Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for October 12th, 2010

counterfeit 256GB DT310 flash drives on ebay from rolf655

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from seller rolf655 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier (no doubt in China) and anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives 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.

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Beware: feicui1357 is another ebay fake flash seller in China

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from feicui1357 are far too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits – the same goes for the 32GB Sandisk Micro SD cards from this seller. Any flash memory purchased from feicui1357 will be fake capacity, which 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.

fake flash fraudster flyinsky33 lists notorious flash drives on ebay

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Seller flyinsky33 is yet another fake flash seller in China selling the notorious fake capacity leather and steel flash drives so common on ebay. This seller has two fake capacities on offer – 16GB and 32GB. How much data do you want to corrupt? Do not buy flash memory items on ebay – 99% of it is fake capacity and corrupts files. Stay safe – buy from a reputable store where you can get a refund if there is a problem!

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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October 12, 2010 at 7:52 PM

128GB DT200 from ebayer toolfanny seems too cheap to be genuine

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from toolfanny seems rather too low for the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 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

October 12, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Test flash memory items bought on ebay from ktl2010 with h2testw

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We strongly suggest that anyone who bought a memory card or USB flash drive on ebay from ktl2010 tests it immediatelywith the free program h2testw as we think you run the risk of data loss and corruption otherwise.

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October 12, 2010 at 4:17 PM

fujianga10 selling fake 64GB USB flash drives on ebay

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The 64GB flash drives in this ebay listing from fujianga10 are certain to be fake capacity, which 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 12, 2010 at 2:28 PM

128GB Corsair flash drives from ebayer szwesta are fakes

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The model of Corsair flash drive shown in this ebay listing from szwesta is not made in 128GB capacity, this 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.