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Archive for January 23rd, 2010

Fake flash fraudster uses private ebay auctions to sell counterfeits

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The ebay ID iljago is used by fraudsters in China to list counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in private auctions. Buying flash memory in private auctions is asking for trouble! These USB flash drives corrupt 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.

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January 23, 2010 at 11:59 PM

Hong Kong fraudster sells counterfeit Kingston DT 150 on ebay

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives sold by fang_jucu85 will corrupt users’ files after a while. This is because they are counterfeit and fake capacity – not made by Kingston and with a capacity much less than the advertised 64GB. As with all fakes they will fool the operating system due to fraudulent programming.

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 these 8GB USB flash drives are genuine why is ebay listing private?

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If the 8GB USB flash drives malcolmpencraig is selling are genuine then why is this seller using a private listing?

This made us wonder if these USB flash drives could be fakes that will corrupt files as this is the usual reason that sellers make flash memory sales private.

We looked at the seller’s history and found the picture on the left used for one sale. This adds to our suspicion that these are file corrupting fakes as all flash drives in this packaging prove to be fake.

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.

Price for this 16GB Kingston USB flash drive on ebay is rather low

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The price of the 16GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives from UK seller misticrunch seems a bit low which makes us wonder if they came from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets selling counterfeit and fake capacity memory items. If they did come from a fraudulent supplier the seller may be unaware of it. USB flash drives bought from fraudulent suppliers corrupt 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.

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

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These 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives listed on ebay by imen3uk are undoubtedly counterfeits that will corrupt files. This seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier – a real flash drive of this capacity could not be sold at this price, even wholesale!

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 16GB Transcend USB flash drive on ebay UK is fake

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This Transcend USB flash drive is a fake that will corrupt files. It is a counterfeit, fake capacity item no doubt purchased by seller memo-ry_online_computer_store from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets that supply fakes. The seller may have no idea that they are fake. Had this seller looked at the range of real Transcend flash drives then memo-ry_online_computer_store would have known better than to buy 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Another ebay seller from China with dodgy looking listings

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We have a sneaking suspicion that this leather type 8GB USB flash drive (and the other model from emily123123) will turn out to be fake capacity items that corrupt 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.