Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for October 17th, 2010

32GB swivel flash drives on ebay from kavkaz_trade sure to trash files

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It seems that ebay seller kavkaz_trade bought from a fraudulent supplier as the 32GB swivel type flash drives listed on ebay are bound to be fake capacity, which corrupts files. Every flash drive (whatever type) that our team tested which came in this packaging proved to be a fake.

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 17, 2010 at 10:30 PM

256GB Kingston DT300 flash drive from ebayer mfyargici

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If this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drive was genuine then mfyargici could well make a loss by auctioning it on ebay, however the seller has one of these on buy it now for $50 with $15 shipping so they simply have to be fake capacity counterfeits, no doubt purchased from a fraudulent supplier 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 17, 2010 at 8:50 PM

256GB DT310 flash drives in ebay auctions from davidc8792

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If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed at auction on ebay by davidc8792 are genuine then the seller 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 17, 2010 at 7:08 PM

flash drives from ebayer freaky3man will corrupt files

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The supposedly 64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drive in this ebay auction from freaky3man is a fake capacity counterfeit that will corrupt files – the model shown was never made in 64GB. This seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier and has numerous listings for generic 8GB flash drives and a listing for a 64GB generic flash drive – all will be fake capacity.

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.

counterfeit 64GB Kingston DT150 flash drives from pink.mary.2005

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives in this private ebay listing from pink.mary.2005 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find it 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.

128GB DT200 flash drive in private ebay listing from floridalite

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from floridalite seems a bit low which makes us wonder if this seller made the mistake of buying from one of the fraudulent suppliers in China. 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 17, 2010 at 2:01 PM

is used 128GB Kingston DT200 from sjmonte1954 genuine?

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If the picture in this ebay listing shows the actual flash drive being sold by sjmonte1954 then this used 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit which corrupts files. It may be that the seller has used a stock photo of course. A test with h2testw by the buyer will reveal the truth one way or the other.

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 17, 2010 at 12:20 PM