Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Top rated ebay seller gosourcing looks like a fake flash fraudster to us

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Top rated ebay seller gosourcing (member since 25-Mar-10 in Hong Kong) gives the location of the 16GB Sandisk Ultra Backup flash drives in this ebay listing as London, UK. Somehow we don’t think so!! We think this seller’s items are exactly where gosourcing is – in China, the source of fake flash memory items! We are sure that any USB flash drives sold by gosourcing will be as fake as the item location in this ebay listing.

Any fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drive (or any other fake capacity flash memory item) corrupts files after a while – once the real capacity (much smaller than advertised) is full there is nowhere for files to go.

There are a few lessons for ebay buyers here:

  1. Don’t be misled by the fact that someone is a top rated seller; lots of fraudsters are.
  2. Always check seller feedback thoroughly; don’t just go by the general feedback score.
  3. Check that item location & seller location match; if not, the seller is probably fraudulent.
  4. Beware if flash memory items seem to be bargain price – they may well 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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

September 3, 2010 at 4:55 PM

This Sandisk Ultra Backup flash drive on ebay seems too cheap

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budzikovski

The 16GB Sandisk Ultra Backup flash drives listed by budzikovski on ebay seem a bit on the cheap side for this particular model – if they are genuine then they are a bargain.

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 23, 2009 at 9:00 AM

Listings by this ebayer for 32GB USB flash drives seem dodgy

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2009batfink If these 32GB USB flash drives listed by new ebay seller 2009batfink are genuine why is there no mention of the fact that it is a Sandisk Ultra Backup in the listing?

Sandisk is a respected and reliable brand – if you were selling genuine Sandisk flash drives would you not mention the brand in your listings? We would!!

We suspect that the lack of any mention of Sandisk may have something to do with the warning notice shown below.

This notice comes up when you try to list certain brand name items, including Sandisk flash drives, on ebay.

It is one of the few things ebay does to try and prevent counterfeits being listed on the site.

Be aware that counterfeit flash memory is always fake capacity and therefore dangerous to your files – eventually they will be lost/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.

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Are these Sandisk Ultra Backup flash drives on ebyay genuine?

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fxtronics

The Sandisk Ultra Backup flash drives sold on ebay by fxtronics seem a little on the cheap side. These are either a bargain or counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent wholesaler in the Orient. 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.

Are these 16GB Sandisk Ultra Backup USB flash drives genuine?

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upsydaisy0560 Are the Sandisk Ultra Backup USB flash drives sold by upsydaisy0560 at auction genuine?

If they are we think the seller is very likely to be making a loss. The price of one of these direct from Sandisk is around £58 and the profit margins on flash drives for re-sellers are (unlike some consumer goods) fairly modest.

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 5:06 PM

This 32GB Sandisk seems too cheap to be genuine

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aitch1

We think that (as this model normally costs around £100) that the buy it now price in this listing by aitch1 is rather on the low side. We can’t see that aitch1 could sell at this price and make a profit if the drives 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

July 27, 2009 at 11:40 AM