Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for August 24th, 2010

If 256GB Kingston DT310 from ebayer ausbluetooth is genuine the seller is likely to make a loss

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If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive in this ebay auction from ausbluetooth is genuine then the seller stands to make a loss by selling it at auction. The buyer can can check whether or not it is genuine by verifying the serial number with Kingston. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number it is yet another 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 25/08/2010
We just spotted a buy it now listing for these flash drives from ausbluetooth at $140 – too cheap for them to be genuine so the flash drives are certain to be fakes!

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256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives in ebay auctions from riceyb

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Seller riceyb has listed a number of 256GB Kingston DataTravleler 310 flash drives at auction on ebay. If the flash drives are genuine this is a very risky strategy which is likely to result in the seller making a loss of several thousand dollars on sales.

We think it is more likely that these will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier. In the unlikely event that these are genuine buyers will be able to confirm this by verifying the serial number with Kingston.

A lot of ebay sellers make the mistake of thinking they have found bargain priced flash drives from these fraudulent wholesalers when in fact what they have found is someone selling fakes that 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 DT200 flash drives on ebay from heavenly.flash

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives sold on ebay by heavenly.flash are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. Anyone who bought one 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.

256GB DT310 flash drives in ebay auctions from theselller2009

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Either theselller2009 is taking a huge gamble by having multiple listings for thes 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drives with a start price below cost or this seller bought them at a low price from a fraudulent wholesale outlet. We are inclined to think that the latter explanation is the more likely.

If we are right what buyers will get is a fake capacity counterfeit flash drive that corrupts files. In the unlikely event that this seller is a big time gambler and they are genuine then buyers will be able to confirm they are genuine by verifying 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.

if 128GB DT200 flash drive from ebayer ecomputer-2008 was genuine seller made a loss

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If (as the seller claimed in the listing) this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive is genuine it would apear that seller ecomputer-2008 made a loss on the sale. The buyer can check with Kingston to confirm it is genuine by verifying the serial number – of course if it doesn’t have a serial number or the number cannot be verified by Kingston 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.

3716johnp auctions 256GB DT300 USB flash drives on ebay

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If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drives listed in auctions on ebay by 3716johnp with a start price below cost are genuine then this seller is taking a massive risk and could lose thousands of dollars on sales. We think it is much more likely that they are fake capacity counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier. If we are right anyone who buys one of these will find that this 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.

Test flash drives bought from oceanicexport on ebay with h2testw

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We had a feeling that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing from oceanicexport might be fake capacity counterfeits. A look at this seller’s feedback suggests that this seller previously sold counterfeit Corsair flash drives so we think we are right. Flash drives from this seller are 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.