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Archive for July 8th, 2009

Looks like a proper joker in the United States selling fake Kingston

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jgatihi1645

An ebay member (registered in in the United States on June 5th 2009) jgatihi1645 listed this item for sale. Is this seller joking? The picture does not show a 128GB Kingston. The 128GB model looks nothing like this, is not generally available yet, costs over $500 and is a special order item with a waiting list! This seller also shows a picture of the 64GB Kingston DT150 but is selling as a 16GB drive in one listing???

Is this seller suffering from some sort of learning difficulty or memory disorder? We certainly wouldn’t buy a flash drive from this person! We suggest anyone who bought a Kingston flash drive from this seller contacts Kingston immediately – they will be able to advise whether or not you have a genuine item. We are sure we know the answer – we think they will say it is fake.

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Written by fightflashfraud

July 8, 2009 at 6:20 PM

Fake 32GB Kingston flash drive on ebay India

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callconnect2008

This flash drive listed by ebay member callconnect2008 on ebay India is fake capacity and will cause users’ files to become lost/corrupted. We suggest anyone who bought one of these tests their drive with h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

July 8, 2009 at 6:01 PM

Obvious fake 64GB DataTraveler from UK ebay seller

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textiles.planet123

This item from textiles.planet123 is a well known fake capacity flash drive that has been widely sold on ebay. We suggest anyone who bought one of these tests their drive with h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

July 8, 2009 at 3:04 PM

UK ebayer auctions off an odd mixture of flash drives

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damtowers

UK ebay member damtowers seems to have acquired a very mixed bag of flash drives somewhere (car boot sale perhaps?) a few of which are shown above. These are being auctioned off on ebay – looks as though some may be genuine but others seem to be fake. As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 8, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Seller of fake Sony on ebay continues to ply his wares in France

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pleobymanb

We first warned people that these flash drives were fake on the fakeflashnews blog on May 13th. None of the buyers had realised they had fakes at the time of that report but since then 4 ebayers have left negative feedback saying these are fake. We don’t understand why this ebayer has not had his account suspended for selling these counterfeit Sony drives. Sony have never made a 32GB flash drive – so if you see one advertised on ebay we can assure you (whatever it looks like) that it is fake. We strongly suspect that this seller’s MP players will also turn out to be fakes.

As ever 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 8, 2009 at 11:22 AM

Is this 64GB DataTraveler 150 genuine? We doubt it!!

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stockcenterml2009
Is this flash drive listed by ebay member stockcenterml2009 (registered in Brazil on 03/07/09) genuine? We are fairly certain it is not. No one should buy high capacity Kingston flash drives on ebay – or anywhere else on the Internet, other than from approved suppliers – otherwise you are almost certain to get a counterfeit/fake capacity item. Genuine Kingston drives of this type have individual serial numbers which can be verified with Kingston – buyers should always check!

UPDATE 9TH JULY
This seller is no longer a registered user – we think Kingston may have had the seller removed – if you bought from this seller get your paypal claim in quickly.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 8, 2009 at 9:30 AM

Are ebay/paypal trying to keep users safe? – we don’t think so!!

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After many months of alerting ebay to fraud on their site we have come to the conclusion that the claims made about buyer protection are (for the most part) empty rhetoric. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

July 8, 2009 at 12:00 AM