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Archive for September 19th, 2010

ebayer jcstone0 made a loss if 128GB Kingston flash drive is genuine

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive auctioned on ebay by jcstone0 then this seller made a loss.
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 19, 2010 at 10:30 PM

If 128GB Kingston DT200 sold on ebay is genuine pakiz4u703 made a loss.

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If the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 sold by pakiz4u703 is genuine then the seller 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.

Is it nice to do business with ebayer nicetodobusiness0207?

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Is this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drive listed at auction by nicetodobusiness0207 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 19, 2010 at 8:12 PM

ray34211 USA auctioning 256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives on ebay

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We doubt that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed at auction by ray34211 are 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.

faulty flash drives on ebay from spike0307 are not faulty but fake!

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We have said this before, but we will say it again:

FLASH DRIVES LISTED ON EBAY AS FAULTY ARE NOT FAULTY BUT FAKE!

A lot of ebayers (either sellers who bought from a fraudulent supplier or members who bought fakes on ebay) list flash drives (both new and used) as being faulty or defective in some way or saying they can’t seem to do x y or z. This is absolute rubbish.

The flash drives listed by these ebayers are not faulty – they are fake!! Here is a current example of such a listing from seller spike0307:

The flash drive in this listing is not faulty at all. It is a deliberately created counterfeit and fake capacity flash drive manufactured by fraudsters in China. How do we know it is not a genuine 128GB Kingston flash drive? Let us give you a clue:

This seller has also listed a used “faulty” Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drive – also has no serial number so not faulty but a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files (see ebay item number 170540726965).

Seller spike0307 has also listed two new unopened flash drives in private auctions. Private auctions are always suspect when the items being sold are flash drives or other flash memory items. the two new unopened flash drives are:
256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive (see ebay item 170541718900)
Lexar JumpDrive 256MB USB Flash Memory Drive (ebay item 170542135782)

The Lexar might be genuine but we think it highly unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 is! 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.

moitv88 and raaldo994: more ebay fraud in Singapore

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The 64GB USB flash drives auctioned on ebay by moitv88 are sure to be fake capacity, which corrupts files. This Singapore scammer has sold quite a few of these since we first spotted listings.

The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in the ebay listing above from raaldo994 are fake capacity counterfeits. This ebay ID seems to belong to a well known fraud gang in Singapore which we christened the singjapan gang. Anyone who buys a flash drive from one of these sellers 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.

UPDATE 21/09/2010
Seller raaldo994 has been suspended by ebay so if you bought from this seller the item will have vanished from your won list.

256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives from ebayer itsanitch

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Seller itsanitch seems to have fifteen auctions on ebay for 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives with a start price of $0.99 and free shipping. We don’t think that anyone who was selling genuine flash drives would take such a massive risk. We suspect that this seller may know that he or she bought fake capacity counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier and is trying to dump them.

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.

used 128GB Kingston DT200 from ebayer nightmanproductions is fake

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Although seller nightmanproductions seems to think this used flash drive works ok, this is only a temporary state of affairs. This is because it is a fake capacity counterfeit which will eventually trash everything that has been saved to it – this will happen once the real capacity has been exceeded. The seller says in the listing:

doesnt have the serial numbers so i got burned from the person i bought it.

No serial number means this is a counterfeit and a counterfeit Kingston flash drive always corrupts files! The seller doesn’t say where it was purchased, but if it was on ebay it seems that it was either purchased from a de-registered fraudster or bought using a different ebay ID.

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 29/09/2010:
We notice that seller nightmanproductions is now auctioning a used 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive (ebay item number 320597029555) and says this in the listing:

i got a 256 gb kingston flash drive
this doesnt have a serial number
but it still has 255gb of free space

NO SERIAL NUMBER = FAKE CAPACITY COUNTERFEIT THAT CORRUPTS FILES!!

UPDATE: Seems that nightmanproductions also has a 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive without a serial number.

ebayer bargain_basement_basket shopped in fake flash land

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Seller bargain_basement_basket must have been on a shopping trip to fake flash land and bought from one of the fairytale wholesale outlets there. These are run by nasty goblins who mesmerise ebay sellers into thinking they are buying genuine goods for ridiculously low prices.

This seller must have been hypnotised by these goblins otherwise bargain_basement_basket would have known better. It is simply not be possible to sell genuine 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives for £49.99 with free P&P.

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 DT310 from ebayer mollenhauer67 genuine?

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Is this used 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drive listed at auction by ebayer mollenhauer67 genuine? We doubt it!

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 256GB DT310 flash drives from fmevfvvo_007

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Nobody could possibly sell a genuine 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive for AU $19.99!! All you can expect at this price is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. Those who buy these from ebay fraudster fmevfvvo_007 needs their heads examined!!

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.

looking for a particular ebay seller?

If you are looking for a particular ebay seller either because you bought from them or because you suspect they may be selling fake flash memory just enter the seller’s ebay ID in the search box on the right.

If we have not published about a seller you are suspicious of see the Report suspect ebay sellers page, if you bought a fake from a seller we haven’t written about see the Report Fakes and Counterfeits page.

You will find links to these pages at the top of the right hand column.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 19, 2010 at 9:34 AM

2010liangkeie lists counterfeit 256GB Kingston flash drives on ebay

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If you thought you could buy a genuine 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drive on ebay for the price in the listing above from 2010liangkeie (a fake flash fraudster in China) then you are very much mistaken. All you will get is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files.

Seller huangll23z is another fake flash fraudster in China selling counterfeit 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drives – this devious seller pretends these are in Japan!

When you see item titles like
New 256™GB ™Datatraveler 310 ™USB 2.0 ™Flash ™Drive NR
You can be sure that the seller is a fraudster trying to evade ebay’s automatic fraud detection system!

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 Kingston DataTraveler flash drives from ebayer marloncyber

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If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drives being auctioned on ebay by marloncyber are genuine this seller is likely to make a loss on sales. 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 DT200 flash drives from ebayers wotzit*co*uk & markoshop a bit cheap

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The buy it now price in the ebay listings from wotzit*co*uk and markoshop for 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives seems a bit low to us, which makes us wonder if these ebayers may have made the mistake of buying from fraudulent suppliers in China.

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.

Are 256GB Kingston DT310 from ebayer mcheapelectronics genuine?

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Seller mcheapelectronics has a number of ebay auctions for 256GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives. If these are genuine this seller risks making a hefty loss on sales which makes us wonder if they are 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 19, 2010 at 5:03 AM

256GB Kingston DT310 from ebayer stella2005tigre may be fake

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Seller stella2005tigre has listed a 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive at auction on ebay with a start price of £0.99, £10.00 post and packing charge and no picture! We suspect that this USB flash drive (ebay item number 290475910779) could well be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files.

The same applies to the other one (ebay item number 290475456665) which does show a picture that means the seller has at least four of these as there are four drives in the pic – so no doubt by the seller will have more auctions by the time you read this.

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 20/09/2010
The one without a picture (ebay item number 290475910779) sold for £41 with £10 P&P so in the highly unlikely event that it is genuine stella2005tigre made a loss on the sale. As predicted the other two have now been listed for sale – ebay item numbers 290477904293 and 290477905143.