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Archive for October 2010

Kingston flash drives on ebay from jsi_marketing

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The picture in this ebay listing from jsi_marketing shows the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive – if the 16GB flash drive being sold looks like this then it (and all other Kingston flash drives from this seller) will be fakes purchased from a fraudulent supplier as there are no 16GB flash drives made by Kingston that look like this.

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 31, 2010 at 9:16 AM

pinweishenghuoguan-yuninxiangyue sells counterfeit Kingston flash drives

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The Kingston flash drives sold on ebay by pinweishenghuoguan-yuninxiangyue are far too cheap to be anything other than 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.

128GB DT200 flash drive from ebayer henrijs371 is an obvious fake

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive in this ebay auction from henrijs371 is a very obvious fake capacity counterfeit as anyone who looks at the Kingston website can easily see. The buyer will find that this fake corrupts their files 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 flash drives from keyindividual too cheap to be genuine

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drives in this ebay listing from keyindividual (ebay item number 250718224157) seem 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.

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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