Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for January 8th, 2011

256GB Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay from sandgra will trash files

There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive. Seller sandgra obviously bought these from one of the fraudulent suppliers in China who sell fake capacity and counterfeit memory items. Anyone who buys one of these fake capacity USB flash drives 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.

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counterfeit 128GB DT200 flash drives on ebay from yayata94

If you bought a 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive on ebay from yayata94 you just got yourself 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 DT310 flash drives from ebayer delitemax too cheap to be genuine

The buy it now price in this ebay listing from delitemax is too low for the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being sold to be genuine. We are sure that anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives will discover it is 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.

UPDATE 15/01/2011
Seller delitemax has now listed 128GB Corsair flash drives on ebay – these are certainly counterfeit as the model shown is not made in this capacity. The seller even includes a chart that clearly shows the only model of Corsair Voyager which is available in 128GB capacity – talk about making it obvious!

beware flash drives & memory cards from ebayer paonvert

There is no such thing as a 360GB USB flash drive. The USB flash drive in this ebay auction from paonvert is a very obvious fake manufactured by fraudsters in China. As this seller has obviously entered into a drop-shipping arrangement with a fraudulent wholesale outlet any USB flash drive or memory card from this seller will be a fake 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.

fake 256GB Kingston flash drive on ebay from seller all4gems

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive in this ebay auction from all4gems is very obvious fake capacity counterfeit which 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 drive in ebay auction from tinix123

If this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive from ebayer tinix123 is genuine the seller could well 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.

256GB DT310 flash drives from ebayer tomp197888 a bit too cheap

The buy it now price for the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives from ebayer tomp197888 seems a bit on the low side which makes us wonder if they might be fake capacity counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier. 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.