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Archive for September 5th, 2010

moore6031 risks loss if 128GB DT200 in ebay auction is genuine

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive is genuine then seller moore6031 is taking a bit of a risk by auctioning it on ebay as he or she is likely to make a loss. 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 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.

UPDATE 06/09/2010: We’ve just noticed a buy it now for these flash drives at £55 from moore6031 so they are certain to be fake.

ebayer ashley4689 may make loss on auctions if flash memory items are genuine

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Seller ashley4689 has listed a number of flash drives and memory cards at auction on ebay with low start prices. This seller may well make a loss if they are genuine, however there is the possibility that this seller made the mistake of buying from a fraudulent supplier selling fake capacity flash memory 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.

zhenzhupearl02 selling fake 32GB Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay

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The Sony Vaio flash drives in this ebay listing from zhenzhupearl02 are (like all Sony Vaio flash drives) fake capacity counterfeits manufactured by fraudsters in China. There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – all are fake USB flash drives and anyone buying one will find it corrupts their files after a while. Sony do not use the Vaio name for flash drives – steer well clear of any you see! The 64GB Kingston flash drives from this seller are also fakes as no doubt are all the memory cards listed on ebay by zhenzhupearl02.

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.

price for 4GB Kingston flash drives from ebayer 199computerstore seems too low

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The buy it now price for these 4GB Kingston flash drives seems a bit on the low price to us; we can’t see how the seller could be making anything on these if they are 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.

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September 5, 2010 at 7:47 PM

nmwmfaqx selling counterfeit 128GB DT200 flash drives on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing from nmwmfaqx are fake capacity counterfeits – they are far too cheap to be anything else. Anyone who buys one of these will find that their USB 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.

fake 128GB Sony flash drives from ebayer titidami69 will trash files

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If seller titidami69 had done a bit of research he or she would have known that Sony do not sell anything that looks remotely like this and do not sell any 128GB flash drives. Seller titidami69 would also have realised it is simply not possible for a 128GB flash drive to be genuine at this price. Anyone buying one of these USB flash drives will find it corrupts their files after a while because the flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit.

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: hehe1314a is yet another ebay fake flash fraudster

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Beware: any flash memory item from ebay seller hehe1314a is certain to be fake capacity and corrupts files. This seller is yet another ebay fake flash fraudster in China. As well as the counterfeit 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drive in the listing above hehe1314a is selling the notorious leather and steel model of flash drive and a model that only exists as a fake manufactured by fraudsters – the Sony Vaio flash drive. The flash memory in this seller’s MP players in no doubt fake as well.

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.

ebay fake flash seller hushi0236 pretends items in America

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Seller hushi0236 is located in China but pretends in ths ebay listing that this fake flash drive is in the USA.
Anyone who bought one of these fake capacity USB flash drives will find that it corrupts their files after a while as the real capacity of these is likely to be no more than 4GB. Although the name Sony is on this flash drive it has absolutely nothing to do with Sony who don’t sell anything remotely like this.

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.

Used Corsair flash drive sold on ebay by uktruster seems to be fake

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As far as we are aware the model of Corsair flash drive sold at auction in this ebay listing by uktruster was never made in a capacity above 64GB. If seller uktruster used it for a week we don’t think he or she saved very much data to it. We suspect the real capacity of this flash drive is probably no more than 4GB – the usual maximum for fake capacity counterfeits.

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 Kingston DT200 in ebay auction by cuihong2010 unlikely to be genuine.

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We think it is unlikely that this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive listed at auction on ebay by cuihong2010 is genuine. If we are wrong the buyer will be able to confirm it is genuine by verifying the serial number with Kingston. If there is no serial number, or Kingston cannot verify the serial number provided, then our suspicions were founded and 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.

bobbyg7777 auctions notorious leather & steel flash drive on ebay

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The flash drive in this ebay listing (item number 320584142391) from bobbyg7777 is a notorious fake capacity flash drive that always corrupts 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.

bulk lot of 25 128GB DT200 in ebay auction from gavaets2009

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Seller gavaets2009 tells us in this ebay listing that:

That’s what I found in my husbands stuff. I have no idea how they perform and I’m not gonna test them and sell separate. DON’T ASC. I checked E-bay they going for about $100 each, so I think that $550 for 25 pc. is good price. That’s right $550 for 25pc. Located Honolulu, Hawaii

No warranty, no refunds

Hmm – so what’s the back-story here then? Did hubby die? Perhaps he ran off with someone else? Given the terse wording of the listing we wouldn’t blame him! Maybe he got sent to prison for fraud – for example; perhaps he was convicted of selling counterfeit flash drives? Yep that has gotta be it – they must have mixed prisons in Hawaii and she is missing him. Obvious really!!

Can you think of any other reasons for a woman poking about in her husband’s stuff and selling it on ebay? We could only come up with these three.

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 spoiledfree? Check the serial number!

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As a previous 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive auctioned on ebay by spoiledfree only sold for US $117.51 on August 14th we are a little surprised to see this seller auctioning another one. After all, if it was genuine we doubt that the seller broke even – so why take the risk of another loss rather than using a buy it now listing?

If a Kingston DT200 flash drive is genuine the buyer can confirm this by verifying the serial number with Kingston. If the serial number cannot be verified (or if there is no 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.