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Archive for September 16th, 2010

counterfeit DT310 from bwh19862010 & aidejiushini_201 on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being sold on ebay by bwh19862010 and aidejiushini_201 are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who bought one will find it corrupts their files after a while. The same applies to other flash memory items from these sellers.

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 ebay fake flash sellers diy-paper, 2010happy2010 & lhfsale

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drive in the listing above is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. Seller diy-paper has also listed Sony Vaio flash drives (all Sony Vaio flash drives are fakes that corrupt files) and MP players that will trash your music and video. Do not buy from this seller if you value your data as you will soon find that you start to lose it.

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in the ebay listing below from 2010happy2010 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. Anyone who buys one of these will find it corrupts their files after a while. the same applies to the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives, Sandisk SD memory cards, Sony Pro Duo memory cards and any other flash memory item from this seller – all of them will trash users’ files.

Our third ebay fraudster has really got fake flash all taped up! Seller lhfsale has listings for just about every counterfeit flash drive and memory card in the book as well as plenty of generic fake flash, including the notorious leather and steel type of flash drive. Our thanks to AlvaroG for the tip-off about fake flash fraudster lhfsale:

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.

wodeyisheng17, suocaifeng2010 & hen784n sell notorious fake flash drives on ebay

This leather and steel type flash drive being sold on ebay by wodeyisheng17, suocaifeng2010 & hen784n is notorious – always fake capacity and 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 flash drives from ebayer kcard200 sure to corrupt files

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We are reliably informed that it is not technically possible yet to fit enough flash memory into the space available in a flash drive of the type pictured in this ebay listing to create a 256GB flash drive. It seems that seller kcard200 bought these from a fraudulent supplier and that the capacity shown by the operating system is false. A fake capacity 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 16, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Test flash drives bought on ebay from everydayuu with h2testw

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Some of the feedback for everydayuu suggests that the USB flash drives sold by everydayuu on ebay are 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.

longchunling5810 sells counterfeit Kingston DT150 flash drives on ebay

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Anyone who buys a 64GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive on ebay from longchunling5810 will find themselves with a fake capacity counterfeit 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.

yuelanshi110, guanpiguhai10, shoujishoulei, suishenqieting00 & chidanianshuijiao: devious ebay fraudsters

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The capacity of the supposedly 128GB leather and steel type flash drives is as false as the location given in the ebay listings by sellers yuelanshi110 and guanpiguhai10. The flash drives are in China not the USA and the capacity is nowhere near 128GB – probably more like 2GB! Anyone who buys one of these notorious fakes will find it corrupts their files.

Seller shoujishoulei is using the same devious tactic of using a false location in the listing below for a different model of fake capacity flash drive – you simply cannot buy a genuine 128GB USB flash drive for £25 including shipping:

Needless to say the same model being sold by suishenqieting00 and chidanianshuijiao (another couple of devious ebay fake flash drive sellers in China giving fake locations in the USA) are also a fake capacity USB flash drives that cause lost and corrupted data:

We have both published reports and upcoming reports about many other devious sellers on ebay. The sellers in the far east who supply fake flash memory items that will trash your files know exactly what they are doing – so don’t fall for any flim-flam if you find yourself with a fake!

If you want to check whether we have already published an article about a particular seller just search for the seller ID – you’ll see the search box in the right hand panel.

If you suspect someone is selling fake flash memory but we don’t seem to have published anything yet then click the Report suspect sellers link near the top of the right hand panel.

If you leave a comment with the info we need to investigate the seller you will soon discover whether or not we think your suspicions are founded!

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 flash drive is genuine ebayer katylately2010 may lose on sale

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive from new ebayer katylately2010 is genuine then this seller may make a loss buy 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.

UPDATE 21/09/2010
Two of these Kingston DataTraveler flash drives have now been sold by katylately2010: item number 130433020403 for £23 and item number 130431026169 for £41. As the seller is auctioning another on (having made a massive loss if they were genuine) we are pretty sure they are fake capacity counterfeits 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.

counterfeit 128GB DT200 flash drives on ebay from just.look.here

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from just.look.here are too cheap to be anything but fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one 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.

If 256GB Kingston flash drive is genuine ebayer eastmex13 may make a loss

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Seller eastmex13 may make a loss by auctioning this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive on ebay if it is genuine. 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.

In this case there may be no packaging so verifying the serial number may not be possible – the alternative is to test the flash drive with the free program h2testw.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

UPDATE: The seller made a loss on this if it is genuine – but as eastmex13 is continuing to auction these we are certain they are fake capacity counterfeits.

ebay fake flash seller tangmusen10 is in China and so are the fakes

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Devious fake flash seller tangmusen10 gives the item location in this listing as FL United States – these fake capacity usb flash drives are not in the United States – they are exactly where the seller is, in China – home of fake flash memory. Anyone who buys 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 16, 2010 at 6:40 AM

Is 256GB Kingston flash drive from ebayer ali_fathima genuine?

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Don’t you find it amazing how many ebayers have been given uwanted gifts of 128GB or 256GB USB flash drives? It seems that seller ali_fathima is another of those with very generous friends or family. Of course maybe, just maybe….

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.

128GB DT200 flash drive in ebay auction from hippydrone530

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Is this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive listed at auction by hippydrone530 genuine? 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.