Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for September 6th, 2010

256GB Kingston flash drives from ebayer cute.beauty22 too cheap

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from cute.beauty22 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. The seller may not be aware they are fakes but we are not too sure as the seller seems to be registered in the USA but chose to list this item (and the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives in another listing) on ebay Australia instead, which seems a little odd.

Anyone who bought one of these will find it corrupts files after a while.

All genuine 256GB Kingston DT 310 flash drives have unique serial numbers which can be used to verify with Kingston that the flash drive is genuine. As these simply have to be fakes from China buyers will not be able to verify serial numbers with Kingston, even if one is shown – which they often aren’t on fakes. If there is one then the serial number will either be one copied from a genuine drive (which has probably already been registered) or one that was simply made up by the fraudsters who manufacture 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.

ebay fake flash fraudster panwenxian2010 pretends items in USA

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The supposedly 32GB USB flash drives being sold by ebay fake flash fraudster panwenxian2010 are no such thing – the real capacity is probably less than 4GB and after this has been filled the flash drive corrupts files. This scam artist pretends that items in USA – the location is as false as the flash drives. Both the fake flash drives and the seller are in China, home of fake flash memory.

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: hexin20102010 is yet another ebay fake flash fraudster

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The model of flash drive in this ebay listing from hexin20102010 may be marked with the name Sony but it has nothing whatsoever to do with Sony. Sony do not make any USB flash drive that looks remotely like this. This 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 flash drives from ebayer blokesquarters2010 certain to trash files

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Seller blokesquarters2010 has a number of ebay listings for these supposedly 32GB USB flash drive. We say supposedly because every single flash drive we have come across that had one of the shiny capacity stickers you see in the photograph proved to be fake capacity, which corrupts files. Seller blokesquarters2010 obviously bought 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.

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September 6, 2010 at 6:35 PM

nwxublo selling counterfeit 128GB Kingston flash drives on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing from nwxublo are too cheap to be anything other than 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.

fake 64GB Kingston flash drives on ebay from luoyongkun2510

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives in this ebay listing from luoyongkun2510 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits and 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.

rab529 auctions 32GB, 128GB and 256GB Kingston flash drives on ebay

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We doubted that the Kingston flash drives being auctioned on ebay by rab529 were genuine as soon as we clapped eyes on the listings but when we saw the one above we knew for sure that they were counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier. This flash drive is the wrong colour! As this is an obvious fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files the same will apply to all the Kingston flash drives from this seller.

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.