Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for December 18th, 2010

256GB DT310 flash drives on ebay from arad8515 too cheap to be genuine

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The buy it now price for the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being sold on ebay by arad8515 is too low for them to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives will find 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.

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256GB DT310 flash drives in ebay auctions from mmddbostic

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We think it very unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by mmddbostic 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.

theoleon444 selling fake capacity leather flash drives on ebay

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The leather and steel type of USB flash drive sold on ebay by theoleon444 looks very attractive but is 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.

Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay from itparts2u101 are fakes

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The Sony Vaio flash drives in this ebay listing (item number 320632188848) from itparts2u101 are fakes – like all Sony Vaio flash drives! There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio USB flash drive, all are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one 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.

fake 32GB Kingston DT200 flash drives on ebay from defa1980defa

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The 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives being auctioned on ebay by defa1980defa are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one 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.

Christmas stocking flash drives from nathan086 on ebay

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We are certain the 32GB, 64GB and 128GB Christmas stocking USB flash drives being sold on ebay by nathan086 will be fake capacity, which corrupts files.

UPDATE:
The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler DT300 flash drives from this seller (item number 150536445118) are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits and anyone buying 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.

Beware of ebay fake flash seller likeanglefree

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives in this ebay listing (item number 120661190245) from likeanglefree are fake capacity counterfeits – they are far too cheap to be anything else. Anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives will find it corrupts their files. The same applies to memory cards from this seller.

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.