Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for September 9th, 2010

rajarshidg selling notorious fake capacity flash drive on ebay

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The leather and steel type of flash drive in this ebay listing from rajarshidg is a notorious fake capacity USB flash drive that always corrupts files. This seller obviously bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets in China that supply fake capacity flash memory items so any flash memory from this seller is pretty certain to be fake.

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.

Stylish leather and steel flash drives sold on ebay by jassi1964 are fakes

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The flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from jassi1964 is, as the seller says, stylish. Unfortunately this stylish leather and steel type flash drive is notorious – always fake capacity and corrupts files. Seller jassi1964 obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier. It is likely that any flash memory sold by this ebayer will have come from the same supplier and will also be fake.

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 flash drives from ebayer tinmil63 likely fakes

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We are pretty certain that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives sold on ebay by tinmil63 will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits that corrupt files. 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.

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.

mcqmail auctioning 128GB DT200 flash drives on ebay

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We think that seller mcqmail bought the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives and generic metal 128GB USB flash drives being auctioned on ebay from one of the fraudulent suppliers in China. We think that anyone who buys a flash drive from this seller will find it has a fake capacity and 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.

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.

Is 256GB Kingston flash drive in ebay auction from sway585 genuine?

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If this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drive being auctioned on ebay is genuine then seller sway585 is likely to make a 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.

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.

swordasus selling counterfeit 256GB DT310 flash drives on ebay

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These 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed on ebay by swordasus are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits which corrupt 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.

Used 128GB DT200 flash drive from ebayer web.shop.london┬ámay be fake

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If the picture in this ebay auction from web.shop.london is of the actual 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive being sold then it appears to be counterfeit. Genuine Kingston flash drives have engraving on the USB flash drive and there appears to be none on the flash drive in the picture. This leads us to think it likely that it will turn out to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files.

Normally buyers can confirm whether or not a Kingston flash drive is genuine by verifying the serial number (found on a sticker on the back of the package) but as this is a second hand item without packaging the buyer will not be able to do so in this case. The only option in this case is to test the flash drive.

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.

weiyanfen9910 sells counterfeit 64GB DT150 flash drives on ebay

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives sold on ebay by weiyanfen9910 are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who bought one 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.

Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay from douyan887111 will corrupt files

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Anyone who bought one of thes 64GB Sony Vaio USB flash drives on ebay from douyan887111 will find it corrupts their files after a while. Why? Because it is a fake capacity counterfeit with a much smaller real capacity than advertised – usually a maximum of 4GB.

Once the real capacity has been filled the fun begins – empty folders, weird chinese characters, files that won’t open because they are corrupt, files that have vanished altogether. Eventually such drives become unuseable. The same applies to any flash drive sold as Sony Vaio – there are no genuine Sony Vaio flash drives, only fakes 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.

Note: this seller has now been suspended by ebay for selling fakes.

mahaitao19810801 auctions Kingston flash drives on ebay

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Seller mahaitao19810801 is auctioning various generic flash drives and two models of Kingston on ebay; the 256GB DataTraveler 300 and the 32GB DataTraveler 200. Buyers can check quite easily whether a Kingston flash drive is genuine or not by following these 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.

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 flash drive from ebayer matyus9 sure to be fake

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Seller matyus9 does not mention a brand name in this listing for 256GB USB flash drives but the picture clearly shows that this is (apparently) the Kingston DataTraveler 310. We think it unlikely in the extreme that they are genuine Kingston flash drives but buyers can check quite easily following these 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.

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 guangyupengrun00 gives false item location

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The notorious fake capacity flash drives in this ebay listing from guangyupengrun00 are not in New York, USA but in China – here we have another devious fraudster selling a model of flash drive that corrupts files after a while. Steer well clear of this leather and steel model of flash drive – this fake always trashes 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.

toorakantiques auctions 256GB Kingston flash drives on ebay

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We think it unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed at auction on ebay by toorakantiques are genuine. If they are genuine then this seller could loose thousands of dollars on sales. Buyers can check serial numbers (if present) with Kingston to verify genuine flash drives. If there is no serial number present or the serial number cannot be verified by Kingston then the USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files.

Always check the USB connector on Kingston flash drives – if there is no engraving of model and capacity on this it is a fake, but the presence of engraving does not gaurantee that the 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.