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Archive for November 17th, 2009

Fake 64GB flash drive stuffed in a Kingston pack!

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av_turk

This 64GB USB flash flash listed by av_turk on ebay Australia looks nothing like any flash drive ever made by Kingston. However it does look remarkably similar to the two flash fake Sony flash drives seller av_turk purchased from known fraudster believes_wo29 in October. Does this mean believes_wo29 or av_turk is sticking fake Sony drives into Kingston packaging? Seller av_turk would do well to remove this listing before he or she ends up with negative feedback.

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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

November 17, 2009 at 11:29 PM

Seems this UK ebay seller has been shopping in fake flash land

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henryxu86

We don’t think the flash drives listed by doubt henryxu86 are genuine 64GB USB flash drives, we think they are fake capacity and will corrupt users’ files. We would normally advise this seller to test the drives with the free program h2testw, however the delivery time indicates that this seller is probably drop-shipping.

If this is the case henryxu86 will not have the flash drives on hand to test them as they will be shipped directly from the supplier – no doubt in China. Drop-shipping is extremely unwise where flash memory is concerned as there are many fraudulent suppliers. We strongly advise sellers to avoid it like the plague!

Apparently a kind ebay member has warned this seller there could be a problem – let’s hope that henryxu86 paid attention and is dealing with the situation in a sensible manner.

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

November 17, 2009 at 9:20 PM

More counterfeit Kingston USB flash on ebay by the look of it

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magaan2003

We think the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives listed on ebay USA by seller magaan2003 will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. Genuine flash drives of this type have individual serial numbers which can be checked and verified with Kingston. We don’t think Kingston will verify these.

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.

UK ebay seller with counterfeit 64GB Kingston in private listing

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moranwallia

The fact that seller moranwallia is using a private listing (item number 150387097513) to sell these 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives suggests that the seller may be aware they are counterfeit and fake capacity. Genuine DT 150 flash drives have individual serial numbers which can be verified with Kingston. We don’t think Kingston will 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.

Suspect looking 16GB USB flash drives on ebay USA

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treasureustnTwo things make us very suspicious about these 16GB USB flash drives listed by seller treasureustn on ebay USA.

Firstly we have seen fakes in this packaging before (and we haven’t come across any genuine flash drives in it) and secondly the picture shows a tell-tale shiny capacity sticker which we have only ever seen on fakes.

The seller has other models of flash drive for sale so we think that treasureustn bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesale suppliers out there who supply fake capacity flash drives that trash users’ files.

The seller may be totally unaware of the fake flash problem – perhaps someone could suggest that treasureustn tests his or her stock with h2testw. We think this will show a capacity of 4GB or less.

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

November 17, 2009 at 3:19 PM

More suspect 128GB DT200 USB flash drives on ebay USA

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wgowga

We doubt very much that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives listed by wgowga will prove to be genuine. If we are wrong then serial numbers can be verified with Kingston – but we don’t think they will verify them.

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.

Another fraudster from Singapore selling fake flash on ebay

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xiao.yandao123

Seller best.bargain2009 is yet another Singapore based frauster singing the “made in Japan” song. The flash drive you see above is fake fake fakity fake and will trash users’ files.

This devious little fraudster started out with some “sales” to other fraudsters. Of course these were not real sales – no one paid anything and no-one received anything. A cheap way of building up false feedback for both parties. Then the seller stopped listing and waited for a while before putting up a new listing.

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 17, 2009 at 11:11 AM