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Archive for November 15th, 2009

128GB Kingston USB flash drives on ebay Australia are too cheap

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sell.007

These 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives sold by sell.007 on ebay Australia are far too cheap to be genuine. We think they were bought from a fraudulent wholesaler and will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. Such drives trash users’ files. Seller sell.007 may be unaware of this. Serial numbers for genuine Kingston DT 200 drives can be checked and verified with Kingston but we don’t think they will verify these.

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.

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UK ebay seller offers bulk lot of fake Kingston USB flash drives

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kingcantona

The Kingston flash drives in ebay listing no 260506394163 are without doubt counterfeit and fake capacity. We suspect the seller using the ID kingcantona may be aware of this and that this may be the reason for the bulk sale rather than listing them individually. If they were genuine serial numbers could be verified with Kingston but we are certain they won’t verify these.

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

November 15, 2009 at 8:34 PM

More counterfeit fake capacity 64GB “Kingston” on ebay

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nick-1012

The 64GB “Kingston” USB flash drives listed by seller nick-1012 (registered in Austria) were not made by Kingston and will not have a capacity of 64GB. They are fake! They will corrupt users’ files.

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.

This 64GB USB flash drive is fake fake fakity fake

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datadeals-4u This flash drive listed on ebay UK by datadeals-4u is one of the famous leather type fakes that has been sold on ebay and elsewhere for a very long time.

Any flash drive of this leatherette and steel type over 4GB is certain to be a fake that will corrupt your files.

Flash drives of any type whatsoever that come in the packaging shown here will also be fake and will trash your data 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 15, 2009 at 4:43 PM

Devious singjapan gang launch another fraud ID on ebay

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my-mobile999
The ebay ID my-mobile999 is a new addition to a devious fraud gang based in Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

November 15, 2009 at 2:28 PM

There is no such thing as a Sony Vaio flash drive!!

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firestarter001

This 64GB Sony Vaio memory stick / USB flash drive listed for sale on ebay by firestarter001 (a seller registered in Austria) is fake fake fakity fake. The trademark Sony Vaio is used only for laptops, not flash drives and Sony do not sell flash drives of this capacity. The unlucky winner of this auction will end up with corrupted files.

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.

5 genuine 64GB Kingston USB flash drives for this price? Somehow, we don’t think so!!

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mali3501

As we understand things it costs Kingston more to manufacture 5 of their 64GB DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives than seller mali3501 is charging. This (and the fact that the seller is registered in Malaysia but the flash drives are in China) lead us to think that mali3501 entered into a drop-shipping arrangement with one of the many fraudulent suppliers in China.

The use of drop shipping means that an ebay seller never actually sees the items they sell. This is probably ok for cheap fashion jewellery or clothes but is very dangerous when it comes to flash memory!

WARNING TO ALL EBAY SELLERS

BEWARE OF GETTING INVOLVED IN DROPSHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS WHEN IT COMES TO FLASH MEMORY. YOUR CUSTOMERS WILL BLAME YOU WHEN THEIR FAKES FAIL AND THEY LOSE THEIR VALUED PHOTOS, DOCUMENTS, VIDEOS OR WHATEVER!

High capacity Kingston flash drives should all have individual serial numbers which can be used to verify genuine items with the company. We don’t think that Kingston will verify these as genuine. 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.