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Archive for September 28th, 2010

Dubious ebay listing for 128GB DT200 from brothermall2010

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There is something very odd about the picture at the top of this ebay listing for 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives from brothermall2010 – looks made up and is the wrong colour. A larger picture in the body of the listing is the right colour but there is no engraving on the USB connector.

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 28, 2010 at 1:36 PM

timo.valen sells notorious leather and steel flash drives on ebay

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Seller timo.valen is yet another Singapore based ebay fake flash fraudster selling the notorious leather and steel model of flash drive that is always fake capacity and always 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.

UPDATE 03/11/2010
Seller timo.valen has now listed fake capacity counterfeit 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives on ebay, anyone who buys one will find it corrupts their files.

used 128GB DT200 from ebayer sale_and_b$rgain is counterfeit

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The picture in this ebay listing from sale_and_b$rgain shows that there is no engraving on the USB connector of this used 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive. If there is no engraving on the connector of a Kingston flash drive you can be sure it is a fake capacity counterfeit 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.

zqly2010 and other recently suspended ebay fake flash sellers

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As has often happened recently ebay suspended fake flash seller zqly2010 before we found time to publish a post. Here are some other recently suspended ebay fake flash sellers – if you bought from any of them the purchase will have vanished from your won list:

wrfghj326, raaldo994, super.brand234, jihuijun2010, duanjiuyue2010, yuzhou2010,qqfneaiss, jijinkuan, xiexiaoming2010, hongchun777813, chengling34534r,clarayt88, oiouo, jinhaitang198, luoyashi2010, daisyelo22

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 28, 2010 at 10:05 AM

128GB DT200 from abbyautumnone seems too cheap to be genuine

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The buy it now price from ebayer abbyautumnone seems too low for this 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 28, 2010 at 8:26 AM

beware: sportsworld2008 sells fake memory cards and flash drives

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If you bought a 32GB Sandisk or generic memory card or the 32GB flash drive shown in this listing on ebay from sportsworld2008 beware: it will 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.

ebay fraudster carolyn.cmh selling fake flash memory cards & flash drives

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There is no such thing as a Sony Vaio flash drive other than the fakes manufactured by fraudsters in China. Anyone who buys a Sony Vaio flash drive from ebay seller carolyn.cmh (or anyone else for that matter) will find that it is fake capacity and corrupts files. Seller carolyn.cmh has also listed counterfeit Kingston flash drives (several different models), counterfeit Sandisk and Kingston memory cards and generic fake capacity memory cards on ebay, all of which will corrupt users’ 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.