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Archive for November 8th, 2010

morgan41jks lists notorious fake 128GB flash drive on ebay

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The leather and steel model of USB flash drive in this ebay listing from morgan41jks is notorious – always fake capacity and inevitably 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.

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riyadhtom lists very obvious fake 128GB flash drives on ebay

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The flash drives in this ebay listing from riyadhtom are absolutely nothing to do with Kingston and will not have a capacity of 128GB. They are total fakes and anyone who bought one of these USB flash drives will find that 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.

256GB DT310 flash drives sold by zeeohaib12 unlikely to be genuine

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We think it is highly unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives from ebay seller zeeohaib12 are genuine. If they are the real deal then seller zeeohaib12 made a massive loss on the one sold on November 2nd (item number 290491235764) and stands to make another big loss on this one. 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.

128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives sold on ebay by barsam69

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If the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives sold on ebay by barsam69 were genuine then this seller made a loss by auctioning them 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 8, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Kingston flash drives in ebay auctions from redstylze

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If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive in the ebay listing above (item number 160503142313) is genuine the seller stands to make a big loss on the auction. This seller is also auctioning a 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive item number: 160503141977. 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 Kingston DT310 from ebayer julslovesjesus too cheap

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed on ebay by julslovesjesus are too cheap to be genuine. This seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier and 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

November 8, 2010 at 2:33 PM

256GB DT310 flash drives from emig81 too cheap to be genuine

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being sold on ebay by emig81 are a bit too cheap to be genuine. We are sure they will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier. Anyone who buys one of these fake capacity 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.