Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for December 30th, 2010

turtle_rock_uk lists counterfeit 64GB Kingston flash drives on ebay

The Kingston DataTraveler G2 model of USB flash drive has been discontinued – it was never made in 64GB capacity so the flash drives in this ebay listing (item number 170584733608) from top rated ebay seller turtle_rock_uk are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find it corrupts their files.

As turtle_rock_uk obviously bought these from a fraudulent supplier it seems very likely that all flash memory items from this seller will turn out 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.

job lot of 256GB DT310 flash drives from hawaiisurfer55 on ebay

This job lot of 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in a one day auction from hawaiisurfer55 are sure to be fake capacity counterfeits – and a fake capacity USB flash drive 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.

ziyouhai.g2010 selling counterfeit DT200 flash drives on ebay

The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives being sold by ziyouhai.g2010 in this ebay listing (item number 280609464740) 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.

256GB DT310 flash drives in ebay auctions from ppourkamali112

We think it unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by ppourkamali112 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.

256GB DT310 from ebayer dariolamagrande sure to be counterfeit

The 256GB Kingston Datatraveler flash drive in this ebay listing (item number 170584513283) from dariolamagrande is sure to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. We are pretty sure the 32GB SD memory cards sold by dariolamagrande are also 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.

is 256GB USB flash drive in ebay auction from bris65 genuine

The USB flash drive pictured in this ebay auction from seller bris65 is the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310. If it is genuine then seller bris65 risks making a big loss by auctioning it with a low start 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.

fake capacity counterfeit flash drives sold on ebay by ghassan03

If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives auctioned on ebay by ghassan03 were genuine this seller would have lost thousands of dollars by now as they sold far too cheaply for the seller to break even let alone make a profit. We are certain they are fake capacity counterfeits – the 128GB Corsair flash drives sold by this seller certainly are counterfeits as they are the wrong model for this capacity. Anyone who bought a USB flash drive from ghassan03 is sure to find that 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.