Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for June 23rd, 2010

128GB DT200 flash drives in ebay auctions from speedy2882 may be counterfeit

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If the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives being auctioned on ebay by speedy2882 are genuine then this seller risks making a huge loss. Buyers can check whether they are genuine or not by trying to verify the serial numbers with Kingston – if they are genuine then they will verify the serial numbers. If Kingston cannot verify the serial numbers they will be fake capacity counterfeits and a fake capacity 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.

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craftshop lists obvious fake leather and metal flash drive on ebay

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The 64GB USB flash drive in this ebay listing from craftshop is an obvious fake – the leather and metal model is always fake capacity and corrupts files as is any flash drive that comes in this packaging. This seller obviously bought these from a fraudulent supplier (no doubt in China) and may not be aware they are fakes.

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June 23, 2010 at 9:20 PM

wackybird67 lists fake 32GB Sony Vaio flash drive on ebay

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There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive, they are fake capacity flash drives manufactured by fraudsters in China. A fake capacity 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 listed on ebay by cutefulkids probable counterfeit

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We think it is highly unlikely that this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive listed at auction on ebay by cutefulkids is genuine. We think it will turn out to be a fake capacity counterfeit which corrupts files. If we are wrong the buyer will be able to verify that the flash drive is genuine by checking the serial number 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.

128GB DT200 flash drive from ebayer villalobos85 likely to be fake

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive listed at auction by villalobos85 is genuine then the seller stands to make a loss on the sale. We think it is more likely to be a fake capacity counterfeit which corrupts files. If it is actually genuine the buyer will be able to confirm this by verifying the serial number 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.

dcnismo3 lists very suspicious 64GB flash drive in ebay auction

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We suspect that the flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from dcnismo3 is a counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drive with the coloured outer plastic stripped away. We’ve seen a few of these listed on ebay recently and get a very nasty whiff from such listings. If we are right 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

June 23, 2010 at 3:46 PM

128GB DT200 flash drives from ebayer ggtyui37 impossibly cheap

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing for 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives is impossibly low so the flash drives simply have to be fake capacity counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier. A fake capacity 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.