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Archive for October 27th, 2010

256GB DT310 flash drives in ebay auctions from chao51578

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed at auction on ebay by chao51578 are unlikely to be genuine – if they are genuine then this seller is a bit of a gambler as he or she risks making a huge 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 27, 2010 at 11:35 PM

Is 256GB Kingston DT310 flash drive from sayling1987 genuine?

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We have a feeling that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive in this ebay listing (item number 130448372379) from sayling1987 was purchased 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 27, 2010 at 9:47 PM

128GB Kingston flash drive from ebayer sally5432 is a fake

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The flash drive in this ebay listing from seller sally5432 is not a genuine Kingston and will not have a capacity anywhere near 128GB. 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.

256GB Kingston DT310 from ebayer ktloog1 too cheap to be genuine

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from ktloog1 is too low for these 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives to be genuine. This seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier and what anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives from ktloog1 will get is a fake capacity counterfeit 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.

Are 32GB flash drives listed at auction on ebay by pitzyzy genuine?

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If these 32GB flash drives being auctioned on ebay by pitzyzy are genuine then this seller could well make a loss by auctioning them.

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 27, 2010 at 4:31 PM

used flash drives from ebayer mrobert5015 will corrupt files

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The two used flash drives in this ebay auction from mrobert5015 are both notorious fakes – and a fake capacity 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 27, 2010 at 2:45 PM

Corsair and Kingston USB flash drives from ebayer freedoomnwo

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If the 64GB Corsair Voyager flash drive in this ebay listing (Item number: 180579620125) is genuine then seller freedoomnwo could well make a loss by auctioning it. We have a feeling that neither this nor the 32GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives in buy it now listings (Item numbers: 180579607307 and 180579612436) are genuine because there is a sticker shown in the pictures that we have only ever seen on fakes:

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.

Are 32GB Integral flash drives from ebayer dealtastic genuine?

Seller dealtastic has auctioned quite a number of these 32GB Integral flash drives on ebay and we don’t see how this seller could have made anything on the sales if they are 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 27, 2010 at 12:24 PM

counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT200 from themoviechild on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing from themoviechild (ebay item number 290492681262) are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one 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.

256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives from ebayer m2000c77

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If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed at auction on ebay by m2000c77 are genuine (which we think unlikely) the seller is likely 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 27, 2010 at 9:02 AM

fake 256GB Kingston flash drives listed on ebay by courtneay123

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Ebay seller courtneay123 obviously went shopping in fake flash land as there are not 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives – these are manufactured by fraudsters in China. Anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives will discover that it is a fake capacity counterfeit 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.

UPDATE 310/10/10

We just noticed ebay item number 260684197538 – this is an unbranded fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files – there are as yet no genuine unbranded 256GB flash drives and when there is a genuine one you won’t be able to buy it for as little as £39.99!!

chicagodude312 auctions 128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives on ebay

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Seller chicagodude312 has a large number of ebay auctions for 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives. We think it extremely unlikely that they are genuine; after all the seller would risk losing several thousand dollars by listing them at auction.

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.