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Archive for June 13th, 2010

specialdeals2010 selling job lots of fake 256GB Kingston on ebay

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The flash drives shown in this picture from ebay listing number 320546649573 are counterfeit and fake capacity, which corrupts files. The model of Kingston flash drive shown is the Kingston DataTraveler 200 which is not made in 256GB capacity at all and is not made in the pink and black shown in any capacity whatsoever. These fakes are manufactured by fraudsters in China. The seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier and any flash memory item is likely to be 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.

fantastically fake 640GB Sony flash drive from ebayer chich2727

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There is no such thing as a genuine 640GB USB flash drive. The flash drive shown in this ebay listing from chich2727 was not supplied by Sony but by fraudsters in China and it is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives from this seller are also fakes.

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.

156GB Kingston DT310 from ebayer kgtrademark must be fakes

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The price in this buy it now ebay listing from kgtrademark is too low for these to be anything other than counterfeit 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives purchased from a fraudulent wholesaler (no doubt in China) – the seller may be unaware of the true cost of flash memory and may not realise that these flash drives are counterfeits. A counterfeit USB 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.

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

elan1965 lists counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives on ebay

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from elan1965 would not pay for the memory chips required to manufuacture the genuine item (and that is leaving out the other components needed!) – the kindest thing we can say about this listing is that perhaps seller elan1965 doesn’t have much of a clue about the results of buyers using a fake capacity flash memory item – lost files and corrupted data.

Seems ebay doesn’t understand either – if they did, they would not allow such listings in the first place would they? Or maybe, just maybe, they don’t really care ??

Buyers would be wasting their time trying to verify serial numbers with Kingston for these (genuine ones have individual serial numbers which can be used to verify genuine Kingston DT200 flash drives with the company) as any serial number shown will either be entirely fake or a serial number duplicated from a genuine drive that has no doubt already been registered with Kingston.

What buyers of this item will end up with is a counterfeit fake capacity USB flash drive that corrupts files. Here is what the seller says in the listing:

I have 23 of these for sale. They were bought at a house clearance in a job lot box with loads of other stuff. They SAY that they are 128GB Kingston USBs. I know nothing about them at all. I have put one into my computer and it said it was 128GB capacity but thats the limit of my computer knowledge. Therefore PLEASE assume that they are fake and chinese copies. They come with absolutely no guarantee, warranty or anything. There is no return and please dont leave negative feedback if they are rubbish because in all probability that is what they are. Some have the green stickers on the packaging as in the photo but most dont

So there you have it – buy a fake Kingston on ebay from elan1965 and you can kiss goodbye to your cash!

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 drives from ebayer ambaservices not Kingston and not 256GB

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The USB flash drives in this ebay listing from ambaservices are not genuine Kingston and do not have a capacity anywhere near 256GB. What you will get from ambaservices is a fake capacity USB flash drive that corrupts your files once you have filled the true capacity (probably 4GB at the most) has been filled with files. The seller also has a listing for 512GB USB drives – a capacity that does not exist at all!

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 USB flash drive from ebayer islecompany probably a fake

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We suspect that the 64GB USB flash drive in this ebay listing from islecompany is fake capacity and corrupts files. The same goes for the 32GB leather and steel type of drive listed by this ebayer.

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

June 13, 2010 at 4:06 PM

ebay fake flash fraudster kuailerensheng233 no longer registered

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It is simply not possible to sell genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives on ebay for the buy it now price in this listing from recently registered fraudster kuailerensheng233. You couldn’t manufacture 32GB of flash memory chips for this price let alone enough to store 128GB of data – and that leaves out all the other components.

This seller had a very short career as an ebay seller – registered on ebay 14th May and ceased to be a registered user on June 10th. If (in the interval) you bought from kuailerensheng233 the item will have vanished from your won list as ebay seems to have suspended 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.

128GB flash drives from ebayer yossi555 certain to corrupt files

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The 128GB flash drive in this ebay auction by seller yossi555 is fake capacity and corrupts files. It seems that this ebayer bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesale suppliers selling fake capacity 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.

UPDATE 22/06/2010
This seller is now offering counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives.

ka_malla lists obvious fake 256GB Kingston flash drive on ebay

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Seller ka_malla realises there is something wrong with the the USB flash drive in this ebay listing but it seems that this seller has failed to understand the significance of the problem he or she experienced. Here is what the seller says in the listing:

Here I’ve got few USB Flash Drives, Chinees Udisk “Kingston” style.

Computer recognized it like Udisk 249GB (Disk H: on image),
exFAT file system. But after I’ve made few tests I found that there is low write/read speed and I can not write more than 128GB disk H: (((

Nice design, good plastic. Red led light when it connect to the computer.

May be anybody want’s to play with this device – resale as original KINGSTON, reformat, make partitions e.t.c … and it will be work properly.

What we have here is a very obvious counterfeit Kingston – the model shown (if it was genuine) is the 64GB DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive. This model is not made in 256GB capacity – as anyone who looks at the Kingston web site will see – this USB flash drive is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files.

If the seller had tried to open and use all the files that were “saved” to the flash drive then ka_malla would have discovered that most were actually lost or corrupted.

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 32GB Sandisk flash drive is genuine ebayer jiayeo risks a loss

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Seller jiayeo risks making a loss on the sale by listing this 32GB Sandisk USB flash drive at auction on ebay if the flash drive is genuine.

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

June 13, 2010 at 9:26 AM

Proven fake flash fraudster hereliu continues with ebay sales

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We first reported about ebay seller hereliu back at the beginning of February. Since then the fact that this model of USB flash drive sold on ebay (in black or white) by hereliu is as we thought fake capacity and corrupts files. This model always proves to be fake!! Any item from this seller which uses flash memory is certain to be fake capacity and will trash files.

The seller has a huge positive feedback score but very little of it relates to these – most of it has been obtained by selling very cheap items like screen protectors. Only a small number of these have been sold and the buyers who left positive feedback for them obviously didn’t test their drives.

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.

Paypal gives ebay victim a hard time over refund for fake Kingston

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The USB flash drive that was sold in this ebay listing (item number 300432471678) by warrior.3000 is a very obvious counterfeit and fake capacity Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive for the following reasons:

  1. Kingston do not sell the Kingston DataTraveler 200 in 256GB capacity.
  2. There are three capacities available, colour coded as folllows:
    • blue & black for 32GB.
    • yellow & black for 64.
    • all black for 128GB
  3. There is no pink and black Kingston DataTraveler 200

Despite the fact that this is well known to anyone familiar with Kingston’s product range and that paypal could easily have checked the Kingston website they are cutting up awkward about refunding the poor buyer who realised too late that what he had bought was a counterfeit and fake capacity flash drive. Here are a couple of extracts from a recent message received from PayPal by the defrauded buyer:
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Written by fightflashfraud

June 13, 2010 at 6:04 AM

128GB DT200 sold by ebayer israelbayisrael sure to be fakes

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives sold on ebay by israelbayisrael are certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity, which corrupts files. They are too cheap to 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.