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Archive for October 31st, 2009

Another fraudulent ebay seller with fake Kingston flash drives

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weixin1088fa

Seller weixin1088fa is yet another fraudster from one of the gangs in the far east who sell fake flash memory. The 64GB Kington flash drive shown above is counterfeit and fake capacity – not Kingston and not 64GB. Fakes appear to have the capacity stated when you look at the properties but this is far from the truth.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

October 31, 2009 at 8:47 AM

If this Sony flash drive is genuine then why use a private auction?

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sharky1378 If this 16GB Sony USB flash drive and the 8GB one listed for sale by sharky1378 are genuine we wonder why the seller is using private auctions. This makes us suspect that these may be counterfeit and fake capacity items that trash users’ files.

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

October 31, 2009 at 5:52 AM

Suspect Kingston flash drives listed by ebayer in the USA

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eplus09

We doubt that the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drive listed by USA seller eplus09 on ebay are genuine. We think they will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. Genuine DT150 drives have individual serial numbers that can be checked with Kingston.

We advise everyone to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

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

Two models of obviously counterfeit flash drive on ebay Australia

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Seller gjr1961 has listings for two models of 64GB USB flash drive on ebay Australia. Both models are patently counterfeits as neither Kingson nor Sony make these 64GB models. Read the rest of this entry »