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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