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Archive for January 2011

64GB Kingston flash drives from yanghbb72 on ebay a bit too cheap

The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives in this ebay listing from yanghbb72 seem too cheap to be 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.

counterfeit 128GB Kingston flash drives from ebayer yomabi88

The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from yomabi88 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who bought on will find 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.

Test flash drives sold on ebay by illusionmagic2010 with h2testw

If you bought a flash drive on ebay from illusionmagic2010 you are strongly advised to test it immediately the free program h2testw – 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

January 31, 2011 at 3:36 PM

counterfeit 256GB Kingston DT310 from ebayer mnjmyo14

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from mnjmyo14 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who bought one of these USB flash drives will find 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.

alfielennon2009 lists notorious fake capacity flash drives on ebay

The leather and steel model of USB flash drive in this ebay listing (item number 280622248830) from alfielennon2009 is notorious – always 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.

Notorious fake capacity flash drives on ebay from nortonm123

The leather and steel type of flash drive in this ebay listing (item number 220731705406) from nortonm123 has nothing to do with Sony. It is a notorious fake capacity USB flash drive that corrupts files. It is very unlikely that the 64GB Corsair from this seller will be genuine – it is pretty certain to be a fake capacity counterfeit.

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 drive in ebay auction from personnal10

If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive from ebay seller personnal10 is genuine the seller is very likely to make a loss by auctioning it. 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.