Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for December 6th, 2010

chrismadge777 lists notorious fake flash drive on ebay

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The leather and steel type 128GB USB flash drive in ebay auction number 320623040300 from chrismadge777 is notorious – always 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.

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256GB DT310 flash drives in ebay auctions from miladtabataba

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It is highly unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by miladtabataba are 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 drives from ebay seller mari092009 too cheap to be genuine

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from mari092009 is too low for one genuine Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive let alone five. These are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits and a fake capacity USB flash drive 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.

Counterfeit Kingston DT310 flash drives from best_deals24-7 on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed on ebay by UK seller best_deals24-7 are too cheap to be genuine. They are sure to be fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find that the USB flash drive corrupts their 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.

256GB DT310 flash drives from alucard550 on ebay likely to be fake

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by alucard550 are likely to be fake capacity counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier. 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.

UPDATE 08/01/2012
It has been reported that a buyer got a DataTraveler 200 marked as 256GB instead of a DataTraveler 310 from alucard550 – the DT200 was never made in 256GB capacity.

caihui_wang0629 sells fake 64GB Kingston flash drives in private ebay listing

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The 64GB Kingston USB flash drives being sold in this private ebay listing (item number 230558407020) by caihui_wang0629 are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find it corrupts their files. The memory cards from this seller will also be fakes that corrupt 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.

ephrem82 lists obvious fake 256GB Kingston flash drive on ebay

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This 256GB Kingston flash drive (item number 260702990152) listed on ebay by seller ephrem82 (in Sweden) is an obvious fake capacity counterfeit and the buyer will find that it corrupts files after a while. This model (the Kingston DataTraveler 200) is not made in capacities above 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.