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Archive for October 28th, 2010

fake 64GB Kingston flash drives from ebayer fruitdrops69

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As Kingston do not make any flash drives that look like this we can say without a shadow of a doubt that these 64GB flash drives listed on ebay by fruitdrops69 are fake capacity counterfeits and that anyone who buys one will find it corrupts files. This seller obviously didn’t take the elementary precaution of checking that such a Kingston flash drive actually exists before buying from a fraudulent supplier.

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.

128GB DT200 in ebay auctions from electronicsdirect2011

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New ebay seller has listed two 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in auctions (ebay item numbers 170557231464 and 170557231249) with a 99p start price and free postage. We think they are pretty certain to be fake capacity counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier in China. If we are right and they are counterfeits 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 28, 2010 at 9:46 PM

go331100 is likely to make loss on ebay auction if 128GB DT200 is genuine

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive is genuine then seller go331100 could well 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 28, 2010 at 8:05 PM

256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives from ebayer usa-fast

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It seems unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed at auction by usa-fast 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 28, 2010 at 6:29 PM

256GB Kingston DT310 in ebay auction from yoogle821

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In the unlikely event that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive being auctioned on ebay by yoogle821 is genuine the seller seems very likely to 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 28, 2010 at 4:47 PM

fitness.corp tries to dump job lot of fake Kingston DT310 on ebay

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Seller fitness.corp declares in this ebay listing that the lot of 8 flash drives being auctioned are replicas of the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 and maintains that they have a capacity of 256GB. If this seller is really using two of these in his or her business then he or she is in for a very nasty shock when files on these fake capacity counterfeits start being lost and corrupted.

This is because (although the operating system sees fakes as having the expected capacity) the real capacity of fake flash drives is much much less – seldom as much as 4GB!

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 32GB flash drives in ebay aucitons from viviolivi with h2testw

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The model of generic flash drive being auctioned on ebay by viviolivi often turns out to be fake capacity which corrupts files. We strongly advise buyers to test them with the free program h2testw – 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 28, 2010 at 1:26 PM

rudeboyo10 lists obvious fake 256GB Kingston flash drive on ebay

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The USB flash drive in this ebay auction from rudeboyo10 (item number 160498167668) is a very obvious fake – the Kingston DataTraveler 200 is not made in 256GB capacity. The buyer will find it is 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.

32GB flash drives on ebay from margaretbqpcompany are fakes

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The 32GB flash drives in this ebay listing (item number 160498996674) are fakes. There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – they are all fakes manufactured by fraudsters in China. Seller margaretbqpcompany obviously bought from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets in China. Anyone who buys one of these fake capacity USB flash drives 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.

32GB flash drives on ebay from masterwix2010 sure to be fake

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The 32GB flash drives being sold on ebay by masterwix2010 are pretty certain to be fake capacity, which corrupts files – this is one of the familiar models of fake flash drive commonly sold on ebay by fraudsters 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 28, 2010 at 8:29 AM

128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives from ebayer digiplus.ie sure to be counterfeit

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing (item number 180576715685) are too cheap to be genuine – seller digiplus.ie obviously 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.

private ebay listing from keiron12 for 256GB DT310 flash drive

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The picture in this private auction (ebay item number 150507937883) is a stock image rather than a picture of the actual item. The combination of a low start price and misuse of private auctions by keiron12 (an ebay member since November 12th 2001 but with very little recent feedback either as a buyer or seller) lead us to conclude that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive in this ebay listing (item number 150507937883) is likely to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files.

If you are thinking of buying this flash drive from keiron12 ask the seller a few questions and let us know the response!

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.