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Archive for September 29th, 2010

128GB flash drives from ebayer saturn_universe are fakes

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The 128GB flash drives in this ebay listing from saturn_universe are fake capacity which corrupts files. This seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier. Steer well clear of any flash drive you see in this packaging – all those we tested were fakes manufactured by fraudsters in China.

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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

September 29, 2010 at 10:40 PM

buy it now price from ebayer shanegallaty too low for 128GB DT200

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from shanegallaty is too low for these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives to be genuine so we think this seller bought fake capacity counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier.

It seems that shanegallaty has sold quite a number of these as well as the notorious Sony Vaio leather and steel type flash drive (always fake capacity and corrupts files), 32GB Kingston SD memory cards, Sandisk micro SD cards, the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive and the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150. All have sold at low prices and we doubt that any are 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.

marcin15a lists Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay. These corrupt files.

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There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – all are fakes manufactured by fraudsters in China and anyone who buys one will find it is fake capacity and corrupts files. As these are fakes we expect that the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives from marcin15a will 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.

counterfeit 64GB Kingston listed on ebay by red.eyed.b0i

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives in this ebay listing from Singapore seller red.eyed.b0i 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.

256GB Kingston DT310 from ebayer mac-central too cheap

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing seems a bit too low for the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives from mac-central 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 29, 2010 at 2:55 PM

128GB DT200 from ebayer leat349 too cheap to be genuine

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The buy it now price for the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives in this ebay listing from leat349 is too low for these 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 29, 2010 at 1:10 PM

shaolin.soccer is another Singapore fake flash seller on ebay

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Do not be fooled by the positive feedback for fraudulent ebay seller shaolin.soccer – it is fake; left by other members of a well known fraud ring in Singapore that we christened the singjapan gang. Anyone who buys the leather and steel model of flash drive being sold by shaolin.soccer will find it corrupts files because the capacity is fake.

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.