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Archive for October 21st, 2010

If 256GB DT310 is genuine ebayer elmonte91731 may make loss

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If the 256GB USB flash drive listed at auction on ebay by elmonte91731 are genuine then this seller looks like making a big loss on sales by listing them at auction. 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, guarantee 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 guarantee 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 10/12/2010
Seller elmonte91731 now has a very dodgy looking listing on ebay – see item number 110622352406 – we were obviously right to suspect that this seller is flogging fake flash memory.

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vtrman2010 lists counterfeit 64GB Kingston DT150 flash drives on ebay

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives in this ebay listing from vtrman2010 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. Anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives 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.

wunaidesixu2010zheng is another ebay fake flash fraudster in China

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Seller wunaidesixu2010zheng has ebay listings for the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive, the Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive and for SD memory cards and SDHC memory cards – all at prices too low for them to be genuine. Anyone who buys a USB flash drive or memory card from wunaidesixu2010zheng will discover it is fake capacity and 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.

shahidasaira888 auctioning notorious fake flash drive on ebay

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The leather and steel type of flash drive in this ebay auction from shahidasaira888 is notorious – always fake capacity and corrupts files. This seller also has two auctions (ebay item numbers 230538540271 and 230539669025) for 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive – no doubt fake capacity counterfeits that 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 21, 2010 at 5:53 PM

128GB Kingston DT200 in ebay auction from newt4loot

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive from ebayer newt4loot is genuine the seller could well 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 21, 2010 at 4:16 PM

256GB DT310 from maripol10 too cheap to be genuine

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing is too low for these 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives from maripol10 to be genuine. This seller obviously bought counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier. A counterfeit flash drive is always fake capacity and 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.

if 64GB DT200 is genuine ebayer fancys-il may make loss on sale

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If this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive is genuine then seller fancys-il risks making a loss by selling it in a 3 day auction 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 21, 2010 at 12:59 PM