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Archive for November 6th, 2010

256GB Kingston flash drives in ebay auctions from my_baby120107

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In the very unlikely event that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by my_baby120107 this seller seems to be heading for a massive loss on sales. 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 6, 2010 at 11:10 PM

ebay seller amrozia2006 has been shopping in fake flash land

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The 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 in this ebay listing from amrozia2006 is a very obvious fake so this seller obviously bought from a fraudulent seller. Anyone who buys a Kingston USB flash drive from this seller is sure to end up with a fake capacity counterfeit that 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.

mickthreephase lists fake 256GB Kingston flash drive on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston flash drive being auctioned on ebay by mickthreephase (item number 110608248342) is a very obvious 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 DT200 in ebay auction from gusblueblue too cheap to be genuine

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The buy it now price in this ebay auction from gusblueblue is too low for this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive from seller gusblueblue 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.

64GB no name flash drive from zak0114 sure to be counterfeit Kingston

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The supposedly no-name 64GB flash drive in this private ebay auction (item number 320613004374) from zak0114 is sure to be a counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler 200 if the picture is anything to go by. The seller says in this listing:

Item Brand – Unknown
As the item is unopened and sealed in it’s original packaging we can not take any responsibility for any defaults or problems with the USB.

Didn’t the seller notice that every ebay listing holds the seller responsible for the item listed?? Every listing carries the line “Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.” What does zak0114 think this means??

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.

fake 128GB flash drive sold on ebay by sosman99

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As this 128GB flash drive sold on ebay on October 30th (item number 200537249522) is a very obvious fake (wrong colour to be genuine for a start!) and the seller claims it was tested and is genuine we think any flash memory item from this seller is extremely likely to be fake capacity. Fake capacity flash memory 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.

128GB DT200 flash drive in ebay auction from nedd1170

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive from seller nedd1170 is genuine then he or she could well make a loss by auctioning it on ebay. 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 6, 2010 at 12:10 PM