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!

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.

Beware 128GB DT200 from ebayer sallymar10 is drop-shipped fake

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It seems that ebay seller sallymar10 (registered in Malaysia) has entered into a drop-shipping arrangement with a fraudulent supplier as this counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive will be shipped from Hong Kong. Beware of any listings for flash memory items with long shipping times – they are certain 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.

256GB DT310 flash drives from ebayer bacakmcg likely counterfeits

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Seller bacakmcg has a number of ebay auctions for 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives. We think this seller bought from a fraudulent supplier and that this USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit as the seller would risk losing thousands of pounds by auctioning them like this if they were genuine. Genuine Kingston DT310 have individual serial numbers which can be used to verify with Kingston that the drive is genuine. We don’t think Kingston will 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.

dan.feng188 sells counterfeit Kingston DT200 flash drives on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives sold on ebay by dan.feng188 are far too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. Anyone who was foolish enough to buy one of these will find that it corrupts their files. It costs a lot more than the seller’s price to manufacture a genuine 128GB 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.

mrmeangreen23 selling 256GB DT310 flash drives a bit too cheap

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from mrmeangreen23 seem a bit too cheap to us so we think this may be another seller who made the mistake of buying from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets that supplies fake capacity counterfeits which corrupt files. This seller also listed 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives on ebay, no doubt from the same fraudulent supplier.

If we are wrong and the drives are genuine (which seems unlikely) then buyers will be able to confirm they are genuine by verifying the serial numbers with Kingston. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number then the flash drive is indeed a counterfeit 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.

UPDATE 04/09/2010
This seller is no longer a registered user and ebay have removed the seller’s listings so if you bought from mrmeangreen23 your item will have vanished from your won list.

256GB Kingston flash drive on ebay from cban84 is too cheap

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from cban84 seemed too low for a genuine 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive anyway and it seems the seller accepted an offer of US $110.00 for it. We think that what was sold here is likely to be yet another fake capacity counterfeit. If we are mistaken and it is genuine the buyer will be able to confirm this by verifying the serial number 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.

bought a Kingston USB flash drive on ebay from wilsonbubner2010?

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If you bought a 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive on ebay from wilsonbubner2010 we suggest you look for the serial number (all genuine DT200 flash drives have one) and check it with Kingston – if the flash drive is genuine then Kingston will be able to verify the serial number. If there is no serial number or the serial number cannot be verified by Kingston 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.