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Archive for September 7th, 2010

hetianjade-ok selling fake Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay

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The only type of Sony Vaio flash drive available anywhere is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files, which is exactly what hetianjade-ok is selling in this ebay listing. No Sony Vaio flash drive is 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.

ebay fake flash fraudster winneris is rather careless with listings!

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ALL SONY VAIO FLASH DRIVES ARE FAKES MANUFACTURED BY FRAUDSTERS IN CHINA.

If you bought a flash drive or memory card on ebay from careless fraudster winneris you just got yourself a fake that corrupts files – the seller does not even bother to match title, picture and description! Quite honestly, we begin to feel that ebayers who don’t bother to read listings properly (and engage brain) more or less deserve what they get!

After all, a quick look at prices from reliable suppliers would tell anyone with half an ounce of common sense that you can’t buy genuine flash memory items at this seller’s prices. When a seller’s title, description and picture don’t match, the prices are too low and the seller is in China then it’s a no-brainer that you are looking at a fake!

This seller has plenty of other fake flash memory items for you to choose from besides the Sony Vaio flash drive including:

  • Counterfeit 32GB Kingston SDHC memory cards
  • Dodgy looking generic 32GB SDHC memory cards
  • Generic 32GB micro SD memory cards
  • Counterfeit 32GB Sony Pro Duo memory cards
  • Sandisk Micro SD cards
  • Counterfeit 64GB Kingston DT150 flash drives

Plenty of ways for you to dump your data, mash up your music, vanish your video, pickle your photos, anhilate your assignments – with a memory card or flash drive from winneris you can trash any kind of computer file you like!

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.

Private ebay auctions for flash memory from mr-mrs-wickerman

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When we see private ebay auctions for flash memory items like the one above from seller mr-mrs-wickerman it always makes us a little suspicious, especially when (as in this case) the photographs are poor. A bit of digging around the seller’s feedback and the items sold made us even more suspicious!

If you bought a flash memory item from ebay seller mr-mrs-wickerman we suggest you test it immediately with h2test as we think you are at risk of data loss and file corruption. Among the flash memory items sold on ebay by mr-mrs-wickerman were a number of 16GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives like the one below:

Buyers can check whether or not a Kingston flash drive is genuine quite easily – here are the steps:

  1. Look at the back of the pack – is there a serial number?
  2. If there is no serial number (there should be a label showing this) then it is sure to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – but the presence of a serial number does not, in itself, gaurantee it is genuine.

  3. Look at the USB connector – is there engraving on it giving details about the flash drive?
  4. If there is no engraving you can be sure it is a counterfeit that will trash your files – but again, the presence of engraving does not in itself gaurantee it is genuine.

  5. If both a serial number and engraving are present try verifying the serial number with Kingston.
  6. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number then you have a fake capacity counterfeit and your data will become lost or corrupted after a while.

If you bought a second hand Kingston flash drive that does not have the packaging the only thing you can do other than checking for engraving is to test the drive. There is no need to test the whole drive – most counterfeits have a real capacity of 4GB or less so testing up to 8GB should be sufficient to determine whether it is genuine or not.

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 DT300 flash drives from ebayer haithamlu too cheap

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drives in this ebay listing are too cheap to be genuine. It would seem that seller haithamlu bought these fake capacity counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier. Buyers can check whether or not a Kingston flash drive is genuine quite easily – here are the steps:

  1. Look at the back of the pack – is there a serial number?
  2. If there is no serial number (there should be a label showing this) then it is sure to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – but the presence of a serial number does not, in itself, gaurantee it is genuine.

  3. Look at the USB connector – is there engraving on it giving details about the flash drive?
  4. If there is no engraving you can be sure it is a counterfeit that will trash your files – but again, the presence of engraving does not in itself gaurantee it is genuine.

  5. If both a serial number and engraving are present try verifying the serial number with Kingston.
  6. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number then you have a fake capacity counterfeit and your data will become lost or corrupted after a while.

If you bought a second hand Kingston flash drive that does not have the packaging the only thing you can do (other than checking for engraving) is to test the drive with h2testw. There is no need to test the whole drive – most counterfeits have a real capacity of 4GB or less so testing up to 8GB should be sufficient to determine whether it is genuine or not.

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.

yingying_zhang11568 sells fake flash drives on ebay that trash files

The USB flash drives in this ebay listing from yingying_zhang11568 have absolutely nothing to do with Sony and the real capacity is nowhere near the advertised 32GB. Anyone using one of these will find that the USB flash drive corrupts files once the real capacity (probably under 4GB) has been filled.

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.

westwell76 makes loss on ebay auction for 256GB Kingston flash drive?

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If this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive sold at auction on ebay is genuine then this seller made a big loss on the sale. Buyers can check whether or not a Kingston flash drive is genuine quite easily – here are the steps:

  1. Look at the back of the pack – is there a serial number?
  2. If there is no serial number (there should be a label showing this) then it is sure to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – but the presence of a serial number does not, in itself, gaurantee it is genuine.

  3. Look at the USB connector – is there engraving on it giving details about the flash drive?
  4. If there is no engraving you can be sure it is a counterfeit that will trash your files – but again, the presence of engraving does not in itself gaurantee it is genuine.

  5. If both a serial number and engraving are present try verifying the serial number with Kingston.
  6. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number then you have a fake capacity counterfeit and your data will become lost or corrupted after a while.

If you bought a second hand flash drive that does not have the packaging the only thing you can do other than checking for engraving is to test the drive. There is no need to test the whole drive – most counterfeits have a real capacity of 4GB or less so testing up to 8GB should be sufficient to determine whether it is genuine or not.

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.

Test flash memory items from ebayer 10bizzness with h2testw!

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As the USB flash drive in this ebay listing from 10bizzness is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files (all flash drives bearing the Vaio name are fakes) we think it very likely that the memory cards sold by 10bizzness will also turn out to be fakes.

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 7, 2010 at 1:26 PM

128GB DT200 flash drives from ebayer kshitiz324 too cheap to be genuine

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from kshitiz324 is too low for these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives to be genuine. This seller obviously made the mistake of buying from a fraudulent wholesale outlet and has ended up with fake capacity counterfeit flash drives. Anyone using one of these USB 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.

UPDATE 20/092010
We notice that kshitiz324 currently has 11 auctions with a start price of 99 cents for 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives which are sure to be fake capacity counterfeits. Buyers can check whether or not a Kingston flash drive is genuine quite easily – here are the steps:

  1. Look at the back of the pack – is there a serial number?
  2. If there is no serial number (there should be a label showing this) then it is sure to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – but the presence of a serial number does not, in itself, gaurantee it is genuine.

  3. Look at the USB connector – is there engraving on it giving details about the flash drive?
  4. If there is no engraving you can be sure it is a counterfeit that will trash your files – but again, the presence of engraving does not in itself gaurantee it is genuine.

  5. If both a serial number and engraving are present try verifying the serial number with Kingston.
  6. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number then you have a fake capacity counterfeit and your data will become lost or corrupted after a while.

Notorious flash drive in ebay auction from 636tim1994 corrupts files

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This leather and steel type flash drive being auctioned on ebay by 636tim1994 is notorious – always fake capacity and always corrupts files. The wording suggests there will be further listings for this fake so we assume that the seller made the mistake of buying a batch of these from one of the fraudulent suppliers in China. Seller 636tim1994 may have no idea that these are notorious fakes.

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 flash drives on ebay from ofytnpl are counterfeit

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These 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed on ebay by ofytnpl are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. Anyone who bought one of these will find it 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.

kurisuhdez may make loss on Kingston flash drives auctioned on ebay

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Seller kurisuhdez may make a very large loss on Kingston flash drives auctioned on ebay if they are genuine. This seller has numerous auctions for 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 and 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives. We suspect that these may have come from a fraudulent supplier as few ebayers would want to risk losing thousands of dollars on sales.

Buyers can check whether or not a Kingston flash drive is genuine quite easily – here are the steps:

  1. Look at the back of the pack – is there a serial number?
  2. If there is no serial number (there should be a label showing this) then it is sure to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – but the presence of a serial number does not, in itself, gaurantee it is genuine.

  3. Look at the USB connector – is there engraving on it giving details about the flash drive?
  4. If there is no engraving you can be sure it is a counterfeit that will trash your files – but again, the presence of engraving does not in itself gaurantee it is genuine.

  5. If both a serial number and engraving are present try verifying the serial number with Kingston.
  6. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number then you have a fake capacity counterfeit and your data will become lost or corrupted after a while.

If you bought a second hand flash drive that does not have the packaging the only thing you can do other than checking for engraving is to test the drive. There is no need to test the whole drive – most counterfeits have a real capacity of 4GB or less so testing up to 8GB should be sufficient to determine whether it is genuine or not.

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 flash drives on ebay from k_industrial unlikely to be genuine

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We think the 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed on ebay by k_industrial are very unlikely to be genuine – the price in buy it now listings seems a bit too cheap and buyers could win them at auction at an even lower price. We think that k_industrial bought from one of the many fraudulent outlets selling fake capacity counterfeits. If we are right then buyers will find that their USB flash drive corrupts files after a while.

Buyers can check whether or not a Kingston flash drive is genuine quite easily – here are the steps:

  1. Look at the back of the pack – is there a serial number?
  2. If there is no serial number (there should be a label showing this) then it is sure to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – but the presence of a serial number does not, in itself, gaurantee it is genuine.

  3. Look at the USB connector – is there engraving on it giving details about the flash drive?
  4. If there is no engraving you can be sure it is a counterfeit that will trash your files – but again, the presence of engraving does not in itself gaurantee it is genuine.

  5. If both a serial number and engraving are present try verifying the serial number with Kingston.
  6. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number then you have a fake capacity counterfeit and your data will become lost or corrupted after a while.

If you bought a second hand flash drive that does not have the packaging the only thing you can do other than checking for engraving is to test the drive. There is no need to test the whole drive – most counterfeits have a real capacity of 4GB or less so testing up to 8GB should be sufficient to determine whether it is genuine or not.

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.