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Archive for October 18th, 2010

Beware flash memory items on ebay from seller bbcang-shop

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The buy it now price given in this ebay listing from bbcang-shop for 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drives is below the cost of manufacture. Anyone buying a flash memory item (flash drive or memory card) from seller bbcang-shop will find themselves with a fake capacity flash drive or memory card 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.

used 128GB Kingston flash drive from ebayer pottershand06

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Seller pottershand06 seems to be using a stock photo in this ebay listing so we cannot tell whether the actual used 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive being sold has engraving on the USB connector giving details of the model, capacity etc. If the buyer finds that it does not then the USB flash drive will 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 18, 2010 at 10:14 PM

counterfeit 128GB DT200 flash drive from buddymeal32 on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives being sold on ebay by buddymeal32 are 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.

zhoushuxian999undefined selling fake flash memory on ebay

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Beware – the USB flash drives and memory cards listed on ebay by zhoushuxian999undefined are fakes. As well as the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 in this ebay listing zhoushuxian999undefined has listings for the 256GB DataTraveler 310 and the 128GB DataTraveler 200. All will be fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find it corrupts their files. The same applies to Sandisk memory cards from this seller.

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.

bonojazz auctions a range of Kingston flash drives on ebay

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Seller bonojazz has ebay auctions for a range of Kingston flash drives on ebay – they obviously came from a fraudulent supplier as a genuine 32GB DataTraveler would be blue and black and the one in this listing is not. We conclude that any Kingston flash drive from bonojazz will 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.

is 64GB Kingston DT150 flash drive from ebayer errinsmusic genuine?

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Is this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drive being sold on ebay by errinsmusic genuine? We wonder because it seems a bit odd to buy something as expensive as a 64GB flash drive and then decide a couple of weeks later that you don’t need it.

If it is genuine then the buyer will find that details of the flash drive (model number capacity etc.) are engraved on the USB connector. If there is no engraving then it is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files.

As some of the cleverer counterfeiters in China actually do engrave the connector the presence of engraving by itself does not gaurantee the drive is genuine. As this one is without packaging the best thing would be to test it with h2testw.

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 18, 2010 at 5:00 PM

counterfeit 64GB DT 150 flash drives sold by jmushrl8 on ebay

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The ebay listing above is the latest so-called generic 64GB flash drive sold on ebay by jmushrl8. It is not generic – it is a counterfeit and fake capacity Kingston DataTraveler 150 that corrupts files. So far 14 of these have been sold in single item listings.

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 in private ebay sales from seybuytech

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Had seller seybuytech looked at the Kingston web site before listing these very obvious fake 256GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives then he or she would have known that these were fake capacity counterfeits. The model being sold (the DataTraveler 200) is not made in 256GB capacity – and it’s not made in pink – except by fraudsters in China.

This seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier so we suspect that the 32GB SD memory card recenty sold by seybuytech will be fake too. The use of private listings does make us wonder if the seller actually knows, but this may simply be an unfortunate habit. Anyone who buys a 256GB Kingston from seybuytech will find that it corrupts files after a while because the real capacity is nowhere near 256GB.

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 256GB Kingston DT300 from ebayer cncgallery

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 USB flash drives being sold on ebay by cncgallery are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits which corrupt files. This seller obviously made the mistake of buying from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets in China.

If you plan to sell Kingston flash drives then approach Kingston themselves for advice. Do not buy from the wholesale outlets in China that you find on sites like alibaba, aliexpress, dhgate and so on – these are stuffed full of fakes.

If you sell counterfeit flash memory items on ebay you are breaking the law – so not only are you likely to have your ebay account suspended but you could face a criminal prosecution in court and a prison sentence.

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 18, 2010 at 11:59 AM

128GB Kingston flash drive in ebay auction from nsrmungmee

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If the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 in this ebay listing is genuine then nsrmungmee could make a loss by auctioning it. 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 18, 2010 at 10:17 AM

Beware of ebay fake flash memory seller pingg2010

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 USB flash drive in this ebay listing from pingg2010 is far too cheap to be anything other than a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. The same applies to the 32GB Sandisk SDHC memory card and micro SDHC memory cards from this seller.

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 256GB DT200 flash drives from ebayer comordorjake

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive listed on ebay by comordorjake are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier. 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.

256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 from ebayer why-not-here-babe

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We doubt that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drive listed in a private ebay auction by why-not-here-babe is genuine but the buyer can check whether or not this 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.

epasal lists obvious fake 256GB Kingston flash drive on ebay

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This USB flash drive listed on ebay by epasal is a very obvious fake. Had this seller taken the precaution of checking the Kingston website he or she would have realised that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler is not made in 256G capacity. This USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files.

These are manufactured by fraudsters in China and sold by wholesalers there on various web sites – ebay sellers please check out that what you are selling is genuine before listing it on ebay!!

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.