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Archive for July 7th, 2010

if 256GB Kingston flash drive is genuine ebayer davidh7402010 made a loss

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If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 sold in this ebay listing from davidh7402010 is genuine then the seller made a loss by selling it at auction. Genuine flash drives of this type have individual serial numbers which can be used to verify the drive with Kingston. If the drive cannot be verified then it 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.

test flash drives from ebayer rudeen-m with h2testw immediately

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We think this Kingston DataTraveler listed on ebay by rudeen-m is likely to be a fake capacity counterfeit as this ebayer already sold an obvious fake Sony and other Kingston flash drives we suspect are also counterfeit. It looks very much as though this seller bought from a fraudulent supplier.

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.

thi1166 auctions range of flash drives on ebay, we think all are fake

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Seller thi1166 has auctions range of flash drives on ebay, all with a start price of one Euro. The one in this listing is being sold as defective, as are a number of others. This flash drive is not defective it is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. We think all (Kingston flash drives, Corsair flash drives, this fake Sony and a familiar fake capacity generic model) were bought from a fraudulent supplier 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.

fake flash fraudster xiajingjing7110 suspended by ebay

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If you bought this flash drive sold in ebay listing number 27060020617 by suspended seller xiajingjing7110 then the item will have vanished from your won list as a result of the suspension. This USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. It seems that ebay may have woken up and smelt the coffee as they seem to be removing listings for obvious fake flash drives faster than we have ever known.

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 drives from ebayer mixmasala19 with h2testw immediately

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We first reported our suspicions about another model of flash drive sold by mixmasala19 on ebay back in November 2009. Feedback from buyers suggests that we are right in thinking that the USB flash drives from this seller are fakes. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files once the real (much smaller than advertised) capacity is full as there is nowhere left for files to go. Do not be fooled by what you see in drive properties – fakes are programmed to report a false capacity to the operating system.

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 7, 2010 at 6:00 PM

mengsuqin8810 lists counterfeit 256GB DT310 flash drives on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from mengsuqin8810 are fake capacity counterfeits – at this price they simply couldn’t be anything else! A fake capacity USB flash drive corrupts files.

By the time you read this the listing may have vanished from ebay (and therefore buyers’ won lists) because ebay suspends the seller, as they are now suspending sellers with no feedback who list obvious counterfeit Kingston flash drives much faster than they have ever done before. They are not, however, suspending sellers with positive feedback who sell other items which they can still make a profit from!

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 weijunren4510 will trash files

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Although the supposedly 64GB flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from weijunren4510 has Sony’s name on it the company does not sell any flash drives like this. The flash drive in this listing is a fake capacity counterfeit that 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.