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Archive for December 11th, 2009

This 64GB USB flash drive on ebay Germany is a fake

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This leather and steel model of flash drive is always fake capacity and trashes files – so are other models in this packaging. We notice that oskar-07 bought a 32GB flash drive from a fraudster we have posted about on this blog – this makes us wonder whether this member is buying on ebay and re-selling.

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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Written by fightflashfraud

December 11, 2009 at 11:59 PM

More 64GB Kingston DataTraveler drives in ebay auctions

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We suspect that paulw3038 got these 64GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers supplying counterfeit and fake capacity memory. If we are wrong then Kingston will be able to verify the serial numbers of these 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.

This 64GB USB flash drive on ebay is not a genuine Kingston

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It seems that US ebay seller mittalatuls didn’t research what is really available and bought fakes from a fraudulent supplier. This model of Kingston is not made in 64GB – it is counterfeit and fake capacity. Buyers will end up with lost and corrupted files if they use 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.

Are this ebay seller’s DT200 flash drives genuine?

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We wonder what seller katleensgifts means in recent listings by saying that the drives have been checked to see that they are working. Does katleensgifts mean that they have been tested with h2testw or just that the drive was recognised by the computer and properties show the capacity expected? If the latter then this does not tell you whether a drive is genuine and actually has the capacity shown.

We suspect that they are counterfeit and fake capacity – the seller would have been wise to check the serial numbers with Kingston rather than bothering to open the packs; each drive should have an individual verifiable serial number. If Kingston cannot verify the drives then they will be fake capacity and will fail testing with h2testw.

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.

These USB flash drives on ebay are fake fake fakity fake

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We can say without a shadow of a doubt that these 64GB USB flash drives listed on ebay by miles9794 are fakes that will trash 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

December 11, 2009 at 12:03 PM

WoW! another fake flash seller on ebay by the look of things!

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gremlin2sWe are certain that this and other 64GB USB flash drives sold by ebay gremlin bingliuhou68 (registered in China) will turn out to be fake capacity items that trash users’ files once the true capacity is exceeded.

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 11, 2009 at 11:12 AM

This ebay seller has obviously been shopping in fakeflashland

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This 16GB leather and steel type USB flash drive is a notorious fake sold by many fraudulent wholesalers. The seller may have no idea that these are fakes which will trash users’ files but jeff_58 could easily find out the truth by testing them with h2testw.

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 11, 2009 at 9:27 AM