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Archive for January 21st, 2011

lonnbbw22 sells counterfeit Kingston flash drives on ebay

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 and 128GB DataTraveler 200 flash drives being sold on ebay by lonnbbw22 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. Anyone who bought one will find that the USB flash drive corrupts files 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 flash drive in ebay auction from gazzago sure to corrupt files

We think that this 128GB USB flash drive being auctioned on ebay by gazzago (item number 110636395237) 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.

counterfeit 256GB DT310 flash drives from pedramamin on ebay

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from pedramamin are too cheap to be anything but fake capacity counterfeits which corrupt 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.

256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives from ebayer navierna13

The buy it now price in this ebay listing from navierna13 is too low for a genuine 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive so we can only conclude that this seller purchased fake capacity counterfeits from a supplier in China.

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 64GB Corsair flash drive in ebay auction from buyall11

Is this used Corsair flash drive being auctioned by new ebay member buyall11 genuine or is it yet another fake capacity counterfeit? If the USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit it will corrupt 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 21, 2011 at 4:52 PM

32GB USB flash drives & memory cards from ebayer nicklr6753

If you bought a 32GB USB flash drive or a 32GB SD memory card on ebay from nicklr6753 you are strongly advised to test it with the free program h2testw – 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 21, 2011 at 4:18 PM

64GB Corsair Voyager from ebayer okverd seems a bit cheap

The buy it now in this ebay listing (item number 150551438889) seems a bit low which makes us wonder whether this flash drive is genuine or not.

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 21, 2011 at 3:11 PM

256GB Kingston USB flash drives from ebayer kingston_2011

Are the 256GB Kingston flash drives being auctioned on ebay by kingston_2011 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.

Is 128GB DT200 from ebayer primeretailsm genuine?

Is this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive genuine? If it is then it seems likely that ebayer primeretailsm will make a loss by auctioning it. 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.

counterfeit 256GB DT310 flash drives from ebayer dusgraff

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being sold on ebay by dusgraff are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys 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.

leather & steel flash drives sold on ebay by mmissionn0 trash files

The leather and steel model of flash drive being sold in private auctions by mmissionn0 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.

Used 256GB Kingston DT310 USB flash drive from ebayer dcia3231

Would you sell something on ebay that cost you over $500 which you have hardly used with a buy it now price of $50? We wouldn’t! Unfortunately with used flash drives you don’t get the pack so it is less easy to tell whether they are genuine or not.

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 21, 2011 at 7:00 AM

counterfeit 256GB Kingston flash drives on ebay from gizhong92

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from gizhong92 are too cheap to be anything but fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who bought one 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.