Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for January 15th, 2011

is 256GB DT310 flash drive in ebay auction from carter041007 genuine?

If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive being auctioned in this ebay listing from carter041007 is genuine the seller risks making a loss by starting the auction at such a low 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.

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counterfeit 128GB DT200 flash drives from ebayer sdswen21

The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from sdswen21 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. Anyone who buys one of these 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.

32GB USB flash drive on ebay from new-ideal-town likely to be fake

We think this USB flash drive from seller new-ideal-town (ebay item number 180611855611) will turn out to be fake capacity – and a fake capacity flash drive 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 15, 2011 at 7:20 PM

256GB DT300 flash drive on ebay from 0061engrkhalil77

The buy it now price in this ebay listing from 0061engrkhalil77 is too low for this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drive to be anything other than a fake capacity counterfeit. A fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drive always corrupts files once the real capacity has been filled as there is nowhere for files to go.

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 from ebayer jdptech too cheap to be genuine

The buy it now price in this ebay listing from jdptech is too low for a genuine 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive. It seems that this seller made the mistake of buying fake capacity counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier and anyone who buys one of these 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.

Used 128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay from drewskie2011

Is this used 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive being auctioned on ebay by drewskie2011 genuine?

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 15, 2011 at 2:19 PM

128GB flash drives from ebayer bruno_drouin will corrupt files

The leather and steel type flash drives in this ebay listing from bruno_drouin are notorious. These USB flash drives always turn out to be fake capacity and a fake capacity USB flash drive always 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.