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Archive for December 16th, 2010

Counterfeit Kingston DT310 flash drives from igeekbuys on ebay

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from igeekbuys is too low for these 256GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one of the USB flash drives will find it 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.

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k0kut0 lists counterfeit Kingston DT200 flash drives on ebay

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As the Kingston DataTravler 200 flash drive was never made in 8GB capacity the flash drives in this ebay listing (item number 260708711418) are fake capacity counterfeits that will corrupt users’ files. As seller k0kut0 obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier the 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives (item number 260708710454) will also be fake capacity counterfeits. Anyone who buys a USB flash drive from this seller will find that it 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.

ebayer tvadinindu selling counterfeit 256GB Kingston flash drives

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from tvadinindu (item number 130466210842) is far too low for these 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives to be genuine. As they are being shipped from Hong Kong this seller in Sri Lanka has obviously entered into a drop-shipping arrangement with a fraudulent supplier. This means that seller tvadinindu has no chance to examine the merchandise being sold – always extremely unwise when it comes to flash memory.

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 64GB Kingston DT150 flash drives from ebayer g.geek genuine?

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Are the 64GB Kinsgton DataTraveler 150 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by g.geek 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 droid9955

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It looks as thought seller droid9955 has entered a drop-shipping arrangement with a fraudulent supplier in China as this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 is being sent directly from China. We are certain it will turn out to be a 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.

Auction for 256GB Kingston DT310 from ebayer harleyriderfreddy

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It seems highly unlikely that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive being auctioned on ebay by harleyriderfreddy 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.

128GB DT200 flash drive in private ebay auction from sportsjunky81

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We think it unlikely that this 129GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive being sold in a private ebay auction by sportsjunky81 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.