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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.

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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