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Archive for October 25th, 2010

fake 128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives from ebayer fan.ar

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing from fan.ar are obvious fakes – they are the wrong colour for a start! Anyone who buys one of these will land 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.

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128GB flash drive in ebay auction from icevenom a notorious fake

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The leather and steel type of flash drive in this ebay auction from icevenom is a notorious fake – 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.

Test flash drives from ebay seller flyawaytothestars with h2testw

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The USB flash drives from ebay seller flyawaytothestars seem a bit too cheap which makes us wonder whether this seller bought from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets in China.

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 25, 2010 at 7:31 PM

256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives in ebay auctions from olcia24

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Seller olcia24 has listed quite a number of 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in ebay auctions with a start price of 99p. We think this seller probably bought from a fraudulent supplier and that they will turn out to be 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 25, 2010 at 5:40 PM

256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives from carolinamcaputi09 sure to be fake

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It is simply not possible to sell a job lot of 5 genuine 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives on ebay for $109.99 so seller carolinamcaputi09 has obviously been shopping in fake flash land and come back with fake capacity counterfeits. A fake capacity flash drive inevitably 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.

Are 256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives from the79cure genuine?

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Are the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed at auction on ebay by the79cure genuine? So far this seller has no bids – so if bidding does start the seller stands to make a whacking great loss if they are 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 25, 2010 at 2:12 PM

256GB DT310 flash drives from ebayer three4him a bit too cheap

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The buy it now price for this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive from three4him seems too low for it to be genuine so we think this seller bought 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 25, 2010 at 12:30 PM