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Archive for June 15th, 2010

counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT200 sold by yefeng98910 on ebay

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Seller yefeng98910 only registered as a member on ebay China on 11th June 2010. The listing shown above shows 2,000 sold. If that is true (and we don’t think for a moment that it is true) then selling 2,000 counterfeit 256GB Kingston Datatraveler 200 USB flash drives in a period of 24 hours is a remarkable acheivement!

If you bought this USB flash drive from yefeng98910 be warned – as well as being counterfeit (a copy, not a genuine Kingston) it is also fake capacity (probably under 4GB) and corrupts files. You will find the item has vanished from your won list because ebay has suspended this fraudulent seller and removed the listing.

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 listed at auction by ebayer princessjasmin02

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If the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive in this ebay auction from princessjasmin02 is genuine the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston. If the serial number cannot be verified then this USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

June 15, 2010 at 10:37 PM

flash drives from ebay seller forever88810 likely to corrupt files

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We are certain that the 64GB USB flash drives listed on ebay by forever88810 are 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.

UPDATE 03/08/2010

Unsurprisingly it seems that memory cards from this seller are also fake – it seems that the actual capacity of the memory cards in this listing vary between 2GB and 8GB:

64GB Kingston DT200 flash drives listed on ebay by okiki267 too cheap

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives listed on ebay by okiki267 are too cheap to be genuine. You’d be hard pressed to buy a genuine 32GB USB flash drive for this price, let alone a 64GB one. We think this ebayer bought from a fraudulent wholsale supplier and that buyers will receive a counterfeit and fake capacity 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.

alexeyksynkin auctioning lot of 3 DT200 USB flash drives on ebay

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We have a feeling that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing by alexeyksynkin will turn out to be counterfeit and fake capacity. If we are wrong then the buyer will be able to verify the serial numbers with Kingston. If we are right then anyone who uses one of these USB flash drives will find it corrupts files after a while.

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 Sony flash drives on ebay not faulty but fake, test with h2testw

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Seller occbiker23 has discovered there is a problem with the Sony Vaio flash drives being sold in ebay listing number 330442217644 but does not seem to know why there is a problem with music and video files. We can explain.

Music and video files are much larger than document files – the reason there is a problem with them is that Sony Vaio flash drives don’t cope with larger files is that they are fake capacity counterfeits manufactured by fraudsters in China.

The true capacity of these flash drives is closer to 64 megabytes than 64 gigabytes so there just isn’t enough storage space for large 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 04/10/2010: Seller occbiker23 is now auctioning a 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive – we are pretty sure it will turn out to be a fake capacity counterfeit.

128GB Kingston from ebayer jimismaw are too cheap to be genuine

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives sold on ebay by jimismaw are far too cheap to be genuine – it costs a lot more than £18.00 to manufacture one. The highest capacity USB flash drive you can possibly buy for this price is 16GB – and you’d be lucky to even find a genuine 16GB flash drive on ebay at this price. This ebay seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier and what buyers will get is certain to be a fake capacity and 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.

USB flash drives from ebayer shivadavid probably fake, test with h2testw

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We are sure that this supposedly 32GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by shivadavid is fake capacity and corrupts files. We think the same goes for other flash drives form 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

June 15, 2010 at 2:26 PM

256GB flash drive listed on ebay by ura2210 certain to be fake

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The USB flash drive in this ebay listing from ura2210 will have a true capacity a lot closer to 256 megabytes than to the advertised 256 gigabytes. This flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files – this model is notorious for being programmed to 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.

USB flash drives sold on ebay by wangxinya2010 will corrupt files

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The 64GB flash drives in this ebay listing from wangxinya2010 are certain to be fake capacity. It would not be possible to sell a genuine USB flash drive above 16GB capacity on ebay at this seller’s buy it now price – and even this would be difficult, as profit margins on flash memory are quite narrow.

A fake capacity USB flash drive always corrupts files once the real capacity (usually under 4GB) has been filled with files. Do not be fooled by what the operating system shows – this is due to fraudulent programming of the control chip.

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 gjhgj777ktykgh sure to be fake

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We are sure that this 64GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by gjhgj777ktykgh is fake capacity and corrupts files – apart from anything else it is too cheap to be 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 15, 2010 at 10:14 AM

feina9610 selling counterfeit 128GB DT200 flash drives on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from feina9610 (another new seller in China) are 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.

fake capacity 32GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by marcg6145

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This USB flash drive listed on ebay by marcg6145 is fake capacity (nowhere near 32GB) 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

June 15, 2010 at 7:29 AM

Obvious fake 256GB Kingston listed on ebay by signupsoftware2010

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This USB flash drive listed at auction on ebay by signupsoftware2010 (ebay item number 230487054996) is not made by Kingston and does not have a true capacity of 256GB.

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.

UPDATE 30/06/2010
It seems that seller signupsoftware2010 has realises these are fakes as this is now stated in the listings.

mediaworld-73540 list massive 512GB fake flash drive on ebay

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The 512GB USB flash drives listed on ebay by mediaworld-73540 are fake capacity, which corrupts files. There is no such thing as a genuine 512GB USB flash drive yet, only fakes manufactured by fraudsters in China. As this seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives from mediaworld-73540 are likely to be counterfeits which also corrupt data.

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.