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Archive for May 31st, 2010

DT200 flash drive in ebay auction from ulysses_hood a likely fake

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We have a feeling that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive in this ebay listing from ulysses_hood 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.

128GB DT200 flash drives from ebayer alaaalem likely counterfeits

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It is extremely likely that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed on ebay by alaaalem are counterfeit and fake capacity, which corrupts files. Genuine ones have individual serial numbers which can be used to verify the flash drive with Kingston – we don’t think they will verify these.

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 64GB DT150 flash drives from ebayer elihanka are genuine seller may make loss

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Seller elihanka has listed a number of 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives at auction on ebay and we wonder whether or not these are genuine. The auction start price is a bit on the low side so seller would be likely to make a loss if there are not enough bidders and the drives are genuine – a rather risky strategy.

These flash drives should all have individual serial numbers which can be verified by buyers with Kingston if they are indeed genuine. If the serial number cannot be verified then this USB flash drive is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. Testing with h2testw will reveal the true capacity of flash drives programmed to a 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.

Are 16GB Kingston drives from ebayer nakedinthebush genuine?

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Seller nakedinthebush has a number of auction style ebay listings for this 16GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive and one buy it now listing. If there are not many bidders on the auctions the seller will probably make a loss (if the drives are genuine) on the auction listings.

Perhaps the seller is using these to attract attention and is prepared to suffer a loss on the auctions in order to establish a reputation, as the total price in the buy it now listing is around what we would expect for the drive. On the other hand nakedinthebush may have 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

May 31, 2010 at 7:49 PM

ebayer jujubug613 finds sneaky way of dumping fake flash drives

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed on ebay by jujubug613 are certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity, which corrupts files. We suspect this seller knows it and has come up with a sneaky way of trying to dump them on other ebayers and avoid refunding them if they find out the truth. Here is what the seller (who we think previously sold counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives) says in this listing:

These flash drive’s were donated to be gave away for a small Donation. Before donating you must agree on following terms.

All donations are final.

You are agreeing to leave Positive feedback.

A donation is exactly what it means you are giving money for a cause.

The flash drive is 100% FREE.

Donations will go to help homeless women and children at the womens shelter.

So folks, when you test your fake and find out the truth – don’t expect to get your money back from jujubug613 without a big fight!

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.

64GB DT200 flash drives on ebay from markjbyrne68 likely fakes

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive in this ebay listing from markjbyrne68 seems a bit too cheap to be genuine. We have a feeling that the seller bought from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets in China that sell counterfeit and fake capacity flash drives 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.

16GB Kingston flash drived from ebayer kessie1972 may be fake

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We have a feeling that the 16GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drive in this listing may well be counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. This seller has listed a number of these at auction with a 1 euro start price – people selling genuine flash drives don’t normally take such risks as they are likely to make heavy losses. We suspect they were bought from a fraudulent supplier at a low price.

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 DT200 flash drive from mig-2000 is genuine seller may make a loss

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If the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler in this ebay listing from mig-2000 is genuine then the seller is likely to make a loss on the sale by auctioning it with a low start price. If this is genuine then the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston. If the serial number cannot be verified then it will be a counterfeit and fake capacity flash drive 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.

ebayers want to retract negatives for fraudster ndspro – why??

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The seller of this ebay item (number 270562708791)  nsdpro is a known fraudster, so why does the buyer (varbel) want to retract the negative feedback left for this fake MP player, as does buyer adrak88 for a fake USB flash drive (item number 270565593556)??

Here is a screenshot of feedback for nsdpro showing the negs from these buyers:

Here is the item bought by adrak88:

So why (given that we are sure their items were fake) are buyers adrak88 and varbel willing to remove their negs? We think they gave into blackmail or bribary by this known fraudster to get refunds and/or compensation. Shame on them!!

If you bought an item from ndspro that uses flash memory then test it with h2testw. If it fails testing leave this fraudster a negative and do the decent thing! Don’t give in to blackmail or bribes – you are helping these fraudsters continue to defraud your fellow ebayers and (much worse) leave them with lost and corrupted files that may have been important, if you do!

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.

saienterprises lists fake 64GB Kingston DT150 flash drive on ebay

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The 64GB flash drives in this ebay listing from saienterprises are not likely to be 100% real – more like 100% fake!! We are certain that the 64GB USB flash drives in this ebay listing from saienterprises are counterfeit and fake capacity – 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.

adithius lists suspect 128GB Kingston USB flash drives on ebay

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We suspect that adithius bought the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed on ebay from a fraudulent supplier in China. If we are right then this USB flash drive is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. If we are wrong buyers will be able to verify the serial numbers with Kingston.

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.

64GB flash drives listed on ebay by kospan13 sure to be fakes

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This USB flash drive listed on ebay by kospan13 is sure to be fake capacity, which corrupts files. Every USB flash drive with a shiny capacity sticker like the one you see in this photo has proved to be fake in tests conducted by members of our team at fightflashfraud. This seller no doubt bought from one of the fraudulent suppliers in China who sell wholesale lots of fake 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

May 31, 2010 at 7:45 AM

64GB Kingston DT200 flash drives from ebayer intlmemoryking likely to be fake

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives being auctioned on ebay by intlmemoryking are pretty certainly counterfeit and fake capacity items purchased from a fraudulent supplier in China. 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.