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Archive for October 23rd, 2010

If 256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives are genuine shamfam235 may make loss

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If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives listed on ebay by shamfam235 are genuine then the seller is likely to make a loss by auctioning them. 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 23, 2010 at 10:19 PM

buy it now price for DT200 Flash drives from javiles1525 too low

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing for 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives from javiles1525 seems a bit too low for them to be genuine. 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 29/10/10
Seller javiles1525 has now listed the notorious leather and steel model of flash drive – always fake capacity and corrupts files.

rheorich looks like making a loss if 64GB Corsair flash drive is genuine.

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We’ve just looked in on this auction from ebay seller rheorich and as the current bid stands at £35.50 it looks as though the seller may make a loss on the auction a loss if this 64GB Corsair flash drive is genuine.

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 27/10/10
Seller rheorich has now sold two of these at auction – ebay item number 170551530162 for £39 and item number 170556645175 for £34.50 – so it would seem the seller made a loss if they are genuine. This does not seem to have put rheorich off auctioning them as there are another two listed at auction with a start price of 99p – item numbers 170557855451 and 170557845479

Written by fightflashfraud

October 23, 2010 at 6:21 PM

liberty1554 may make a loss if Kingston flash drives are genuine

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If the 256GB Kingston DataTravler 300 flash drives listed on ebay by liberty1554 are genuine then this seller could well make a loss by auctioning them. 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 23, 2010 at 4:40 PM

Are 256GB Kingston flash drives from mayas_playhouse a bargain?

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If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive in this ebay listing from mayas_playhouse are genuine then they are a bargain, but if they are not genuine then they will corrupt files. 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 23, 2010 at 1:58 PM

dizzycrazy lists notorious fake flash drive on ebay

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The leather and steel model of flash drive in this ebay listing (ebay item number 130446820092) from dizzycrazy is a notorious fake capacity USB flash drive that corrupts files – it is widely sold by fraudulent wholesale outlets in China in any fake capacity you care to mention. This seller obviously made the mistake of buying from one of these fraudulent suppliers.

Do not buy! Hopefully someone will warn dizzycrazy that he or she has been connned by a fraudulent supplier and advise this seller to remove the listing before he or she runs into 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 (or worse still, your buyers) run the risk of data loss and corruption.

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

chu_rulz auctions 256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives on ebay

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If the 246GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed on ebay by chu_rulz the seller risk making a big loss by auctioning them. However, the lack of packaging and the statement Made in China at the bottom make us think it is more likely that they are fake capacity counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier.

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 05/11/10
Seller chu_rulz has a buy it now listing for 256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives (item number 290495374046) for $80 (Australian) – too cheap for them to be genuine. The seller says they have been tested but we are sure that that chu_rulz has not tested them properly!!

Written by fightflashfraud

October 23, 2010 at 10:26 AM