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Archive for October 26th, 2010

256GB Kingston flash drive in ebay auction from bnclanlow2010

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If this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive listed at auction by ebayer bnclanlow2010 is genuine then the seller is likely to make a big 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, 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.

el_kei auctioning 256GB Kingston DT310 flash drive on ebay

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If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive being auctioned in this ebay listing is genuine then seller el_kei could well make a loss on the sale. 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.

eliasgypsy12 auctioning 256GB Kingston DT310 on ebay

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We think it very unlikely that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive being auctioned on ebay by eliasgypsy12 (ebay item number 290492003203) is 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.

fake 256GB Kingston flash drives listed on ebay by el3m3nt106

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives in this ebay listing from el3m3nt106 are very obvious fakes purchased from a fraudulent supplier. This model of Kingston flash drive is not made in 256GB capacity; as seller el3m3nt106 or anyone else can easily check by looking at the Kingston website!

Anyone who buys one of these fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drives from el3m3nt106 will find it corrupts their 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 USB flash drive in ebay auctions from recur68637

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The 32GB flash drive in this ebay listing from recur68637 (item number 190460663782) may say Sony on it but Sony never made these. This is a fake capacity USB flash drive that corrupts files and we are sure that this will apply to the other 32GB flash drives being auctioned on ebay by recur68637.

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 26, 2010 at 9:11 AM

256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives from ebayer draky_uk too cheap

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from draky_uk (ebay item number 290492403353) is far too low for the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives to be genuine. This seller obviously made the mistake of buying fake capacity counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier in China. Anyone who buys a 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 from draky_uk will find that this fake capacity USB flash drive corrupts their 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 256GB Kingston DT310 is genuine solidsnake53511_123 may make a loss

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If this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive is genuine then ebayer solidsnake53511_123 is likely to make a loss by auctioning it 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 26, 2010 at 5:41 AM