Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for December 26th, 2010

sj_products_uk either made huge loss or USB flash drives are fakes

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Either ebay seller sj_products_uk has made a huge loss on the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives sold at auction on ebay or they are fake capacity counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier in China.

We think it more likely that these USB flash drives are fake capacity counterfeits than that this seller continued selling them at a huge loss. If we are right then anyone who bought a 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive on ebay from sj_products_uk will find it 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.

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counterfeit flash drives and memory cards on ebay from brother_jia

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from brother_jia (item number 310282727483) are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who bought one will find it corrupts files. The same applies to Sandisk and Transcend 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.

ciaralovespink may make a loss if 64GB Sandisk in ebay auction is genuine

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If the 64GB Sandisk UltraBackup flash drive in this ebay auction from ciaralovespink is genuine the seller could well make a loss by auctioning it.

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 26, 2010 at 12:23 PM

ebayer aabab313 risks loss if Kingston flash drive is genuine

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If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive in this ebay auction from aabab313 (item number 130468165608) is genuine the seller risks making a loss on the sale by starting the auction at such a low price. 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.