Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for November 5th, 2010

idiotic ebayers buying counterfeit DT310 flash drives from maree_mat?

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Sometimes we cannot credit the stupidity of ebay buyers! It appears (on the face of it) that 3 idiots have not read this ebay listing (item number 110607664190) from maree_mat propely – otherwise why on earth would they buy a 256GB Kingston flash drive when the seller states in the listing that it is not genuine, although the title suggests it is genuine??

Anyone foolish enough to have bought one of these fake capacity counterfeit Kingston USB flash drives will find it corrupts their files after a while. What more can we say – sometimes we wonder if ebayers have any brains at all!!

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – it won’t protect you from your own stupidity but it will reveal the true capacity of your flash memory item.

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nedaa1994 auctioning notorious leather and steel flash drive on ebay

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The model of flash drive in this ebay auction from nedaa1994 is notorious. These leather and steel type USB flash drives always turn out to be fake capacity, which 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 5, 2010 at 8:42 PM

128GB flash drives from ebayer dyfa0070 likely to be fake capacity

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We are pretty certain that the 128GB flash drives listed on ebay will turn out to be fake capacity, which corrupts files as they have the shiny capacity sticker we have only ever seen on fakes and are too cheap to have a real capacity of 128GB.

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 5, 2010 at 6:55 PM

256GB Kingston DT310 from housewifeathome on ebay is too cheap

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing (item number 170561907237) is too low for the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive being sold by housewifeathome to be genuine. This USB flash drive is sure to be a fake capacity counterfeit that 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.

shazz.clarke lists fake 128GB Corsair flash drive on ebay

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The model of flash drive being sold by shazz.clarke in this ebay auction (item number 270656689822) is not made in 128GB capacity. It is a fake capacity counterfeit that 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.

256GB Kingston flash drives on ebay from tintin123_123

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In the unlikely event that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed on ebay are genuine seller tintin123_123 seems very likely to make a big loss by auctioning them. 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 5, 2010 at 1:41 PM

andysam690 lists notorious leather and steel flash drive on ebay

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The model of flash drive in this ebay listing from andysam690 (Item number: 150514590361) is notorious – the leather and steel type of flash drive always turns out to be fake capacity and 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 5, 2010 at 11:59 AM