Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for May 26th, 2010

DT200 USB flash drives from ebayer kennethgh8 sure to be fake

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We are certain that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed on ebay by kennethgh8 will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. A fake capacity USB 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.

128GB Kingston flash drive from ebayer kingkyr may be fake

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We think it unlikely that this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive is genuine. If we are wrong and this is genuine the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston. If we are right then 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.

Test DT200 flash drives from ebayer global_trade_24 with h2testw

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Seller global_trade_24 has a number of ebay auctions for 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives. We suspect they may be counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier. If we are right then 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.

128GB DT200 flash drive in ebay auction from andresitovlc may be fake

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We think it unlikely that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive in this ebay auction from seller andresitovlc is genuine. If it is, then the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston. If not then this USB flash drive will have a fake capacity and 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.

Fake 128GB Kingston flash drives from ebayer nadiamarrakech

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives being auctioned on ebay by nadiamarrakech are counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier. A counterfeit flash drive is always fake capacity and corrupts files, and it is this that is causing the errors mentioned by the seller when trying to access files.

The files cannot be opened because they are corrupt and they are corrupt because there was no real space to save them in! The same applies to other flash drives listed on ebay as faulty – they are not faulty as such: they were deliberately programmed by fraudsters in China to report a false 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.

bluebid_100 sells fake 128GB flash drives on ebay, test with h2testw

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Seller bluebid_100 is another member of a Singapore based fraud ring selling fake USB flash drives on ebay. This 128GB 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.

ebayer liying314 – test flash drives with h2testw, probably fake!

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Seller liying314 looks like yet another ebay seller in China selling fake flash drives. This type of flash drive (one of the most popular on ebay) has always proved to be progammed to show a fake capacity in tests conducted by members of the fightflashfraud team. A fake capacity USB flash drive always corrupts files. We think the same will apply to this item from liying314. Many thanks to Axel 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.