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Archive for October 30th, 2010

obvious fake 64GB Kingston flash drives from gorilla316 on ebay

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The flash drive pictured in the ebay auctions from gorilla316 would be a discontinued 2GB model of Kingston DataTraveler if it was genuine, not a 64GB one. This fake capacity counterfeit USB 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.

meridatirador lists fake Corsair flash drives on ebay

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The 128GB Corsair Voyager flash drive in the ebay listing above from meridatirador is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – there is a 128GB Corsair flash drive but this is not it!! The 256GB Corsair flash drive in ebay listing number 150512624956 is also a fake. Seller meridatirador has obviously been shopping in fake flash land.

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.

used Corsair and Sandisk flash drives from trumphotel on ebay

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Seller trumphotel says in this ebay listing:

There are so many FAKE USB FLASH DRIVES on eBay. However, this one is tested by “h2testw” and proved to be a true 64GB flash drive. I did store 64GB–actually 60.4GB–of data on this devise. I am selling it because I need more capacity and have already purchased larger flash drive.

We don’t think there are many people who need a higher capacity flash drive than 64GB – either this person has very unusual computing habits or this is a load of old cods! The seller says the same in an auction for a used 32GB Sandisk flash drive.

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 30, 2010 at 7:17 PM

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Are 64GB DT200 flash drives from ebayer newzoe2010 genuine?

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Are the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives listed at auction on ebay by newzoe2010 genuine or are they fake capacity counterfeits 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 30, 2010 at 5:32 PM

256GB DT310 flash drives from ebayer kingdomgroovekeith

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives listed on ebay by kingdomgroovekeith are too cheap to be 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.

32GB DT200 flash drives from ebayer 85rufio seem too cheap

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The 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing from 85rufio (item number 180580776129) seems too cheap to be 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 30, 2010 at 2:06 PM

counterfeit 64GB Kingston DT150 from princeelvin911 on ebay

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives in this ebay listing (item number 220689499334) from princeelvin911 are 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 drive in ebay auction from kcd3858

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In the unlikely event that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive listed at auction by kcd3858 is genuine the seller is very likely to make a 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 30, 2010 at 10:31 AM

256GB Kingston DT310 in ebay auction from zero0311 – $0.01 start!

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Snoopy fell clean off his doghouse in a dead faint when he saw this ebay listing from zero0311.
A 256GB Kingston Data Traveler 310 listed at auction with a start price of one cent?
With free shipping to boot?
As John McEnroe would say “you can not be serious!”

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 30, 2010 at 9:25 AM

fake 256GB DT300 flash drives from ebayer bolton-bargains-direct

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If you buy a 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drive on ebay from bolton-bargains-direct (Item number: 300486907486) then we are certain you will find that it is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. The buy it now price is far too low for these to be anything else. 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.

one day ebay listings for 256GB DT310 flash drives from tech8513

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We are certain that the 256GB Kingston Datatraveler 310 flash drives in this and other one day auctions on ebay from tech8513 (and the buy it now listing Item number: 160499621971) will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits. We are sure the same will apply to the 32GB Kingston micro SD cards from this seller. 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.

counterfeit 256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives from sylhetidude on ebay

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from sylhetidude (ebay item number 260684737476) is too low for these 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. A counterfeit flash drive or memory card always corrupts files as these fakes do not have the memory capacity advertised – usually they can actually store 4GB at most.

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.

UPDATE 03/11 2010
We have been advised by an ebay member that this seller seems to bought fake capacity counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier without realising they were too cheap to be genuine and has now removed listings. It seems this may be yet another case of an ebayer who didn’t do their research before buying flash memory items to re-sell on ebay.

We trust that sylhetidude will contact and refund the buyers of ebay item numbers 260685473197 and 260684737476 as they bought these fakes.

It can be a difficult job for ebay sellers who discover they sold fake flash memory items on ebay from a fraudulent supplier to put things right.

Most buyers (and sellers) simply accept what the drive properties show when they plug a flash drive into the computer and it is difficult to convince them that their computer can be fooled. When a seller contacts a buyer to warn it is fake they think the seller is up to something!!