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Archive for January 24th, 2011

128GB Kingston DT200 in ebay auction from vmorrissey2010

Is the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive being auctioned on ebay by vmorrissey2010 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.

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notorious leather & steel flash drives from ebayer greatgadgetsnstuff

The 32GB leather and steel model of flash drive in this ebay listing from greatgadgetsnstuff (item number 260725048479) is notorious – always fake capacity and corrupts files. The same no doubt applies to other USB flash drives and memory cards from this seller if they came from the same 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.

64GB Corsair Voyager flash drive in ebay auction from madmike32

The buy it now price for this 64GB Corsair Voyager USB flash drive listed on ebay by madmike32 is too low for it to be genuine. Counterfeit USB flash drives are always fake capacity and anyone using one will find it corrupts their 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.

fake 128GB flash drives from hbworks63 on ebay will corrupt files

Seller hbworks63 has auctions on ebay for two models of fake capacity 128GB USB flash drive – both these leather-clad types of USB flash drives are well known fakes and anyone who buys one 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 24, 2011 at 4:52 PM

128GB Corsair USB flash drive on ebay from sheard123brett

A genuine 128GB Corsair Voyager flash drive does not look like the one pictured in this ebay listing from sheard123brett. If the model being sold is the one in the picture then it is certain to be a fake capacity USB flash drive 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.

UPDATE: seems that seller sheard123brett has now reduced the price of this supposed 128GB Corsair flash drive with a new listing (ebay item number 320646697740) – the buy it now price is now only £50 whilst the starting bid is £30. Simply has to be a fake capacity counterfeit!!

64GB Kingston DT150 flash drives from meetyourmoneymaker

Seller meetyourmoneymaker is mistaken in thinking that engraving on the USB connector of the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives in this ebay listing is enough to prove they are genuine. Some of the smarter fraud gangs in China actually engrave their fake capacity counterfeits. It is necessary to verify with Kingston that the serial number is 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 24, 2011 at 1:27 PM

256GB DT310 flash drives in ebay auctions from davidbeckham372504

Are the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives being auctioned on ebay by davidbeckham372504 genuine? If so the seller stands to make a loss by auctioning them. 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.