Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

Archive for December 29th, 2010

256GB DT310 flash drives from ebayer cd_aust-online

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being sold on ebay by cd_aust-online are too cheap to be anything other than 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.

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32GB Kingston flash drives on ebay from rps_stores are counterfeit

The 32GB Kingston USB flash drive in this ebay listing (item number 110628609403) is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. The model shown in this and other auctions from seller rps_stores is discontinued and was never made in 32GB capacity.

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.

counterfeit 64GB DT200 flash drives from ebayer backstreetbrokers

The supposed 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive in this ebay listing from backstreetbrokers is a very obvious fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – it is the wrong colour. All the 64GB DT200 flash drives from this seller are sure to be fakes.

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.

counterfeit 128GB Corsair flash drive from mr-h-89 on ebay

It seems that top rated ebay seller mr-h-89 has made the mistake of buying flash memory items from one of the fraudulent suppliers in China selling fake capacity and counterfeit items that corrupt files. A genuine 128GB Corsair flash drive does not look like the one pictured in this listing – it is the wrong model so it is obviously a Chinese counterfeit. As this flash drive is fake it is very likely that other flash memory items listed by mr-h-89 came from the same supplier and will also be fake.

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 256GB Kingston flash drives from ebayer web-shopje.john genuine?

If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drives in this ebay listing from web-shopje.john are genuine the seller is very 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.

fake 128GB flash drives listed on ebay by energy_save

The model of USB flash drive in this ebay listing from energy_save is fake capacity and corrupts files. There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – they are all fakes manufactured by fraudsters in China.

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.

lp38763347_peng selling fake flash drives & memory cards on ebay

As well as the fake capacity counterfeit 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drives in this ebay listing seller lp38763347_peng has listings for counterfeit 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives, 32GB Sandisk micro SD cards and 32GB Elite Pro SD cards. Any flash memory item sold by lp38763347_peng is sure to be fake – and fake flash memory 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.