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Archive for August 14th, 2009

Is this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler on ebay USA genuine

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powerseller878

Are the 64GB Kingston flash drives offered by powerseller878 genuine Kingston? We suggest buyers check the serial numbers with Kingston. If they are genuine then Kingston will be able to verify this. If not then they will be fake capacity and buyers will end up with lost and corrupt data after a while.

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August 14, 2009 at 8:40 PM

Another ebayer in Australia auctioning 64GB DT 150’s

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rubberuler

We think it very unlikely indeed that the 64GB DataTraveler 150 flash drives from rubberuler are genuine. Buyers can check the serial numbers with Kingston to find out. We think they will find that they are counterfeits. Counterfeits cause data loss and corruption.

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 14, 2009 at 6:14 PM

100% GENUINE?? We suspect these are 100% counterfeit!

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jz5147

Seller jz5147 claims these 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives are 100% genuine. We suspect otherwise. Buyers can check the serial numbers with Kingston to find out.

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 14, 2009 at 5:28 PM

Known ebay fraudster safe2star now listing memory cards!

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safe2star

Seller safe2star is a known fraudster who has been selling fake MP Players for some time – you can see the ones the frankenflash project has evidence about on the sosfakeflash blog. The listing above indicates that the seller has now added memory cards to the repetoire of fakes being sold on ebay.

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 14, 2009 at 2:58 PM

64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 in auction on ebay Australia

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giibbo

We are fairly certain that the DataTraveler 150 flash drives listed for sale by giibbo are counterfeit. Serial numbers can be checked with Kingston to find out whether or not these drives are genuine.

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 14, 2009 at 1:03 PM

Are these 16GB USB flash drives from China genuine?

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buyaolian0912

We wonder whether or not these flash drives listed by seller buyaolian0912 are genuine or not. If they are then this is indeed an unusual seller as almost all the flash memeory items coming out of China are fake capacity. A statement in the seller’s listing indicates that buyaolian0912 is not entirely honest however:

The item will be delivered by Airmail or Registered Airmail and stated as gift with lower price.

Stating that it is a gift and giving a lower value is a way of evading duties – this makes us suspicious. 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 14, 2009 at 10:24 AM

This 32GB Sandisk flash drive on ebay seems too cheap

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07ninja

We think this 32GB Sandisk is a bit too cheap to be genuine and suspect it could be counterfeit. Seller 07ninja may not be aware that there could be a problem with the drive – if it is counterfeit it will be fake capacity and cause data loss and corruption after a while.

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 14, 2009 at 8:06 AM