Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Posts Tagged ‘Sony Vaio USB flash drive

Beware of 128GB flash drives from ebayer 10begreen

Anyone who buys either the notorious leather and steel model of flash drive or the Sony Vaio flash drive listed on ebay by 10begreen will find that the USB flash drive corrupts their files because it is 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.

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bjselectronis auctioning fake 32GB USB flash drive on ebay

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The 32GB USB flash drive in this ebay auction from bjselectronis is a fake capacity counterfeit that 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.

Sony Vaio flash drive from ebayer potingroup2010 will corrupt files

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There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive. Sony do not use the Vaio name for flash drives. The USB flash drive in this ebay auction from potingroup2010 is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. The same applies to any other flash drive being sold as Sony Vaio.

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.

mr_buywise fake 64GB leather & steel Sony Vaio flash drive

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The picture in this ebay listing for a supposedly 64GB USB flash drive from mr_buywise has every possible indicator imaginable (bar one) that what we have here is a fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files. What makes us so certain that this is a fake? Here are some pointers:

  • There is no such thing as a Sony Vaio flash drive – they are all fakes from China.
  • All the leather and steel type flash drives tested by ourselves and others were fakes
  • Flash drives in this type of packaging (with or without Sony or Vaio names) were fake

So what is the one fake flash drive indicator we don’t see in this particular ebay listing?
The shiny capacity sticker that we see on many of them.

If you see a flash drive with any of these fake flash signatures be sure you are looking at a fake that 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.

32GB Sony Vaio flash drives sold on ebay by dongxiaowu6210

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There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – they are purely an invention of fraudsters in China. The flash drives sold on ebay from dongxiaowu6210 are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone buying one will find it corrupts their files after a while. This seller has been suspended by ebay for selling fakes so if you bought from this seller the item will have vanished from your won list.

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.

Obvious fake 128GB flash drive in ebay auction from chiva16

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This supposedly 128GB USB flash drive listed at auction on ebay by chiva16 has just about every hallmark of a fake capacity flash drive that we have ever seen! We could write you a guarantee that this USB flash drive corrupts files!!

Come along fake flash spotters – what can you see in this picture that makes us totally certain this is 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.

Obvious fake 64GB flash drive sold on ebay by nyor1 – beware of this seller

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Here is an interesting case of a fake flash drive sold on ebay. The supposedly 64GB USB flash drive on the left was sold on ebay at auction by nyor1 for 33 euros with 4 euros postage charge – it seems that someone doctored the picture used in the listing to remove an obvious pointer to the fact that it was fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files!

What do we think was removed from the picture in photoshop or some other image editing program? Why the Words Sony and Vaio of course!! If you are interested in checking what we’ve said you should be able to find the original listing for the next three or four weeks by searching for item number 220623415179 on ebay and can compare the listing picture there with other listings we have reported as Sony Vaio fakes of this type.

Our conclusions? We suspect the picture was probably doctored by nyor1 rather than whoever the drive was purchased from. If we are right, then this seller may be “testing the water” to see what he or she can get away with. If so, the seller is worth watching for future fraudulent activity. So far there is only one victim – but that’s where it alway starts!

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.