller registered in China) are counterfeit and fake capacity – not only that, apparently some have viruses:

heqingfen2009-negs

The seller is not currently listing anything on ebay – probably lying low and waiting for the dust to settle! 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 21, 2009 at 11:00 PM

Another new ebay ID in China lists fraudsters’ favourite flash drive

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gbp_591

Here we go again with another new ID gbp_591 (new sheeps clothing for an old fake flash wolf we think) listing the all time favourite flash drive for fraudulent reprogamming to fake capacities. This seller seems to have been suspended quickly by ebay. 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 21, 2009 at 4:09 PM

Yet another new ID in China selling fake capacity flash drives?

vcbmiolkl

In our opinion the flash dirives offered on ebay by vcbmiolkl simply have to be fake capacity – you can’t sell real 16GB flash drives on abay at this price. 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 19, 2009 at 1:08 PM

64GB DataTraveler 150 from UK ebayer is probably fake

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ahmredwan

We suspect that the 64GB DataTraveler 150 flash drives being sold by ahmredwan will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. An ebay member tried to warn the seller but it seems the seller paid no heed. This type of drive should have an individual serial number which can be used to verify the drive if it is genuine. Sellers should check that drives are genuine before selling them otherwise they risk negative feedback, suspension of their ebay account and possible prosecution from fraud.

Every time you sell an item on ebay you are agreeing to take full responsibility for the item you sell. If you sell a fake it is no good burbling about your supplier – it is your responsibility as a seller to ensure your items are genuine. 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 17, 2009 at 10:00 AM

100% GENUINE?? We suspect these are 100% counterfeit!

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jz5147

Seller jz5147 claims these 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives are 100% genuine. We suspect otherwise. Buyers can check the serial numbers with Kingston to find out.

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 14, 2009 at 5:28 PM

Another suspect seller in China offering flash drives on ebay

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jun_ting1218Seller jun_ting1218 offers several models of flash drive in buy it now listings on ebay including the fraudsters’ favourite (shown left) – this drive is a favourite because it is both very attractive and extremely easy to program to false capacities. This seller cleverly built up a huge feedback score with jewellery before listing flash drives which we are almost certain will turn out 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 4, 2009 at 3:53 PM

Looks like another fraud ID in China to us!

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mememao9898

Looks like we have another carefully set up ID from one of our favourite flash fraud gangs in China here. None of the feedback at the time we noticed this was for flash memory. Seems that the mememao9898 ID was set up using a familiar pattern. Sellers build a defensive wall of positive feedback by selling cheap items (often at a loss) to delay the inevitable suspension when buyers start to find out that the flash memory items from the seller are 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.

UPDATE 09/10/09
This fraudster has now changed ID to 123456wowo123456 – obviously hoping to slip under the radar!

Written by fightflashfraud

August 3, 2009 at 4:58 PM

Ebay member in Australia with a range of fake 64GB flash drives?

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torquayleatherAn ebay seller based in Australia seems to have sold several models of fake capacity “64GB” USB flash drives including the leather one shown here. Anyone who bought a flash drive from this seller is at risk of lost or corrupted data.

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 2, 2009 at 11:16 PM

This 16GB flash drive on ebay from China seems a bit too cheap

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zhangshouchao88

We suspect that zhangshouchao88 is a very carefully built ID from one of our fraud gangs. This ID was registered in China on April 14th and had a 100% feedback score of 312 when we spotted this item. It seemed too cheap to be genuine so we had a look at this seller’s other offerings. We see a lot of familiar fake capacity drives listed. We also see that all feedback seemed to relate to jewellery items.

We strongly suspect that the Don of fake flash may be behind this ID – you can learn a bit about this fraudster and his team on the sosfakeflash blog. They are very cunning and have sold fake flash memory items on ebay for a long time.

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 1, 2009 at 7:02 PM

Seller ionedream appears to be selling fake capacity flash

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ionedream

Information received by the frankenflash project suggests that this 8GB flash drive from seller ionedream is fake capacity – only 2GB. 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.

This seller has now changed ID and is continuing with sales as i_1st_store

Written by fightflashfraud

July 28, 2009 at 12:54 PM

An extremely cheeky fraudster in India stole our picture

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ramkumar_4817

Seller ramkumar_4817 is without doubt a fraudster infringing Kingston’s copyright by selling counterfeit flash drives. This cheeky fraudster is using an image created by a member of the frankenflash project to sell them. So the fraudster has infringed our member’s copyright too! The fact that ramkumar_4817 has seen our blogs just proves that this is deliberate fraud on the part of this devious and unscrupulous person.

The image was created to alert people to an obvious sign on some Kingston DataTraveler 150 counterfeits – the lack of engraving. The presence of engraving is not proof of a the drive being genuine (some counterfeits have been engraved) though lack of engraving is proof of it being fake.

As this is a classified ad all sales will take outside ebay and (in this case) in cash – so no buyer protection whatsoever! A member of the frankenflash project reported this to both ebay and Kingston but we doubt if ebay will do anything and suspect that Kingston may not be able to take action without assistance.

In the body of the listing by ramkumar_4817 the text reads:

Description (Note that ebay always puts this on all listings: Seller assumes all responsibility for listing this item.)

We are selling kingston 64 gb DT150 Pen drive
The item comes with bill
It also comes with 3 yrs Kingston warranty
Min order is 10 pieces

10 pen drives – 11600
20 pen drives – 18600
50 pen drives – 39600
100 pen drives – 73600

We deliver the items in cash on delivery basis ………..
Please get us a query if you are intersted…….
Only limited pieces…please rush up if you need…….

Happy Buying…………..

The prices are impossibly low – a certain fraudster!!

Written by fightflashfraud

July 26, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Very suspect listing for DT150 from ebayer in Argentina

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darko_sport

This listing from darko_sport looks highly suspect to us – we doubt very much if these are genuine and we don’t think the serial numbers will check out with Kingston.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 25, 2009 at 1:40 AM

Has this UK ebay seller been shopping in fake flash land?

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mario_stavrou112As the model on sale here is one of the most popular with fraudsters for re-programming to fake capacities we wonder if mario_stavrou112 has been shopping in fake flash land.

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 24, 2009 at 3:48 PM

USA ebay seller lists DT150 flash drives at auction with 1cent start

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Who could afford to list a number of items as expensive as a 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drive at auction with a start price of 1cent? Seller gormankens78usa (registered 3rd July 2009) apparently can! This makes us think the seller has been shopping in fake flash land and that these are highly likely to be counterfeit. If they are genuine there will be a unique serial number which can be used to confirm authenticity with Kingston. We urge all buyers of high capacity Kingston drives to do so, wherever they were purchased. If you don’t you are at grave risk of file loss and data corruption.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 20, 2009 at 12:15 PM

Another suspect ebay seller registered in China

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urgentshipping2u

Seller urgentshipping2u built up a huge postive feedback by listing cheap items at a loss. This is a common technique used by fraudsters in China to protect themselves against being quickly de-registered when ebay members begin to discover the flash drives they bought are fake capacity and start leaving negative feedback. We strongly suspect that flash drives from this seller will prove to be fake capacity. As always 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.

UPDATE 02 December 2009
This seller has been suspended by ebay – if you bought flash memory from urgentshipping2u test immediately with h2testw and claim a refund from paypal quickly if it’s fake!!

Written by fightflashfraud

July 19, 2009 at 5:45 PM

New ebay member in China lists one of the usual suspects

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godnessyoulove_688

Registered with ebay in China on July 1st seller godnessyoulove_688 has listed a very familiar drive. To date we have never come across one of these that is genuinely 16GB and we don’t think this one is either.

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 18, 2009 at 3:40 PM

Yet another ID in China listing an old favourite of fraudsters

chm_2009

This model of flash drive is listed by almost every fraudster on ebay operating out of China. We think that chm_2009 is yet another of these. You can’t sell genuine 16GB flash drives on ebay for £10 and make a profit. In fact it’s very difficult to find any you could sell at under £20 unless you can buy and sell in absolutely massive quantities with a tiny profit margin. Buyers beware – flash drives at fabulous prices are fabulously fake capacity and will cause your files to vanish or become corrupted.

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

July 15, 2009 at 10:27 AM

SOSFake Flash – How MP Player Fakes Continue To Be Sold On eBay!

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The problem of fake, false Capacity MP Players continues on eBay. It is growing worse! With permission from SOSFakeFlash we are reprinting their article on the subject. It demonstrates just how serious the problem really is!

Published at SOSFakeFlash On July 9th, 2009

tyeru2007tyeru2007 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) MP Players. Registered in China, tyeru2007 sold more than 2400+ and has earned over £29000!

There are so many frauded buyers out there! Just how many will be smart enough to learn the truth? Generally there is nothing technically wrong with MP Players sold on eBay. The device is not defective! The issue is the memory chip! It has been reprogrammed to lie about it’s real capacity – THAT eBay buyers is why you are having problems. You can’t put all your music on the player according to the advertised capacity, there is no place for it on the memory chip!

We find it both sad and alarming that so many buyers of mp players are deceived. There is so much money being made at your expense. Please read the articles on mp players listed here. You have a decision to make. Do you want these sellers to continue making fabulous profits and for eBay and PayPal to enjoy their cut? Or do you feel that it should be stopped? Every person can make a difference.

2649Over 18 months ago, an ebay member was frauded. That ebayer, like you began to research on the internet, where education on the subject of fake usb flash drives, mp players and memory cards begins. The victim was horrified and started to contact other ebay members to see if they to suffered the same fate. It was not long before 1 became 2, became more. The fight against this fraud began!

So you found this website? It exists as part of the FrankenFlash Project, started by those victims. Is it useful to you? A lot of work and effort is involved. Victims help. They sign on for a tour of duty. They contribute, fight back and then make room for new people to take their place. Every victim can do something, even if it is only leaving negative feedback for a fraudster or reporting their fake to us. Others patrol and alert on suspect sellers. Every little effort makes a difference. A lot of people feel that they get satisfaction in fighting back. No one likes to be frauded. Some have suffered terrible data loss with usb flash drives and memory cards.

It is less severe for MP Players, you can always download music files again to a real mp player – all you lose is your money, your time and end up learning a lot in your quest to try and make your mp player become it’s true capacity size. That can even be fun! You learn a lot.

Unfortunately there are some eBay members who suffer a terrible financial loss. These are buyers who though they could sell them on local markets and make a good profit. Times are hard and many people are looking for ways to put bread on the table. A lot of people think that buying mp players from the orient inexpensively is the solution. It is a hot item! It is also difficult to obtain in a many country’s at a price people can afford. For these eBay members the consequences are devastating!

If you bought 20 or 50 or sometimes a 100, imagine the horror awaiting you! The fake flash mp player seller knows this. They will twist your tail! GOD help you if you dare to leave negative feedback! They will demand you leave glowing positive feedback and then to add insult to injury only refund you a 1/4 of the price you paid, excluding shipping and handling. That is when they chose to be nice to you. Otherwise they will hide behind Paypal’s skirts and eBay’s too, ordering you to return the fakes. The cost in postage back with insurance and tracking, is terrible in some countries. Frequently they will make sure you send back to an address that doesn’t exist, so they can for once say truthfully, they never received the items. Not a penny will you receive back!

Perhaps you are not sympathetic to someone who buys in volume to sell in their little shop. We are. They did not expect such fraud exists on eBay. they only wanted to feed their families. Having spent so much money they had no choice but to bow to the fake flash fraudster. That is where you come in! You bought because of all the nice positive feedback. You thought it was safe! Little did you know that many were forced into leaving positive feedback and therefore digging the hole you fell into.

You can do what they could not. You can use your feedback to leave the truth! You can also fight back with the same nastiness! Report your fake flash sellers mp players to eBay. Go to every listing and at the bottom of the page, report it! Over and over and over again. Until eBay can’t handle another email.

The only way to stop fake MP Player sellers in the Orient is to fight back! Spend a few evenings making their lives a misery as they have done for so many others. Contact buyers. Report their listings and post any to any internet site you can find that deals with the subject of mp players. Return to your fake flash seller the full measure of what they did to you. If this is not done, they win, you lose. We in the FrankenFlash Project will just grow old, our fingers worn to pencil stubs, fighting a problem that will not end. Do you feel that greed should rule?

Important Reading:

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

Don’t forget to leave the calling card of “SOSFakeFlash” and “H2testw” in your feedback to help others. Do not change your feedback to get a refund – you will only create more victims.

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Written by KittyFireFlash

July 13, 2009 at 3:46 AM

This 16GB flash drive from China seems too cheap to be genuine

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gaojizhang

We don’t think anyone could possibly sell a genuine 16GB flash drive for £10.58 with free P&P on ebay and break even. This leads us to conclude that gaojizhang is probably yet another fraud ID set up by one of the old familiar fraud gangs in China.

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.

UPDATE 11 AUGUST
This seller has been suspended from ebay for selling these fakes – get your refund claims in quick!

Written by fightflashfraud

July 12, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Devious ebay sellers listing 16GB flash drives as if in the UK

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caoyingying36

Both seller caoyingying36 (sample listing shown above) and chenchunming36 have listed identical 16GB flash drives that have been proven to be fake capacity time and time again. These devious sellers with very recently registered ebay IDs are listing their items as being in the UK. This doesn’t fool us – but it may have fooled many unwary ebayers into thinking their items are ok. We are fairly certain these are fake capacity flash drives, but at the time of writing we have no proof.

As always 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 9, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Seller of fake Sony on ebay continues to ply his wares in France

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pleobymanb

We first warned people that these flash drives were fake on the fakeflashnews blog on May 13th. None of the buyers had realised they had fakes at the time of that report but since then 4 ebayers have left negative feedback saying these are fake. We don’t understand why this ebayer has not had his account suspended for selling these counterfeit Sony drives. Sony have never made a 32GB flash drive – so if you see one advertised on ebay we can assure you (whatever it looks like) that it is fake. We strongly suspect that this seller’s MP players will also turn out to be fakes.

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

July 8, 2009 at 11:22 AM

Another new fraud ID registered in China?

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tangyong200906999

This supposed 16GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by tangyong200906999 is almost certain to be fake capacity. We strongly suspect that this is yet another ID registered by one of the fraud gangs in China who have been selling fake capacity flash memory on ebay for a long time.

Scam merchants have robbed thousands of ebayers not only of their money (bad enough) but also of their computer files – much worse! Sometimes the fake memory items sold by these con merchants infected buyers’ computers with viruses (worse still) – ebayers please wake up!!

If you buy flash memory at a fantastic low price you will get a fantastic fake item. Your purchase will cause data loss and corruption. Not only that – in some cases it may even damage your computer.

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

July 7, 2009 at 11:55 AM