Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for August 30th, 2010

texelect817817 lists counterfeit 256GB DT310 flash drives on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed on ebay by texelect817817 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent wholesale outlet. A fake capacity flash drive corrupts files once the real capacity (often less than 1GB and seldom if ever over 4GB) has been filled. If these were genuine buyers would be able to verify serial numbers with Kingston – but there is a snowball in hell’s chance of Kingston verifying these.

However: reading this listing (ebay item number 250689262210) it seems it would be bad Karma for seller texelect817817 to rip you off. Therefore if Kingston can not verify the serial number of your flash drive we can expect this seller will refund you immediately, don’t you think?

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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If 64GB Kingston DT150 flash drives in ebay auctions are genuine savingsu10 may make a loss

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If the 64GB flash drives from ebay seller savingsu10 are genuine then this seller risks making a loss by auctioning them. Buyers can check whether they are genuine or not using Kingston’s serial number verification system. If the serial number cannot be verified then savingsu10 made the mistake of buying fake capacity counterfeits from a fraudulent wholesaler. A fake capacity 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.

counterfeit 256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives from skybluetl

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from skybluetl are too cheap to be anything except fake capacity counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier. Anyone buying a flash drive from this seller 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.

128GB DT200 from ebayer onepower_3000 seem a little too cheap

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The 128GB Kingston DatatTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from onepower_3000 seem a little too cheap which makes us wonder if this seller bought from a fraudulent wholesale outlet supplying fake capacity counterfeits. Buyers can check with Kingston whether or not their flash drive is genuine by verifying the serial number with them. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number 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.

256GB DT310 flash drives from ebayer singlaniti-2009 sure to be fake

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We are certain that the 256GB Kingston Datatraveler 310 flash drives listed in ebay auctions by singlaniti-2009 will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits but in the unlikely event that we are mistaken buyers will be able to confirm that their flash drive is genuine by verifying the serial number with Kingston. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number then the USB flash drive will corrupt files after a while because it is a counterfeit purchased from a fraudulent wholesale outlet – no doubt based in China.

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.

huangyongjiang5510 sells fake Sony flash drives on ebay

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If you bought a USB flash drive from huangyongjiang5510 you just got yourself a fake that corrupts files. No one can sell genuine 64GB flash drives for $20 on ebay and (though the name Sony is shown on the flash drive in the picture) this flash drive has absolutely nothing to do with Sony. This USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit manufactured by fraudsters in China.

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 Kingston DT310 from ebayer xpichardox unlikely to be genuine

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Seller xpichardox says in this ebay listing:

I received a new Flash drive that’s 256gb as a gift but I already have one so I’m deciding to sell it. It’s still in the factory package and was never opened. I’m in the US so you don’t have to worry about this coming from china. I saw that its retailed at $699 but I’ll put the buy it now price to $150.

It amazes us how many ebay sellers have apparently received this model of flash drive as a gift recently!
If this flash drive was genuine the buyer would be able to confirm this by verifying the serial number with Kingston.

However we are certain the serial number will be not be verified by Kingston and that this USB flash drive is a fake capactity counterfeit that corrupts files.
(cartoon courtesy of Grea)

Why are we so sure this is a fake? Because we have spotted another listing (ebay item number 280554989071) for the self same flash drive ending on 4th September – Is the flash drive this seller received as gift self-replicating or what??

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.