Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for January 17th, 2011

32GB flash drives from ebay seller thedevineshop sure to be fake

The 32GB flash drives in this ebay listing from thedevineshop (item number 160533458037) are sure to be fake capacity and a fake capacity USB 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.

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Written by fightflashfraud

January 17, 2011 at 11:58 PM

Counterfeit 128GB Corsair Voyager sold on ebay by pakwarun10

If you bought a 128GB Corsair Voyager flash drive on ebay from pakwarun10 you got yourself a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. The real 128GB Corsair Voyager does not look like this.

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 USB flash drive in ebay auction from things4sale29

Is the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive in this ebay auction from things4sale29 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 USB flash drives in ebay auctions from nyislanders1976

Seller nyislanders1976 has ebay auctions for two models of generic 128GB USB flash drive. Both models of USB flash drive have proved to be fake capacity in the past and we think these will be too. A fake capacity USB flash drive inevitably 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 17, 2011 at 7:22 PM

256GB Kingston DT310 from ebayer xinmin322 too cheap to be genuine

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from xinmin322 are too cheap to be genuine. Anyone who bought one of these will find that the USB flash drive 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.

counterfeit 128GB Corsair USB flash drive from ebayer sony4500

The model of Corsair Voyager shown in this ebay auction from sony4500 is not made in 128GB capacity – the genuine one is a different model. This 128GB USB flash drive 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.

counterfeit DT300 flash drives from ebayer useshoppingcom

We are certain that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drives being sold on ebay by useshoppingcom are 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.