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Archive for September 11th, 2010

fake 128GB Kingston DataTraveler from ebayer m_r_enterprises

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing from m_r_enterprises are fake capacity counterfeits. The drive is the wrong colour to be genuine and anyone buying one of these will find it corrupts their files after a while. As this seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier the 64GB DT200 flash drives from m_r_enterprises will aso 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.

UPDATE 04/10/2010
So far only one buyer has left feedback about these patenty fake Kingston flash drives still being sold on ebay by m_r_enterprises. The comment below was left on 20th September:

A credit to eBay. No quibble refund following problems with item. 5***** vendor!

This seller is not a five star vendor and is not a credit to anyone – a five star seller would immediately pull listings and check the item out – but selller m_r_enterprises has continued listing these obvious fakes!!

kelaigei15784 sells counterfeit 64GB Kingston flash drives on ebay

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Devious seller kelaigei15784 is pretending the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives listed on ebay are located in Hawaii rather than China. These USB flash drives are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits that 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.

chunyan858 sells counterfeit Kingston flash drives on ebay

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As well as the counterfeit 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in the ebay listing shown above seller chunyan858 also sells counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives. Counterfeit flash drives are always fake capacity which corrupts files. It looks as though you can corrupt your music and videos too with a fake MP player from chunyan858!

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.

a1communication auctioning obvious fake 256GB Kingston on ebay

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The supposedly 256GB USB flash drive in this ebay auction from a1communication is a very obvious fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. The picture shows a counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler 200 – a model that is not made in pink and not in 256GB capacity. As this USB flash drive is such an obvious fake it is likely that any USB flash drive or memory card sold by a1communication is a fake 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.

9772xing6hua selling counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing from 9772xing6hua are too cheap to be anything but fake capacity counterfeit. A fake capacity USB 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.

jixiangruyi511 pretends fake Sony Vaio on ebay is in the USA

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There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive, they are all fakes manufactured by fraudsters in China. Fake flash fraudster jixiangruyi511 hopes to increase sales by a pathetic attempt to appear as though he or she is a seller in the United States by giving the location of this fake as the USA. Anyone who buys one of these fake capacity USB flash drives will find it corrupts their files after a while.

It is fairly likely that by the time you read this jixiangruyi511 will have been suspended by ebay for selling 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.

notorious fake flash drives sold on ebay by houying20102010

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The leather and steel type flash drives sold on ebay by houying20102010 (not in Ireland but China) are notorious – always fake capacity. A fake capacity USB flash drive 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.

discountgamingcouk selling leather Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay

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There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – they are fakes manufactured by fraudsters in China and anyone who buys one of these from ebayer discountgamingcouk (or anywhere else for that matter) will find it corrupts files after a while. The same applies to any of the leather and steel type flash drives whether sold as Sony Vaio or not. This seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier so any flash drive from discountgamingcouk is likely to be fake capacity, which 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 pinoytrader0615 too cheap

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing for 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives is too low for these to be genuine so seller pinoytrader0615 must have purchased them 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.

If 128GB DT200 is genuine ebayer march1_de may make loss

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If the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler being auctioned on ebay by march1_de is genuine the seller may 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.

Test flash drives sold by amrm89 on ebay with h2testw immediately

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If you bought one of these 8GB USB flash drives on ebay from amrm89 you are at risk of data loss and are advised to test the flash drive immediately with h2testw. Every USB flash drive that we have examined which came in the packaging shown in this listing proved to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. It looks as if this ebayer has been shopping in fake flash land.

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 11, 2010 at 10:48 AM

128GB Kingston flash drives from ebayer 2jlander a bit too cheap

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We suspect that ebayer 2jlander bought these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives from a fraudulent supplier as they seem a bit too cheap. If we are right the flash drives are fake capacity counterfeits and a fake capacity counterfeit flash drive corrupts 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.

if 256GB Kingston flash drive in ebay auction is genuine the_4thkind may make a loss

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If this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive is genuine then ebay seller the_4thkind may 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.

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.

Suspect flash drives on ebay from gamesalor – test with h2testw!

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We suspect the USB flash drives sold on ebay by gamesalor will turn out to be fake capacity, which 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.

Beware flash memory in private ebay auctions from cdss-shop-2

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Beware of flash memory items in private ebay auctions on ebay from cdss-shop-2. This ebay member has sold flash drives and memory cards at prices that mean cdss-shop-2 would have made quite a loss by now if items were genuine. We think they are fakes purchased from a fraudulent supplier.

Seller cdss-shop-2 seeks to prove this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drive is genuine with the screenshot of h2testw shown on the left.

No screenshot, photograph, bit of film, sound recording or any other such thing can ever actually prove anything conclusively on its own.

Anyone who has studied IT, Art, Media and Communications or any related field in depth knows this only too well!

Something about this screenshot does not ring quite true to us!

For those who are very familiar with h2testw (and those with techical know-how) we present below a comparison between the screenshot provided by the seller and one we took of results for a 4GB flash drive:


Does anyone else see the discrepancies we see? Answers on a postcard please! – oh all right, leave a comment if you like!

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.