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Archive for September 29th, 2009

We suspect these 128GB Kingston DT 200 drives are counterfeit

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kclauson82

We suspect that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed by seller kclauson82 on ebay USA will prove to be counterfeit. Serial numbers for these can be checked with Kingston to verify genuine DataTraveler drives – we don’t think Kingston will verify these. In fact we know they won’t as they are the wrong colour for the capacity state – so really we know for a fact they will be counterfeit.

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 29, 2009 at 11:59 PM

We can gaurentee this flash drive on ebay is fake.

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frendbuy

Ukranian seller frendbuy says in the listing for this patently fake Kingston:

New Kingston datatraveler 128GB USB Flash with quarantee

The only things that can be guarenteed about this flash drive is that it was not made by Kingston, it is not 128GB and anyone using one will end up with lost and corrupted files. Despite being advised to the contrary this seller insisted these were genuine. Some people just won’t listen!

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

September 29, 2009 at 9:30 PM

Yet more gremlins with the fraudsters’ favourite.

gremlin2sHere are more fraudster IDs on ebay selling the classic fake leather and metal flash drive shown in hundreds of posts on this blog. We have little doubt that the ebay IDs weixin1088fa, wumeijialian_518 and comewithrich belong to one of the familiar fraud gangs.

We are totally fed up with ebay’s lack of action about all the fraud that goes on on their site.

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 29, 2009 at 7:15 PM

Possible counterfeit Corsair flash drive listed by UK ebay member

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stuartcyoung

We suspect that the 32GB Corsair Voyager flash drives advertised on ebay by seller stuartcyoung could be counterfeit. If they are genuine then the seller has taken a huge risk in listing them in auctions with a 99p start price. If they are counterfeit they will be fake capacity and will corrupt users’ files after a while.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

September 29, 2009 at 4:45 PM

Buyers of fake flash drives on ebay did not notice they were fake

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libellenfang2

On July 1st we posted a warning about flash drives sold by libellenfang being fake but so far not a single buyer seems to have tested their flash drives, so all have been fooled by what the operating system shows. The flash drives previously sold were in the same packaging as the one shown above but were the swivel type.

This one is the fraudsters’ favourite – sold in all sorts of fantastic fake capacities. Eventually buyers will find themselves with files mysteriously vanishing or becoming corrupt. The seller may well be unaware that the flash drives being sold are fake.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

September 29, 2009 at 2:27 PM

Gremlin in China sells 64GB Kingston DT150 on ebay

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gongdanhua0268

gremlin2sThese 64GB Kingston DataTraveler drives from Chinese gremlin seller gongdanhua0268 will probably have been removed from sale from ebay by the time you read this.

Kingston are putting a lot of pressure on ebay to remove these counterfeit flash drives from sale – unfortunately there are often quite a few sold by the time the listings vanish. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

September 29, 2009 at 12:00 PM

Seller in Austria listing a range of suspect flash drives on ebay

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isis-line

Seller isis-line (based in Austria) seems to have been on a shopping trip to fakeflashland and come back with the fraudsters’ favourite shown above and some other familiar models of flash drive. We suspect all will turn out to be fake capacity drives which cause data loss and corruption. The seller may be unaware that there is likely to be a problem with the merchandise – perhaps some kind ebayer in Germany will warn isis-line.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 29, 2009 at 10:00 AM