Browsing All Posts filed under »Counterfeit Flash Drives«

Buying A Kingston DataTraveler DT200 128GB Flash Drive On eBay? What You See Might Not Be What You Receive. Have a look.

March 26, 2010 by


Are you impressed with the low prices for Kingston DT200 usb flash drives on eBay? The great art work and pictures? Those photo’s can be deceiving. If you paid a low price for your DT200 you might get a counterfeit like this:

Current Prices For Genuine Kingston DataTraveler 200 128GB USB2.0 Flash Drives DT200/128GB And For Fakes – A Guide

March 21, 2010 by


The best prices for Kingston Data Traveler 200 128GB flash drives? Prices range from $10 to $510 US. The lowest discounted price for genuine ones, TechReporters found on March 20, 2010 was $376 US. Can you buy them cheaper? Of course you can.

Is eBay Cracking Down On Fake DT200 Kingston Flash Drives Being Sold On eBay?

March 16, 2010 by


A victim who purchased a DT200/128GB Kingston Flash drive from eBay fake flash memory seller beautiful-love365 received this notice from eBay:

Counterfeit DT200 8GB 16GB 32GB Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash Drive Fakes Invade Canada. FakeFlashNews From The FrankenFlash Project.

March 10, 2010 by


Canada joins other countries around the world struck by the Kingston DT200 counterfeit usb flash drive plague. Not on eBay in Canada this time, instead items have been discovered for sale in Ontario on Kijiji Mississauga. A vigilant reader alerted the FrankenFlash project sites. You can read the short version of his story in this […]

SOSFakeFlash New Update On The Battle Against Fake Memory Products Sold On eBay 20100219

February 20, 2010 by


eBay victims have defeated fraudulent Powerseller, xprodeal. An eBay powerseller based in China with a high feedback score of 13641 this id used private auction listings to hide sale of fake usb flash drives, mp players and memory cards. High score and private auction listings could not protect xprodeal from his frauded buyers this time. […]

Is PayPal Changing Position About Returning Counterfeit Flash Memory Items To Fraudulent eBay Sellers As A Condition Of Refund?

February 9, 2010 by


SOSFakeFlash and eBay members have been battling against fake (false capacity) eBay Sellers of MPx Players, usb flash drives and memory cards for almost two years. Early on, PayPal did not understand the issue and many victims lost their claims and refunds.

Li Hing Lung counterfeit Ring Operating On eBay. Flash Memory Fraud.

January 3, 2010 by


Counterfeit rings for flash memory on eBay continue to grow. FlashFakeCentral recently released a list of eBay seller id’s implicated in Counterfeit rings – selling false capacity flash memory products. How Many Fake Flash Memory Seller Counterfeit Rings Detected On eBay By SOSFaKeFlash? December 2009 Not revealed are the counterfeit rings these id’s belong to. […]

Fraud On eBay – The Top 25 Countries Impacted By Fake Flash Nand Memory Products

December 27, 2009 by


SOSFakeFlash has just released a list of the top 25 countries receiving fake (false capacity) mp3 mp4 players, usb flash drives and memory cards. Read: eBay – Top 25 Countries Frauded. Fake Flash Memory Items Available On Ebay. 200912 Visit SOSFakeFlash to learn how you can fight against fraud. You will find the article Fake […]

Report Flash Memory Fake Capacity Sizes Sold On eBay. Demand for 16GB Down, Up For 32GB 64GB According To SOSFakeFlash. Fraudulent Sellers Adapt To Market Demands.

December 23, 2009 by


SOSFakeFlash tracks the selling of mp3 mp4 players, memory cards and usb flash drives sold on eBay that are false capacity. Commonly known as “Fakes”, these flash memory items are reprogrammed to report a larger capacity then the actual flash memory storage chip(s) can hold. eBay members who have been frauded, report in to the […]

How Counterfeit Transcend, Sony and Sandisk Memory Cards Are Hidden On eBay. Fake Flash Memory Sellers Find New Ways To Avoid Detection. SOSFakeFlash Report.

December 15, 2009 by


Transcend, Sony and Sandisk are patrolling eBay listings to spot counterfeits and fakes for their flash memory cards. They force eBay to remove the listings for fraudulent sellers immediately. Kingston Technologies also patrols for their usb flash drives, based on eBay member intel sent to them. So what are fake flash memory sellers doing to […]

SOSFakeFlash Status Report – Fake False Capacity Memory Items Sold On EBay. Current Situation October 2009.

November 7, 2009 by


According to SOSFakeFlash, the sale of fake false capacity flash memory products is out of control on eBay for usb flash drives, mp3 mp4 players and memory cards. Read their report: Fake Flash Memory On Ebay Escalates. SOSFakeFlash Status Report 20091031. Fake Memory Cards, MP3 MP4 Players, USB Flash Drive PenSticks. How To Fight Against […]

eBay Kingston DT150 64GB DataTraveler Counterfeits Escalating. SOSFakeFlash Advises Avoid eBay For DT150!

November 4, 2009 by


There is a surge in Kingston DT150 64GB counterfeits being sold on eBay. DT150 32GB is also implicated. Most listings are eBay sellers based in the Orient but not all. Not only are they “counterfeited” but these usb flash drives contain flash memory chips altered to lie about their real capacity and use grade C […]

What Happens To Fake Flash Memory USB Pen Sticks PayPal Demands You Send Back To The eBay Seller?

October 11, 2009 by


So you bought a fake on eBay – a usb flash drive advertised as 8GB 16GB 32GB or 64GB. You discovered the truth after testing with H2testw. You file a dispute with PayPal. PayPal email robots demand that you return the counterfeit flash memory device to the fraudulent seller as a condition of refund. PayPal […]

Buy A Kingston DT150 64GB Or 32GB DataTraveler At Best Internet Price!

September 15, 2009 by


You can buy a Kingston DT150 64GB usb flash drive for only £19.99! Why pay more? Also offered, DT150 32 usb flash drive for under $25 US. Shipping is worldwide and is free. There are no charges for postage and packing. Why pay more?

eBay Scam Seller golden20090517 Identified As A Member Of Counterfeit Ring Zhonghuanyun (cao you)

September 12, 2009 by


SOSFakeFlash reports a new id in the Zhonghuanyun (cao you) counterfeit ring operating on eBay – golden20090517. This id is currently selling false capacity memory cards to eBay members using private auctions. Four eBay id’s have been detected in this ring so far: golden20090517 sellasera68258 sfrankish5872 yazmin_yenthe_bay

Did You Buy A Corsair USB Flash Drive On Ebay?

September 9, 2009 by


If you bought Corsair USB flash drive on eBay you will want to read, Corsair USB Flash Drives – Buying And Selling – A Guide just published by FlashChipTutor at FlashDriveFacts.

SOSFakeFlash Beware Fake USB eBay Sellers List Grew To 589 For July to August 2009!

September 9, 2009 by


SOSFakeFlash publishes a list of eBay sellers who sell fake false capacity usb flash drives, memory cards and mp players. It includes sellers who also sold brand name counterfeits. There are counts against the seller from victims clever enough to discover the truth. The list even allows people to see the sellers negative and neutral […]

Fake USB flash drives on trademe (run by ebay?) in New Zealand

September 7, 2009 by


A victim of fake flash memory in New Zealand alerted the frankenflash project to the fraud being perpetrated on a site we think is run by ebay. The site is A quick look at this site a few days ago revealed a number of fraudulent listings:

eBay Fraud – Heng Fung House – Home To eBay Counterfeit Ring – Lei Sio Hong. Connected To The Don Of Fake Flash In the Orient – 3ToTrade. SOSFakeFlash Investigation.

September 2, 2009 by


Room 1921, a place false capacity usb flash drives, mp players and memory cards slip into their mailing envelopes to begin their journey. Destination? All four corners of the globe. Mission? Destroy files and data. Objective? Earn large sums of money through fraud, ruin the reputation of eBay, destroy consumer confidence in flash memory based […]

Ebay Massive Fraud – rtechrocks685625 Sells More Than 1,300 Of the Oldest Classic Fake USB Flash Drive On eBay!

August 25, 2009 by


rtechrocks685625 just won’t stop frauding eBay members with false capacity usb flash drives. His speciality is 16GB advertised capacity delivering only 2GB! It means consumers will lose their files. On August 18, 2009 SOSFakeFlash Published:rtechrocks685625 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China showcasing the complete collection offered by this seller.   How many of this […]

eBay Scams – How Fraudulent Sellers Try To Fight Back Against eBay’s Seller Ratings To Avoid Suspensions

August 16, 2009 by


eBay Sellers who sell fake (false capacity) MP Players, memory cards and usb flash drives are trying a new technique to out run frauded buyers on eBay. SOSFakeFlash is calling it the “Mix” – it is a new way to try and beat eBay’s system. When sellers on eBay engage in fraud, buyers have one […]

How To Sell Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash Drives With False Capacity Chips. The case of uk-choice eBay seller and independent Website ukmobi.

August 5, 2009 by


Some sellers will do anything to make money. The case of uk-choice and ukmobi demonstrates just how far a seller will go to sell and offload false capacity usb nand technology to consumers causing data loss. This recent case first published at SOSFakeFlash demonstrates that sellers are often ignorant of the technology they sell and […]

Consumer Awareness – Proving A Fake USB Flash Memory Pen Drive Stick Pen To Be False Capacity – A Visual Example – Guide Made Easy

August 1, 2009 by


A Fake usb flash drive, is a memory pen stick that has been digitally altered – reprogrammed to lie to an operating system about the real size of it’s flash nand storage chip. Once you exceed true capacity of the chip, you begin to loose files. People do not suspect the real reason, thinking it […]

Suspect Sandisk Cruzer fleur drives listed on ebay

July 31, 2009 by


A number of sellers listed these flash drives on ebay at prices we consider rather too low for them to be genuine – we suspect they came from fraudulent wholesalers in China. Here is a screenshot showing the price of a 4GB model on the Sandisk site: An ebay member who bid and won one […]

ebay Fake Usb – The FrankenFlash Project Fights The Fraud

July 27, 2009 by


Did you buy a usb flash drive on eBay? A memory card? An MP Player? Watch Out! The probability that you purchased a fake – false capacity item is extremely high! If you bought an advertised capacity of 512 MB,01 GB,02 GB,04 GB,08 GB,16 GB,32 GB,64 GB,120 GB,128 GB,500 GB you need to do your […]

Massive Ebay Fraud Memory Cards – Counterfeit Ring Ehong Xuxin China And Hong Kong – Sellers zjlee08 – fengfeng_joy2008

July 19, 2009 by


SOSFakeFlash had uncovered a new counterfeit ring on eBay selling fake memory cards. The false capacities are 16GB and 32GB. Generic and Transcend 32GB Fake memory cards have been sold to unsuspecting eBay buyers. Update July 24th, 2009. fengfeng_joy2008 has changed his id name to happyyaoyao2009 as a result of articles published by the FrankenFlash […]

MP Players eBay – Cheap Bargains or Fabulous Fraud and Profit? SOSFakeFlash Education Week

June 24, 2009 by


Is eBay the place to buy MP Players cheap? Can you get a 8GB or 16GB or 32GB Player on eBay for less that $40 or $50 US? SOSFakeFlash is launching an education week for consumers. Recently they launched an general education week on fake and counterfeit memory devices sold on eBay: SOSFakeFlash Consumer Education […]

Contrefaçon possible 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150

June 13, 2009 by


Nous pensons que cette commande instantanée énumérée par nadin357 est probablement la capacité fausse – personne ne pourrait se permettre de risquer le listinh quelque chose cette des coûts plus de 60 euros en gros avec un prix de début de 1 euro ! Examinez toute la mémoire Flash avec h2testw Rapportez dedans au flash […]

Is this Kingston Datatraveler 150 on ebay France counterfeit?

June 12, 2009 by


We think this is a counterfeit 64GB DataTraveler 150 – if it is genuine Kingston will be able to confirm this as each one has an individual serial number. Perhaps seller tralinon should get on the phone and check with Kingston. We can’t see how ebayers could possibly afford to list real ones at auction […]

How Did Get Reported As A Seller Of Counterfeit Kingston USB Flash Drives?

June 12, 2009 by


Victims of false capacity usb flash drives search the internet for information and help. Google searches have sponsored links to help pay for providing you with a free internet search service. The website used the sponsored links service to rise high in searches. So how did this seller get caught? You will find this […]

Did your Kingston DataTraveler 150 corrupt and lose files??

June 11, 2009 by


Over the last couple of months huge numbers of counterfeit 32GB and 64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives have been advertised on the Internet. These mimic the appearance of the real ones but there are some clues that can help you identify a counterfeit even before you buy. The first one is that the fakes seem […] Said To Sell Counterfeit Kingston Flash Drives

June 10, 2009 by


Complaints against have been received by the FrankenFlash Project. Buyers are reporting Kingston USB Flash drives purchased are fakes. Is this so? And who is willing to confirm this? You might be very surprised.

FAKE 16GB 32GB 64GB – Conversations Between A Fake Flash Seller and A Victim – The Truth About the Scam Exposed

June 9, 2009 by


Why are fake usb pen sticks, MP players and memory cards sold on eBay? The false capacity ranging from 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB 60GB 64GB 120GB 240GB 260GB 360GB to 500GB sizes. One size is advertised but the true size is much smaller! You buy a 16GB MP player but only get 2GB or […]

390 eBay Sellers of Fake MP Players – USB Flash Memory Stick – Memory Cards Documented In SOSFakeFlash’s Report!

June 6, 2009 by


The FrankenFlash Project has just released a new edition of the fake flash sellers report on eBay! This report is one that victims have been patiently waiting for. There are 390 eBay sellers with almost 1,500 fake usb memory sticks, mp players and memory cards shown. It covers the period from April 2008 to May […]

SOSFakeFlash Annouces Consumer Education Week To Fight Fraud on fake mp players, usb flash drives and memory cards

June 5, 2009 by


SOSFakeFlash Announces Consumer Education Week To Fight Fraud on fake up players, usb flash drives and memory cards. The FrankenFlash Project is alarmed at the escalation the selling of these devices. Consumers are made victims each day in over 63 countries. After 15 months of investigation it is clear that consumers are ill informed. As […]