Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for September 26th, 2010

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.

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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.