Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for January 13th, 2011

128GB DT200 flash drives in ebay auctions from extrordineer

If the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives from ebay seller extrordineer are genuine the seller risks financial loss by auctioning them. 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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nrth2358 selling notorious fake 256GB flash drives on ebay

The leather and steel type flash drives in this ebay listing from nrth2358 are notorious – always 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.

64GB Kingston DT150 flash drives on ebay from yongpan2011

The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives in this ebay listing from yongpan2011 are too cheap to be genuine. Anyone buying one of these fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drives 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.

128GB DT200 flash drives from ebayer aoxixi78 are too cheap

The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives from ebay seller aoxixi78 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. Anyone buying one of these USB flash drives 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.

USB flash drives on ebay from individual221 sure to be fakes

As seller individual221 is registered in Mexico but the USB flash drives being auctioned on ebay by this seller have very low start prices and are being sent from Hong Kong we conclude that this seller has foolishly entered into a drop-shipping arrangement with a fraudulent supplier. If we are right – and we are pretty certain we are – any USB flash drive purchase from this seller is fake capacity and 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.

8GB flash drives in private ebay listings from lovells-direct

If you bought an 8GB swivel type flash drive on ebay from lovells-direct you are strongly advised to test it with the free program h2testw – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption. A buyer has reported that the flash drive purchased from the above listing (ebay item number 260717845006) failed testing.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 13, 2011 at 3:30 PM

256GB Kingston DT310 flash drive on ebay from aquadelsupplies

It seems from what is said in this ebay auction (item number 230572641652) that seller aquadelsupplies has no idea whether this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive is fake or not. A seller or buyer 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.