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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.

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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.

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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.