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Bought a 32GB Kingston micro SD card on ebay from surfmurok?

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A buyer has reported to us that a 32GB Kingston Micro SD card purchased on ebay from surfmurok was a fake capacity counterfeit – capacity was 4GB not 32GB! If you bought one of these you are advised to test immediately with h2testw as you are at risk of losing your photos, videos or whatever once you save more that a couple of GB to one of these.

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.

32GB Kingston micro SD cards from jacky_bowen not found on Kingston web site.

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As there seem to be no micro SD memory cards above 16GB listed on the Kingston web site we suspect that the SD cards being auctioned on ebay by jacky_bowen will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits. If these micro SD cards are fake capacity counterfeits then buyers will find themselves with lost and corrupted files. Our thanks to tax for pointing out 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.

32GB micro SD cards sold on ebay by jianzhong_6666 likely fakes

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We are pretty certain that the 32GB micro SD cards sold on ebay by jianzhong_6666 will turn out to be 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.

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September 25, 2010 at 12:16 AM

Test memory cards bought on ebay from eshop_168 immediately

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We have reason to think that the memory cards sold by eshop_168 are likely to be fakes which corrupt files. Anyone who bought a memory card on ebay is strongly advised to test it with the free program h2testw as we think you run the risk of data loss and corruption if you use it. Most of the flash memory items sold on ebay by those registered in the far east (Hong Kong, China and Singapore) turn out to be fake capacity which corrupts files.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Test memory cards sold on ebay by sagesconn with h2testw

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An ebayer reported to us that he bought one of these 32GB micro SD/TF SDHC memory cards from sagesconn and found that the real capacity was only 2GB – here is what this ebayer had to say about it:

Thought I was buying from a reputable UK-based seller at a realistic price with this one (£79.98).

Device failed write tests at around 2GB and upset my HTC Desire Android phone, just like the fake Hong-Kong device I reported previously. This arrived in apparently good Kingston packaging. I’ve reported the issue to Kingston-Technology Europe who requested good-quality photos of the item and packaging.

The seller has already given me a PayPal refund. Looking at his other listings of similar devices at silly prices he must know he is selling fakes.

Initially we thought the ebayer was probably wrong about seller sagesconn knowing that he is selling fakes – a lot of ebay sellers don’t test their flash memory items to ensure they are genuine and don’t even know that there is such a thing as fake capacity flash memory. Often they do not know the true cost of flash memory items.

However, it was obvious that this ebayer was entirely right about some of the memory cards from sagesconn being sold at silly prices. We though the seller might not know it, but were pretty certain that sagesconn bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets that sell fake capacity and counterfeit flash memory items which corrupt files.

Investigations and developments since the buyer first reported this listing to us have made us wonder whether (although the seller refunded the buyer) this could possibly be yet another case of deliberate fraud. We are not going to present these findings here – but they may be presented to the UK police.

Here, however, is something that anyone can check out with reference to the card the buyer reported:
Kingston does not sell 32GB microSDHC cards, the highest capacity on the Kingston site is 16GB.

Examination of the card and packaging showed that there was a miss-spelling on the back of the pack – not uncommon with fakes – along with a few other things that were suspect. Kingston confirmed that the card was fake and sagesconn no longer seems to be listing these. However sagesconn has not removed the dodgy looking listings for other memory cards.

We strongly advise sagesconn to remove all ebay listings for memory cards as all are likely to be fake capacity – and where a brand name is involved (as in the case of the card that was reported to us) also counterfeit. The seller should check the cards and refund anyone who already bought a fake.

Selling counterfeit items is a criminal offence in the UK and sagesconn could face a prison sentence if convicted of this in court.

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

August 21, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Test flash memory items sold on ebay by wangyu_mei9080 with h2testw

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The 32GB Sandisk flash drives in this ebay listing by wangyu_mei9080 seem a bit too cheap to be genuine. We think that they will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits. This seller has a number of listings for flash drives and memory cards and we advise anyone who bought from this seller to test immediately with h2testw as we think they are likely to be fakes which 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.

ebayers beware: flash memory items from greatsportscn likely fakes

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As seller greatsportscn has sold a large number of Kingston and Sandisk memory cards on ebay at prices that seem a bit too low for them to be genuine we think that they are fake capacity capacity counterfeits. Fake capacity flash memory corrupts files. The USB flash drives from this seller may also 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.

suspect 32GB micro SD cards sold on ebay by budikstore

We suspect that the 32GB Topram micro SD cards listed on ebay by budikstore will turn out to be fake capacity and fake capacity flash memory items corrupt files once the real capacity is full. We think this memory card will start to corrupt photos (or music or whatever is stored on it) once around 2GB has been saved to it. Do not be fooled by what the operating system shows – fakes are programmed to report a false capacity to the operating system.

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 19, 2010 at 8:17 AM

waterloo1900 is another ebayer reselling fake flash bought on ebay

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The leather and metal model of USB flash drive in this ebay listing from waterloo1900 is notorious – always fake capacity and corrupts files. It seems that this is yet another ebayer who buys up fake flash memory items on ebay and re-sells them. We are pretty certain any flash memory from this seller 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.

Test flash memory sold by ebayer stokwynda with h2testw

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Seller stokwynda has auctioned quite a number of flash memory cards (SD and micro SD) on ebay. If they are genuine then the seller made a loss on quite a few auctions. There is, of course, the possibility that stokwynda bought them from a fraudulent supplier; in which case they will be counterfeit and fake capacity. For peace of mind and to avoid ending up with corrupt or lost pictures (or other files) we strongly suggest buyers test their cards to make sure they are genuine.

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: test flash memory from seller auijokp with h2testw

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We are pretty certain that the 16GB USB flash drives and 16GB micro SD cards sold on ebay by auijokp are 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.

Test memory cards from ebayer stayhere_2012 with h2testw!

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We are certain that the memory card sold in this ebay listing from stayhere_2012 is fake capacity and corrupts photos, videos and other 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

May 12, 2010 at 6:37 AM

suspect memory cards sold on ebay by targetbid201088 – test with h2testw

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We consider ebay seller targetbid201088 highly suspect and think that the memory cards sold in private ebay auctions are fake capacity. A fake flash memory card corrupts files (video, photos or whatever) – if you bought from this seller test your card immediately.

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

May 11, 2010 at 10:15 PM

Test flash memory cards from ebayer xiaoyanzi0111 with h2testw!

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We suspect the memory cards sold on ebay by xiaoyanzi0111 are counterfeit and fake capacity and a fake capacity memory card corrupts photos or any other files saved to it 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.

32GB memory cards from ebay seller bidme.now11 are bound to be fake

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The 32GB memory card sold in this listing by bidme.now11 looks rather familiar to us at fightflashfraud. We are sure that it will prove to be fake capacity. The ebay ID bidme.now11 seems to belong to a rather devious fraud gang that fightflashfraud has been watching for some time. We think that this memory card corrupts photos and anything else saved to it once the true capacity is exceeded.

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 9:30 AM