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Archive for July 13th, 2010

erywerrrry677 lists counterfeit 128GB DT200 flash drives on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from erywerrrry677 are fake capacity counterfeits. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. This seller has been suspended by ebay and this listing has been removed, so 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.

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if you bought a memory card on ebay from11vinod11 test with h2testw immediately

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A buyer who tested this micro SD card sold on ebay by 11vinod11 reports that the actual capacity of the card is only 2GB not 32GB. Where flash memory has been programmed to a false capacity like this it corrupts files once the true capacity is full.

It seems that 11vinod11 is a bit of a slippery customer as the buyer was accused of damaging the card by using the program h2testw to test the card. H2testw is a non destructive test which simply tries to write 1GB files made up of ones and zeros to fill the reported capacity.

If the memory is ok then the test runs without errors. If it is fake or faulty then a report showing at what point errors in writing and reading data begins. This information indicates the true capacity of fake flash memory items.

It seems that 11vinod11 has a long standing habit of buying from known fake flash fraudsters including xoldskool, bid2buying, best2all8888 and crystalpalace1987. We wonder if the memory cards sold by this ebayer were actually purchased from fraudsters on ebay.

Anyone who bought a memory card from 11vinod11 is advised to test it immediately with h2testw. then open a paypal dispute to get their money back if the card is fake capacity. Given this seller’s attitude it is a complete waste of time trying to communicate directly with 11vinod11.

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.

iloveshenzhen2010iloveshenzhen2010 is an ebay fake flash seller

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We are certain that the flash drives being sold on ebay by iloveshenzhen2010iloveshenzhen2010 are fake capacity, which corrupts files. This seller sneakily lists the flash drive in the listing above as being in the USA rather than China to catch unwary buyers out.

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.

shanglili1 sells fake 64GB Kingston DT150 flash drives on ebay

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives in this ebay listing from shanglili1 are fake capacity counterfeits. The buy it now price in this listing is too low for them to be anything else. If you bought from this seller you will find the item has vanished from your won list because ebay has suspended shanglili1.

UPDATE 17/07/2010
This seller has now been suspended by ebay.

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 from ebayer anythingbargaincompany likely fake

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We think it extremely unlikely that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive listed at auction on ebay by ebayer anythingbargaincompany is likely to be a fake capacity counterfeit. As the seller listed a number of these at auction it seems likely that anythingbargaincompany bought them from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets in China. In the extremely unlikely event that they are actually genuine each one will have a unique serial number which can be used to confirm with Kingston that the drive is genuine.

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.

kangaroo.aisle2009 is another ebay fake flash fraudster

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Seller kangaroo.aisle2009 is part of a familiar ebay fraud gang in Singapore which sells fake capacity flash drives that corrupt files. Any USB flash drive from this seller 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.

flash drives sold on ebay by tom.chen0616 are fakes that trash files

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The flash drives sold on ebay by tom.chen0616 are certain to be fake capacity, 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.

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July 13, 2010 at 2:40 PM