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Archive for January 11th, 2011

Test 32GB micro SD cards purchased on ebay from all_star90 now!

If you are one of the 18 ebayers who bought this micro SD card on ebay from seller all_star90 you are strongly advised to test your card immediately as we have reason to think 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 11, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Counterfeit USB flash drives from ebayer mglobalm

The 32GB and 64GB Corsair flash drives listed on ebay by mglobalm are obvious fake capacity counterfeits – the model shown is not made in capacities above 16GB. It looks as though the 32GB Kingston flash drive being auctioned by this seller is also counterfeit. Anyone buying a flash drive from mglobalm is sure to 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.

counterfeit 128GB Corsair flash drive from ebayer dreshot

The model of Corsair flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from dreshot is not made in 128GB capacity so this USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. As this is a fake we suspect that the 32GB Kingston micro SDHC cards being sold by dreshot will also turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits.

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 flash drives in ebay auctions from hakan1218

Seller hakan1218 has auctions on ebay for two models of 128GB leather type USB flash drives and we are sure that both these models of USB flash drive will be fake capacity 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 DT310 flash drives from ebayer sammiebum2010 too cheap

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being sold on ebay by sammiebum2010 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. 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.

another dodgy ebay listing from elmonte91731 for 256GB flash drive

Seller elmonte91731 is at it again with the dodgy flash drive listings on ebay. In this listing the seller states:

It is not a brand name Flash drive, but high quality product.

Oh yeah elmonte91731? Pull the other one – this is a poorly disguised counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drive which corrupts users’ 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 Kingston DT200 flash drives from ebayer 3ceo are too cheap

The price of the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives from ebay seller 3ceo is too low for them to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. Anyone who bought one of these 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.

raja.musa selling 32GB micro SD cards in private ebay auctions

We suspect that the 32GB Kingston micro SD cards being sold in private ebay auctions by raja.musa may be fake capacity counterfeits that corrupt 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.

64GB USB flash drives from shookman4 will corrupt users’ files

The leather and steel type of flash drive in this ebay listing (item number 110634584845) from shookman4 is a very familiar item – as is the style of the listing. Could this mark the return of the singjapan gang to ebay with their favourite model of fake capacity flash drive? Looks rather like it. Anyone who buys this leather and steel model of USB flash drive at a capacity over 4GB is sure to find that it corrupts their files.

The same applies to the 32GB ones being sold by babu-duhu, another Singapore 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.

256GB Kingston DT310 flash drive in ebay auction from kvcarlos

Is this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive from ebayer kvcarlos genuine? The seller seems to think so but we’re not so sure. 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.

32GB micro SD cards in ebay auctions from 2010-shahid

Are the 32GB Kingston micro SD cards being auctioned on ebay by 2010-shahid genuine or are they fake capacity counterfeits purchased from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets in China?

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 11, 2011 at 5:58 AM

32GB micro SD cards in private ebay auctions from xxxwonder

We think it unlikely that the 32GB micro SDHC cards being sold by xxxwonder in private ebay auctions are genuine – it seems very probable that they will turn out to be fake capacity, 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 11, 2011 at 12:41 AM