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Archive for February 2010

dang_gengshen lists counterfeit Kington DT200 on ebay USA

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The ebay ID dang_gengshen no doubt belongs to a familiar ebay fraud gang in China. This 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive is undoubtedly counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files – it is too cheap to be anything else.

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 16GB Kingston ebay seller risks making a loss

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If this is a genuine 16GB Kingston then ebay seller frenchiex2010 (registered in Canada) risks making a loss on the sale. 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

February 28, 2010 at 9:59 PM

beware of ebay seller ang2xiang – another Hong Kong fraudster

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The ebay ID ang2xiang is yet another belonging to one of the fraud gangs selling fake flash memory out of Hong Kong – the 64GB USB flash drive in the listing above is fake capacity and corrupts files. The same will apply to any flash memory from this seller.

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.

Are this USA ebay seller’s flash memory items genuine?

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USA ebay seller weasel_spit has sold a large number of flash memory items in auctions, all of which seem to have come without packaging. The seller’s explanation for this somehow does not ring true to us so we wonder if the items might be counterfeits. If they are counterfeit they will be fake capacity and fake capacity flash memory corrupts 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.

Are these generic SD cards on ebay genuine?

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We wonder whether these 2GB generic SD cards being sold at auction by vidait (registered in Ireland) on ebay UK are genuine.

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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February 28, 2010 at 4:56 PM

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Beware, ebay seller tfangt2009 is a fake flash fraudster

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This 64GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by tfangt2009 is too cheap to be anything other than a fake. This fake capacity flash drive corrupts 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 28, 2010 at 3:42 PM

32GB USB flash drive on ebay for under £20? No way, Hosé!!

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The 32GB USB flash drives in this ebay listing from 101praise-store (a Hong Kong based seller) are fake, fake, fakity fake. At this price they could not possibly be anything else. Beware – this USB flash drive is fake capacity (will look like 32GB to the operating system but the real capacity will be 4GB at most) and as a result it corrupts 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.

Another ebay seller in China with counterfeit Kingston DT 200

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives from ebay seller shibo201088 are counterfeit. A counterfeit flash drive is a fake capacity flash drive and it corrupts files. This ID no doubt belongs to a familiar fraud gang.

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

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A very dodgy looking listing on ebay Germany

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We don’t see how seller phonecase_de could possibly offer a genuine 8GB SanDisk Cruzer flash drive free with a prepaid phone card giving 10 euros phone credit for 9.99 euros with free P&P. This just does not add up! We think the flash drives this seller is giving away simply have to be counterfeit and fake capacity. A counterfeit fake capacity flash drive inevitably corrupts 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.

Looks like another ebay member who shopped in fake flash land

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We are sure that the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives sold on ebay by hotbc2003 (registered in Canada) will turn out to be counterfeit and fake capacity. A fake capacity flash drive inevitably corrupts 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.

Seller in USA lists fake 32GB flash drive on ebay that corrupts files

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This flash drive listed on ebay by skeys0302 is fake capacity and corrupts files. The seller may not be aware of this. 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

February 28, 2010 at 7:25 AM

Another ebay listing for counterfeit DT200 flash drives from China

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The ebay ID yongge173 is yet another registered by one of the fraud gangs in China for the purposes of fraud. The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives sold by yongge173 are counterfeit and fake capacity. This flash drive corrupts 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.

Sony Vaio flash drive on ebay – this flash drive corrupts files

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This flash drive from ebay seller things4thingssemih was not made by Sony and it does not have a capacity of 64GB. It is a fake capacity flash drive that corrupts 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.

mazafaka1984 lists upgraded (fake capacity) flash drive openly on ebay!

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Estonian ebay seller mazafaka1984 is perfectly open about the flash drive sold in this listing being fake capacity. The seller says:

Notice:this is upgraded version from 4gb to 128gb, plug the pen stick into the computer ,and it shows 128gb, but real total capacity is 4gb

Of course this means that if anyone uses this flash drive then after a while it corrupts files due to the fake capacity.

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

February 27, 2010 at 10:44 PM

Another ebay ID in Singapore used to sell fake flash drives

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We are pretty certain that mutant.nemo.09 is yet another ID being used by a Singapore based fraud gang to sell fake capacity USB flash drives. We think this 16GB bullet flash drive corrupts files and that the same will apply to other drives from this seller.

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

February 27, 2010 at 8:32 PM

We suspect these 8GB flash drives on ebay Australia may be fake

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A feedback comment saying that this drive did not work but the seller refunded makes us wonder if the 8GB USB flash drives sold by wowdog.9 might be fakes. Could just be that it was an isolated faulty one, we don’t know at the moment.

We strongly advise anyone who bought one of these to test it with the free program h2testw just in case.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 27, 2010 at 7:03 PM

64 Kingston DataTraveler on ebay a bit too cheap to be genuine

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We think the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives sold by intelligent_ideas were too cheap to be genuine. It is very likely that these are counterfeit and fake capacity flash drives bought from a fraudulent supplier. If we are right this flash drive corrupts 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.

little.surprises.303 seems to be another ebay flash fraud ID

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The ebay ID little.surprises.303 seems to belong to an ebay fraud ring operating out of Singapore. If we are not mistaken this USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 27, 2010 at 4:29 PM

We suspect these 8GB flash drives on ebay will turn out to be fakes

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We have a feeling that the 8GB flash drive above listed on ebay by Hong Kong seller smartkey2009 will turn out to be fake capacity. If our suspicions prove correct then the flash drive pictured will be yet another that corrupts 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 27, 2010 at 3:14 PM

This flash drive sold on ebay USA is fake capacity and corrupts files

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This 64GB flash drive sold by slade0_3 will not actually have a capacity of 64GB – it is a notorious model of fake flash drive that corrups files because it is fake capacity.

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

February 27, 2010 at 1:48 PM

This 128GB DataTraveler 200 is counterfeit and fake capacity

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You cannot buy a genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 at this price. £285.00 maybe, but not £28.50! All you will get is a counterfeit with a small (probably less than 4GB) memory chip of poor quality in a device programmed to fool the operating system about the capacity. This fake capacity flash drive from seller penglancon (based in China) corrupts 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.

Private auctions used by USA ebayer to sell obvious fake flash drives

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Seller 777blagoshop (an ebay member in the USA) used private auctons to sell fake capacity 128GB and 64GB leather and steel type flash drives that corrupt files. The use of private auctions makes us wonder whether this is a case of deliberate fraud rather than a case of a seller inadvertantly buying from a fraudulent 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.

Looks like another fraudster in China selling fake flash on ebay

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We are fairly certain that this 16GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by pricelessauction will prove to be a fake capacity item that corrupts files. This ID probably belongs to one of the familiar fraud gangs in China.

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 on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 27, 2010 at 8:23 AM

fake 16GB USB flash drives from China listed on ebay Australia

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This leather and steel type 16GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by ultimateedeals (registered Australia) always proves to be fake capacity and corrupts files. Seller ultimateedeals is probably unaware these are fakes.

The seller is obviously using a fraudulent supplier in China and has entered into a drop-shipping arrangement. This means the item is delivered straight from China to the customer without the seller having any chance to examine the goods. Never buy USB flash drives on ebay that are drop-shipped from China – you are 99% certain to get a 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 27, 2010 at 5:59 AM

Looks like another ebay fraudster in China selling fake flash drives

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We are sure ebay seller johnsonmall is another fake flash fraudster in China. We are are certain that this flash drive will prove to be fake capacity and corrupts files. The same goes for all the other USB flash drives listed on ebay under the ID johnsonmall, which no doubt belongs to one of the familiar fraud gangs in China.

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

February 27, 2010 at 12:21 AM

Private ebay auctions on ebay Canada for Kingston DT200 drives

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We think that the Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives offered in private ebay auctions by kamyal2 are counterfeit and fake capacity. If we are wrong then buyers will be able to verify serial numbers with Kingston. If we are right (and we are sure we are) then Kingston will not verify them. A counterfeit flash drive is also a fake capacity flash drive that corrupts 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.

Looks as though this ebayer in Australia shopped in fake flash drive

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We think this 16GB USB flash drive listed on ebay Australia looks highly suspect and will prove to be a fake from China.

There are a huge number of fake capacity flash drives produced in China, some of which are generic ones like this and others of which are copies of brand name items (counterfeits) – either way a fake capacity flash drive corrupts files once the true capacity (usually under 2GB) is exceeded.

There are two things that make us suspect these are fakes – the packaging (which we have seen used for fakes before, though it might sometimes be used for genuine drives) and the little capacity sticker – which we have only ever seen on fake flash drives, never genuine ones.

This brings us to the conclusion that zoea09 bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets that supply fake capacity flash memory items.

If this is the case the seller may be unaware of the fact that these are almost certainly fakes.

Advice for ebay sellers – please do your research carefully before buying flash memory to sell on ebay. Don’t take it for granted that what is shown by the operating system is correct – if you bought fakes, then it won’t be. Always test flash memory items properly before listing them for sale.

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.

bid with absolute confidence on this 128GB flash drive on ebay UK!

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You can bid with absolute confidence that ebay item number 200444006172 from UK seller pay4les$ is a fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files. It comes as no surprise that pay4les$ is using a private auction in an attempt to hide the fact that this item is 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.

UPDATE 05/04/2010
This seller is now listing these as faulty in private ebay auctions with a 1p start price and says:

Please note I selling item as a faulty and no returns are accepted
The problem is I was unable to play some movies on the Flash drive.
There was no problem opening Microsoft office document and pictures.
Also when you try to copy files with more than a gigabyte at the same time errors sometimes occur.
When I checked the drive windows shows exactly the capacity it has and to be honest I do not know what the exact fault is.

WE CAN TELL THIS SELLER IT IS NOT A FAULT – THE PROBLEM IS THAT IT IS FAKE CAPACITY – A DIGITALLY MANIPULATED DRIVE DESIGNED TO FOOL THE USER INTO THINKING IT IS HIGHER CAPACITY THAN IT IS BY REPORTING A FALSE CAPACITY TO THE OPERATING SYSTEM.

UK seller with fake flash drives in private buy it now sales on ebay

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UK ebay seller cheapstockers1010 has been shopping in fake flash land and has listed two very familiar models of fake capacity flash drive for sale. As well as the familiar 128GB leather and steel USB flash drive shown above the seller offers an equally obvious fake – a 64GB Sony Vaio flash drive. There is no such thing as a Sony Vaio flash drive – these were invented by fraudsters in China! A fake flash drive corrupts files.

As the seller is using a dropshipping operation these fakes will come directly from Hong Kong – a hub of fake flash fraud! This means that seller cheapstockers1010 will never clap eyes on the merchandise and has no opportunity to test them. We strongly advise sellers never to drop-ship flash drives, you are almost certain to find yourself selling fakes and are at grave risk of being kicked off ebay as a result.

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.

fake 16GB Sony flash drive listed on ebay Australia

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The 16GB Sony flash drive in this listing was not made by Sony and does not really have a capacity of 16GB. This flash drive is fake capacity – it started life as a 4GB drive before being fraudulently reprogrammed. Like any such fraudulently programmed flash drive it corrupts files. We expect that seller david_3140 will list a couple more fake flash drives on ebay as it seems this ebayer bought this one and at least two others on ebay from a fraudster in China.

Another fraudster in China selling fake flash drives on ebay

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Seller ppgo2sell is yet another seller from China with a range of fake capacity flash drives that corrupt files. The model shown in this listing is the fake that has sold on ebay most consistantly for the longest. That must delight the fraud gangs in China as it is the easiest model to program to false capacities to fool the operating system (and thus the user) until the user’s data is lost or corrupted, usually too late for the buyer to claim a refund.

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

February 26, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Notorious fake flash drive sold by ebayer in Germany

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The flash drive sold in this listing by 321deins-spb on ebay Germany is a notorious fake capacity flash drive that corrupts fakes. We suspect this seller may be involved in dropshipping from Hong Kong as the seller location is Germany but the item location is given as Hong Kong. Never buy flash memory if the seller’s location and item location don’t match – you are almost certain to get a fake that trashes your data.

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

February 26, 2010 at 1:50 PM

4GB Sandisk flash drive on ebay UK seems a little too cheap

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The 4GB USB flash drives listed on ebay UK by kels2you seem a bit on the cheap side which makes us wonder if they came from a fraudulent supplier. A lot of ebay members buy counterfeit flash drives from suppliers in China without realising this. Such flash drives are fake capacity and 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 26, 2010 at 12:14 PM

ebay seller in Germany has been shopping in fake flash land.

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We can say without doubt that the 8GB flash drives listed on ebay Germany by intergain24 are fake capacity – every single one we tested that came in this packaging was. This flash drive corrupts files. The seller may not realise that he or she bought from a fraudulent 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

February 26, 2010 at 10:43 AM

fake flash seller in China uses private ebay listing

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Here we have yet another ebay seller of counterfeit and fake capacity flash drives from China. Seller linan-ok is using private listings to assist in getting away with this fraud. This (and any other) flash drive from this seller corrupts 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.

Looks like this ebay seller in Canada shopped in fake flash land

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We would be stunned if the Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives auctioned on ebay Canada by liliblue2010 turned out to be genuine (buyers can verify serial numbers for genuine ones with Kingston) – we think this seller purchase from a fraudulent supplier. If we are right then this USB flash drive is counterfeit and fake capacity. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. The seller may be unaware these are likely to be fakes.

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 don’t think this flash drive on ebay was made by Kingston

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We can find no trace of this model of flash drive on the Kingston website which leads us to conclude that they do not make this. Seller 86cunzhang has listed an 8GB flash drive like this on ebay Australia (item number 270531758901).

We can only conclude that this ebay ID is yet another belonging to one of the fraud gangs in China and that this USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts 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.

More fake flash drives from China on ebay

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This ebay listing by znhwy pictures the Kingston DT200 flash drive but the description says it is a “64GB Black Leather Stainless Steel Flash Drive”. Will buyers get the flash drive pictured or the one described? We don’t know but what we are sure of is that they will get a fake capacity flash drive that corrupts 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.

This ebay item looks like a fake 8GB flash drive from China

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We have no doubt that this 8GB USB flash drive from seller red_star1689 (registered in China) is fake capacity and corrupts 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 25, 2010 at 11:40 PM

Another ebay fraudster from China selling counterfeit Kingston

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The ebay ID beautiful-love365 no doubt belongs to one of the familiar fraud gangs operating on ebay. The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this listing are without the shadow of a doubt counterfeit and fake capacity. Apart from anything else the flash chips used in a genuine one would cost more than the buy it now price, without taking the other components into consideration.

The fraudsters sell flash drives that have been programmed to show a false capacity to the operating system. This fools the average user into thinking they got a bargain, when in fact what they got was a fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files.

These fraud gangs replicate the look of the flash drives sold by well know brands such as Kingston, Transcend, Sony etc and use inferior factory reject chips – usually with a true capacity of 2GB or less. The flash drives are programmed to display a much higher capacity than is really available with the result that data is overwritten, lost and destroyed.

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.

Looks like another ebay fraudster selling counterfeit Kingston

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This 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 from ebay seller zhengzhijian158158 (registered in China) is certain to be counterfeit. A counterfeit flash drive is always fake capacity and corrupts 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.

Hong Kong fraudster sells obvious fake 32GB Kingston on ebay

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Fraudulent Hong Kong seller kingtoqueen (no doubt an ID belonging to a familiar fraud gang) sold the very obvious fake 32GB Kingston DataTraveler pictured above. This model of flash drive is colour coded according to capacity. The colour shown is for a 4GB drive so either this is a fraudulently reprogrammed 4GB Kingston drive or it is entirely counterfeit – not made by Kingston at all. Either way this flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files. The same applies to any other flash memory item from this seller – it will 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.

Are these 32GB Kingston flash drives on ebay UK genuine

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If the 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 100 USB flash drives listed on ebay by sarahunattended on buy it now for £35.00 with free P&P are genuine then they are a bargain as normally they cost over £50. This makes us wonder if this ebay seller may have bought from a fraudulent supplier. If they were purchased from one of the fraudulent wholesalers then they will be counterfeit and fake capacity. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts 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.

ebay seller in Portugal seems to be dropshipping fake flash drives

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Seller prlopes.999 is registered in Porugal but the ebay listing above shows the item location as Hong Kong so it would seem that this seller is involved in a dropshipping operation. We strongly advise sellers never to enter into dropshipping arrangements as this gives no opportunity to test the merchandise. We are certain this flash drive will turn out to be a fake capacity drive that corrupts 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 25, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Counterfeit 64GB DT200 flash drive from China listed on ebay

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Although seller yll5200, based in China, is careful not to mention Kingston (to avoid drawing ebay’s attention to this fraud) these supposedly 64GB flash drives are counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler 200 drives. These flash drives are not just illegal counterfeits they are also fake capacity and a fake capacity flash drive corrupts 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.

fake 32GB Sony flash drive from China listed on ebay

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This USB flash drive listed on ebay by mnmg3 (registered in China) is not made by Sony and does not have a capacity of 32GB. This flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files. This seller also offers another so-called Sony (also fake) and the fraudsters’ favourite – a leather and steel model that always corrupts 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 ebayer bought Kingston flash drives from fraudulent supplier

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It seems fairly clear that ebay seller tomtom84red (registered in Australia) bought these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives from a fraudulent wholesale outlet selling counterfeit and fake capacity flash drives. A fake capacity USB flash drive inevitably corrupts files. The seller may not realise these are fakes.

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 looks like an expensive fake flash drive on ebay to us

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We are fairly sure this 8GB USB flash drive from Singapore based ebay seller superiorvalue is fake capacity and corrupts files. You can buy genuine ones from reliable suppliers for this price – why risk being defrauded 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

February 25, 2010 at 1:11 PM

We think the used Kingston DataTraveler flash drives from this seller are counterfeits

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We are certain that the used Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives sold on ebay Australia by jordanjons will turn out to be counterfeits. A counterfeit flash drive is always fake capacity and corrupts 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.

These 16GB USB flash drives are pretty certain to corrupt files

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Seller tam9497 (registered in Australia) may not be aware of it but this USB flash drive is almost certain to be a fake capacity drive which corrupts files. We have not yet come across a genuine one of this type.

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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February 25, 2010 at 10:34 AM

If 4GB Sandisk flash drive on ebay Australia is genuine ebayer risks making a loss

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If this 4GB Sandisk USB flash drive is genuine then seller labsew risks making a loss on the sale. If it is not a genunine Sandisk flash drive then it will be fake capacity and will corrupt files. We notice that this seller has a lot of different models of flash drive for sale. If one proves to be fake then it is likely that all will 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.

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February 25, 2010 at 9:18 AM

ebayer seems to be reselling fake flash drive purchased on ebay

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It appears that hutfarm (an ebay member in Canada) is re-selling a rather obvious fake USB flash drive (purchased from a de-registered fraudster) in this listing. This USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts 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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February 25, 2010 at 8:02 AM

Feedback suggests Sony Pro Duo cards sold on ebay are counterfeit

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If the buyer who left feedback for ebay seller vistan_digital (registered in China) is correct about these memory cards being counterfeit then any flash memory item from this seller is likely to be fake. Fake flash memory corrupts 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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February 25, 2010 at 6:40 AM

At this price 128GB Kingston flash drive must be counterfeit

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No one could sell genuine Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives at this price on ebay. We conclude that seller net_biza (registered in Australia) bought these from a fraudulent supplier and that they are counterfeits. A counterfeit flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts 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.

Would you trust this ebay seller? We certainly wouldn’t!

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UK selller evals69 has sold a large number of “used” 4GB Kingston flash drives in bulk lots (and a smaller number of 8GB ones both in bulk lots and individually) on ebay.

The seller’s pictures of the two drives in question are shown on the left. The top one is the 8GB model and the bottom one is the 4GB model. We got a strange smell coming from this seller’s listings so we investigated a bit – here’s what we found:

The first sale made seems to have been for a job lot – 20 of the 4GB flash drives. The seller’s explanation for a bulk listing of 20 used 4GB would seem plausible at first glance, but read on to learn more.
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February 25, 2010 at 1:44 AM

This flash drive on ebay UK is a fake that corrupts files

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This USB flash drive listed on ebay by pocketmoneymotors is fake capacity and corrupts files. It is not made by Sony and does not have a capacity of 128GB. The seller may not realise it is fake.

Sony do not sell flash drives above 16GB capacity and the Vaio name is used for laptops not for flash drives. This fake has been programmed to display a false capacity to the operating system and once the real capacity is exceeded files become lost and corrupt.

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.

Looks like another ebay fraudster in China selling fake flash drives

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A selection of the USB flash drives sold by kh_shop is shown above. We think all USB flash drives from this seller will prove to be fake capacity. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. We wouldn’t touch flash memory from this seller with a barge pole.

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 fake flash fraudster from China selling on ebay

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It costs more than the buy it now price in this listing by huizhong147 to make a 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200. This item is counterfeit, fake capacity, and corrupts 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.

This 64GB USB flash drive on ebay Australia is a fake that corrupts files

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This USB flash drive listed on ebay Australia by seller apexisx is a very obvious fake which has been programmed to display a false capacity to the operating system.

If you see a flash drive with the Sony Vaio logo you can be certain it is a fake. The Vaio logo is never used for flash drives. Any flash drive of this leather and steel type will be fake as will any flash drive, whatever it’s shape, coming in similar packaging to this. A fake capacity flash drive inevitably corrupts 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 don’t think this is a genuine 128GB Kingston DT200

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WE don’t think that the flash drive in this listing on ebay Spain from perfectsound24 is a genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 150. We think this will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. A counterfeit flash drive corrupts 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.

One day auctions on ebay Australia for fake 128GB flash drive

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Seller biddingcorner is using one day auctions on ebay Australia to sell a well known model of flash drive which is fake capacity and corrupts files. The seller could be unaware that they are fakes.

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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February 24, 2010 at 6:39 PM

Another fraudster in China selling fake USB flash drives on ebay?

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The ebay ID mxcxc2000 seems to be yet another being used by fraudsters in China to sell fake capacity USB flash drives that trash users’ data. We think that anyone who buys one of these 16GB flash drives will find after a while that it starts to 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.

This USB flash drive sold on ebay Australia by memorize1 is a fake

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This USB flash drive sold by memorize1 on ebay is fake capacity and corrupts files.

Any USB flash drive you see in this type of packaging is certain to be fake – every flash drive that came in this packaging which our team tested was fake capacity (programmed to display a false capacity to the operating system) and would have corrupted files had we used 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 your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

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February 24, 2010 at 4:10 PM

Another Singapore seller claiming flash drives made in Japan

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We are sure that these 64GB flash drives being sold on ebay by nanashow.2010 are not made in Japan and are not the capacity claimed. We doubt if the real capacity is more than 2GB. This model of USB flash drive always proves to be fake capacity and corrupts 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.

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February 24, 2010 at 3:55 PM

This 64GB flash drive sold on ebay Australia is fake & corrupts files

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These 64GB USB flash drive sold by infxus on ebay Australia are notorious fake capacity items. A fake capacity flash drive like this always corrupts 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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February 24, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Looks like another seller of fake flash memory on ebay to us

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We think it is highly unlikely that this 16GB USB flash drive sold by Hong Kong based ebay seller click7747 is genuine. We are fairly certain this will prove to be a fake capacity flash drive that corrupts 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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February 24, 2010 at 1:38 PM

This ebay seller in the USA seems somewhat confused!

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Seller j.loassociates (registered on ebay USA) seems to be suffering from a degree of confusion if the listing pictured above (ebay item 190374321509) is anything to go by! Perhaps this person needs to be referred to a neurologist? There is obviously some sort of problem with this seller’s cognitive abilites, memory or something else that caused the complete jumble in this listing.

As you can see the title announces what is being sold as 8GB flash drives – but the Kingston DataTraveler 200 shown in the picture is not made in this capacity. In the main body of the listing the seller announces it as:

New Kingston Brand 16 GB DataTraveler 200 USB Flash Drive

However, the model shown in the picture is not made in 16GB either. It seems that j.loassociates cannot make up his or her mind what is being sold here – but we’d bet our bottom dollar that it turns out to be a fake capacity USB flash drive that corrupts files! We certainly wouldn’t touch them with a barge-pole.

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.

Is this top-rated ebay seller in China actually a fraudster?

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We could find no trace of this supposed 8GB Kingston USB flash drive listed on ebay by mengmeng885588 (a seller in China) on the Kingston web site. This leads us to think it is probably a counterfeit and fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files. If this is the case the operating system will report the expected capacity but this will not be the truth!

Do not fall into the trap of thinking that a seller who is given top rating by ebay is honest. These ratings seem to be more to do with the money ebay makes than whether or not the seller is genuine.

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 flash drive on ebay Spain is a fake that corrupts files

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This USB flash drive listed by mas-que-informatica is a notorious fake that corrupts files. Steer well clear of this model of flash drive and any other type that comes in this packaging as all we tested proved 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.

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February 24, 2010 at 10:17 AM

These flash drives on ebay are too cheap to be genuine 64GB

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These flash drives listed on ebay by UK seller wilsonhouse73 are too cheap to be genuine 64GB flash drives – not only that they are counterfeit Kingston. These USB flash drives are certain to be fake capacity and a fake capacity flash drive always corrupts files. This seller obviously shopped with one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets that sell counterfeit and fake capacity flash memory items.

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 don’t think this listing on ebay Spain is for a genuine Kingston

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We suspect that this is not a genuine 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150. We have a feeling it is counterfeit. If it is a counterfeit flash drive then it is fake capacity and corrupts files. Seller luzdehada has a number of other dodgy looking flash drive listings.

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 flash drive on ebay Australia is not a genuine 64GB Kingston

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The flash drive in this ebay listing by bumblebee75 is not a genuine 64GB Kingston flash drive. It is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. This seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier and may not be aware that these are fakes.

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.

128GB Kingston DT200 sold on ebay is certain to be counterfeit

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USA ebay seller thoong1 sold three of these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives at prices that are far too low for these to be genuine. We therefore conclude that these are counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent wholesale outlet. A counterfeit flash drive is always fake capacity and corrupts 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.

another two Singapore fraudsters selling fake flash drives on ebay

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The supposedly 64GB flash drive pictured here was listed on ebay by Singapore sellers memory.prince33 and kindsellers2009 using exactly the same picture. These are yet more IDs used by a devious fraud gang selling fake capacity USB flash drives on ebay. This USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts 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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February 24, 2010 at 12:35 AM

Looks like another Singapore based ebay fraudster to us

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We don’t beleive for a moment that these 64GB USB flash drives listed on ebay by 007nothingss are genuine. We think what we have here is yet another fake capacity flash drive that corrupts 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.

seller lists obvious fake USB flash drives on ebay Netherlands

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The 64GB USB flash drive in this listing from auktion818 (registered in Switzerland) is certain to be a fake capacity drive which corrupts files. Every single one sold in this packaging tested by members of our team proved to be a fake. This seller obviously bought these from a fraudulent 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.

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February 23, 2010 at 10:05 PM

Two more Singapore fraudsters sell fake flash drives on ebay

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Three more IDs belonging to a fraud ring in Singapore are using identical prictures to sell the very familiar fake 64GB USB flash drive on ebay.

The IDs in question are woheng-haoo, andywang.shopz and 88dogsloverss. This USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts 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.

two more fraud ID’s used to sell favourite fake flash drive on ebay

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Here we have yet another fraudulent ebay listing for a fake capacity USB flash drive that corrupts files. The ebay ID mo5310064688 no doubt belongs to one of the long-time fraud gangs operating out of Hong Kong. These gangs have sold thousands and thousands of fake flash drives that corrupt users’ files.

The ebay ID supermanz2012z is yet another being used by a criminal fraud gang, this time in Singapore, to sell these fake capacity USB flash drives on ebay. The two IDs seem to be using an identical picture in their listings

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 UK ebayer lists obvious fake USB flash drives for sale

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Seller headford-trading has listed these very obvious fake flash drives (item number 290405689291) for sale on ebay. Not made by Sony and not 128GB. This USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files. The seller offers two other models of USB flash drive which will be equally fake. The seller seems to be drop-shipping from Hong Kong. Steer well clear of drop-shipped flash memory – it is pretty certain to be fake. The seller may be unaware of the problem.

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 fraudster in China selling counterfeit Kingston on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive in this ebay listing from thefamilystorage (an ID that no doubt belongs to a familiar fraud gang in China) is counterfeit and fake capacity. A counterfeit and fake capacity flash drive corrupts 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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February 23, 2010 at 5:05 PM