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Archive for October 16th, 2010

If 256GB Kingston DT310 is genuine ebayer shorty_651 may make loss

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If this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive is genuine then shorty_651 is likely to make a loss by auctioning it on ebay. 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 16, 2010 at 11:35 PM

suspect 16GB flash drives on ebay from oldbabane2010

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We suspect that ebay seller oldbabane2010 bought these 16GB USB flash drives from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets in China. If we are right then anyone who buys one will find that the USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files. If we are wrong a test with h2testw will show the buyer that it is genuine.

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 16, 2010 at 10:00 PM

64GB Kingston DT200 flash drives from ebayer 64GB Kingston DT200 flash drives from ebayer lookthebusiness

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We think it unlikely that the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed on ebay by lookthebusiness are genuine. The seller’s feedback seems show that lookthebusiness has a bit of a history of selling fake designer clothing and sunglasses and it appears this is not the nicest seller on ebay! Our thanks to Sam for alerting us to this seller.

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 16, 2010 at 8:19 PM

salesnbargains lists counterfeit 256GB DT310 flash drives on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives sold on ebay by salesnbargains are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits – they are just too cheap to be genuine. Anyone who buys a counterfeit USB flash drive will find it corrupts files because the real capacity of the drive is a lot less than it appears to be.

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.

Obvious fake 256GB Kingston flash drives on ebay from rajpatelmi7

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The USB flash drives being sold by rajpatelmi7 on ebay are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find it corrupts their files. The Kingston DataTraveler 200 is not produced in 256GB capacity – these are manufactured by fraudsters in China. This seller 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.

imports4aussies auctions 64GB Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay

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Seller imports4aussies has a number of auctions for 64GB Sony Vaio flash drives. All Sony Vaio flash drives are fakes manufactured by fraudsters in China. Anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives will find it corrupts their files. The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives from this seller will also be fake – this seller obviously bought from a fraudulent wholesale outlet 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.

ebay auctions for 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 from bzpp

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If the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed at auction by bzpp are genuine this ebayer could well make a loss on sales. 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 16, 2010 at 1:29 PM

64GB DT200 flash drives in ebay auctions from biogenesis0117

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If the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed on ebay by biogenesis0117 are genuine the seller could well make a loss by auctioning them. 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.

As biogenesis0117 also has a buy it now listing with a lower price than we’d expect for these (ebay item number 260677749483) we are pretty certain they are counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 16, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Counterfeit 256GB DT 300 flash drives from baicaoji2009 on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from baicaoji2009 are 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.

Used 128GB Kingston from ebayer connerdrive an obvious fake

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The used 128GB Kingston flash drive in this ebay listing from connerdrive is an obvious fake capacity counterfeit. This model was never made in 128GB capacity; in fact we’ve been told it would not be technically possible yet to make a swivel type flash drive with a capacity of 128GB.

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 16, 2010 at 8:34 AM

Test flash drives from ebayer minnieminx07 with h2testw

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It seems ebayer minnieminx07 would have made a loss on most previous auctions for flash drives. We would not expect a seller with genuine goods to keep auctioning flash drives at a loss so we suggest that anyone who bought from this seller test the flash drive with h2testw as they may have come 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 16, 2010 at 6:48 AM

sdrt4wo sells counterfeit 64GB Kingston DT150 flash drives on ebay

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives bieng sold by sdrt4wo on ebay are too cheap to be genuine. They are no doubt fake capacity counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier in China and anyone who buys one is sure to find that their new USB 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: we noticed a few hours after publishing this article that seller sdrt4wo is no longer a registered user – presumably suspended by ebay. If you bought from this seller the item will no doubt have vanished from your won list.

Here are some other recently suspended sellers of fake flash memory:
beryloe
lanlihong8810
liguangzhen3810
shuohaole159

kobota2009 sells fake 64GB Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay

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There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive. Any Sony Vaio USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files. These are manufactured by fraudsters in China – the same applies to any Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive above 128GB capacity (also listed on ebay by seller kobota2009) – seems that kobota2009 has been shopping in fake flash land.

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.