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Archive for September 13th, 2009

Is this 32GB DataTraveler 100 flash drive sold on ebay genuine?

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sue.234

We wonder whether this 32GB DataTraveler 100 flash drive sold on ebay by sue.234 is genuine or not. It just seems a little too cheap to us which makes us uneasy. Serial numbers for high capacity Kingston flash drives can be checked with the company to ensure they are not counterfeits.

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

September 13, 2009 at 10:50 PM

These flash drives on ebay are fakes

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surejay123

These are not genuine 64GB Kingston – this model is not made in 64GB capacity. Seller surejay123 (registered on ebay France) has been shopping in fake flash land. The seller may not know they are fakes. 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.

Fake 32GB Kingston DataTraveler on ebay India

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cool_items86

The 32GB version of this flash drive is orange not green – the flash drives sold by cool_items86 on ebay India are counterfeit and fake capacity.

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

September 13, 2009 at 6:20 PM

These 16GB flash drives on ebay USA seem a bit too cheap

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rawpower371

We think the 16GB flash drives listed by rawpower371 are too cheap to be genuine and suspect they may turn out to be fake capacity drives purchased by the seller from a fraudulent supplier. The seller may be unaware there could be a problem.

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

September 13, 2009 at 4:15 PM

We doubt that these flash drives on ebay are genuinely 128GB

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rbsimba

We very much doubt that these are genuinely 128GB flash drives as there are only currently a limited number of models of this capacity available and we have not come across this one elsewhere on the Internet. We could possibly be wrong about this but we will be very surprised indeed if they prove to be 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

September 13, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Ebay member continues listing fakes despite warnings

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scotty_vhs

Ebay member scotty_vhs was warned by at least two other kind ebayers that these were not faulty but counterfeit. At least one of the ebayers pointed out that selling these was illegal and gave the seller advice about getting a refund from the supplier. It seems neither of these members got any response from scotty_vhs.

Apparently scotty_vhs is a rather selfish person whose only concern is trying to get some of the money outlaid on these back and hang the consequences for anyone else. 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

September 13, 2009 at 1:30 PM

Sandisk flash drive sold on ebay seems a bit cheap

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biggincarp

This Sandisk flash drive was sold by biggincarp for a rather lower price than we would expect which makes us wonder if they could be counterfeits purchase from a fraudulent wholesaler. These should have individual serial numbers which can be checked with Sandisk to ensure they 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

September 13, 2009 at 11:29 AM