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Archive for January 14th, 2011

6argaincentre auctioning notorious fake flash drive on ebay

The leather and steel type flash drive in this ebay auction from 6argaincentre (item number 220723972499) is notorious – always 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.

Dodgy ebay listings for 256GB Kingston flash drive from buddybottle

We are certain that the 256GB Kingston flash drives from buddybottle will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits that corrupt files. Although there is no picture in listings the title identifies the model as the DataTraveler 200 which is not made in 256GB capacity. Nobody that we have heard of has multiple high capacity flash drives that are unwanted – so we suspect this seller is being somewhat less than truthful.

Update 15/01/2911
We just spotted ebay item number 260720762976 from seller buddybottle – it has a picture of the supposed 256GB Kingston flash drives – and guess what? They are very obvious 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.

is used 128GB DT200 flash drive from ebayer demon*x genuine?

Is the used 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive being auctioned on ebay by demon*x genuine? We have our doubts.

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 14, 2011 at 8:07 PM

256GB Kingston DT310 in ebay auction from calavaro728

Seller calavaro728 risks making a loss by auctioning this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive on ebay if it is 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.

128GB DT200 USB flash drives in ebay auctions from adlan33

If the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by adlan33 are genuine the seller could well make a loss on the auctions. 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.

Kingston flash drives in ebay auctions from ccdantas

We have a feeling that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 and 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by ccdantas may have come from a fraudulent supplier in China. 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.

128GB DT200 flash drive in ebay auction from stankevich_artur

If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive is genuine ebay seller stankevich_artur risks making a loss by auctioning it with a low start price. 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 in ebay auctions from j.enterprises10

If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by j.enterprises10 are genuine the seller risks making a loss by auctioning them with a low start price. 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.

Sturdy fake flash drives from ebay seller julesrulestheworld

As there is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive (the Vaio brand is not used by Sony for flash drives) we can say without fear of contradiction that the sturdy 32GB flash drives in this ebay listing (item number 200564876469) from julesrulestheworld are fake capacity counterfeits and that anyone who bought one will find it corrupts their files.

The seller (like many others) may not realise that the supplier (no doubt in China) is selling fakes but we can assure julesrulestheworld that a test with h2testw will show that we are right. If sellers researched a bit more thoroughly (particularly for branded USB flash drives such as Sony, Kingston, Transcend, Corsair etc where the brand’s web site will show what’s really available) they would be less likely to fall into the trap of buying from fraudulent suppliers and finding that they sold fakes on ebay – with all the hassle that entails!

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 14, 2011 at 10:08 AM

64GB DT200 flash drive in ebay auction from dontbeeoutbid

Is the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive being auctioned on ebay by dontbeeoutbid 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.

64GB Corsair Voyager flash drive from ebayer supermario323

If this 64GB Corsair flash drive is genuine then ebayer supermario323 could well make a loss by auctioning it. 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 14, 2011 at 5:40 AM

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64GB DT200 flash drives from ebayer searmax a bit too cheap

The buy it now price in this ebay listing seems rather low for the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 which makes us wonder whether seller searmax made the mistake of buying from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets selling 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.