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Archive for July 5th, 2010

cuthbert2k7 still merrily selling fake flash drives on ebay as faulty

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This 64GB Kingston DataTraveler listed on ebay by cuthbert2k7 as faulty is no such thing – it is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files, no doubt purchased from fraudulent supplier in China. Kind seller cuthbert2k7 has decided to offload the rubbish bought from fraudsters in China on ebayers who are foolish enough or greedy enough to think they will somehow get a bargain. All they will get is a useless bit of junk.

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.

DT200 flash drive from ebayer tickets–source could be a fake

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Seller tickets–source says in this ebay listing:

OPENED TO TEST AS PER EVERYONE’S REQUEST AND IT WORKS PERFECTLY!!!

However we wonder what the seller did to test the flash drive. If it was simply to look at the drive properties and perhaps save a few files to it then this does not constitute testing the flash drive properly. The flash drive could be a fake capacity counterfeit which corrupts files if this is all that tickets–source did.

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.

Test flash memory items from ebay seller jasdow2002 with h2testw

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We advise anyone who buys a USB flash drive or MP player from ebay seller jasdow2002 with h2testw. It looks as though items from this seller are shipped from China. Most flash memory items shipped from China are fakes so there is a strong possibility that the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing will be fake capacity counterfeits and the MP players from this seller could well be fakes too.

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.

crystazaton_yu0817 lists counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from crystazaton_yu0817 are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits which corrupt files. At this price they simply couldn’t be anything else.

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 23/07/2010
This seller seems to have been suspended by ebay.

32GB flash drive from ebayer matt_swarbrick should be destroyed

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Seller matt_swarbrick has listed this flash drive as for parts not working. It is not working because it is a notorious fake capacity flash drive which corrupts files. The seller says:

USB flash drive with 32GB capacity

The flash drive does work and will write and read files to the usb stick. There are comparison errors every now and then which causes some data to corrupt, e.g photos. However if the file is simply rewritten the usb stick it will work.

Hence being sold as for parts or not working.

Enjoy Bidding.

Can not offer refunds or returns.

Payment via paypal only and postage to UK only.

Had this seller tested the drive with h2testw he would have found that it’s real capacity is nowhere near 32GB – which is why there is a problem with it. Anyone who buys one of these might as well flush their money down the nearest toilet.

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

July 5, 2010 at 9:53 AM

If DT310 flash drive sold on ebay by demasrolin is genuine seller made a loss

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If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive sold on ebay by demasrolin is genuine this seller made a loss on the transaction. Genuine DataTraveler flash drives have individual serial numbers which can be used to verify with Kingston that the drive is genuine. If Kingston cannot verify this flash drive then it is certain to be a fake capacity 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.

UPDATE 06/07/2010
We are now pretty certain that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler sold in the listing shown above is a fake capacity counterfeit as demasrolin has listed another at auction in ebay listing number 250661506610.

Is DT310 flash drive from ebayer vivasiimre genuine? Doubtful.

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Even with the large charge for postage (a breach of ebay policies as it constitutes fee evasion) it is likely that seller vivasiimre will make a loss if the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive in this ebay listing is genuine. A genuine DT310 has an individual serial number that can be used to confirm the drive is genuine with Kingston. We suspect this one probably isn’t and 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.