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Archive for August 5th, 2010

suspect 32GB flash drive in private ebay listing from slw0808

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We suspect that the 32GB USB flash drives in this private ebay listing from slw0808 will prove to be fake capacity, which corrupts files. We have come across a number of fakes in this packaging and we think the buy it now price is a little too low for these to be 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.

UPDATE 30/10/10
Seems that slw0808 is still selling dodgy flash drives. There are two current listings, this one (item no 220689033440):

and a for charity listing (how many fake flash drives have we seen in ebay for charity listings?? – lord knows, but it’s a lot! If you want to see the charity listing it is ebay item number 220689508564. So far no buyers of the dodgy flash drives sold in private ebay listings by slw0808 have discovered the problem.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 5, 2010 at 11:58 PM

resko87joaquin lists fake 256GB Kingston flash drives on ebay

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It seems that ebay seller resko87joaquin has been shopping in fake flash land and bought these fake 256GB Kingston flash drives from one of the fraudulent suppliers there. If this was a genuine Kingston flash drive it would be 2GB not 256GB. Anyone buying one of these fake capacity counterfeits will find that it corrupts files after a while.

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.

lweguive an ebay fake flash seller in China pretends items in USA

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Seller lweguive (an ebay fake flash seller in China) has listed the location of these fake capacity leather and steel flash drives as being the USA – that just indicates how much you should trust this seller! Anyone who buys one of these fake USB flash drives will find it corrupts files after a while. This seller has also listed 16GB Sandisk flash drives which are bound to be fake capacity counterfeits which are also certain to corrupt 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.

Counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay from nblvtyko

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives in this ebay listing from nblvtyko are fake capacity counterfeits. Anyone who buys one of these will find it corrupts their 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.

If 256GB Kingston DT 310 is genuine ebay seller kutxu2008 risks loss

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If this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive from ebay seller kutxu2008 is genuine then this seller risks making a loss on the sale by auctioning it. If this USB flash drive is genuine then the buyer will be able to confirm this by verifying the serial number with Kingston.

If Kingston cannot verify the serial number this will be like most Kingston USB flash drives sold on ebay – 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.

ebay alert: chenchuping2010 sells notorious fake 64GB flash drives

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The leather and steel type flash drive in this ebay listing from chenchuping2010 is notorious – the longest standing model of fake capacity flash drive sold on ebay for many years. This USB flash drive corrupts files. The seller is using a private listing to hide the item so that buyers won’t know what complaints in feedback are about.

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.

ebayer josephsabo29 could make a loss if 64GB DT200 is genuine

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If this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive from ebayer josephsabo29 is genuine this seller could well make a loss by auctioning it. The buyer can check on whether it is genuine or not by verifying the serial number with Kingston. If the flash drive cannot be verified by Kingston it will be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files.

UPDATE
We are pretty certain that the Kingston flash drives from this seller are counterfeits as we noticed a rather too cheap buy it now listing after we originally posted this.
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 flash drive in ebay auction from latifah083 likely to be fake

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This 32GB USB flash drive in this ebay auction from latifah083 is likely 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 5, 2010 at 1:09 PM

hammi7138 sells notorious leather and steel flash drives on ebay

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The leather and steel type of flash drive in this ebay listing from hammi7138 is notorious, always fake capacity and corrupts files. Thousands of ebayers have ended up with lost and corrupted files as a result of buying these down the years – it is the longest standing and most popular fake flash drive on 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.

Notorious leather and steel flash drive listed on ebay by klcfurniture

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It seems that ebay seller klcfurniture bought from a fraudulent supplier as the leather and steel type of flash drive in this ebay listing has always proved to be fake capacity, which corrupts files. The seller may have no idea that these are likely to be 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.

If Kingston flash drives from ebayer mbcecilva2010 are genuine seller risks loss

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If the Kingston flash drives from mbcecilva2010 are genuine then this ebay seller risks making a loss by auctioning them on ebay. If they are genuine buyers will be able to verify the serial numbers with Kingston. If the serial number cannot be verified then the flash drive 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.

128GB DT200 flash drives from ebay seller kaixincheng999 counterfeit

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing from kaixincheng999 are fake capacity counterfeits. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files once the real capacity (usually no more than 4GB) has been filled.

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.

cqx111222333 sells counterfeit DT300 flash drives on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drives sold on ebay by cqx111222333 are fake capacity counterfeits and a fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. This seller 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives, MP players and SD memory cards for sale – no doubt all are fakes that will trash buyers’ 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.

Notorious fake flash drives listed on ebay by taz.devil_tazdevil

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Seller taz.devil_tazdevil obviously bought this notorious model of fake capacity flash drive that always corrupts files from one of the fraudulent suppliers in China. Never buy this leather and steel model of flash drive – it always proves to be fake capacity leading to lost and corrupted files once the real capacity is full.

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.