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Archive for November 18th, 2010

Incredible ebay listings from pilldertyop for Kingston DT150 flash drives

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Poor old snoopy had to be carted of to the hospital after seeing this ebay listing (item number 220698573735) from seller pilldertyop.

We fear this outrageous listing (one of five the same, listed in very quick succession!) has given our beloved friend a heart attack.

We are speechless – even selling fake capacity counterfeits (which we are sure the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives from pilldertyop must be) the seller stands to make a loss by starting auctions at 1p.

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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seems that ebayer zmq314 has been shopping in fake flash land

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It looks like ebay seller zmq314 has been shopping in fake flash land as he or she has listed not only this 32GB Santa flash drive but a number of other “christmas-y” flash drives with buy it now prices that seem a bit to low for them to be genuine.

We think this seller bought from one of the many fraudulent suppliers in China who sell fake capacity flash memory items and that anyone who buys one will find that their USB flash drive corrupts files 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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November 18, 2010 at 8:59 PM

256GB DT310 flash drives from 2010discountitems on ebay

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The buy it now in this ebay listing is too low for this 256GB Kingston DT310 flash drive to be genuine so if you buy one from 2010discountitems on ebay you will end up with a fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drive that corrupts your 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.

local_inkman selling counterfeit 256GB Kingston DT310 on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston flash drives in ebay listing number 230552190750 from local_inkman are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives will find that it 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.

fraudsters make false claims about viruses in h2testw – do not be fooled!

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Do not be fooled by claims from fake flash sellers (such as emerald48s on ebay who sold very obvious fake Kingston flash drives) who make claims about the program h2testw having viruses or trojans and make accusations against buyers who found out they got a fake and left well deserved negative comments. Here is a screenshot of some feedback for emerald48s:

Have a look at our article about emerald48s and then check the Kingston website – you can judge for yourself whether we, or emerald48s and other fraudulent sellers, tell the truth!

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.

Do not be misled by fraudulent sellers who make false claims about the free program h2testw having viruses or trojans and try to intimidate buyers who report they got a fake they tested with this entirely reliable program. The download for this program comes courtesy of the German computer magazine the program’s author works for. The program h2testw contains no virus files “broken” or otherwise – what the hell is a broken virus file anyway??

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

256GB DT310 flash drives on ebay from treasurehut3

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The 256GB Kinston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being sold on ebay by treasurehut3 seem a bit too cheap 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.

256GB DT310 flash drive in ebay auction from 2happyoctopuses2

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive being auctioned on ebay by 2happyoctopuses2 is extremely unlikely 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.