Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for May 22nd, 2010

fake 64GB flash drives sold on ebay by suddenatmosphere: test with h2testw

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This USB flash drive from ebay seller suddenatmosphere 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

May 22, 2010 at 10:42 PM

fake 128GB Sony Vaio flash drives sold on ebay by nedkelly1171

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There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – they are fakes produced by fraudsters in China. This USB flash drive sold on ebay by nedkelly1171 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.

Obvious fake 128GB USB flash drive sold on ebay by ahata686

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The USB flash drive in this ebay listing from ahata686 is not a genuine Kingston and does not really have a capacity of 128GB. It 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.

ebayer igorostrov selling counterfeit 128GB Corsair flash drives

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Seller igorostrov states in the listing that this flash drive is not a genuine Corsair, but obviously does not realise that this inevitably means that it will have a fake capacity and will corrupt files once the true capacity is reached.

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.

Kingston DT200 flash drives from ebayer iole72 probable fakes

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We are fairly sure that the Kingston DT200 USB flash drives sold on ebay by iole72 are 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.

Many thanks to stefano for alerting us to this seller!

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

baywebmedia sells fake 512GB Kingston flash drive on ebay

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This 512GB Kingston flash drive sold on ebay by baywebmedia is a fake! Kingston does not sell 512GB flash drives yet – nor does anyone else except fraudsters in China and those who bought from these fraudsters! This USB flash drive is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. Many thanks to stefano for alerting us to 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.

DT200 flash drives listed on ebay by mark_j_a bound to be fake

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from mark_j_a is too low for this to be a genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive – it is bound to be counterfeit and fake capacity, which 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.

128GB Kingston DT200 flash drive from ebayer harrap.j probably fake

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We think harrap.j didn’t actually test this flash drive properly – just plugged it into the computer and looked at the properties – which just shows what the device is programmed to show! This often bears no relation to the real capacity of the flash memory item. We suspect this Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive will turn out to be counterfeit and fake capacity. A fake capacity 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.

swood1092 sells counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay

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Seller swood1092 acknowleges in this listing that these are not genuine Kingston flash drives. Does this person not realise it is ILLEGAL to sell counterfeit goods and that he or she could face a prison sentence for doing so? The seller says that they have been tested up to 8GB capacity – if they can hold 8GB of data that will be about as much as can be saved before files become 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

May 22, 2010 at 10:43 AM

64GB flash drive listed on ebay by tendergoods sure to be a fake

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This used USB flash drive is certain to be fake capacity, which corrupts files. We think seller tendergoods bought it last October from a known fake flash fraudster that has been suspended by 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

May 22, 2010 at 9:15 AM

128GB Kingston flash drives from ebayer fnnoble are counterfeit

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives auctioned on ebay by fnnoble are certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity.

A fake capacity flash drive always corrupts files once the true capacity is reached because there is nowhere left for them to go!

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.

flash drive listed on ebay by carruchon probably a fake

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We think this 32GB USB flash drive being auctioned on ebay by carruchon is probably 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

May 22, 2010 at 6:00 AM

Bought a 64GB Kingston from ebayer yingdog? Test with h2testw!

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A worried buyer left a comment on fightflashfraud a few days ago asking for help with identifying whether or not the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives sold by yingdog on ebay were genuine or not as this buyer was awaiting delivery of one. We then investigated sales by yingdog and think they are probably counterfeit and fake capacity flash drives.

If we are right then the USB flash drive pictured in this listing corrupts files. If we are wrong then buyers will be able to verify the serial numbers of their flash drives with Kingston. If serial numbers can not be verified with Kingston then they will be counterfeits.

With some counterfeits there is a visual clue – genuine Kingston DT150 flash drives always have engraving on the USB connector, if there is none they are definately fakes. However some counterfeiters are a bit more crafty than others and include the engraving, so the presence of engraving is no gaurentee. If it seems to be a fake then testing with h2testw will reveal the true capacity of the flash memory – usually no more than 4GB, often a lot less!

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.