Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for January 22nd, 2011

128GB Kingston DT200 in private ebay auction from kalvara1

We have a suspicion that this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive being sold by kalvara1 in a private ebay auction may well be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. 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.

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Counterfeit 128GB Corsair USB flash drives on ebay from tabka2008

The 128GB Corsair Voyager flash drives in this ebay listing from tabka2008 are fake capacity counterfeits – the real 128GB model does not look like this. Anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives will find that it corrupts files. We think the 32GB Sandisk memory cards from this seller are likely to be fake capacity counterfeits as well.

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 256GB Kingston DT300 from ebayer ky39l genuine or counterfeit?

If this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drive is genuine then seller ky39l is very likely to make a loss on this ebay auction. 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 Kingston DT310 drives from ebayer prasath200

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from prasath200 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits and buyers will find that their 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.

Suspect 32GB USB flash drives from new ebay seller aibann

The 32GB USB flash drive pictured in this ebay listing (item number 250761410542) look highly suspect to us – we think these are fake capacity USB flash drives from a fraudulent wholesale outlet in China. If we are right (and we are sure we are) anyone who buys one will find it 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 22, 2011 at 4:17 PM

yhysong119 sells notorious leather and steel flash drives on ebay

The leather and steel model of USB flash drive being sold in this ebay listing from yhysong119 is notorious, always fake capacity and corrupts files. The real capacity of this flash drive will be nowhere near the advertised 128GB. The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives from yhysong119 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. This seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier.

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.

tsudrt49 lists notorious leather & steel fake flash drives on ebay

The leather and steel type flash drive pictured in this ebay listing (item number 150552100263) from tsudrt49 are notorious. These have always proved 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.