Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

Archive for September 15th, 2010

ebay fake flash seller zhiji999999 pretends flash drives in USA

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing is too low for these 64GB USB flash drives to be genuine. Anyone who buys one of these will find it has a fake capacity and corrupts files. Seller zhiji999999 gives the item location as NY United States – nothing of the sort! They are where the seller is – 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.

Leather flash drives sold on ebay by lidex33 will corrupt files

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The 32GB leather and steel flash drives sold on ebay by lidex33 are certain to be fake capacity which corrupts files. This type of flash drive is notorious – the longest standing model of fake flash drive sold 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.

If 256GB Kingston DT310 is genuine ebayer 10delix made a loss

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If this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive is genuine then seller 10delix made a loss by auctioning it on ebay. 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.

Beware fake flash sellers ucsell, shellshop2010 and nana880805

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Sellers ucsell and shellshop2010 have listed a range of fake flash memory cards and USB flash drives on ebay. Any USB flash drive or memory card from these sellers is certain to corrupt files. The DT200 flash drive in the listing above from ucsell is the wrong colour to be the advertised capacity apart from anything else – the one from shellshop2010 is the right colour but also fake:

The DT200 in the listing below from nana880805 is also fake!

If you bought any flash memory item from either of these sellers do not save anything to it as you are likely to lose your data.
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 USB flash drive sold on ebay is genuine happyme110 made a loss

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If this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drive sold on ebay is genuine then seller happyme110 made a loss by auctioning it on ebay. 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.

counterfeit 128GB DT200 flash drives from guanleni153 & heyhey-2142

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The 128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives listed on ebay by guanleni153 and heyhey-2142 are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find it corrupts their 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.

64GB Kingston flash drive from ebayer avneralaluf is fake

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The USB flash drive in the ebay listing does not look remotely like the Kingston DataTraveler 200.
The closest Kingston flash drive to the one pictured is the HyperX, 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 risk of data loss & corruption. Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.