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Archive for January 16th, 2011

256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives on ebay from espot.brandnew

The buy it now price for 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives from ebay seller espot.brandnew seems on the low side to us which makes us wonder if this seller bought from one of the fraudulent suppliers 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.

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delllaptopparts auctioning counterfeit 32GB Kingston flash drive on ebay

Anyone who is familiar with the range of Kingston flash drives would spot instantly that the 32GB DataTraveler USB flash drive in this ebay listing from delllaptopparts 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.

Beware of ebay fake flash memory seller zhuchenglei2010

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drives in this ebay listing from zhuchenglei2010 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. If you bought one of these USB flash drives from zhuchenglei2010 you will discover it is fake capacity and corrupts files. The same is sure to apply to the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives from this seller and to the memory cards being sold.

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 theta1229 too cheap to be genuine

The buy it now price in ebay listings from seller theta1229 is too low for the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives being sold to be genuine. They are sure to be fake capacity counterfeits and a fake capacity 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.

used 128GB DT200 flash drive from new ebayer buymeup2011

Is this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive being auctioned by new ebay member buymeup2011 genuine or will it be yet another 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.

64GB Kingston DT200 flash drive in ebay auction from pacone-2008

Is this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive being auctioned on ebay by pacone-2008 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.

Update 22/01/2011
This seller now has an auction for a 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive as well as auctions for 64GB DT 200 drives and 32GB Kingston SDHC memory cards – are they genuine? Let us know!

cheap 32GB DT200 flash drives from ebayer just*lux*life

Are the bargain price 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing (item number 280616648622) from seller just*lux*life 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 16, 2011 at 10:54 AM