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Archive for December 2009

128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay USA is too cheap to be genuine

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The buy it now price in this listing by eugenerts for 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives is too low for them to be genuine. This seller has obviously been shopping in fake flash land. Fakes trash 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Update 11/01/10 – seems that buyers have begun to realise that they are fake, if you bought be sure to report in to sosfakeflash so that your evidence can be added to the database.

Either this ebayer in the USA is a crazy rich person or this is fake

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Who would list a genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive with a start price of 1 cent having (apparently) already sold one for less than a third of the retail price??

Seller jivx has done just that – if these were genuine (and the sale is real) then jivx would already have lost at least a hundred dollars on the first sale. We can only think of one rational explanation – this is yet another seller who bought fake flash memory from a fraudulent supplier. If we are right then these 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

If this is a genuine 128GB DT200 the seller risks making a loss

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive is genuine then seller julian.nowicki risks making a loss by auctioning it on ebay. If it is genuine then the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston. If it is not genuine it will corrupt the buyer’s 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

We think this is an expensive fake 4GB USB flash drive on ebay

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We are fairly certain that this 4GB USB flash drive listed by Singapore based seller smarthotz will prove to be a fake that corrupts users’ files. We have never yet come across a genuine USB flash drive with one of the shiny little capacity stickers shown in the seller’s photo. Every flash drive we tested that had one of these was fake.

You can buy genuine 4GB flash drives at this price from reliable suppliers – this would be a much more sensible idea than taking the risk of buying from persons unknown on ebay!

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

December 31, 2009 at 1:28 PM

Gremlin seller in China with familiar fake flash drives on ebay

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Seller betterstore2009 is an ebay gremlin selling a couple of very familiar fake USB flash drives on ebay. The model above and the leather and steel model offered by this seller are very familiar to the frankeflash project.

Anyone who buys flash memory from betterstore2009 will end up with lost and corrupted 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 31, 2009 at 12:50 PM

128GB Kingston on ebay Australia too cheap to be genuine

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The buy it now price for this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive is too low for it to be genuine. We think seller tightassdan has been shopping in fake flash land. Genuine DT200 flash drives have individual serial numbers that can be verified with Kingston – we don’t think Kingston will verify these. If we are right about these being counterfeits buyers will end up with lost and corrupted 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Seems this US ebay member went shopping in fake flash land

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Seller millefiori2007 has sold this very familiar leather and steel model of USB flash drive in a range of capacites from 16GB to 128GB. We think all will prove to be fake capacity file corrupters that destroy users’ data. This model of flash drive is sold by many fraudulent wholesale outlets who supply fake flash memory to unsuspecting ebay sellers. We think millefiori2007 fell into the trap of buying from such a supplier.

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

December 31, 2009 at 7:36 AM