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Archive for September 26th, 2010

if 256GB DT310 is genuine laimisss2008 may lose on ebay auction

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If this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive listed at auction by laimisss2008 is genuine the seller could well make a loss on the sale. 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 26, 2010 at 11:40 PM

if 128GB DT200 flash drive is genuine ebayer lee10071982 may make a loss

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive is genuine seller lee10071982 could well make 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 26, 2010 at 10:21 PM

ebay listing for fake Kingston DataTraveler from sdf6xdf vanishes?

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Seller sdf6xdf (registered in China – what a surprise!) gave the location of the fake capacity counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200  flash drives in this ebay listing as United States. This listing has vanished from ebay but the seller had not been suspended when we last looked. Are ebay fraud watch staff losing their grip (if they ever had any) or did the seller withdraw the listing to avoid suspension? Will we ever know?

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 128GB DT200 flash drives from ebayer bigundies genuine?

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Seller bigundies is taking a big risk if the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives listed on ebay are genuine. By using auctions rather than buy it now the seller could end up losing hundreds of dollars. 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 26, 2010 at 8:10 PM

haobaobao10 & pajker sell counterfeit 128GB DT200 flash drives

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives being sold on ebay by haobaobao10 in the listing above and the one below from pajker are fake capacity counterfeits. Anyone who buys one from either seller will find that the this fake capacity counterfeit 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 DT310 flash drives in one day ebay auctions by siping1245

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We think it unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in one day ebay auctions from siping1245 are genuine – in the unlikely event that they are this seller is likely to lose several thousand dollars on the auctions.

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.

hottub_machine another ebay fake flash fraudster in Singapore

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As well as the notorious fake capacity leather and steel flash drive sold at auction in this ebay listing Singapore fake flash seller hottub_machine has also sold at least one counterfeit 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drive. Any USB flash drive purchased from this seller will be a fake 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.

128GB DT200 flash drives from ebayer aftabunnessa too cheap

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We think the buy it now price in ebay listings for the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives is a bit too low for them to be 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.

UPDATE 27/09/2010
We notice that seller aftabunnessa has listed 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives on ebay – the DataTraveler 200 is not made in 256GB capacity – all are fake capacity counterfeits manufactured by fraudsters in China. As seller aftabunnessa obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier all the flash drives sold are sure to be fakes.

counterfeit 256GB DT310 from cuxiaotejiazhuanmai & wysndaq

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 319 flash drives in the ebay listing above from cuxiaotejiazhuanmai and the one below from wysndaq are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits and 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.

128GB DT200 flash drives from ebayer ljsfordey certain to be fake

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing are too cheap to be genuine, not only that, if the picture is of the actual item then there is no engraving on the USB connector. Any Kingston flash drive that has no engraving on the connector is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files.

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 USB flash drives are genuine 22jomac may make loss in auctions

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Seller 22jomac has listed a variety of USB flash drives in ebay auctions including several for the 16GB Sandisk Cruzer flash drive in the listing above. This is a risky strategy if they are genuine as the seller could well make losses on sales.

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 26, 2010 at 1:46 PM

is 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 from ebayer weirdpsychofreak genuine?

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Seller weirdpsychofreak tells us in this ebay listing that this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive is an unwanted gift. It amazes us how many ebayers seem to have received unwanted gifts of high capacity Kingston flash drives. Why has no one bought one for any of us?

As this is apparently in unopened packaging the buyer can check whether or not this 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: We knew we were right and that this seller had a burning bum – seller weirdpsychofreak sold two of these “supposed” unwanted gifts; ebay item numbers 220674599565 and 220674599565 – if you bought one of these get a refund before weirdpsychofreak dies of first degree burns!!

Written by fightflashfraud

September 26, 2010 at 12:26 PM

sneakers904 lists 128GB DT200 flash drives at auction on ebay

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Are the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by sneakers904 genuine or are they fake capacity counterfeits 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 26, 2010 at 10:37 AM

fulton_7107 looks like a top rated ebay fraudster to us

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Do you think an honest ebay seller would give a false location for an item? Neither do we. Top rated ebay seller fulton_7107 is registered in China but the item location given in this ebay listing is London, United Kingdom. We think this 16GB USB flash drive in this ebay auction is as fake as the location. We would be very surprised if this is not a fake capacity USB flash drive that corrupts files.

Do not be fooled by ebay’s seller rating system when it comes to buying flash memory items – it is no guide whatsoever. Many top rated sellers on ebay are fraudsters – check where the seller is registered, look at the item location – if they don’t match start being very suspicious!!

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 256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives from ebayer toppricedani1

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When we spotted this ebay listing a few days ago we didn’t think for a second that this “used” 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive from ebayer toppricedani1 was genuine. It looks like our suspicions about this seller were founded as this seller has now sold quite a few Kingston flash drives at prices that would mean the seller made a loss on every one if they were 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.

ebay seller honest_leegang is probably very dishonest indeed

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We are pretty certain that these 16GB USB flash drives listed on ebay by honest_leegang will turn out to be 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 26, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Dodgy ebay listings for Kingston USB flash drives from aimmemory

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Seller aimmemory has quite a number of private one day “for charity” ebay auctions for Kingston flash drives on ebay. We are fairly certain that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drive in this listing and others will prove to be a fake capactity counterfeit. Apart from anything else the seller specifically says in the listing above:

Please note that this USB is made in china, in sealed factory package and not tested, therefore no returns are allowed.

Hardly a statement of confidence in the product is it? It seems likely that the 64GB Kingston Datatraveler (ebay item 220673379045 and others) listed by this seller will also be fake capacity counterfeits.

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.

sevendays-e – another ebay fake flash seller by the look of it

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We think it highly unlikely that the 16GB USB flash drives sold at auction by sevendays-e are genuine – we think these are fake capacity flash drives and that anyone who uses 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 26, 2010 at 6:00 AM

Kingston DataTraveler 101 flash drives from ebayer shabnamahmad

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The Kingston DataTraveler 101 flash drive is a discontinued model and we are sure it was never produced in capacities higher than 16GB so we are pretty certain that the 32GB flash drives in this buy it now listing from ebayer shabnamahmad are fake capacity counterfeits, and a fake capacity flash drive corrupts files. The same applies to the 64GB one (ebay item number 330474582584) listed at auction by this 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.