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Archive for August 1st, 2010

256GB DT310 in ebay auction from lindahoney13 probably fake

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Seller lindahoney13 listed this single 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drive at auction on an ebay with a 3 day listing (item number 180540128316) with a start price of £19.99 and postage costs of £3.00. We don’t think for a second that this flash drive is genuine. We are sure that this is yet another fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drive that corrupts files.

No canny Scot who lives in a wee place like Falkirk would risk losing well over a hundred pounds by listing a genuine one of these like this!!

It costs a lot more than the bid shown when this listing was captured to buy these wholesale in bulk. In fact it actually costs more than £50 to manufacture one. We have a feeling that this was purchased from one of the many fraudulent sellers recently kicked off ebay for selling counterfeit Kingston flash drives.

PLEASE EBAYERS – DO NOT RE-SELL FLASH MEMORY ITEMS BOUGHT ON EBAY!!

If (by some miracle) this flash drive is genuine the buyer will be able to confirm this by verifying the serial number with Kingston. We are pretty certain there is a snowball’s chance in hell that Kingston will verify this flash drive.

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.

zhengqiwei1970 lists counterfeit 256GB DT310 flash drives on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from zhengqiwei1970 are fake capacity counterfeits which corrupt files. You simply cannot buy a genuine flash drive with a capacity over 16GB on ebay at this price.

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 alert: massive 256GB fake Sony flash drive from liuxiaoli20106

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The 256GB Sony Vaio flash drive in this ebay listing from liuxiaoli20106 is a massive fake – the real capacity of this flash drive will be a lot closer to 256 megabytes than 256 gigabytes. This fake capacity counterfeit flash drive corrupts files. There is not and never was such a thing as a genuine Sony Vao flash drive – they are purely the invention of fraudsters in China and all are fakes.

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.

hellotianjin lists fake 64GB Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay

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The 64 Sony Vaio flash drives in this ebay listing from hellotianjin are fake capacity counterfeits – there is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drives. 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.

ebay alert: zhangjiefei2010 is another fake flash fraudster in China

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Seller zhangjiefei2010 had not given a picture in this ebay listing for 256GB USB flash drives. We can hardly credit that some people have already bought these without there even being a picture at the ludicrously low buy it now price of $19.66. It is not possible to manufacture, let alone sell, 256GB USB flash drives at this price. What buyers will get is a fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files.

This seller has been suspended by ebay and listings removed so if you bought from this seller your 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.

32GB Kingston from ebayer bigmike698 a bit too cheap to be genuine

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The 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing from bigmike698 seem a bit too cheap to be genuine. We think this ebay seller may have bought these from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets selling fake capacity counterfeit flash drives. If this is the case then this USB flash drive corrupts files. In the unlikely case that these are in fact genuine Kingston flash drives then buyers will be able to confirm this by verifying the serial numbers with Kingston.

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.

Beware: ebay seller vanandpat123 went shopping in fakeflash land

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The 32GB USB flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from vanandpat123 is certain to be fake capacity and a fake capacity USB flash drive corrupts files. Any flash drive in this packaging that was tested by our team turned out to be a fake manufactured by fraudsters in China. These are supplied by fraudulent wholesalers to the unwary who often don’t realise that there is such a thing as fake flash memory. This ebayer obviously bought from such a supplier. You are advised never to buy any flash drive in this packaging.

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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August 1, 2010 at 1:24 PM

star0lele auctioning very obvious fake Kingston DT200 on ebay

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The Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive is not made in 16GB capacity. The USB flash drive in this ebay listing from star0lele is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. Why is it that (although they have removed a lot of fraudulent listings recently) ebay has not put measures into place to avoid such obvious fakes being listed in the first place?

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.

impossible 128GB USB flash drive listed on ebay by jcmorcelle

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We are informed that it is not yet technically possible to produce a swivel type flash drive of the type shown in this ebay listing from jcmorcelle in 128GB capacity yet as there is not enough room to fit the flash memory chips in.
This leads us to the inevitable conclusion that any 128GB swivel type USB flash drive like this is 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.

hshuebi728 selling fake 32GB Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay

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There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – they are all fakes. Sony Vaio flash drives were invented by fraudsters in China. If you bought a 32GB Sony Vaio flash drive on ebay from hshuebi728 you just purchased a fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drive that corrupts files. You simply cannot buy a genuine 32GB USB flash drive on ebay of any sort for AU $23.00!! When you see very cheap flash drives, memory cards or MP players on ebay you can be sure you are looking at scams to rip you off.

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 flash drives from ebayer amazing_anderson may be fakes

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We have a feeling that ebay seller amazing_anderson bought the Kingston flash drives listed on ebay (the one in this auction and those in a buy it now listing at 249.00 USD) from a fraudulent supplier. If we are right about the supplier then this USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. If we are mistaken then the buyer will be able to confirm it is genuine by verifying the serial number with Kingston.

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 liguang2010 does not give a picture

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Here we have an ebay listing from liguang2010, another seller offering fake 256GB flash drives without giving a picture. Whatever buyers get it is certain to be a fake that corrupts files at this price.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to <a href=”https://fightflashfraud.wordpress.com/2008/11/24/h2testw-gold-standard-in-detecting-fake-capacity-flash”>test them with the free program h2testw</a> irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

<a href=”https://fightflashfraud.wordpress.com/report-fakes-and-counterfeits/”>Report your fake</a> if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Obvious fake 128GB flash drive in ebay auction from chiva16

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This supposedly 128GB USB flash drive listed at auction on ebay by chiva16 has just about every hallmark of a fake capacity flash drive that we have ever seen! We could write you a guarantee that this USB flash drive corrupts files!!

Come along fake flash spotters – what can you see in this picture that makes us totally certain this is fake?

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.