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If 16GB Sandisk flash drive is genuine ebayer warjar1840 may make a loss

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If this Sandisk flash drive is genuine then warjar1840 risks making a loss by auctioning it on ebay – that said, it seems that this seller lists everything at auction with a start price of 99p. Given that fact, maybe this USB flash drive is genuine – if so, perhaps someone will get 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 4, 2010 at 3:55 PM

Are this USA ebay seller’s Sandisk flash drives genuine?

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Seller neatstuff6070 has a number of auctions for Sandisk flash drives and we wonder if this seller may be yet another who fell into the trap of buying from a fraudulent supplier. If these flash drives came from a fraudulent wholesale outlet they will be counterfeit, fake capacity and will corrupt files. If they are genuine then a test with h2testw will confirm they have the stated 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.

8GB Sandisk Cruzer flash drive on ebay UK a bit on the cheap side

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Given the fact that instead of dropping (as it did until around autumn last year) the price of flash memory chips is rising we find the buy it now price in this ebay listing by UK seller christrio71 a bit on the cheap side. Unless this seller managed to grab old stock at a bargain price from somewhere we can’t see how he or she could make a profit if these 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

March 6, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Are this UK ebay seller’s 2GB Sandisk flash drives genuine?

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We don’t see how UK seller rick.b123 could sell genuine new 2GB Sandisk microskin flash drives quite this cheaply on ebay and make a profit, given the fees charged by ebay and paypal along with the postage costs. Even the cheapest e-tailers (who buy in the thousands) charge more than £4.50 for these.

This leads us to suspect they could be counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier. If they were purchased from a fraudulent supplier they will be fake capacity flash drives. A fake capacity flash drive 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

March 4, 2010 at 10:03 AM

If 4GB Sandisk flash drive on ebay Australia is genuine ebayer risks making a loss

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If this 4GB Sandisk USB flash drive is genuine then seller labsew risks making a loss on the sale. If it is not a genunine Sandisk flash drive then it will be fake capacity and will corrupt files. We notice that this seller has a lot of different models of flash drive for sale. If one proves to be fake then it is likely that all will be fake.

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

February 25, 2010 at 9:18 AM

Feedback comment suggests we may be right to suspect this seller on ebay of selling fake flash memory items

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Feedback from someone who bought the memory card shown in the listing above suggests that we could be right to suspect that ebay seller easy-digital-store (registered in Hong Kong) is selling fake flash memory items. This seller offers Sandisk memory cards and Sandisk flash drives. We have an uneasy feeling that they are fakes – but we might be wrong.

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 auctions Sandisk USB flash drives – are they genuine?

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Ebay member 2010andyrach has listed a number of Sandisk USB flash drives on ebay at auction, a risky strategy (especially as the auctions only run for three days) if these are genuine because the seller is likely to make a loss. If the flash drives are not genuine then they will corrupt files as all counterfeits are also 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 10, 2010 at 5:11 AM

Bulk sale of 20pcs of 2GB Sandisk USB flash drives on ebay USA

We find this listing by 0913phoenix on ebay USA a bit odd. What business would choose to auction a bulk lot of 20 Sandisk USB flash drives on ebay at start price that is only a quarter of the retail price? However, as the seller seems to have loaded the postage costs a bit maybe he or she will break even if there are enough bids – let’s hope that if the buyer tests them with h2testw they prove to be 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 9, 2010 at 1:10 AM

If this UK ebayer’s flash drives are genuine they may sell at a loss

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If the flash drives listed on ebay by seller bignobrob are genuine then the seller risks making quite a loss by listing with such a low start price. We suspect they could well be fake capacity items which will trash users’ files. The seller may be unaware of this possibility.

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.

If this Sandisk flash drive is genuine the seller risks a loss

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If this 8GB Sandisk USB flash drive is genuine then UK ebay seller cheekey8629 risks making a loss on the item by selling it at auction with a low start price. If it is not genuine then it will be fake capacity and will corrupt the buyer’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 testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

If this 16GB Sandisk flash drive is genuine ebay seller risks a loss

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If this is a genuine 16GB Sandisk Cruzer flash drive then seller tedunn1979 risks making a loss by auctioning it. If it is not a genuine Sandisk then it will corrupt users’ files.

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.

64GB Kingston DT200 drives sold by this UK ebayer must be fake!

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The fightflashfraud team didn’t notice the listings for 64GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives by UK seller dropship2009 until after all three listed had sold. These simply have to be counterfeit (and therefore fake capacity causing file loss and corruption) as you simply cannot buy genuine ones, even wholesale, at the prices these sold at.

We think the seller probably knows they are fakes as private listings were used. Private sales hide what was sold so that no one knows what a feedback comment is about unless buyers decide to put something like “fake 64GB DataTraveler failed testing with h2test” in a comment.

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.

Are these 8GB Sandisk USB drives on ebay UK genuine?

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rat2725cars

These 8GB Sandisk USB flash drives seem a little on the cheap side and we wonder how rat2725cars could possibly make a profit at £13.00 with free P&P. The only way we can see this being possible is if rat2725cars has buying power similar to a large Internet based retailer like newegg.com.

The big e-tailers like newegg buy in huge bulk and sell with a small profit margin. We can’t see that anyone on ebay could easily compete with them, given the ebay and paypal fees involved in each sale.

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

November 20, 2009 at 5:23 PM

Suspect Sandisk USB flash drives listed on ebay UK

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andcad1

We suspect that the 32GB Sandisk USB flash drive in the listing above and the 16GB Sandisk USB flash drives listed by UK seller andcad1 could be counterfeit and fake capacity. The seller may be unaware that there could be a problem with 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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

These 16GB Sandisk flash drives on ebay seem a bit cheap

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mar_direct

These 16GB Sandisk flash drives sold by mar_direct seem a little on the cheap side. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 14, 2009 at 4:30 PM

Seller in Germany auctions 16GB Sandisk flash drives on ebay

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der-preisknacker1987

If the 16GB Sandisk flash drives listed on ebay Germany by der-preisknacker1987 are genuine the seller is risking a loss by auctioning them as they could easily be sold at a loss. 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 28, 2009 at 3:44 PM

This ebay member risks making a loss if these are genuine

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bullock1616

If the 2GB and 4GB Sandisk USB flash drives listed by bullock1616 are genuine this seller lists making a lost by listing them all in auctions at a 99p start with £1.50 P&P.

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 6:18 AM

Seller using private listings to sell flash drives on ebay

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wpw21wpw

We wonder why, if the flash drives sold by wpw21wpw are genuine, the seller is using private listings. 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 22, 2009 at 10:00 PM

Ebayer auctions 4GB Sandisk Cruzer flash drives on ebay

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david1young

Unlike some sellers auctioning flash drives it seems that so far (asuming that they are genuine) seller david1young has at least managed to break even in auctions for these 4GB Sandisk USB flash drives.

Nevertheless, this seems a very risky strategy for anyone with genuine new flash memory items. This seller has only managed this by setting the postage rather on the high side but if a few sold at the start price the seller would make a loss.

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 22, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Are these 4GB Sandisk Cruzer flash drives on ebay genuine?

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jds-gold-numbers

If these 4GB Sandisk Cruzer flash drives are genuine then seller jds-gold-numbers seems to be selling these at a loss overall by auctioning them with such a low start price.

If I found myself making a loss on most of the flash drives I sold by auctioning I’d swap to buy it now and choose a price that gave me a small profit margin – wouldn’t you?

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 21, 2009 at 9:00 PM

16GB Sandisk Cruzer flash drive listed at auction

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morton7471

If this flash drive is genuine seller morton7471 risks losing money on the sale by listing it at auction. 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 7, 2009 at 7:03 PM

We wonder if the Sandisk flash drives from this seller were genuine

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1703ronB Are the Sandisk Cruzer flash drives sold by 1703ron genuine?

If so then we are fairly certain that the seller will have made a loss on sales.

As always we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

If your testing confirms you have a false capacity device please:
Report in to SOSFakeFlash with information and test results

Written by fightflashfraud

August 1, 2009 at 9:31 PM

Are these sellers’ flash memory items genuine or not?

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Sellers tomyaho, ramwardo and hoodox have a lot of Sandisk flash memory items listed on ebay. Some of them seem rather too cheap to be genuine as far as we can see. Could they be counterfeit and therefore fake capacity? We won’t know until buyers test their items. 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 3:01 PM

This Sandisk flash drive seems a little too cheap to be kosher

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novilive

Given that the price of this flash drive direct from sandisk is £17.99 we don’t see how anyone could obtain them cheaply enough to sell at this price if they were genuine. We suspect that ebay seller novilive bought these from a fraudulent wholesaler supplying counterfeits. The seller may be unaware of this. A number of sellers seem to offering these at similarly low prices. If you bought a Sandisk Cruzer drive on ebay for a low price there is a good chance it is counterfeit and fake capacity.

You can check the true capacity of flash memory items with the free program h2testw. Fake capacity items look as though they have the capacity stated when you look at them in the operating system due to fraudulent programming so never trust what the operating system says. Test your flash memory items before you save anything to them – you are at risk of file loss and corruption if you have a fake.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

July 31, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Sandisk Cruzer 4GB fleur model targeted by counterfeiters?

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As you can see from this screenshot from the Sandisk site the price for this drive direct from the manufacturer is £17.99. An ebay member drew our attention to the fact that these are being sold on ebay for around £7.00. The profit margins on flash memory are not generally large enough to allow a reseller to make a profit selling flash drives for this much less than the manufacturer so we find these listings suspect.

We call on all sellers to check with Sandisk whether their supplier is authorised – we suspect that these were supplied by fraudulent wholesalers in China. The other thing both sellers and buyers should do is to test all flash memory items wth h2testw

Written by fightflashfraud

July 28, 2009 at 10:13 AM

Suspect listing by ebay seller in the USA for a Sandisk flash drive

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simgen

This seller in the USA has listed a number of 16GB Sandisk flash drives at auction with a start price of 1 cent. If the flash drives offered by simgen are genuine the seller is risking a loss on every drive as bid prices for flash drives are artificially low. The reason for this is all the cheap fake capacity drives available at prices you could never get a genuine flash drive for. This makes us wonder whether this will turn out to yet another counterfeit. 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 25, 2009 at 12:41 AM