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Archive for October 13th, 2010

sellingtech2u lists notorious fake capacity flash drives on ebay

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The leather and steel type of USB flash drive being sold by sellingtech2u always turns out to be fake capacity and corrupts files – usually by the time just under 2GB of files have been saved.

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.

Used Kingston flash drive from ebayer johnny-utah1 is a fake

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This used flash drive from ebayer johnny-utah1 is a fake – Kingston never sold a 64GB swivel type flash drive!

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 13, 2010 at 10:18 PM

256GB DT310 in ebay auctions from ketheesh78 and sin986

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We think it unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in the ebay listings from ketheesh78 (above) and sin986 (below) are 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.

128GB Corsair flash drives listed on ebay by maeter123

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The Corsair Voyager USB flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from maeter123 is not available in 128GB capacity so if the ones being supplied are those in the picture maeter123 must have bought them from a fraudulent supplier.

There is a 128GB Corsair flash drive but it doesn’t look like this. We conclude that the USB flash drives being sold by maeter123 are pretty certain to be fake capacity counterfeits and that anyone who buys one of these 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.

256GB DT310 flash drives from ebayer cape-power-up too cheap

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from cape-power-up are 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.

UPDATE 22/01/2011
Feedback indicates that ebay seller cape-power-up may have sold fake capacity memory cards. You are advised to test any flash memory items purchased from ebay seller cape-power-up with h2testw immediately, otherwise you risk data loss.

In fact you should test ANY flash memory item, wherever you bought it, with this free program!

Written by fightflashfraud

October 13, 2010 at 5:18 PM

Is 256GB DT300 from tunjay1977 genuine or counterfeit?

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Seller tunjay1977 tells us that he or she was concerned in case this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drive was fake and opened the package to check. We have a feeling that the check might only have been a case of plugging the drive into the computer and looking at the properties, which tells you nothing.

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 13, 2010 at 3:36 PM

zhanyu68 is another ebay fake flash seller with counterfeit Kingston

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from zhanyu68 are as fake as the item location given by the seller. Anyone who buys one of these fake capacity counterfeit Kingston USB flash drives from zhanyu68 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.