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Archive for September 14th, 2010

is 256GB Kingston DT310 flash drive from ebayer indeedgoods genuine

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If this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive from ebayer indeedgoods is genuine the seller may make a loss by auctioning it. 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 14, 2010 at 11:08 PM

Is 64GB Kingston flash drive from ebayer happypooche genuine?

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Is this 64GB Kingston flash drive from ebayer happypooche genuine? We doubt it – the buy it now price seems a bit too low. 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.

ebayer kiril_dimitrov reselling fake flash drive from wangwang.great

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This 16GB leather and steel flash drive is a notorious fake capacity flash drive which corrupts files. It was purchased on ebay by kiril_dimitrov from the well known fake flash fraudster wangwang.great (preveiously known as 123456wowo123456 or mememao9898) who has since been suspended by ebay having defrauded thousands of ebayers and caused them to suffer lost and corrupted files as a result of buying fakes. The new owner of this fake will suffer lost and corrupted files unless he or she quickly discovers it is a 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.

counterfeit DT150 from yanglanqing2810, chenlinmi004 & zhengyongfeng9910

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives in the ebay listings above and below are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who bought one will find it corrupts files after a while. You simply cannot buy a genuine 64GB flash drive for 10 euros! Sellers yanglanqing2810 and chenlinmi004 have been suspended by ebay so if you bought from either seller the item will have vanished from your won list.

The 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives sold in the ebay listing below by zhengyongfeng9910 are equally 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 Kingston DT200 from ebayer lorikauk09 a bit too cheap

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from lorikauk09 seems a bit too low for the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive which makes us wonder whether this seller bought 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.

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.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 14, 2010 at 6:32 PM

fake flash sellers chenxiuyu2010, huangkanghong2010 & nongxiaorong5510

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The notorious fake capacity leather and steel flash drives in the ebay listing above from chenxiuyu2010 always corrupts files. This seller’s account has been suspended so these will have vanished from buyers’ won lists. Seller huangkanghong2010 are in China is selling the same leather and steel model of USB flash drive which always corrupts files after a while:

Suspended seller nongxiaorong5510 also listed this notorious model for sale – if you bought from nongxiaorong5510 the item will have vanished from your won list:

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.

michealland auctions 256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives on ebay

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We think it very unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by michealland are genuine. It seems more likely that the flash drives are fake capacity counterfeits purchased 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.

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 Sandisk Micro SD cards on ebay from duanpeng15457s

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These 32GB Sandisk Micro SD cards from duanpeng15457s are too cheap to be genuine – they are sure to be 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 14, 2010 at 1:33 PM

fangzhengangshizhang pretends fake flash drives on ebay are in USA

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The USB flash drives from fangzhengangshizhang in this ebay listing are certain to be fake capacity, which corrupts files. This fake flash seller uses a common ruse to put buyers off the scent of the fact that this is a fake flash listing from China (home of fake flash memory) – giving the location of the item as somewhere other than 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.

ebay suspends accounts of sellers with fake Sony flash drives

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Unbeleivably ebayers bought these patently obvious fake 32GB Sony Vaio flash from fake flash fraudster yuanyuan8887 for $10 with free P&P! There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive anyway – they are fakes manufactured by fraudsters in China. Any USB flash drive sold as Sony Vaio is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files.

You cannot possibly buy a genuine 32GB flash drive of any kind for $10. Has ebay been lobotomising buyers?? Can’t see why else people would fall for this!

The seller has been suspended for selling these fakes so if you bought the item will have vanished from your won list. The same applies if you bought the fake Sony flash drives sold by any of these sellers, who have also been suspended by ebay:
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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.

64GB Kingston flash drives sold on ebay by wajdzik78 are fakes

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The flash drives sold on ebay by wajdzik78 do not look remotely like the Kingston DataTraveler 200.
The closest Kingston flash drive to the one pictured is the HyperX which was only made in capacities up to 32GB:

This seller obviously bought from one of the many fraudulent suppliers selling fake capacity counterfeits.

Anyone who bought one of these is sure to 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.

If 256GB DT310 flash drive in ebay auction is genuine stifleroukos may make a loss

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If this 256GB Kinston flash drive is genuine then ebayer stifleroukos risks making a loss by auctioning it. 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.

UPDATE 16/09/2010:
Seller stifleroukos is no longer a registered ebay member – presumably suspended by ebay and this listing has been disappeared – ebay hiding the evidence as usual? As a result this listing (ebay item number 160478509650) can no longer be viewed and will have vanished from the buyer’s won list.

Let’s just hope that ebay/paypal refund the buyer without question as they obviously know this was fake!!

256GB Kingston flash drive in ebay auction from le_mans1939

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We think it highly unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive listed at auction on ebay with a start price of AU $0.99 by le_mans1939 is genuine. We think it much more likely that this USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit that 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.

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 22/09/2010
The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 in the listing above sold for AU $122.50 – if it was genuine the seller would have made a loss but we are certain it is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. We notice that seller le_mans1939 sold a counterfeit 128GB Corsair flash drive (ebay item number 250696203593) on 18th September and when one flash drive from a seller is fake usually all are.

Seller le_mans1939 is now auctioning another counterfeit 128GB Corsair flash drive (ebay item number 250698734535) – the 128GB Corsair does not look like the ones from this seller. They are fake flash drives from China which corrupt files.