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Archive for September 21st, 2010

256GB Kingston USB flash drive from ebayer millylou2004 is a fake!!

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The supposedly 256GB USB flash drive in this ebay listing from millylou2004 is patently a fake capacity counterfeit. The Kingston DataTraveler 200 is not made in 256GB capacity and not in pink colour either!! It is a fake capacity and counterfeit flash drive 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.

alex_dis lists leather and steel Sony flash drive on ebay: it is fake!

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The used flash drive in this ebay listing is a fake – there is no such thing as a 128GB Sony leather and steel flash drive other than a fake capacity flash drive manufactured by fraudsters in China 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.

nddv153 may make loss on ebay auctions for DT200 flash drives

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If the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by nddv153 are genuine the seller could well 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 21, 2010 at 8:36 PM

32GB Kingston DataTraveler from rvbpremiun

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If the 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed at auction by rvbpremiun were genuine it seems this seller made a loss on on the auction for one of these (ebay item number 180560763491) that ended on 20th September – the flash drive sold for $29.00 with $14.99 shipping charge.

EBAY SELLERS:
If you are sure your flash drives are genuine it is more sensible to use buy it now listings!

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 elikaren177 auctioning Kingston DT200 flash drives

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If the 64GB and 128GB Kingston flash drives being auctioned on ebay were genuine then seller elikaren177 would risk making a loss by auctioning them. However, we don’t think they are as there is a sticker on the 128GB ones that we have never seen on a genuine Kingston – though we have seen it on fake capacity counterfeits that corrupt files. We think 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.

xianebenyue7188 selling counterfeit 256GB Kingston DT310 on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives on ebay from xianebenyue7188 are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find it 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.

32GB Kingston DT200 from ebayer cabriggs1 sure to be counterfeit

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The USB connector on the 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive in this ebay auction from cabriggs1 appears to be the wrong way round so we are certain it is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. The seller has a large number of auctions for these – obviously bought from a fraudulent wholesale outlet. The seller may be unaware they are fakes.

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.