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Archive for December 9th, 2010

Test flash drives purchased from metamarlon on ebay immediately

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The leather and steel model of flash drive sold on ebay by metamarlon is notorious – always fake capacity and corrupts files. If you bought one then you are at risk of data loss – test immediately with h2testw.

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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32GB flash drives in ebay auctions from nonsmoker3231

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Seller nonsmoker3231 has sold a large number of 32GB flash drives in various models at auction on ebay. We think they are fake capacity flash drives being drop-shipped by a fraudulent supplier in China. If we are right anyone who bought one will find that their 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 9, 2010 at 9:20 PM

notorious fake flash drives sold on ebay by the.fusionism

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If you bought a 16GB or 32GB leather and steel type flash drive on ebay from the.fusionism you got yourself a fake capacity USB flash drive 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.

ismailmichaelberk lists notorious fake 128GB flash drive on ebay

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The model of flash drive in both this ebay auction and the other model listed by ismailmichaelberk (item number 110621216819) are both notorious fakes. These leather and steel type flash drives always prove 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.

UPDATE 02/01/2011
We notice that seller ismailmichaelberk has a listing for another notorious fake 128GB flash drive.

bhalla-bartlett-baby-art auctions 32GB Kingston DT150 flash drives on ebay

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As the 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives and 32GB memory cards being auctioned on ebay by bhalla-bartlett-baby-art seem to be shipped from China we are pretty certain they will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits. 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 from ebayer sali8683 unlikely to be genuine

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We think it highly unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive in this ebay auction from sali8683 (item number 150528576892) is 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.

Are 32GB Kingston flash drives from ebayer eurofishing genuine?

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The 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives from ebay seller eurofishing (item number 350417124419) seem a little on the cheap side which makes us wonder whether or not they 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 9, 2010 at 11:45 AM