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128GB Corsair flash drives from coolguypilot & albertajewlers2010

The model of Corsair Voyager flash drive pictured in ebay auctions from coolguypilot and albertajewlers2010 (the same seller?) is not made in 128GB capacity. We conclude that the USB flash drive being sold is are fake capacity counterfeits and that anyone buying one will find that 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 Kingston DT300 in ebay auction from sq_electronics

Is the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drive being auctioned on ebay by sq_electronics 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.

256GB Corsair flash drives from ebayer brent5545 sure to be fake

If Corsair did make 256GB USB flash drives then they would cost more than the buy it now price in this ebay listing from brent5545. As Corsair do not make flash drives of a higher capacity than 128GB the USB flash drives in this ebay listing are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys 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.

256GB DT310 flash drives from starhorseangel4 on ebay are too cheap

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being sold on ebay by starhorseangel4 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. Anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives 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.

fake 256GB Kingston flash drives listed on ebay by courtneay123

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Ebay seller courtneay123 obviously went shopping in fake flash land as there are not 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives – these are manufactured by fraudsters in China. Anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives will discover that it is a fake capacity counterfeit 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.

UPDATE 310/10/10

We just noticed ebay item number 260684197538 – this is an unbranded fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files – there are as yet no genuine unbranded 256GB flash drives and when there is a genuine one you won’t be able to buy it for as little as £39.99!!

Beware devious ebay fake flash fraudster tengteng1988

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Devious ebay fake flash fraudster tengteng1988 (registered in China – the home of fake flash memory, which we sometimes refer to as fake flash land) does not seem very smart! This seller attempts to deceive people by giving the item location as Ireland – but leaves a line of Chinese characters above the word Ireland! Talk about giving yourself away!

As well as Sony Vaio flash drives (nothing to do with Sony, purely a figbox of Chinese fraudsters’ imaginations) this seller has listed fake memory cards on ebay – any flash memory item from this seller will be fake capacity; and fake capacity flash memory 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.

Sandisk USB flash drives in ebay auctions from wavesofmybrain1

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As Sandisk do not make this flash drive in either the 128GB capacity advertised in this ebay listing from wavesofmybrain1 or indeed in the 64GB capacity shown in another listing we conclude that seller wavesofmybrain1 made the mistake of buying from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets supplying fake capacity counterfeits.

Anyone who buys a counterfeit USB flash drive will discover that it corrupts files due to the fact that the real capacity of the drive is never anywhere near the advertised capacity and once the real capacity has been filled files become lost or corrupted.

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: feicui1357 is another ebay fake flash seller in China

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing from feicui1357 are far too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits – the same goes for the 32GB Sandisk Micro SD cards from this seller. Any flash memory purchased from feicui1357 will 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.

jack.han19 sells fake flash drives and fake memory cards on ebay

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Seller jack.han19 has plenty of fake flash memory items to corrupt all your data. As well as the counterfeit and fake capacity Kingston DataTraveler 150 in the listing above jack.han19 also has other counterfeit Kingston flash drives and various SD and micro SD cards for sale – all flash memory items from this seller are fakes. A fake capacity flash drive or memory card 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.

hqqyuer & gongyanming5610 are ebay fake flash fraudsters in China

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in the ebay listing above from hqqyuer are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find it corrupts files. The same applies to the 32GB version and the 64GB DT 150 flash drives from this seller. This fraudster has also listed fake memory cards for sale: 32GB Kingston SDHC memory cards, 16GB Sandisk SDHC cards, 32GB Sandisk micro SD cards and generic fake capacity memory cards.

The same applies to the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler in the listing below from gongyanming5610 – both these sellers are fake flash fraudsters in China who are no doubt members of one of the familiar fraud gangs operating on ebay.

Any flash memory item sold by hqqyuer will 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.

Test memory cards and flash drives from dspe2650 with h2testw

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We wondered whether the Corsair flash drives being sold in private auctions on ebay by dspe2650 were genuine so we decided to watch and check the seller out a bit. We think that if the seller broke even on this one then it was a skin of the teeth job.

Further investigation indicates the 32GB SDHC Kingston memory cards sold at auction by this seller all sold at a loss if they are genuine. This makes us think that the flash memory items from this seller are likely to have come from a fraudulent supplier – in which case they will be fake capacity counterfeits and fake capacity flash memory 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.

buy it now price from ebayer shanegallaty too low for 128GB DT200

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from shanegallaty is too low for these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives to be genuine so we think this seller bought fake capacity counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier.

It seems that shanegallaty has sold quite a number of these as well as the notorious Sony Vaio leather and steel type flash drive (always fake capacity and corrupts files), 32GB Kingston SD memory cards, Sandisk micro SD cards, the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive and the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150. All have sold at low prices and we doubt that any 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, gaurantee 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 gaurantee 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.

flash drives and memory cards from ebay seller zxw_222 too cheap

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The buy it now price for the 32GB Kingston and Sandisk flash drives and 32GB micro SD cards from ebay seller zxw_222 is too low for them to be genuine, we think they came from a fraudulent supplier and will all 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.

zhangni2010 another ebay fake flash seller in China

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Seller zhangni2010 another ebay fake flash seller in China with plenty of fake capacity flash memory items to corrupt users’ files.

As well as the counterfeit 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives in the listing above this seller offers counterfeit 32GB and 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives, Sony Vaio flash drives (only available as fakes from China) along with generic fake capacity micro SD memory cards, counterfeit Sandisk micro SD cards, counterfeit Kingston SDHC memory cards and generic fake SDHC cards.

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: sportsworld2008 sells fake memory cards and flash drives

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If you bought a 32GB Sandisk or generic memory card or the 32GB flash drive shown in this listing on ebay from sportsworld2008 beware: it will 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.

ebay fraudster carolyn.cmh selling fake flash memory cards & flash drives

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There is no such thing as a Sony Vaio flash drive other than the fakes manufactured by fraudsters in China. Anyone who buys a Sony Vaio flash drive from ebay seller carolyn.cmh (or anyone else for that matter) will find that it is fake capacity and corrupts files. Seller carolyn.cmh has also listed counterfeit Kingston flash drives (several different models), counterfeit Sandisk and Kingston memory cards and generic fake capacity memory cards on ebay, all of which will corrupt users’ 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.

are Kingston flash drives and memory card from fariborz2010 genuine?

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We have a feeling that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives and the 32GB Kingston HCSD memory cards auctioned on ebay by fariborz2010 will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier.

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, gaurantee 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 gaurantee 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 DT200 flash drives from ebayer aftabunnessa too cheap

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We think the buy it now price in ebay listings for the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives is a bit too low for them to be 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, gaurantee 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 gaurantee 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.

UPDATE 27/09/2010
We notice that seller aftabunnessa has listed 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives on ebay – the DataTraveler 200 is not made in 256GB capacity – all are fake capacity counterfeits manufactured by fraudsters in China. As seller aftabunnessa obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier all the flash drives sold are sure to be fakes.

cxxx2010 selling fake capacity & counterfeit flash memory on ebay

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As well as the fake capacity counterfeit 64GB Kingston flash drive in the listing above ebay fake flash fraudster cxxx2010 also offers counterfeit Sandisk and Kingston memory cards as well as generic fake capacity SD and micro SD cards. Any flash memory item purchased from this ebay scammer will corrupt your 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.

thinktankonline lists obvious fake 16GB Kingston flash drive on ebay

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Seller thinktankonline has obviously been shopping in fake flash land as the DT300 flash drive is not made in 16GB capacity – this is a fake capacity counterfeit manufactured by fraudsters in China and it corrupts files. As these are fakes it is pretty certaing that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed on ebay by thinktankonline will also be fake capacity counterfeits.

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.

one day auctions for DT310 flash drives from chewyselectronics

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It is extremely unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives in one day ebay auctions from chewyselectronics 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, gaurantee 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 gaurantee 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.

Beware fake flash sellers ucsell, shellshop2010 and nana880805

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Sellers ucsell and shellshop2010 have listed a range of fake flash memory cards and USB flash drives on ebay. Any USB flash drive or memory card from these sellers is certain to corrupt files. The DT200 flash drive in the listing above from ucsell is the wrong colour to be the advertised capacity apart from anything else – the one from shellshop2010 is the right colour but also fake:

The DT200 in the listing below from nana880805 is also fake!

If you bought any flash memory item from either of these sellers do not save anything to it as you are likely to lose your data.
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.

Price too low for 256GB Kingston DT310 from ebayer rgtradingpost1

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from rgtradingpost1 seems too low for a 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive so we think this seller may have bought from a fraudulent supplier. The 32GB Kingston micro SD memory cards from this seller are also likely to be fake capacity counterfeits that will corrupt files – we don’t think Kingston sellss micro SD cards in capacities above 16GB.

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.

32GB Sandisk Micro SD cards on ebay from duanpeng15457s

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These 32GB Sandisk Micro SD cards from duanpeng15457s are too cheap to be genuine – they are sure to be fake capacity counterfeits that 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.

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32GB DT200 USB flash drives in ebay auctions from dirkboy2004

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Are the 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives being auctioned on ebay by dirkboy2004 genuine? We have our doubts. This seller is also auctioning 32GB Kingston Micro SD cards.

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, gaurantee 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 gaurantee 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 DT310 from ebayer graham16 sure to be counterfeit

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing from graham16 is too low for this to be a genuine 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive – it is certain to be yet another fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drive that corrupts files. This seller also has a buy it now listing with too low a price for a 32GB Kingston SDHC card – looks as though this seller 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.

weiyanfen9910 sells counterfeit 64GB DT150 flash drives on ebay

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives sold on ebay by weiyanfen9910 are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who bought 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.

Used Corsair flash drive sold on ebay by uktruster seems to be fake

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As far as we are aware the model of Corsair flash drive sold at auction in this ebay listing by uktruster was never made in a capacity above 64GB. If seller uktruster used it for a week we don’t think he or she saved very much data to it. We suspect the real capacity of this flash drive is probably no more than 4GB – the usual maximum for fake capacity counterfeits.

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.

Seems ebay seller cdss-shop-2 has been shopping in fakeflashland

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We think it is almost certain that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive listed on ebay and other flash memory items from seller cdss-shop-2 are fakes purchased 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.

Has ebay seller usbkings been shopping in fake flash land?

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive in the ebay listing shown above is just one of a range of Kingston flash memory items listed at auction by ebayer usbkings. This makes us think this seller has been shopping in fake flash land and come back with counterfeit Kingston USB flash drives and memory cards from one of the wholesale outlets in China selling fake flash memory items.

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 29/09/2010

Our suspicions that seller usbkings has been shopping in fake flash land have proved founded. We just spotted ebay item number 160486215517 a YELLOW 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive. This is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – if it was genuine it would be blue not yellow!

256GB Kingston flash drives on ebay from velikii_dgin likely to be fake

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drives listed on ebay by velikii_dgin are pretty certain to be fake capacity counterfeits purchase from a fraudulent supplier. If we are right anyone who buys one will find it corrupts their files after a while. In the unlikely event that we are wrong sellers will be able to confirm that their flash drive is genuine by verifying the serial number with Kingston.

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.

Test flash memory items sold on ebay by wangyu_mei9080 with h2testw

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The 32GB Sandisk flash drives in this ebay listing by wangyu_mei9080 seem a bit too cheap to be genuine. We think that they will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits. This seller has a number of listings for flash drives and memory cards and we advise anyone who bought from this seller to test immediately with h2testw as we think they are likely to be fakes 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.

ebayers beware: flash memory items from greatsportscn likely fakes

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As seller greatsportscn has sold a large number of Kingston and Sandisk memory cards on ebay at prices that seem a bit too low for them to be genuine we think that they are fake capacity capacity counterfeits. Fake capacity flash memory corrupts files. The USB flash drives from this seller may also be fakes.

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 DT200 from ebayer 2010schnaeppchenmarkt is wrong colour

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It seems that ebay seller 2010schnaeppchenmarkt has been shopping in fake flash land. This USB flash drive is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – it is the wrong colour to be genuine! As well as this obvious counterfeit and fake capacity 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive this seller has listed the DT200 in two capacities that don’t exist: 4GB and 8GB. We expect that the memory cards listed by this selller are also fake capacity counterfeits that will corrupt files as 2010schnaeppchenmarkt 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.

weimeiqin6810 selling fake Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay

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This USB flash drive from ebay seller weimeiqin6810 is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files, as all supposedly Sony Vaio flash drives are – Sony does not use the Vaio name for flash drives.

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 Sony Vaio flash drives sold on ebay by 2010fjkpkl1201

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Seller 2010fjkpkl1201 is yet another ebay fake flash fraudster. This seller offers a flash drive invented by by fraudsters in China – the Sony Vaio. Sony do not use the Vaio name for flash drives, only for laptops/notebooks. Any flash drive you see associated with the Sony Vaio name is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files.

The flash drives in this listing supposedly have a whopping 128GB capacity – a tiny 128 megabytes is a lot more likely! We wonder how daft ebayers are that they think they can buy a 128GB flash drive from China on ebay for EUR 13.88 when an 8GB flash drive would cost them this much anywhere else!

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.

If DT310 flash drive from ebayer outbackboy1965 genuine seller risks loss

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If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive in this ebay auction from outbackboy1965 is genuine then this seller risks a big loss by auctioning it. If the flash drive is genuine the buyer will be able to verify this with Kingston using the unique serial number provided. If Kingston cannot verify the drive then it will be a fake capacity counterfeit 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.

Counterfeit 64GB DT150 flash drive on ebay from saldsjfuy888

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The 64GB Kingston DataTravler 150 flash drives in this ebay listing by saldsjfuy888 are fake capacity counterfeits which 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.

organicsolutions352 auctions 128GB DT200 on ebay. Is it fake?

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Seller organicsolutions352 is auctioning this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive on ebay. If it is genuine then the seller risks making a loss by auctioning it. We wonder – is this yet another fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files?

If the drive is genuine the buyer will be able to confirm this by verifiying the serial number with Kingston. If Kingston cannot verify the drive then it will be yet another fake that trashes files – usually once just under 4GB of data 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.

DT200 flash drive from ebayer tickets–source could be a fake

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Seller tickets–source says in this ebay listing:

OPENED TO TEST AS PER EVERYONE’S REQUEST AND IT WORKS PERFECTLY!!!

However we wonder what the seller did to test the flash drive. If it was simply to look at the drive properties and perhaps save a few files to it then this does not constitute testing the flash drive properly. The flash drive could be a fake capacity counterfeit which corrupts files if this is all that tickets–source did.

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.

If DT200 flash drives listed on ebay are genuine soyu26 may make a loss

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If the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed at auction on ebay by soyu26 are genuine then this seller is likely to make a loss on sales. Genuine DT200 flash drives have individual serial numbers which can be verified with Kingston. If the flash drive cannot be verified then it will be a fake capacity counterfeit 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.

32GB Kingston flash drives from ebayer homesharriott a bit too cheap

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The 32GB Kingston flash drive in this ebay listing from homesharriott seems a bit on the cheap side, as do most other flash memory items from this seller. This makes us suspect that this seller may have bought from a fraudulent supplier. If they did come from a fraudulent wholesale outlet then the memory items from this seller will 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.

another website selling counterfeit flash memory items

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Although we concentrate our attention on ebay (it was the fact that we all bought flash memory items on ebay that led to this blog being set up) we occasionally comment about other sites. David S left a comment which drew attention on Monday (7th June) to a site that we had wondered about checking out but had not yet got round to looking at. Here is a screenshot from the site in question:

The website is registered in China and sells counterfeit and fake capacity memory items. Be very careful where you buy flash memory from – steer well clear of Chinese sites, there are an awful lot of fraudulent suppliers there!

kingtut2004 lists counterfeit 128GB DT200 flash drive on ebay

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The ebay listing shown above from seller kingtut2004 (Item number: 290443005794) is for a counterfeit and fake capacity Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive. This USB flash drive is too cheap to be genuine and a fake 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.

fake flash fraudster hjvnfurg88 pretends ebay items in USA

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Seller hjvnfurg88 is a devious ebay fake flash fraudster in China who pretends items are in the USA. The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive in this listing is undoubtedly a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. This seller’s memory cards are no doubt also fakes.

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.

Are USB flash drives and memory cards from ebayer rz_trading genuine?

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If the 32GB and 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives and 16GB Sony Pro Duo memory cards sold at auction on ebay by rz_trading are genuine then so far this seller is making a loss overall. This makes us wonder why this seller continued auctioning them – could it be that they are actually cheap counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier? We think so.

If we are wrong (unlikely) the DataTraveler flash drives are genuine they will have individual serial numbers which can be verified by Kingston. If we are right and the flash drives and memory cards are counterfeits then the capacity will be fake – 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.

art.mjiu2009 sells counterfeit Kingston DT200 flash drives on ebay

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed on ebay by art.mjiu2009 are counterfeit and fake capacity, which corrupts files. You may wonder how we are so sure when we say with absolute conviction that flash drives on ebay are fake. A big givaway is often the price. If it’s below manufacturing costs (as in this case) then it simply can’t be anything else!!

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 O6/06/2010
Well done to the buyer who was wise enough to cancel the transaction for one of these fakes (sold in private listings to hide the evidence of fraud) and leave the seller a neg after seeing this post in order to warn other ebayers about this fraudster!

Suggest that anyone else who bought this item and sees this post reports the seller to ebay , leaves a neg, and demands a refund – that will put paid to art.mjiu2009’s fraud!!

128GB Kingston DT200 listed by ebayer za1ntc are sure to be fake

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The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives in this ebay listing from za1ntc are certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity items purchased from a fraudulent supplier, the buy it now price is below wholesale so we don’t see how they could possibly be genuine. A counterfeit flash drive always 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 12/07/2010
This seller went on after selling several in auctions (at below wholesale) to sell two of these drives in a buy it now listing at £200 (item number 170494898614) yet not a single buyer seems to have left a negative comment about these fake capacity counterfeits which corrupt files.

However, ebay finally noticed item number 170500533441 – another listing for this fake – and removed the item from the site. At least 5 were sold before the listing was removed. Did ebay contact any of the 4 victims who left positive feedback we wonder?

Seller za1ntc has now listed 128GB Sony Vaio flash drives for sale – there is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive. All are fakes that corrupt files.

sangzhibin sells fake 128GB DT200 USB flash drives on ebay

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The 128GB USB flash drives sold on ebay by sangzhibin are counterfeit, fake capacity and 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.

black.carrot43 is another ebay fake flash fraudster in Singapore

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This 64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drive is certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity, which corrupts files. Feedback from buyers indicates that this ebay seller’s memory cards are 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.

128GB DT200 flash drives sold by ebayer tongvi unlikely to be genuine

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We think it is unlikely that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives sold on ebay by tongvi are genuine. If we are wrong then buyers will be able to verify serial numbers with Kingston. If we are right this is a counterfeit and fake capacity USB flash drive that corrupts.

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 drives sold by ebayer sebahattin25 sure to be fake

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We are sure that the 128GB Kingston flash drives sold on ebay by sebahattin25 are counterfeit and 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.

Test flash memory cards from ebayer xiaoyanzi0111 with h2testw!

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We suspect the memory cards sold on ebay by xiaoyanzi0111 are counterfeit and fake capacity and a fake capacity memory card corrupts photos or any other files saved to it 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.

test flash memory from ebay seller afei2006 with h2testw immediately

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The 16GB Sandisk micro SD cards sold by ebay seller afei2006 (registered in China) seem too cheap to be genuine. As afei2006 has also sold the very obvious fake Sony Vaio flash drive on the left (invented by fraudsters in China and not sold by Sony) we conclude we have another fake flash fraudster from China here.

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.

suspected ebay fake flash fraudster michaelliudl2009 links to fightflashfraud blog!

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We think that michaelliudl2009 is yet another fake flash memory fraudster in China selling fake flash on ebay. We suspect that this USB flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files. If we are right, then this is a very cheeky fraudster indeed as the seller has provided a link to our blog in listings in order to reassure buyers.

We do not in any way endorse ebay seller michaelliudl2009 and consider this seller highly suspect! The seller says:

This item is NEW but WITHOUT retail package. It’s resealed in safety wrapper after I examine and am sure each item is in good status.

Please be noted that the legs are actually WHITE instead of metal color. This item is NOT produced by Takara.

I sell flash disks with real storage capacity. NO FAKE. Please check Flash Disk Fraud page for more details. There are already a bunch of tools to check flash on Windows. For Mac, Mac OS X Disk Utility (DU) application can be used.

We are pretty sure this seller is fraudulent. The link to us is in the words “Flash Disk Fraud page” – very cheeky if you ask us. If michaelliudl2009 wishes to send us some samples for testing in order to prove that we are wrong then we will be happy to publish the results! We think it unlikely that the seller will take up this offer.

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.

test flash memory sold by satietymemory with h2testw immediately

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A comment by a buyer on ebay about this memory card from selller satietymemory leads us to suspect that flash memory items from this seller may be fake.

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 from ebayer 647voc – test immediately with h2testw

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The USB flash drive shown in this listing is notorious; it has always proved to be fake capacity and corrupts files as a result. We urge anyone who bought flash memory items on ebay from 647voc to test immediately with h2testw as we think all this seller’s flash memory items are likely to be fakes 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.

ebay sellers fail to understand the fake flash memory problem.

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Seller berny65 (registered in Germany) is an example of a seller who bought counterfeit, fake capacity 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives from a fraudulent supplier. This seller tested with h2testw and the results seem to have shown they had a real capacity of under 4GB.

This ebayer, like a number of others in Europe and the Americas, has been selling them as defective. The sellers who do this obviously do not appreciate the true nature of the fake flash memory problem. These flash drives are not defective in the normal sense – they are counterfeits deliberately created by fraudsters in China.

PLEASE BE AWARE FOLKS THAT THE SALE OF COUNTERFEITS IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE!!

Like all counterfeit flash memory items they were created using small capacity memory chips (usually under 4GB) that are usually of very poor quality and would be very prone to failure anyway and programmed to display a false capacity to the operating system. Even if they can be restored the original capacity – seldom easy and always time consuming – the chips will be even more prone to failure than they were before.

The best thing that can be done with USB flash drives and other flash memory items that fail testing with h2testw is to destroy them so that no one can ever use them and lose their files.

64GB Sony Vaio flash drive listed on ebay by seller in Korea – fake!

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There is no such thing as a Sony Vaoi flash drive – the Vaio name is only used for laptops and notebooks not flash drives. This flash drive listed by 10qingwa is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. 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.

USA ebay seller seems to have purchased flash memory from fraudulent supplier

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USA ebay seller narhou has several of these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives for sale. We are sure they are counterfeit and fake capacity – which corrupts files. We think this ebayer bought from a fraudulent wholesale outlets so the Sony memory cards from this seller are likely to be fakes too.

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.

Are this USA ebay seller’s flash memory items genuine?

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If the memory cards and USB flash drives listed on ebay by USA ebay seller are genuine then 22jomac is taking a big risk by listing Sony and Kingston items at auction. If the items are genuine the seller could make a big loss. If, however, they prove to be counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier then they will be counterfeit and fake capacity. 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.

Are You a UK buyer who bought a counterfeit Sony item?

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If a Sony product you purchased malfunctions and you suspect it to be counterfeit, we advise you to inform Sony. Here are the contact details we found:

Sony Customer Information Centre
Sony United Kingdom Limited
Jays Close
Viables
Basingstoke
RG22 4SB

Phone 0845 6000 124

There may be a phone number specifically related to fraud – but as none of our team bought fake Sony products we have no information on this. If someone else does know more, please let us know.

If the product you have purchased is counterfeit, you are entitled to contact the person or the retailer who sold it to you and demand a refund.

If the seller is in the UK we would also advise you to contact and inform the relevant authorities: e.g. Trading Standards, HM Revenue & Customs and the Police.

Unfortunately, it seems that there is a lack of international agreement about dealing with fraud on the Internet – so if you bought from someone outside the UK you may not have much joy at the moment. However – if we all plague the authorities about the international fraud on ebay maybe we wil get somewhere in the end.

Written by fightflashfraud

March 6, 2010 at 12:57 AM