Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

Archive for June 25th, 2010

128GB DT200 in ebay auctions from reinavbtu271 sure to be fake

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It is pretty certain that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed at auction on ebay by reinavbtu271 are fake capacity counterfeits. 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.

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64GB Kingston flash drive from ebay seller okiki267 will trash files

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Seller okiki267 realises the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing are not genuine Kingston but fails to realise that a counterfeit 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.

128GB DT200 flash drive from ebay seller hobba66 surely fake

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We are certain that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive (pictured on the left) listed at auction by hobba66 (ebay item 140418836001) is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files.

We have a feeling that this may have been purchased on ebay from a de-registered seller – someone suspended by ebay for selling fakes.

Genuine Kingston DataTravelr 200 flash drives all have individual serial numbers which can be used to verify the drive is genuine by registering the serial number with Kingston. We don’t think they will verify this one.

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.

Notorious fake 128GB USB flash drives sold on ebay by imported82

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The supposedly 128GB leather and metal type flash drive sold in this ebay listing by imported82 is notorious – always fake capacity and corrupts files. At the time of writing the seller has sold at least three of 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.

ebayer tregvxliang suspended for selling fake DT200 flash drives

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Suspended ebay seller tregvxliang (registered in Korea) sold a number of counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives at the rediculously low cost shown in the sold list above (below the cost of the flash chips!) before ebay suspended the seller and removed the listings. If you bought from this seller the item will have vanished from your won list.

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 DT310 in ebay auction from goldix711 probable counterfeit

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It is extremely unlikely that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drive listed at auction on ebay by goldix711 is genuine. It fairly certain to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. In the extremely unlikely event that we are wrong then goldix711 will probably make a massive loss on the sale and the buyer will be able to confirm the drive is genuine by verifying the serial number with Kingston. Somehow we don’t think so!

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.

32GB Transcend flash drive from ebayer bizzeduk looks like a fake

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The model of Transcend flash drive shown in this ebay listing from bizzeduk does not seem to be made in capacities above 16GB so we conclude that this is yet another ebay listing for a fake capacity counterfeit that corrups files. The seller no doubt bought from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets 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.