Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for January 23rd, 2011

counterfeit 64GB Kingston DT150 flash drives from ebayer atany444

The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives in this ebay listing from atany444 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one is sure to 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.

beware longchangzhubao213 sells fake flash memory on ebay

If you bought one of these 32GB leather and steel type USB flash drives or a 32GB micro SD memory card on ebay from seller longchangzhubao213 then beware – your item 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.

jdkhry selling obvious counterfeit Kingston flash drives on ebay

The supposed 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from jdkhry is an obvious fake capacity counterfeit. A fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drive always 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.

hjzzzsi76 sells counterfeit 128GB DT200 USB flash drives on ebay

The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives being sold on ebay by hjzzzsi76 are too cheap to be anything but fake capacity counterfeits. Anyone who bought 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.

diego702 auctions USB flash drives and Micro SD cards on ebay

The 128GB flash drive pictured in this ebay listing is a familiar fake capacity USB flash drive that corrupts files. As seller diego702 obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier the 32GB Micro SD cards from this seller are likely to be fakes 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.

USB flash drives sold on ebay by montelcarlo sure to corrupt files

Seller montelcarlo has auctions on eba for various models of USB flash drive and we are certain that they are all fakes. Anyone who buys a fake capacity USB flash drive from montelcarlo 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.

counterfeit 256GB Kingston DT310 drives on ebay from kathyjoff

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from kathyjoff are too cheap to be genuine. Anyone who buys one of these fake capacity counterfeit 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.

256GB USB flash drives from ebayer dustyjacksonline too cheap to be genuine

The 256GB USB flash drives in this ebay listing from dustyjacksonline are sure to be fake capacity as the price of these is too low for a real flash drive of this capacity. A fake capacity USB flash drive inevitably corrupts files once the real capacity has been filled.

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 23, 2011 at 10:39 AM

is 128GB Kingston DT200 from ebayer ukelectronics10 genuine?

If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive is genuine seller ukelectronics10 could well make a loss by auctioning it on ebay. 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.

256GB Kingston DT310 flash drive on ebay from dreamcollectables

Seller dreamcollectables is sadly mistaken in beleiving that looking at the properties of a flash drive constitutes testing the capacity. The seller could check whether or not this 256GB Kingston Datatraveler 310 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 flash drive in ebay auction from dobdaad is notorious fake

The leather and steel type flash drive in this ebay auction from dobdaad (item number 190492383229) has absolutely nothing to do with Sony. It also does not have a real capacity of 128GB (though fraudulent programming fools the operating system into reporting this capacity) – once the real capacity is full this USB flash drive corrupts files. Experience of these fake capacity flash drives suggests that this will probabably happen once just under 4GB has been saved to it.

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.