Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for January 2nd, 2011

Are 64GB DT200 flash drives from ebayer infinityls genuine?

The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from infinityls seem a little on the cheap side which makes us wonder whether they are genuine or not. 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.

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64GB Corsair flash drive on ebay from nas1970 sure to be counterfeit

The 64GB Corsair flash drive in this ebay listing from nas1970 (item number 140496186244) is sure to be a fake capacity counterfeit that 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.

128GB DT200 flash drive from ebayer juliesdelights2010

The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive being sold in this ebay listing (item number 150542155720) by juliesdelights2010 is sure to be a fake capacity counterfeit that 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 flash drives in ebay auctions from bsanv

It seems very unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by bsanv 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.

fake flash listings on ebay from zhangraosellers vanish suddenly

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives sold on ebay by zhangraosellers are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who bought one is sure to find that it corrupts their files after a while. The same applies to the 32GB Sandisk Extreme Pro Compact Flash memory cards and 32GB Sandisk SDHC memory cards from this seller. Listings suddenly seemed to end early; shortly before this article was published – were they pulled by the seller or removed by ebay?

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.

gigalaxy and cigarra auctioning 256GB DT310 flash drives on ebay

We think it unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drives being auctioned on ebay by gigalaxy and cigarra are genuine – we think it is much more likely they will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits. If we are right anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives will 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.

32GB Sony Vaio flash drive on ebay from dtmj224 corrupts files

There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio USB flash drive – all are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find it corrupts their files. As this is an obvious fake flash item we suspect that the MP players being sold on ebay by dtmj224 will also prove 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.