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Archive for November 1st, 2010

elainetro lists counterfeit 256GB DT310 310 flash drives on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in ebay listing number 160501019399 from seller elainetro are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits – they are too cheap to be anything else.

This seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier and may have no idea they are fakes. Maybe some kind person will get in touch with the seller with a warning. Anyone who buys a 256GB flash drive at this sort of price (even in bulk from a wholesale oulet) is buying fake capacity flash drives which 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.

256GB DT310 flash drives from domidomirugby in ebay auctions

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives listed at auction on ebay by domidomirugby seem unlikely to be genuine – if they are the real thing thing this seller is taking a big risk on ebay auctions! 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.

Kingston DataTraveler 310 in ebay auction from frankc7342

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If this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive listed on ebay (item number 250718936938) by frankc7342 is genuine then the seller could well make a loss by auctioning it.

We have a feeling that the seller inadvertently came very close to the truth in the item details – see right.

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

November 1, 2010 at 8:04 PM

fake 32GB Sony flash drive in ebay auction from bad_headz314

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The 32 USB flash drive in this ebay listing from bad_headz314 is fake capacity and corrupts files. It may have the name Sony on it but it has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the company – these flash drives are manufactured 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

November 1, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Is 64GB Sandisk flash drive from ebayer kemrstevens genuine?

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If the 64GB Sandisk Ultra Backup USB flash drive in this ebay listing from kemrstevens (Item number: 110603634585) the seller risks making a loss by auctioning it.

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

November 1, 2010 at 4:56 PM

if 128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives are genuine johnmynchens probably made a loss

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drive in the ebay listing above (item number 120637870809) from johnmynchens sold for the start price so if it was genuine we think this seller made a loss on the 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 1, 2010 at 3:12 PM

Kingston DataTraveler I G2 flash drive colours and capacities

Kingston DataTraveler I G2 – discontinued model.

As this model has been discontinued any you see for sale are either old stock or fake capacity counterfeits manufactured by fraudsters in China. These Kingston flash drives (like many in the Kingston range) were colour coded according to their capacity and were available in capacities from 2GB to 32GB:

Drive capacitites:

  • 2GB–gray
  • 4GB–yellow
  • 8GB–cyan
  • 16GB–red
  • 32GB–dark green

If the colour of a Kingston DataTraveler I G2 flash drive does not match the capacity colour then it is a fake capacity counterfeit. The fact that a flash drive is correctly colour coded is no guarantee that it is 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

November 1, 2010 at 1:25 PM