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Archive for October 11th, 2010

256GB Kingston from ebay seller delta20102010 seems too cheap

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from delta20102010 seem too cheap 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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

October 11, 2010 at 10:30 PM

qingjiang15984 another ebay fake flash seller in China

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives from ebay seller qingjiang15984 are far too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find it corrupts their 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.

128GB DT200 flash drive from ebayer jumpman25

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We think it is extremely unlikely that this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive listed on ebay by jumpman25 is genuine. It seems very likely that this USB flash drive will turn out to be 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 11, 2010 at 8:31 PM

honeynn is yet another devious fake flash fraudster on ebay

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Beware of ebay seller honeynn (registered guess where? – yup, China) – any USB flash drive or memory card from this seller will be fake capacity, which corrupts files. Seller honeynn is yet another devious fraudster who gives a false item location – when you see cheap flash memory on ebay and an item location that differs from the seller location you can be sure you are looking at fakes.

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.

twodoors247 selling fake 32GB Sandisk flash drive on ebay

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If Sandisk made the Cruzer Blade in 32GB capacity then a member of our team would probably have bought one by now but they don’t. The highest capacity currently available for this model is 16GB. The flash drive in this ebay listing from twodoors247 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.

UPDATE 19/10/10
Seller twodoors247 has now listed a 128GB Sandisk blade flash drive on ebay (item number 170554357814) as well as 32GB and 64GB. They are all fakes – this USB flash drive is not made in capacities above 16GB!!

256GB DT310 flash drive for $75 from ebayer alkawrath

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Seller alkawrath says in this ebay listing that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive being sold has been tested and is genuine. We don’t beleive this for a second – if it was genuine why sell it for such a tiny price? Or is alkawrath a wealthy philanthropist that wants to help out a poverty-stricken ebayer by selling this at a huge loss??

We think it is a lot more likely that this USB flash drive 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.

if 64GB DT150 is geniune ebayer tnguyen306 may lose on auction

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If the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drive in this ebay auction from tnguyen306 is genuine then the seller may make a loss on the sale. 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 11, 2010 at 1:25 PM