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Archive for October 20th, 2010

counterfeit 32GB Kingston DT150 from check-the-store10 on ebay

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The 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives in this ebay listing from check-the-store10 are sure to be fake capacity counterfeits and fakes corrupt 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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officialstaunton may make loss on ebay auction for 128GB DT200

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive is genuine then seller officialstaunton may 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.

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October 20, 2010 at 9:30 PM

janf782 selling 256GB DT310 flash drive for £39.99 on ebay

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It is simply not possible to sell genuine 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives on ebay for £39.99 with £1.99 P&P. The USB flash drive in this private ebay listing from janf782 is certain to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files.

A 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 (ebay item number 300481291832) was sold on 15th October by janf782 to jo3bay. On the very same day jo3bay sold guess what – a 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive (ebay item number 300477036890) for £201 with £1.99 P&P. We already wrote on October 10th about jo3bay auctioning this. Then jo3bay left the following feedback for janf782 on 19th October:

Let me cancel my transaction, very understanding ebayer! Thanks.

Very odd indeed. We have two different theories about this – perhaps we will eventually uncover the truth of what was going on here, perhaps not. Another odd thing is that a recent positive feedback comment for janf782 seems to have come from someone who didn’t appear to have bought anything at all!

It will be interesting to see what happens with ebay item number 300481735131 (another DT310) sold on 16th October by janf782 – will the buyer realise they have bought a counterfeit or not (assuming the sale goes through)?? – time will tell.

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 20, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Is 256GB Kingston DT310 from ebayer jamespursey3526 genuine?

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If this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive is genuine then seller jamespursey3526 seems 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 20, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Beware of ebay fake flash seller liudongsale

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Needless to say (given that the buy it now price wouldn’t buy you enough flash memory chips to make a 32GB flash drive let alone 256GB) the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed on ebay by liudongsale are fake capacity counterfeits. The same applies to the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 and the Sandisk micro SD cards from liudongsale. Anyone who buys a flash drive or micro SD memory card from liudongsale 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.

256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 for £55 from ebayer cdsmarket

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How much chance do you think there is of being able to a genuine 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive for £55 with £5.00 P&P on ebay? See right for our answer.

If you have any idea of the true cost of flash memory chips you would already know the answer to that question. Presumably ebay seller cdsmarket does not know the true cost.

Buyers (and this includes those who bought to resell) can easily check whether or not a Kingston flash drive is genuine. Here are the steps:

  • Look at the back of the pack – is there a serial number?
  • 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, guarantee it is genuine.

  • Look at the USB connector – is there engraving on it giving details about the flash drive?
  • 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 guarantee it is genuine.

  • If both a serial number and engraving are present try verifying the serial number with Kingston.
  • 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.

    classiccollection1 auctioning notorious fake flash drive on ebay

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    The used flash drive in this ebay auction from classiccollection1 is a notorious – fake capacity and corrupts files. Steer well clear of this leather and steel model!!

    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 20, 2010 at 1:10 PM