Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

Archive for January 28th, 2011

256GB Kingston DT300 flash drives in ebay auctions from daaiss

We think it unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by daaiss are 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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64GB Corsair flash drive in private ebay auction from wildthingraystone

As seller wildthingraystone previously sold a 64GB Corsair flash drive (item number 200567661859) on ebay in a buy it now listing at £39.99 – which seems a bit too cheap for a genuine one we think that it and the one in this private auction (item number 200569260721) is likely to be fake capacity counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier in China. 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.

256GB Kingston DT310 flash drive from nicoilasburgos2 on ebay

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drive in this ebay listing from nicoilasburgos2 is sure to be fake capacity, which 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.

philmayhew lists obvious fake 128GB Kingston flash drive on ebay

The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive in this ebay listing (item number from philmayhew is a very obvious counterfeit. A counterfeit USB flash drive always has a 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.

128GB Corsair Voyager flash drive in ebay auction from anaphat9

If the picture in this ebay auction from anaphat9 shows the actual model of Corsair Voyager flash drive being sold then it is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files as a genuine 128GB Corsair 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.

nucblast auctioning notorious fake capacity flash drive on ebay

The leather and steel type of flash drive in this ebay auction from nucblast is notorious – always 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 128GB USB flash drive from ebay seller azamatik02 is fake

The 128GB leather and steel USB flash drive in this ebay auction from azamatik02 is undoubtedly 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.