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Archive for October 22nd, 2010

64GB Kingston DT150 flash drives sold by billarajaboot on ebay

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The 64GB Kingston flash drives pictured in listings from ebay seller billarajaboot do not look right to us.

We have a feeling that they could well be fake capacity counterfeits – if so, anyone who bought one will find it corrupts their files eventually.

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 256GB DT 310 flash drives are genuine trevor5503 may lose out in ebay auctions

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If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drives listed at auction by trevor5503 are genuine it looks as as though this seller is going to 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, 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 22, 2010 at 9:31 PM

zoeleighloo lists fake 128GB Corsair Voyager on ebay

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The model of Corsair flash drive in this ebay listing from zoeleighloo is not made in 128GB capacity. Anyone who buys one will find themselves with a fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drive 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 22, 2010 at 7:57 PM

256GB Kingston DT300 flash drives from ebayer sundowner263

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If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 USB flash drive sold in the ebay listing above (ebay item number 330487057655) seller sundowner263 made a massive loss by selling it at 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, 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 22, 2010 at 6:12 PM

citysoftwareoffers lists Kingston 256gb Dt310 Usb – Black on ebay

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There was no picture available when we captured this ebay listing from citysoftwareoffers so we couldn’t see the actual item but we can state categorically that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive is not available in black. Either the seller made a typing error and actually meant to say DT300 rather than 310 or these are fake capacity counterfeits.

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.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 22, 2010 at 4:33 PM

notorious model of USB flash drive listed by info-music-pb on ebay

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The leather and steel type of flash drive in this ebay listing from info-music-pb is notorious – always fake capacity and corrupts files. Given the delivery time we think this seller has made the fatal mistake of entering into a drop-shipping arrangement with a fraudulent supplier in China. In such arrangements the seller never sees the actual item (so has no chance of checking whether it is genuine or not) as it is shipped directly to the buyer from the original supplier.

ANY EBAY SELLER WHO ENTERS INTO A DROP-SHIPPING ARRANGEMENT WITH A SUPPLIER IN CHINA FOR FLASH MEMORY ITEMS IS SIMPLY ASKING FOR TROUBLE!

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.

buy it now price from ebayer elboricua4169 for 128GB DT200 seems too low

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The buy it now price for 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives from ebay seller elboricua4169 seems too low to us – we think this seller may have bought from a fraudulent supplier in China. Buyers (including those who buy to re-sell on ebay) 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.

obvous counterfeit Kingston sold on ebay by bnaacmick60

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The flash supposedly 256GB USB flash drive drive sold on October 17th by bnaacmick60 in the ebay listing above is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – so fare bnaacmick60 has sold three of these obvious fakes: ebay item numbers 290487419091, 290488782175 and 290487417746 and has a current listing for another one (ebay item number 290489739078).

The seller also has a listing for the notorious leather and steel model of flash drive (ebay item number 290488461652) – this type of USB flash drive always 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.

yikang123 lists fake 64GB Sony flash drives on ebay

The Sony flash drives in this and other ebay listings from yikang123 are fakes and anyone who buys one of these fake capacity USB flash drives will find it corrupts their files. There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – they are all fakes manufactured by fraudsters in China.

Seller yikang123 obviously made the common mistake of buying from a fraudulent supplier without researching the subject of flash memory items properly. If the 32GB Apple Ipod Nano recorders/players from this seller came from the same seller they will be fakes too.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you (or worse still, your customers) run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

UPDATE 26/10/10:

Now here’s an interesting thing – pictures in listings for these fake USB flash drives from yikang123 have been changed so that they look like the one on the left.

Rather looks as though the seller has placed the cap on top of the drive body to hide the Sony name, does it not? Seems this seller may be aware he or she is selling fakes.

omarpoower sells notorious leather and steel flash drives on ebay

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The leather and steel flash drives being sold in one day ebay auctions by omarpoower are notorious fakes – this model of USB 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.

fake 32GB Kingston DT200 flash drives from ebayer bstbuy168

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Seller bstbuy168 obviously bought the 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed on ebay from a fraudulent supplier as the 32GB model is only produced in blue and black – if they were genuine the yellow and black one would be 64GB. Anyone who buys one of these fake capacity counterfeits will find that their 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.

256GB Kingston DT300 flash drives from ebayer fatif a bit cheap

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from fatif seems a little on the low side for the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 3100 flash drive. 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 22, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Beware devious ebay fake flash fraudster tengteng1988

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Devious ebay fake flash fraudster tengteng1988 (registered in China – the home of fake flash memory, which we sometimes refer to as fake flash land) does not seem very smart! This seller attempts to deceive people by giving the item location as Ireland – but leaves a line of Chinese characters above the word Ireland! Talk about giving yourself away!

As well as Sony Vaio flash drives (nothing to do with Sony, purely a figbox of Chinese fraudsters’ imaginations) this seller has listed fake memory cards on ebay – any flash memory item from this seller will be fake capacity; and fake capacity flash memory 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.