Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for June 14th, 2010

Test USB flash drives bought on ebay from guishanliqi with h2testw – they are fakes

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There is no such thing as a geniune Sony Vaio flash drive – the USB flash drive in this ebay listing from guishanliqi is fake capacity and corrupts files and so is any other flash drive you see advertised as Sony Vaio. They are all manufactured by fraudsters in China.

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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counterfeit Kingston USB flash drives listed on ebay by fcobaeza

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If the Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from fcobaeza was genuine it would be an 8GB drive. However it is not genuine but a fake capacity and counterfeit 64GB USB 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.

128GB DT200 flash drive listed on ebay by belbiv1 probably counterfeit

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We think that ebay seller belbiv1 bought the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed on ebay from a fraudulent supplier and that they are counterfeits. A counterfeit flash drive always has a fake capacity (usually the real capacity is 4GB at most) 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.

fake 128GB Sony Vaio USB flash drives sold on ebay by goril97

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The USB flash drive on the left is a patently obvious fake. There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio USB flash drive of any capacity whatsoever, never mind 128GB!

This USB flash drive, like all counterfeits (one sold under a brand name) corrupts files because they have a fake capacity and once the real capacity (usually 4GB at most) is full there is nowhere left for files to go. This seller has listed other flash drive for sale, including the 128GB Kingston DT200) that are certain to be equally fak.

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 DT200 from ebayer eduknight is genuine seller risks a loss

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If this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive being auctioned by eduknight on ebay is genuine it will have a serial number that can be used to verify with Kingston that the drive is genuine. If the drive is genuine then the seller is taking a bit of a risk by auctioning it and may well make a loss. If, on the other hand, Kingston cannot verify the number then this USB flash drive 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 in ebay auction from exploradores_cecmavi likely fake

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive in this ebay auction by exploradores_cecmavi is very likely 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.

256GB Kingston from ebayer laurenburnslaurenburns probable fake

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We have a feeling that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive listed at auction on ebay by laurenburnslaurenburns will turn out to be counterfeit and fake capacity. If we are wrong the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston. 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.

UPDATE:
This seller went on to sell a number of fake Kingston flash drives before being suspended by ebay, who have removed listings.