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Archive for December 23rd, 2010

fake 32GB Kingston flash drive in ebay auction from vnvw1956

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The discontinued Kingston DataTraveler mini slim model of USB flash drive was never made in capacities higher than 16GB so the 32GB one in this ebay auction from vnvw1956 is 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.

goodabigseller_mingfen sells fake flash drives & memory cards on ebay

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Anyone who bought one of these 32GB USB flash drives or a memory card on ebay from seller goodabigseller_mingfen will discover it 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.

fake 32GB leather and steel flash drives on ebay from richards**

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The leather and steel type USB flash drives listed on ebay by richards** are fake capacity 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.

256GB DT310 USB flash drive on ebay from elmelectronics2010

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We think it unlikely that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drive listed at auction on ebay by elmelectronics2010 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.

fake 64GB Kingston flash drive in ebay auction from feelgood414

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive in this ebay listing from feelgood414 is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. How do we know? It’s the wrong colour!

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.

bestoftheworlds20 lists fake 32GB “Sony” flash drive on ebay

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Although the flash drive pictured in this ebay listing (item number 300507631318) from bestoftheworlds20 is marked Sony it has absolutely nothing to do with Sony! This 32GB USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit manufactured by fraudsters in China and 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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December 23, 2010 at 2:56 PM

128GB flash drive from ebayer teddieo81 too small to be genuine

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From what we understand about current flash memory technology the USB flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from teddieo81 is too small to contain enough flash memory to have a real capacity of 128GB. We think that this is yet another fake capacity flash drive. If we are right about this the buyer will find that this 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 23, 2010 at 1:07 PM

mrpringle85 selling counterfeit 256GB DT300 flash drives on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 USB flash drives being sold on ebay by mrpringle85 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. Anyone who bought one of these from mrpringle85 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.

gossip1981 auctions 64GB Kingston DT200 flash drives on ebay

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Seller gossip1981 has two ebay auctions (item numbers 120662567605 and 120662569212) for 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives. We wonder whether these are genuine or (like almost all Kingston flash drives on ebay) fake capacity counterfeits that will corrupt files.

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.