Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for December 27th, 2010

foolish ebayers bought fake Kingston flash drives from joero44

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Despite the wording in this ebay listing (item number 260712903864) and the low price set by joero44 making it perfectly obvious that these 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drives must be fake capacity counterfeits (and a fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drive always corrupts files) ebayers are buying them.

What is wrong with ebayers? Don’t they have two brain cells to rub together to produce the slightest spark of intelligence? Is it sheer greed that overcomes basic common sense? Don’t people read listings properly?

We sometimes think it must be all of the above! Quite frankly we think anyone daft enough to have bought one of these doesn’t actually deserve a refund – and joero44 promises in the listing that they won’t get one!

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 in ebay auction from sadiqessam

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In the unlikely event that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive being auctioned on ebay by sadiqessam is genuine the seller is likely to make a loss on the auction. 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.

karinelife1 lists fake 256GB Kingston USB flash drive on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston USB flash drive in this ebay listing from karinelife1 is a very obvious fake capacity counterfeit 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.

256GB Kingston DT310 USB flash drives from loydtime80 on ebay

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We are pretty certain that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drives listed on ebay by loydtime80 will prove to be fake capacity counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier in China. If we are right (and we think we are) anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives will find that 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.

Beware of ebay fake flash memory seller wujun88810!!

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Seller wujun88810 has listed various models of Kingston USB flash drives which are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits. The same applies to Sandisk and Sony memory cards listed on ebay by wujun88810. Anyone who bought a USB flash drive or memory card from wujun88810 will discover it is fake capacity and corrupts files. You simply cannot buy genuine flash memory at this seller’s prices!!

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 Kingston Flash drives in ebay auctions from vigalemo

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We think it extremely unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by vigalemo are genuine – they are much more likely 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 soundinmotion on ebay sure to be counterfeits

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drives being sold on ebay by soundinmotion are sure to be fake capacity counterfeits as they are too cheap to be genuine. Anyone who buys one of these 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.