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Archive for September 23rd, 2010

conninc may make loss on ebay auctions if DT300 flash drives are genuine

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If the 256GB Kingston DT 300 flash drives listed at auction on ebay by seller conninc are genuine then the seller could make a big loss by auctioning them rather than using a buy it now listing. 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.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:
We have noticed a development in this seller’s listings that lead us to suspect that this may be a case of deliberate fraud as the seller now offers the option of a 32GB flash drive (apparently tested) as an alternative for the same price – this suggests that conninc knows these are fakes.

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Written by fightflashfraud

September 23, 2010 at 11:56 PM

are 64GB DT150 flash drives from ebayer opeteck genuine?

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If the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives from opeteck are genuine the seller could well make a loss by auctioning them on ebay. 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 23, 2010 at 10:18 PM

cxxx2010 selling fake capacity & counterfeit flash memory on ebay

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As well as the fake capacity counterfeit 64GB Kingston flash drive in the listing above ebay fake flash fraudster cxxx2010 also offers counterfeit Sandisk and Kingston memory cards as well as generic fake capacity SD and micro SD cards. Any flash memory item purchased from this ebay scammer will corrupt your 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.

keeda9 is another ebayer with an “unwanted gift” of a high capacity Kingston flash drive

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Here we have yet another ebayer auctioning a high capacity Kingston flash drives with the “unwanted gift” claim. It’s amazing how many people have friends or relatives who throw away large sums of money on buying a gift without having a clue whether the recipient actually wants it or not.

Do you spend large sums on a gift for someone without the slightest clue whether the person you bought it for might want it or not?

Do we beleive this seller? Of course we don’t – especially since keeda9 would have had a lot of generous gifts if a word of this listing was true! See the following ebay item numbers from keeda9:

230527672350, 230528073730, 230528019262, 230528126025m 230528085274, 230528089867, 230528089679, 230528019309, 230528108619, 230528125941, 230528085401, 230527615729, 230528074002 and 230528095524 – that’s a heck of a lot of unwanted gifts!!

This looks very like a case of deliberate fraud to us! Normally we’d advise checking serial numbers with Kingston but in this case we are certain buyers won’t be able to verify them.

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 05/11/10

We knew instantly that keeda9 had firey pants – subsequent sales have proved us right but so far no buyer seems to have realised that the Kingston flash drive purchased from this seller is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files.

128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives from q7w77 are counterfeit

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Anyone who buys a 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive from q7w77 will find they have a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. You’d be doing well to get a genuine 16GB flash drive on ebay at this price let alone a 128GB one – after all it costs a lot more than this for the flash memory chips to manufacture 128gb flash drive.

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.

manost2007 auctions fake 128GB Corsair flash drives on ebay

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A genuine 128GB Corsair flash drive does not look like the one in this ebay listing from manost2007 – the model shown is not made in this capacity as anyone who checks the Corsair website will see. Be assured that this USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. Seller manost2007 no doubt got them from a fraudulent supplier in China. The use of private auctions to sell these suggests that the seller may be aware they are fakes.

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.

thinktankonline lists obvious fake 16GB Kingston flash drive on ebay

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Seller thinktankonline has obviously been shopping in fake flash land as the DT300 flash drive is not made in 16GB capacity – this is a fake capacity counterfeit manufactured by fraudsters in China and it corrupts files. As these are fakes it is pretty certaing that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed on ebay by thinktankonline will also be fake capacity counterfeits.

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.