Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for June 26th, 2010

128GB DT200 flash drive listed on ebay by mjlolo512 surely fake

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing from mjlolo512 are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits – at this price they simply couldn’t be anything else. 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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Top rated ebay seller lists fake 128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives?

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We are pretty sure that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed at auction by top rated ebay seller threerb will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits. A fake capacity USB flash drive corrupts files. If we are wrong then buyers will be able to confirm the flash drive they bought is genuine by registering the drive with Kingston using the unique serial number that each of these should have if they are the real thing.

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.

ebay fake flash seller utelx554 (in China) takes cautious approach

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Seller utelx554 seems to be taking a cautious approach to sales of fake capacity counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives. So far utelx554 seems to have sold 14 of these in three separate listings with 5 flash drives offered in each listing: 130401058872 (5 sold) 130401058595 (5 sold) 130401058425 (4 sold) and does not seem to have listed anything for sale since.

If you are one of the buyers then be warned – although the flash drive will appear to have the advertised capacity when you plug it into your computer this is not the truth. These counterfeits are programmed to display a false capacity – the real capacity is normally a maximum of 4GB and once the real capacity is full you will find the drive corrupts your 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 Kingston flash drive from ebayer lewis_clarke may be fake

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If the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive in this ebay listing from lewis_clarke is genuine the seller risks making a big loss on the sale. A genuine flash drive of this type has an individual serial number which the buyer can use to verify the drive is genuine with Kingston. If the serial number cannot be verified then the drive will be 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.

tpyboc is another ebay seller in China offering fake USB flash drives

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives in this ebay listing from tpyboc are far too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits manufactured by fraud gangs in China. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files whether it is a generic (no brand) fake or a counterfeit (copy of a brand name item) – the main differences between a counterfeit and a generic fake are:

  1. The sale of counterfeits breaks even more laws than the sale of generic fakes.
  2. The sale of counterfeits can damage a reputable brand.

If you bought a counterfeit flash memory item on ebay or elsewhere on the Internet we would suggest you contact the company in question (Kingston in this case) and tell them about the 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 DT200 flash drive in ebay auction from djnightlight likely to be fake

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We think it extremely unlikely that this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive being auctioned on ebay by djnightlight is genuine. We are pretty sure that this is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. If we are wrong the buyer will be able to verify with Kingston that the drive is genuine using the unique serial number that every genuine DT200 has. Somehow we do not think Kingston 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.

64GB flash drives sold by hseno on ebay not faulty but fake

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There is no 64GB Kingston flash drive that looks like the one in this picture.

If it was a genuine Kingston it would be 2GB not 64GB but it is not genuine.

It is a counterfeit and fake capacity flash drive that was sold on ebay by hseno as faulty. It is not faulty but fake.

Despite this being reported to ebay it seems that they allowed sales to go ahead.

It seems that buyers may not receive their counterfeits for some time from what the seller says:

PLEASE IF YOU WIN THIS ITEM PAY SAME DAY IF YOU WATN TO RECEIVE ITEM, I WILL BE AWAY FOR 3-4 WEEKS AND IF YOU DONT PAY SAME DAY I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEND YOU BEFORE END OF JULY OR EVEN BEGINING OF AUGUST.

KINGSTON DataTraveler 64 GB USB 2.0

New in Box

This is sold as faulty as it is made in china, and I would not accept returns

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Do not buy flash drives advertised on ebay as faulty – they are all fakes that will trash your files.