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Archive for August 28th, 2010

muggnmouse lists fake 256GB Sony flash drive on ebay

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Seller muggnmouse says in this ebay listing:

This is a LIKE NEW,256gb USB THUMB DRIVE. I have personally checked the capacity of the thumb drive and filled it to 220gb. I figured that was far enough to ensure its capacity. THIS IS THE REAL DEAL! VERY RARE!!!!! Only other i can compare to is a GENUINE Kingston d310 data traveler. As you know there are alot of fake drives going around. I can assure you this one is 100% Authentic. I will have NO RESERVE set on this item but it will be far cheaper then the competitors. This product also has no moving objects internally which means it does not malfunction or lock up. Please bid with confidence.

Oh really? Is that so?
Well that’s very strange, seeing that Sony do not sell any 256GB flash drives! This is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – you can be confident that it will trash most of which you save to it!

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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128GB DT200 flash drive from ebayer joejaouad a bit on cheap side

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed on ebay by joejaouad seem a bit on the cheap side so we suspect they may have come from a fraudulent wholesale outlet. Buyers can check whether or not they are 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.

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.

flash drives sold on ebay by chentong2010 will corrupt files

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Although the flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from chentong2010 bears the name Sony these flash drives have nothing whatsoever to do with Sony and anyone buying one will find that 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.

Obvious fake Kingston flash drives listed on ebay by ellenm20142

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The flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from ellenm20142 is a very obvious fake. The model of flash drive pictured is not made in 256GB capacity and there are none which are this colour. The seller has obviously been shopping in fake flash land. Anyone who buys one of these fake capacity counterfeit flash drives will find that 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.

If 128GB DT200 from ebayer keihi201 is genuine seller may make loss

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 being auctioned on ebay by keihi201 is genuine the seller may well make a loss by auctioning it. 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.

256GB DT310 flash drives from ebayer sosandcan sure to be fakes

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from sosandcan is too low for these 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives to be genuine. This seller obviously bought these fake capacity counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier and buyers will find that the flash drive 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.

32GB flash drives listed on ebay by fabric39 sure to corrupt files.

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We are sure that these 32GB flash drives listed on ebay by fabric39 came from a fraudulent supplier. Many ebay sellers fall into the trap of buying fake capacity flash drives from fraudulent wholesale outlets in China. We are certain this will prove to be the case here and that anyone buying one of these will discover that it corrupts their files after a while. The real capacity is likely to be 4GB or less and once that has been filled files will start to be lost and corrupted.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you (or far worse, your customers) run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 28, 2010 at 2:30 PM