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Archive for October 6th, 2010

256GB DT310 flash drives from ebayer yomuzzie sure to be counterfeit

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from yomuzzie is too low for the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives to be genuine. These USB flash drives 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.

Sony Vaio flash drives from ebayer ronnietayler will corrupt files

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Seller ronnietayler is yet another ebayer who didn’t research properly before buying flash drives to sell on ebay. There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive. Sony does not use the Vaio name for flash drives. Any flash drive with the Sony Vaio name is fake capacity and corrupts files – they are 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.

256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives on ebay from fibr8187

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing seem a bit too cheap to us so we think fibr8187 may have bought from one of the many fraudulent suppliers in China who sell 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.

128GB Kingston DT200 flash drive from ebayer kam8580

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive in this ebay listing from kam8580 is too cheap to be anything other than 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.

Update 08/10/10
Seller kam8580 has listed 256GB Kingston DT200 flash drives now – these don’t even exist except as fakes from fraudsters in China! See ebay item number 170550167567 for an example!! Anyone who looks at Kingston’s web site could tell these are fakes. DUH!

Written by fightflashfraud

October 6, 2010 at 6:50 PM

novelty flash drives listed on ebay by scotty21974 seem a bit cheap

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The 32GB Hello Kitty flash drives and other novelty flash drives listed on ebay by scotty21974 seem a bit on the cheap side which makes us wonder if this ebayer made the mistake a lot of ebayers make and bought from a fraudulent supplier in China. There are a lot of fraudulent wholesale outlets in China that supply fake capacity flash memory items – and fake capacity flash memory (USB flash drives, memory cards, MP players etc) 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

October 6, 2010 at 5:18 PM

256GB DT310 flash drives from ebayers rfssales2004 & andyctrade

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed on ebay by rfssales2004 (listing shown above) and andyctrade (listing shown below) are too cheap to be anything other than 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.

32GB Kingston flash drives from ebayer mr-wish seem a bit too cheap

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The 32GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drive in this ebay listing seem a little too cheap to us which makes us suspect that seller mr-wish may have bought from a fraudulent supplier. If these did come from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets in China then they will be fake capacity counterfeits – and a fake capacity flash drive 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 6, 2010 at 2:00 PM

grantmankee lists notorious fake flash drives on ebay

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The 32GB leather and steel type flash drive in this ebay listing from grantmankee is notorious – always fake capacity and corrupts files. Seller grantmankee obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier.

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.

ihabgra auctions 64GB Kingston DT200 flash drives on ebay

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If the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives being auctioned on ebay by ihabgra are genuine the seller risks making a loss by selling at auction. 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 6, 2010 at 10:46 AM

1232655 lists counterfeit 128GB Kingston flash drives on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed on ebay by 1232655 are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits – and a fake 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 6, 2010 at 9:07 AM

64GB Corsair flash drive from ebayer crj54321 too cheap to be genuine

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from ebayer crj54321 is too low for these 64GB Corsair Voyager flash drives to be genuine – the seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier. The flash drives are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits from China, 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.

UPDATE 18/10/10
It seems that crj54321 (see comment) is rather annoyed by us stating what we think is a simple fact – you cannot sell genuine 64GB Corsair flash drives on ebay for £23.99 with free P&P; unless they were stolen, of course – whe didn’t think of that! Naw – we don’t think he is a thief, just another ebayer who bought from a fraudulent supplier and can’t accept the facts.

Here are the ebay item numbers of the flash drives sold:

160490053243, 160490879469, 160490336635, 160489454123, 160486701432, 160486624732

Colin (crj54321) has put up a new listing (ebay item number 160495349750) with a price of £3,000.00 – presumably a response to the fact that we said you could not possibly sell genuine 64GB Corsair flash drives at the price he was selling at. Seems a rather futile response to us. Doesn’t change the fact that you can’t buy these cheaply enough to sell them on ebay at £23.99 – unless he has a very special secret??

256GB DT310 flash drives from ebayer pacrokes too cheap to be genuine

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from pacrokes is too low for these 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives to be genuine. They are sure to be fake capacity counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier 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.

one day ebay listings for 256GB Kingston DT310 from donghua121

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being sold in one day auctions on ebay by donghua121 are pretty certain to be fake capacity counterfeits that will corrupt 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.