Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for August 26th, 2010

if 256GB Kingston DT310 is genuine avahollyliam risks making loss

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If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive in this ebay auction from avahollyliam is genuine then the seller is likely to make a loss on the sale. The buyer can check whether or not it is genuine by attempting to verify the serial number with Kingston. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number 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.

32GB Kingston DT200 flash drives from ebayer derigdon

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The 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives from ebay seller derigdon seem a little too cheap to us which makes us wonder whether this is yet another ebayer who fell into the the trap of buying from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets selling fake capacity counterfeits. Buyers can check whether these are genuine or not by verifying the serial number with Kingston. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number 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.

counterfeit 256GB Kingston DT310 sold on ebay by maboelreesh

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If you bought a 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drive auctioned by maboelreesh on ebay then it looks as thought you got yourself a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. If your Kingston flash drive is genuine (and if you bought from this seller we’re sure it isn’t) then you can confirm this by verifying the serial number with Kingston. We don’t think for a moment that Kingston will verify flash drives from maboelreesh.

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 DT310 is genuine cranehouse2010 may lose on sale by auctioning it on ebay

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If this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive is genuine then seller if 256GB DT310 is genuine cranehouse2010 may lose money on the sale by auctioning it on ebay. The buyer will be able to check that this and other Kingston flash drives from this seller are genuine by verifying serial numbers with Kingston. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number for 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.

256GB DT310 flash drives in ebay auctions from rugbybugs

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We think it unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by rugbybugs are genuine. In the unlikely event that they are genuine buyers will be able to verify the serial number of their flash drive with Kingston. If the serial number cannot be verified by Kingston 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.

parisloralee and goreds2011 auction DT310 flash drives on ebay

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There seems to be a remarkable similarity between the ebay auction above from parisloralee (Member since 04-Apr-10 in Australia) and the one below from goreds2011 (Member since 12-May-10 in Australia) – looks like the photos were taken in the exact same spot, for one thing!

Is this just co-incidence or are the two listings actually from the same person? We think they are one and the same as the only feedback for goreds2011 comes from guess who?

You got it – the two effusive feedback comments for goreds2011 come from none other than parisloralee!!
Cartoon courtesy of Grea – you can click on it to go to her website and see more of her work.

Buyers can check whether or not a Kingston DT310 flash drive is genuine by verifying the serial number with Kingston. If the serial number cannot be verified then the USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. Somehow, we don’t think for a second that Kingston will be verifying either of these as genuine!!

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.

Seems ebay seller cdss-shop-2 has been shopping in fakeflashland

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We think it is almost certain that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive listed on ebay and other flash memory items from seller cdss-shop-2 are fakes purchased from a fraudulent supplier.

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.

2010brosco auctions 256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives on ebay

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It is extremely unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed at auction on ebay by 2010brosco are genuine. We think it is far more likely that these are fake capacity counterfeits bought from a fraudulent supplier. Genuine DT310 flash drives have unique serial numbers which can be verified with Kingston to confirm they are genuine but we don’t think that buyers will be able to verify serial numbers for flash drives from 2010brosco 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.

is 128GB DT200 flash drive auctioned on ebay by zjx5 genuine?

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive being auctioned on ebay by zjx5 is genuine the seller is likely to make a loss on the sale. The buyer can check whether or not it is genuine by verifying the serial number with Kingston. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number 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.

counterfeit 128GB DT200 drives sold on ebay by lingbingbing369

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The 128GB flash drives in this ebay listing from lingbingbing369 are fake capacity counterfeits. 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.

fcolover23 lists notorious leather and steel Sony Vaio flash drive on ebay

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This 128GB leather and steel  flash drive listed at auction on ebay by fcolover23  is a notorious fake – nothing to do with Sony and a maximum real capacity of 4GB, but probably a lot less. This USB flash drive corrupts files. There are two surefire indicators that these flash drives are fakes:

  1. The model of flash drive – the leather and steel type always prove to be fakes
  2. The Sony Vaio name – all Sony Vaio flash drives are fakes. Sony do not use the Vaio name for flash drves

Never buy a flash drive with these indicators – you will find it corrupts your files!! The leather and steel type is notorious – sold on ebay for years in every imaginable false capacity. This particular model is a favourite with the fraud gangs in China who manufacture fake flash drives – very easy to program so that it reports whatever capacity they like to the operating system.

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.

y_mintoome lists counterfeit 128GB DT200 USB flash drives on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives being sold by y_mintoome in this ebay listing are fake capacity counterfeits that will corrupt files. 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.