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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.

If DT200 flash drive is genuine ebayer somethingnew214 may make a loss

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If the 128GB Kingston flash drive in this ebay auction from somethingnew214 is genuine then the seller could well make a loss by auctioning it. We find it a little odd that this (apparently new) ebay seller (ID registered on 14th September) has used private listings for both this item and auctions for eyeshadow. HMM…

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 1:20 PM

wayaaaa & thomas0423 have plenty of fake flash memory on ebay

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As well as the Sony Vaio flash drives (doesn’t exist except as a fake that trashes your files) ebay fraudsters wayaaaa and thomas0423 have plenty of other fake capacity flash memory items between them for you to corrupt all your files with.

Pick your flavour of fake memory from these sellers, they have plenty to go at:
Counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler flash drives, counterfeit Sony Micro Vault flash drives, the notorious leather and steel flash drives, counterfeit Kingston SD cards, counterfeit, Sandisk SD and micro SD memory cards, generic fake capacity SD cards and generic fake capacity micro SD memory cards. Any flash drive or memory card sold by wayaaaa or thomas0423 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.

downerandassociates lists Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay – fake

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Seller downerandassociates may not be aware of it but there is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – they are all fakes manufactured by fraudsters in China. This seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier. Anyone who buys one of these will 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 21, 2010 at 11:09 AM

sgdtfy456 &chengxinchuanwannian sell counterfeit 128GB DT200

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives being sold on ebay by sgdtfy456 (above) and chengxinchuanwannian (below) 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.

hohnholt12 reduces ebay auction start price for 256GB DT310 drive

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The 256GB Kingston flash drive in the auction above (ebay item number 160481206197) ended without any bids. Seller hohnholt12 has a new auction (ebay item number 160482873299) for this with the start price reduced from $200 to $28. This makes us wonder…

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.

chenggong*2010 sells Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay: fakes!!

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There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drives – they are all fakes manufactured by fraudsters in China and anyone who buys one from chenggong*2010 (who also sells counterfeit Kingston flash drives and the notorious leather and steel flash drive), or anyone else for that matter, 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.

flash drives from ebayer marketnet_gre are not faulty but fake

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Seller marketnet_gre has noticed there is a problem with these flash drives (which were obviously purchased from a fraudulent supplier) but has not realise the cause. The seller tells us:

These flash drives are NOT working normally and they are not stable they are DEFECT!
I’ve try them on windows (only) on VISTA and in one pc they work ok but in other pc not!
They don’t work on windows XP!
They don’t work on DVD or MP3 players!
The quality is not good!
The price is just the cost of the item!
Refund is available if is not suitable for you but you have to send it back and you have to pay for transportation both ways it is only 33grammars!

The fact of the matter is that these are pretty certain to be fake capacity flash drives that corrupt files and this is what has led to the problem. We are sure that if marketnet_gre tested them with h2testw the true extent of the problem would be revealed. We would strongly advise against purchasing these.

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 12/10/10
Seller marketnet_gre now has fake capacity swivel type flash drives on ebay – the seller reasures us that they have 32GB capacity – we think not! Apart from anything else they have that old givaway: a little shiny capacity sticker that is only ever seen on fakes.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 21, 2010 at 7:26 AM

Kingston DT200 flash drives on ebay from q7aodidi10 & wifer2588

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives being sold on ebay by q7aodidi10 & wifer2588 are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone buying one will find it corrupts their files. Steer well clear of any ebay listing with a title like New 128™GB ™Datatraveler 200 ™USB 2.0 ™Flash ™Drive NR as you are looking at a listing by a fraudulent seller.

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.

da85vinci auctions off counterfeit Kingston from fraudulent supplier

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Seller da85vinci realises that there is something not quite right about the 32GB flash drives purchased from a fraudulent supplier (no doubt in China) as the seller says in this ebay listing:

When tested they show 32 GB and you can upload 32 GB as well, but when reading, it’s reading only around 1 GB.

Unfortunatel the seller does not understand the full implications of this. Let us explain: It appears that the fraudsters in China used poor quality 2GB memory chips to produce these. The poor quality of the memory chips means that a certain amount of memory will be unavailable anyway.

On top of that the fraudulent programming of the drives to display the false capacity of 32GB takes up some more space – particularly in making it appear that the data is actually being written to the device. Other than the 1GB that could be read everything else becomes lost and corrupted.

Eventually absolutely everything on a fake capacity counterfeit like these will become corrupt, all data will be lost and the flash drives will become utterly useless.

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.

jiangyci123 sells counterfeit Kingston DT310 flash drives on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler DT310 flash drives listed by Singapore ebay seller jiangyci123 are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone buying one will find it corrupts their files. Don’t bother even looking at ebay listing with a title like:

New 256™GB ™Datatraveler 310 ™USB 2.0 ™Flash ™Drive NR

Any listing for flash memory that uses this sort of title is a scam and you will get a fake if you buy. The use of the ™ all over the place in a title is a way of confusing the programs set up by ebay to detect fraud so that scam sellers can get away with listing their fake flash drives!

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.