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Archive for December 9th, 2009

Suspected fake flash seller on ebay USA

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Feedback from buyers about USB flash drives from jkobi2332 not working suggests we were correct when we first reported our suspicion that this ebayer is selling fakes.

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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

December 9, 2009 at 11:59 PM

Seller on ebay USA is taking a risk if flash drives are genuine

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If the Sandisk USB flash drives from securityparts are genuine then this seller risks losing money by auctioning them. We wonder if this might be yet another ebayer who has fallen foul of one of the many fraudulent wholesalers selling counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory.

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.

128GB DT200 in ebay USA auctions with 99 cent start price

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We think it highly unlikely that these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives being auctioned by sergeypartplus will be genuine. If they are, each will have an individual serial number that can be verified by Kingston. We think it is more likely that this ebayer bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers.

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.

If this Hong Kong ebay seller’s 128GB DT200 drives are genuine why use a private listing??

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Unlike most sellers on ebay sky-digi (registered in Hong Kong) is selling Kingston 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives at a price closer to what we would expect for a genuine item than most sellers on ebay. So why the private listing?? Usually private listings are used where fraud is involved if the items being sold are USB flash drives or other flash memory items.

We advise buyers to check serial numbers with Kingston – if Kingston verifies your drive please let us know!! If not, test the first 16GB with h2testw – fakes are unlikely to have a capacity higher than this. Usually they fail the test and show a much lower real capacity.

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

December 9, 2009 at 4:24 PM

64GB Kingston DT200 on ebay seems too cheap to be genuine

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed on ebay Australia by shopminimax seem a bit on the cheap side, as do the 32GB Corsair flash drives from this seller. This makes us wonder if shopminimax bought them from one of the many fraudulent wholesaler supplying counterfeit and fake capacity memory items. The Kingston flash drives should all have individual serial numbers which can be verified with Kingston if they are genuine, the same probably applies to Corsair drives.

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 doubt that these 128GB Kingston DT200 drives are genuine

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The buy it now price in this listing by emppemadlanas on ebay Australia is just too cheap for a genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 so we think this seller bought from a fraudulent supplier. Genuine DT200’s all have individual serial numbers that can be verified with Kingston.

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.

These are a bit too cheap for genuine DataTraveler 200’s

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The buy it now price for these 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed on ebay Australia by kirima2009 is a little too cheap which makes us think that this seller purchased from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers. If they are genuine serial numbers can be verified 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.