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Archive for October 3rd, 2010

If 64GB Kingston DT200 is genuine keirow may make loss on ebay auction

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If the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive in this ebay auction from keirow is genuine the seller could well make a loss by using the auction format to sell it. 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

October 3, 2010 at 11:01 PM

ebayer eagmhealth2010 may make loss if DT200 flash drive is genuine

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive is genuine seller eagmhealth2010 may make 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

October 3, 2010 at 9:20 PM

kath5680 auctioning obvious fake 128GB flash drives on ebay

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The 128GB flash drive in this ebay auction from kath5680 is a notorious fake – the leather and steel model is always fake capacity and corrupts files. We suspect the seller knows these are fakes – why else cover up the bit on the package where it no doubt says Sony Vaio?

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 Kingston flash drives from ebayer thuynhiman2010 genuine?

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Seller thuynhiman2010 has two Kingston flash drives listed at auction on ebay – the 256GB DataTraveler 310 in the listing above and the 32GB DataTraveler 200. 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.

Has new ebay seller sbeach29 been shopping in fake flash land?

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If the Kingston flash drives and memory cards from new ebay seller sbeach29 are genuine this seller could make a loss buy selling them at auction unless, of course, this seller fell into the same trap as many others and bought from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets in fake flash land (China).

If this 32GB Kingston SDHC card came from a fraudulent supplier it will be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. The same applies to the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives and 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed at auction by this seller.

A comment at the bottom of this ebay listing rings alarm bells with us:

Negative or neutral feedback cannot solve problems. Communication is the best way to resolve problem.

Somehow this suggests to us that this seller expects to run into problems…

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 from ebayer bpbyrne too cheap to be genuine

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from bpbyrne is too low for this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives to be genuine. A fake capacity flash drive (and all counterfeits are fake capacity) 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.

32GB Sony Vaio in ebay auction from bradley.and.stephanie

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The USB flash drive in this ebay auction from bradley.and.stephanie is a fake capacity counterfeit. There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – they are all 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.