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Archive for February 8th, 2010

ebay seller is right to have doubts about these USB flash drives

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ebay seller mexam1969 expresses doubts in his or her auction listings about these Kingston flash drives.

The seller is quite right to express doubts. These 64GB and 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives are counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier.

If only this ebay member had got in touch with Kingston straight away when they arrived, rather than listing them in ebay auctions.

Had mexam1969 done this then the seller might have been able to get a refund and Kingston might have been able to take legal action against the supplier. These USB flash drives will corrupt files.

The seller says:

I bought 100 of these items in wholesale. I just recieved them today. I am not sure if these items are authentic or original. We did the random quality check on some items and they work with no problems one out of ten didnt work very well with WINDOWS VISTA, there were issues with media files but no issues with word, excel or notepad. We tried the product on Windows XP and we didnt see any issues. It worked well with media files and words, excel, power point or pdf. I am selling all these items as is. They are all in retail pack. There is no return and no guarentee on any of these 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.

fake 256GB USB flash drive from China on ebay corrupts files

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These flash drives listed on ebay by pps.shop2009 are not really 256GB at all – they simply appear as that to the operating system due to fraudulent programming. The true capacity is probably no more than 2GB. This USB flash drive corrupts files and is a well known 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 8, 2010 at 10:34 PM

looks like another ebayer auctioning counterfeit 128GB Kinston

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We think the 128GB Kingston DT 200 USB flash drives auctioned by crazeedeals2010 (registered in Canada) will prove to be counterfeits. A counterfeit flash drive 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.

This 128GB Kingston DT200 sold on ebay is pretty certainly fake

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We think the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives auctioned on ebay by wholesaleworld007 will turn out (like the majority sold on ebay) to be counterfeit and fake capacity items which 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.

Video of fake Sony Pro Duo memory card bought on ebay

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We found this video from CameleonMK on YouTube – this is what CameleonMK has to say about the fake memory card:
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Written by fightflashfraud

February 8, 2010 at 5:46 PM

member in Norway buys fake USB flash drives and re-sells on ebay

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ebay member arnejorg (registered in Norway) has been buying up fake flash drives on ebay and re-selling them to other members – a selection of those sold is shown on the left. If you buy a flash drive from this seller it will corrupt your 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 8, 2010 at 4:45 PM

The 128GB flash drives listed by this ebayer are not defective but fake

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Seller tonton79 is wrong in thinking these 128GB USB flash drives listed on ebay Germany are defective. They are deliberate fakes produced by fraudsters and sold in bulk to re-sellers who didn’t do their research properly. These USB flash drives corrupt files and anyone who buys one is wasting their money. The are programmed to display a false capacity to the operating system which fools unwary buyers.

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 8, 2010 at 2:43 PM

This is not a genuine 32GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive

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This 32GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive sold by doublemxp (registered in the USA) is counterfeit and fake capacity. Not made by Kingston and not 32GB – this USB 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.

Suspect ebay auctions for 128GB Kingston DT200 USB flash drives

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Seller gdtronics has 10 auction listings on ebay USA for these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives. We are certain they are counterfeit and fake capacity items that were purchased from a fraudulent wholesale outlet. Read the rest of this entry »

Massive fake USB flash drive in private listing on ebay UK

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Seller leedavidjames offers a 500GB Sony USB flash drive in ebay listing number 260548142771. 500GB is a capacity that does not and will never exist in flash drives. Sony do not make flash drives of higher capacity than 32GB and 500GB is a capacity only used for hard drives, not flash drives. This USB flash drive is a fake that corrupts files. Read the rest of this entry »

Another fake flash fraudster from China sells on ebay

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This 32GB USB flash drive listed by resourcefulshop (no doubt an ID belonging to a known ebay fraud gang) corrupts files. It is a fake capacity flash drive programmed to lie to the operating system about its’ 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 8, 2010 at 7:45 AM

We think this 64GB Kingston on ebay Canada is counterfeit

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We think that this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive from spc9001 will prove to be 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.

Counterfeit 32GB USB flash drive listed by ebayer in Germany

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These 32GB Transcend USB flash drives listed by action-trade are counterfeit and fake capacity. This model of flash drive is only made in capacities up to 16GB. The seller may have no idea that these are fakes purchased from a fraudulent supplier. A fake USB flash drive is a USB flash drive eventually 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.