Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for January 1st, 2011

flash drive, memory card or MP3 player not working

Many thousands of people will have receive a memory card, USB flash drive or MP player as a Christmas present. A lot of them (especially if your well-meaning friend or relative purchased on ebay!) will turn out to be fakes. A fake flash memory item cannot save the amount of data advertised – few can really save as much as 4GB – most can’t save more than 2GB.

If you have a problem with accessing files on the USB flash drive, memory card or MP player you got in your Christmas stocking it is likely that you got a fake. There is a very handy little program called h2testw you can use to check flash memory – we suggest you use 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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Written by fightflashfraud

January 1, 2011 at 10:23 PM

beware of fake flash memory seller ysq1983 on ebay

The Kingston flash drives being sold on ebay by ysq1983 are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find that the USB flash drive corrupts their files. We think the same applies to the Sandisk micro SD cards and SD 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.

is 256GB DT310 in ebay auction from jmsmcollins genuine?

If this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive being auctioned on ebay by jmsmcollins is genuine the seller is very likely to make a loss. 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 256GB DT300 flash drives from ebayer eunil83

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drives being sold on ebay by eunil83 are sure to be fake capacity counterfeits as the buy it now price in this ebay listing is too low for them to be genuine. Anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives 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.

128GB leather flash drive from ebayer chez5545 sure to trash files

The leather and steel type of flash drive in this ebay auction from chez5545 has always proved to be fake capacity if sold at a capacity above 4GB (and even then sometimes) – we doubt if this one will be any different; 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.

32GB flash drives from ebay seller hichimecas454 likely to be fakes

Seller hichimecas454 is auctioning a number of different models of 32GB USB flash drive on ebay and we think they are extremely likely to be fake capacity. A fake capacity flash drive appears to have the capacity claimed when you plug it into the computer but this is due to programming which fools the operating system. Most fake capacity USB flash drives have a capacity of 4GB or less and after this has been filled the 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 1, 2011 at 1:27 PM

32GB flash drives from ebayer rmrugalski likely to corrupt files

We think that ebay seller rmrugalski purchase the 32GB USB flash drives in this listing (item number 130470179777) and that anyone who buys one of these will find it corrupts their files because the flash drive has a fake capacity – probably under 4GB – after which it trashes 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 1, 2011 at 11:36 AM