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Archive for August 19th, 2010

yylech sells counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives on ebay

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Anyone who buys a 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive on ebay from yylech will find it corrupts their files after a while. These USB flash drives are fake capacity counterfeits – at this price they simply couldn’t be anything else.

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.

bzaptme suspended by ebay for selling fake 128GB DT200 flash drives

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Needless to say (given the price) the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed on ebay by bzaptme were fake capacity counterfeits. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. This seller was suspended by ebay for listing these counterfeits so anyone who bought will find it has vanished from their 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.

fake 256GB Kingston flash drives listed on ebay by redseams2

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The supposedly 256GB Kingston flash drives in this ebay listing from redseams2 are obvious fakes – this model of Kingston flash drive is not made in either 256GB capacity or with the pink colour. This seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier. These flash drives are fake capacity counterfeits manufactured by fraudsters in China and anyone who buys one 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.

UPDATE: 02/09/2010
It appears that seller redseams2 has realised that something is amiss with the supposedly 256GB Kingston flash drives purchased from a fraudulent wholesaler but this has not deterred the seller from trying to sell this obvious fake, as is demonstrated by this listing:

We can’t decide whether this seller is deliberately fraudulent or just plain stupid.

Counterfeit 128GB DT200 flash drives sold on ebay by dcszqgrj

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives sold in this ebay listing from dcszqgrj are fake capacity counterfeits. Anyone who bought one of these will find it corrupts their files once the real capacity (probably 4GB at the very most) has been filled. This seller has been suspended by ebay so anyone who bought one of these will find it has vanished from their 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.

Beware! yuananyu2010 sells fake 32GB USB flash drives on ebay

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The wording in this ebay listing from yuananyu2010 does not mention Kingston but what is shown in the pictures is apparently a 32GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive. Why could this be? Is it is because seller yuananyu2010 is perfectly aware that the flash drives are not genuine Kingson and is hoping to evade ebay’s automated fraud detection system? Anyone who bought one of these just got themselves a fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drive that corrupts files.

UPDATE: This seller has been suspended by ebay so if you bought from yuananyu2010 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.

ebay suspension for fake flash seller bjewhkp

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The 128GB Kingston DT200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from bjewhkp were (needless to say) fake capacity counterfeits which will corrupt buyers’ files. At this price they simply couldn’t be anything else. Unsurprisingly the seller has been suspended by ebay and listings removed so anyone who bought will find the item has vanished from their 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.

128GB flash drive listed on ebay by quad_core will corrupt files

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The supposedly 128GB USB flash drive in this ebay auction from quad_core is not generic. If it is not a genuine Kingston then it is a counterfeit, not a generic flash drive!! The sale of counterfeit items is a criminal offence. Not only that – unlike a counterfeit Gucci handbag (which at least is a functional handbag even if it’s not genuine) a counterfeit USB flash drive does not function properly – at least, not for long! Why? Because a counterfeit flash drive is always fake capacity and corrupts files once the small 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.

Counterfeit 128GB Kingston flash drives sold on ebay by cdy132132

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives sold by cdy132132 are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who bought one of these will find it corrupts 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.

zhangtingwei2010 sold fake 32GB Sony USB flash drives on ebay

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Although the flash drive in the picture has the Sony name on it this flash drive has nothing whatsoever to do with Sony. What was being sold by zhangtingwei2010 in this ebay listing is a fake capacity counterfeit flash drive that corrupts files. This seller has been suspended by ebay and this listing has been removed so if you bought one of these it 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.

ebay alert: fake flash drive seller taoline2 back to old tricks

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After a short break from selling fake flash drives seller taoline2 is back defrauding ebayers with fakes. This seller has a huge ranges of fake capacity flash drives which corrupt files. This sneaky seller is pretending to be in the UK but is nothing of the sort – taoline2 is in China – what a surprise!

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 64GB Kingston flash drive from ebayer cougar28999 genuine?

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If this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 from ebay seller cougar28999 is genuine the seller could make a loss by auctioning it on ebay. The buyer will be able to check whether it is genuine or not by verifying the unique serial number with Kingston. If the serial number cannot be verified then the 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.

private ebay auction from riasdeals for notorious fake flash drive

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This USB flash drive being auctioned on ebay by riasdeals will not have a real capacity of 32GB – it is a notorious model that is easy for the fraud gangs in China (the source of fake capacity flash memory) to program to any capacity they like. This fake capacity leather and steel type of flash drive corrupts files once the true capacity (usually no more than 2GB) has been filled with 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 leather type USB flash drive from ebayer maximus5sp

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The model of flash drive being sold in this private ebay listing by maximus5sp is notorious – the leather and steel type is always fake capacity and corrupts files. Thousands of ebayers have bought these – it is the most common fake flash drive sold on ebay. Even if it wasn’t this particular model the shiny capacity sticker in the picture, the seller’s price and the use of a private listing are all strong indicators of a fake 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.