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Archive for August 8th, 2010

Kingston flash drives on ebay from joemclarnon074 may be fake

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We think it highly unlikely that the 32GB and 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives being sold at auction on ebay by joemclarnon074 are genuine. We are pretty sure that this seller bought from a fraudulent supplier. If we are right then this USB 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.

UPDATE 09/08/2010
The image guru in our team had a closer look at the picture in an ebay listing from joemclarnon074 and has enhanced part of the image so that you can see conclusive proof that seller joemclarnon074 must have purchased counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier a little more easily.

Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives are colour coded according to capacity and the picture shows all three colours packaged as 64GB!!

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32GB flash drives listed on ebay by iammrdave0145 likely fakes

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The 32GB flash drive in this ebay listing from iammrdave0145 has one of the tell tale signs of a fake flash drive – a shiny little sticker with the capacity of the drive. We have never seen these stickers on a genuine flash drive. Every USB flash drive that had one of these little stickers turned out to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. It seems that iammrdave0145 made the mistake of buying from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets 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.

UPDATE 17/08/2010
Seems that this seller has got fed up with selling fake flash drives individually in private listings and decided to try and dump a job lot in ebay item number 320577022766

Written by fightflashfraud

August 8, 2010 at 9:42 PM

128GB Kingston DT200 sold on ebay by arielk53 likely to be fake

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive sold in this ebay listing from arielk53 likely to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. In the extremely unlikely event that the DT200 flash drives sold by arielk53 are genuine buyers will be able to confirm this by verifying the serial number of their flash drive with Kingston.

We think there is no chance of Kingston verifying the flash drives from this seller as genuine, and have a sneaking suspicion that this seller may know they 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.

suspended ebay flash fraudster minjianxifu made clumsy attempt to relocate!

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Suspended ebay seller minjianxifu made a clumsy attempt to disguise the location of the fake 64GB Sony Vaio flash drives being sold in this listing by giving the location as Ireland – foolishly the seller (like several others that have tried this trick) then put some Chinese characters after Ireland!!

Of course ebayers can move from one country to another, but somehow we don’t think that someone who registered on ebay China on August 1st immediately jumped on a plane to Ireland (with all his or her worldly goods?) and then listed these obvious fake capacity flash drives on ebay immediately on arrival in Ireland – do you?

Here we have yet another fraudster in China listing a flash drive that only exists as a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive. Any flash drive you see with the Sony Vaio name is a fake and anyone using one can kiss goodbye to their 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.

Counterfeit 256GB Kingston flash drives auctioned by yecosoftery

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drives sold at auction on ebay by yecosoftery are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits. A fake capacity USB 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.

If 256GB DT200 in ebay auction from arctray is genuine, seller risks loss

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It seems likely that ebay seller arctray will make a loss buy auctioning this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive if it is genuine. Kingston flash drives have individual serial numbers which can be used to verify with Kingston that the drive is genuine. If the USB flash drive can not be verified by Kingston it will be 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.

fake 128GB Corsair Voyager flash drive listed on ebay by vstile

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The model of Corsair Voyager flash drive shown in this ebay listing from vstile is not made in 128GB capacity. This 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.