Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for March 9th, 2010

UK ebay member lists Sony Vaio USB flash drive – this is fake!

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If you see a Sony Vaio flash drive for sale anywhere then you can be certain it is a fake and will corrupt files – just as this one from ebay member 09shameer will.

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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This ebay seller’s Kingston flash drives are too cheap to be genuine

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These 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives listed on ebay UK by ustaadji are just a bit too cheap to be genuine so we can only conclude that they are counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent wholesale outlet. A counterfeit USB flash drive is also 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.

Counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT200 listed on ebay by huhushengwei2698

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This 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive listed on ebay by huhushengwei2698 (registered in China) is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. At this price it couldn’t 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.

UPDATE 10/03/2010
Seller huhushengwei2698 is no longer a registered ebay member – if you bought from this seller check your flash drive out immediately on arrival. Check the serial number with Kingston and test the first 4GB with h2testw – it is unlikely to have more than 1GB capacity. File a refund claim if the serial number can’t be verified and it fails testing.

64GB Kingston DT200 flash drives are a bit on the cheap side

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These 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed on ebay UK by okltd seem a bit on the cheap side which makes us wonder if this seller may have bought from a fraudulent supplier. If they are genuine then serial numbers can be verified with Kingston. If they are not genuine then they will corrupt files as they will be 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.

128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay Australia too cheap to be genuine

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this listing from pocketoy888 are too cheap to be genuine. The seller must have bought them from a fraudulent supplier. They will undoubtedly be counterfeit and fake capacity, which results in 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.

We think this USA ebay seller’s 128GB Kingston drives are fakes

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We suspected that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed on ebay USA by bessie1111 were counterfeits the minute we clapped eyes on them. A look at feedback confirms our suspicion as a buyer reports the item as having a capacity of just under one gigabyte. These flash drives 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.

ebay seller in Israel dropshipping counterfeit 128GB Kingston

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As seller efiyanki is in Israel but the flash drive in this listing is in China we conclude that this seller has entered into a dropshipping arrangement with a supplier in China. Unfortunately for efiyanki it seems the supplier is fraudulent and the flash drives are counterfeit. A counterfeit flash drive always proves to be 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.