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Archive for November 2nd, 2010

if 128GB DT200 from ebayer pp88954 is genuine seller may make a loss

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler from ebay seller pp88954 is genuine it looks as though the seller will make 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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

November 2, 2010 at 11:55 PM

fake 64GB Kingston flash drives in ebay auctions from jac572ny718

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The 64GB Kingston flash drives listed at auction on ebay by jac572ny718 are very obvious fakes. If the flash drive pictured was genuine it would be a discontinued 2GB model – and we doubt if the real storage capacity of this fake capacity counterfeit is any more than that. Anyone who buys one of these 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.

If 32GB Sandisk flash drive is geniune bbeelee may make a loss on ebay auction

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If this 32GB Sandisk Cruzer flash drive is genuine then seller bbeelee could well make a loss buy auctioning it on ebay with a low start price.

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 2, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Are 32GB DT200 flash drives from diamondengineeringsupplies counterfeit?

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We have a feeling that ebay seller diamondengineeringsupplies made the mistake of buying from a fraudulent supplier and that the 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives (item number 320611714283) will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits. 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 2, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Did you buy a flash drive on ebay from wewin88? Test it with h2testw!

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If you bought the model of USB flash drive shown on the left on ebay from seller wewin88 then you bought yourself a notorious fake capacity USB flash drive that corrupts files. We are pretty certain that any other flash memory item from this ebay seller will also prove to be fake.

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.

ant2357 auctioning fake 64GB Kingston flash drives on ebay

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The supposedly 64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives being auctioned on ebay by ant2357 are no such thing. If the flash drive pictured was a genuine Kingston it would be a discontinued 2GB model; this type was never made in 64GB capacity. Anyone who buys one of these fake capacity counterfeit 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.

mojotony1 lists counterfeit 32GB Kingston DT300 flash drives on ebay

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The 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive in this ebay listing from mojotony1 (item number 190463085159) looked a bit suspect to us – we had a look at other listings and they are definately fake as the seller has listed these (see item number 190463127278) in completetly the wrong colour as well!

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.