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Archive for January 5th, 2011

Are 64GB DT200 flash drives on ebay from humzarizvi genuine?

As there seems to be no engraving on the USB connector of the flash drive in the picture we suspect that the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from seller humzarizvi may be fake capacity counterfeits. 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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Test flash drives and memory cards from ebayer mywholesales now!

As the supposed 32gb Sony flash drive in this ebay listing (item number 250752149635) is an obvious fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files we suggest that anyone who bought a flash drive or memory card from seller mywholesales tests their item immediately to avoid data loss.

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.

lot of 5 counterfeit DT310 flash drives from ebayer mari092009

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from mari092009 are sure to be counterfeit. 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 DT310 flash drives on ebay from gasan81

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from gasan81 (item number 110631944131) are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. 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 flash drives from ebay seller xnandosx sure to be fake

We are given to understand that it is not yet possible to fit enough flash memory into a swivel type flash drive of the type shown in this ebay listing from seller xnandosx. Aside from this, the manufacturer’s cost of a USB flash drive of 256GB is higher than the seller’s price so it simply not possible on two counts that these are genuine 256GB USB flash drives.

We can only conclude that xnandosx (like many other ebay sellers) fell into the trap of buying from one of the fraudulent suppliers in China.

We strongly advise ebay sellers not to buy flash memory items from suppliers in China unless they know a lot about what they are buying – otherwise they are likely to find themselves buying fakes. If your profit margin could be more than 20% on ebay then the items are extremely likely 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 5, 2011 at 3:47 PM

256GB USB flash drives in ebay auctions from monchell16

As there were no pictures in this or other ebay listings from monchell16 we don’t know what these supposedly 256GB USB flash drives look like so we don’t know what they look like. However what we can say is that we think it is unlikely that they will prove to be genuine. If we are right then anyone buying a USB flash drive from monchell16 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 5, 2011 at 1:59 PM

256GB DT310 flash drives in ebay auctions from metroman09

We think it is extremely unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by metroman09 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.