Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for August 11th, 2010

zhanghefeng3710 suspended by ebay for selling fake flash drives

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The flash drives sold by zhanghefeng3710 are nothing to do with Sony – Sony don’t sell anything that looks like this! These flash drives are fake capacity counterfeits. A fake capacity USB flash drive corrupts files after a while. This seller has been suspended for selling 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 DT200 flash drive from ebayer jessjokin is genuine seller risks loss

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive is genuine then seller jessjokin risks making a loss by selling it at auction on ebay. Genuine Kingston DT200 flash drives have individual serial numbers so if this is genuine the buyer can confirm this by verifying the serial number with Kingston – if Kingston cannot verify the serial number of a flash drive then it 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.

fake 256GB Kington flash drives sold on ebay by kennykcheng

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The 256GB Kingston flash drives sold by kennykcheng are fake capacity counterfeits that will corrupt files. The Kingston DataTraveler 200 is not made in 256GB capacity so these obviously came 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.

32GB flash drives listed by ebayer benbotto sure to corrupt files

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As every single flash drive our team tested that came in this packaging turned out to be fake capacity, which corrupts files, we think the same will apply to the ones in this ebay listing from benbotto. This ebayer obviously made the mistake of buying 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.

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August 11, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Is 256GB DT310 listed on ebay by sendra1982 genuine or fake?

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If this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive listed on ebay by sendra1982 is genuine the buyer will be able to confirm this by verifying the serial number with Kingston. If the serial number cannot be verified 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.

Is 128GB DT200 flash drive in ebay auction from firstnavyseal genuine?

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Is this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive listed at auction by firstnavyseal genuine? We have our doubts. If it is genuine then the buyer will be able to confirm this by verifying the serial number with Kingston. If the serial number cannot be verified by Kingston 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 02/09/2010
The flash drive in this listing sold for US $134.50 – so we think that seller firstnavyseal probably did not break even on the sale, let alone make a profit. This does not seem to have discouraged the seller from auctioning another one (ebay item number 260658615146) which makes us think our suspicions may well prove founded.

128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives from ebayer jvandcolimited2008

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed on ebay by jvandcolimited2008 seem a bit too cheap to be genuine which leads us to conclude that this ebay seller probably bought from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets in China. If we are right then what anyone who buys one of these will get is a fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drive that corrupts files.

In the unlikely event that we are wrong buyers will be able to confirm that their flash drive is genuine by verifying the serial number of their flash drive with Kingston. If the serial number cannot be verified then our conclusion is correct.

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: flash drives from ebay seller librotec6768 are fakes that trash files

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The supposedly 256GB Kingston flash drive in this ebay listing from librotec6768 is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. This model of Kingston flash is not made in 256GB capacity and not in the colour shown! This ebayer has been shopping in fake flash land – we first reported about Sony Vaio flash drives (all Sony Vaio flash drives are fakes) from this seller at the end of May.

Quite a number of ebayers have purchased fake flash drives from librotec6768 but so far only one buyer seems to have noticed. Eventually all those who bought a USB flash drive from librotec6768 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.

Counterfeit 64GB Kingston DT200 sold on ebay by neilcnb0904

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives sold in this ebay listing by neilcnb0904 were far too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. As Axel says:

Why is it fake??? Kingston sells it for $216.00, Buy.com has a Price of $149.74, newegg and amazon have it for $150.99 Seller has a Multiple item listing with a buy it now price of $49.95 with free shipping.(Everything is just plain Cheaper in Fake Flash Land.)

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 bought on ebay from what-a-craze with h2testw!!

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Seller what-a-craze does not seem to have any current listings but has sold a number of the notorious leather and steel flash drives shown in the ebay listing above. If you bought one of these you are advised to test it immediately with h2testw – you will find it is a fake capacity flash drive 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.

chengla006 – another ebay fake flash memory seller.

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Seller chengla006 registered on ebay on August 3rd and seems to have sold only for one day. What was sold is the 128GB Kingston Datatraveler 200 in the ebay listing shown above. This USB flash drive is certain to be a fake capacity counterfeit. Anyone who bought one of these flash drive from chengla006 is certain to find it corrupts files after a while. If they were genuine Kingston flash drives buyers would be able to verify serial numbers with Kingston but they won’t verify these.

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.

jinkang9510 suspended by ebay for selling fake DT200 flash drives

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If you bought a 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive on ebay from suspended seller jinkang9510 you got yourself a fake capacity counterfeit. You will find that this USB flash drive corrupts your files after a while. As the flash memory chips to MAKE a 128GB flash drive cost more than the seller’s buy it now price they simply couldn’t be anything else – and that’s without any of the other components.

The maximum capacity of genuine flash drive you can possibly buy anywhere for this price is 16GB – and then you’d be very lucky! Wake up ebayers – if it seems to be too good to be true then it isn’t true! Needless to say this seller has been suspended by ebay and buyers will find the item has vanished from their won list.

Here are a few more fake flash fraudsters who listed counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives and have been suspended by ebay recently:

zhanwangshijie369
ghk33ku
mingbao998
zhengdong_hk

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.