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Archive for May 12th, 2009

Another listing for fake 64GB Kingston in Australia.

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foxxxxxxxxxy

Here we have another ebayer based in Australia who seems to have bought fake 64GB Kingston USB flash drives from a fraudulent Chinese wholesaler. In fact use of the same picture suggests that it came from the same wholesaler as the ones listed by seller mattacalcio in Italy. Anyone who buys fake capacity flash drives will eventually lose all their files. Perhaps a kindly ebayer in Australia will tell foxxxxxxxxxy that these are fake and tell the seller to test them with h2testw. Any seller who finds they have bought fake Kingston from a wholesaler should report the matter to Kingston. All the fakes that are floating around on the Internet are harming the company’s reputation. If you bought one you should test it immediately with h2testw – you are at grave risk of losing your files!

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

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Written by fightflashfraud

May 12, 2009 at 10:16 PM

ebayer in Italy sells obvious fake 64GB Kingston in private auction

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mattacalcio An ebay member registered in Italy has listed a very obvious fake 64GB Kingston flash drive. Seller mattacalcio has listed 17 of these in a private auction. This suggest to the fightflashfraud team that the seller may well know these flash drives are fake. If you bought one of these test it immediately with h2testw, leave a comment here and report your fake to sosfakeflash so that it can be recorded in the fakes database.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

May 12, 2009 at 4:20 PM

Power seller lists suspect 64GB flash drive on ebay France

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01selection

Seller 01selection, based in France, has listed a very suspect looking 64GB flash drive. The buy it now price is too little for the drive to be genuine for one thing. For another thing every flash drive we have come accross in this packaging (commonly used by Chinese fraudsters) was fake. The seller probably got these from a fraudulent wholesaler in China and may not be aware they are fakes but the fact that buyer IDs are hidden indicates otherwise. Hiding buyer IDs when selling flash drives is normally a sign of deliberate fraud. If you bought one you should test it immediately with h2testw – you are at grave risk of losing your files!

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

Written by fightflashfraud

May 12, 2009 at 1:55 PM

UK ebay member lists a very obvious fake 64GB flash drive

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ilike2fuk The tiny picture used in a listing for a fake 64GB does not disguise the fact that this is a fake. An ebay member reported this item to the team and he is quite right. This is a fake capacity drive. Seller ilike2fuk says that it is ideal for storing films, music and data – fightflashfraud says it is ideal for losing you films music and data! If you bought one you should test it immediately with h2testw – you are at grave risk of losing your files!

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

UPDATE This seller has now relisted this, removed the picture and is giving 10% of the ill gotten gains to Cancer research! Ooh he must be a nice person then – we don’t think!

Written by fightflashfraud

May 12, 2009 at 9:39 AM

Suspect 64GB Kingston listed by ebayer in Australia

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olds0416

Is olds0416 someone that can afford to risk a huge financial loss by listing genuine 64GB Kingston flash drives that would have cost over one hundred Australian dollars with a start price of 99p? We suspect these are counterfeits produced by fraudsters in China. The seller probably bought them from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers in China at a lot less than a genuine drive would cost.

Unfortunately though they look like the real Kingston drives the resemblance is purely cosmetic. For a start the counterfeits have a tiny amount of memory (and some don’t even have a flash chip in them at all) – using one will cause the buyer to lose their files. Some poor ebayers lost all their family photos using such drives. Irreplacable. Perhaps someone should warn the seller and suggest downloading h2testw and testing the drives. If you bought one you should test it immediately with h2testw – you are at grave risk of losing your files!

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

Written by fightflashfraud

May 12, 2009 at 3:45 AM