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shaolin.soccer is another Singapore fake flash seller on ebay

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Do not be fooled by the positive feedback for fraudulent ebay seller shaolin.soccer – it is fake; left by other members of a well known fraud ring in Singapore that we christened the singjapan gang. Anyone who buys the leather and steel model of flash drive being sold by shaolin.soccer will find it corrupts files because the capacity is 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.

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Devious ebay flash fraudsters adelaop & annaclos give false item location

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The counterfeit 128GB Kingston flash drives in this ebay listing above from adelaop and below from annaclos are not in the United States but exactly where these fake flash fraudsters are – in China. Anyone who thinks they can buy a genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 for $15 needs their head examining – you couldn’t buy the flash memory chips to make one for this price.

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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September 28, 2010 at 8:45 PM

fake 64GB flash drive in private ebay listing from webtradingenterprises

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Painting out the Kingston name on the packaging and saying “This is not a Kingston® product which sells a similar drive for $216.00” in the listing does not change the fact that webtradingenterprises is knowingly selling fake capacity counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this private ebay listing. The sale of counterfeit items is a criminal offence.

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.

mao_xiao324 is a devious ebay fake flash memory seller on ebay

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Devious ebay fraudster mao_xiao324 is using private ebay listings to sell fake capacity counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives and fake capacity memory cards. Both the flash drives and the memory cards from this seller 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.

myhouse69 – a case of deliberate fake flash fraud on ebay!!

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What we have here is a disguised counterfeit 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 – the sale of this is nothing less than deliberate fraud. The buyer (if anyone is daft enough) will find this flash drive corrupts their files. The seller knows full well what he or she is doing as a look through feedback and examination of previous items sold reveals:

Sadly; unless len-sys-64 and mckinneybuyguy have already put in a claim against the seller they may have great difficulty in recovering their money from myhouse69, ebay or Paypal. Here is what myhouse69 said in the two listings:

Text of ebay item number 200502922448 sold on Aug 01, 2010 to len-sys-64:

Up for sale is a Kingston Data Traveler 150, 64 gb capacity Flash (Jump) Drive. It is listed as used only because the package was opened to inspect it and test it. I work in data processing and was able to purchase quite a few of these for a good deal. Per the manufacturer, it is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP1, SP2), Windows 2000 (SP4), MAC O/S X v. 10.3 and Linux v 2.6x+.

It is simple, convenient, and practical. Countless times I have used the one that I have to download and transfer giga-bytes worth of data without any problems. Its dimensions are approximately 3.06″x0.9″x0.47″. As always, make sure the device you will be using is compatible with this product.

The item is sold as is, but there shouldnt be any issues since it is basically new.

Oh yea? Well we wouldn’t want myhouse69 in charge of processing our data!

Text of ebay item number 200507090669 sold on Aug 13 to ebayer mckinneybuyguy:

Up for sale is a REPLICA of a Kingston Data Traveler 150, 64 gb capacity Flash (Jump) Drive. This item is Made In China. Its capacity is a full 63.9 gb, and functions perfectly.

It is listed as used only because the package was opened to inspect it and test it. Per the manufacturer, it is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP1, SP2), Windows 2000 (SP4), MAC O/S X v. 10.3 and Linux v 2.6x+ (and more than likely Windows 7)

It is simple, convenient, and practical. I use one that I own often and without any problems. Its dimensions are approximately 3.06″x0.9″x0.47″. As always, make sure the device you will be using is compatible with this product.

The item is sold as is, but there shouldnt be any issues since it is basically new. I have several of them, so if you want more than one let me know after you win (no extra shipping) and I will send you the price for extras.

Thank you and happy bidding.

Replica?? Doesn’t myhouse69 realise that copies of brand name good are counterfeits and the sale of counterfeit goods is a criminal offence??

We don’t think that myhouse69 will be an ebay member very long if this is the way he or she intends to behave.

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.

jayjay991, jiaojiao168, dahongdenglong10 – devious ebay fraudsters

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The USB flash drives in the ebay listing above from devious fraudsters jayjay991 and dahongdenglong10 (below) are in China not the USA and they can’t hold anywhere near the advertised capacities.

Anyone who buys one of these fake capacity flash drives will find it corrupts their files. Seller jiaojiao168 is being devious in a slightly different way. This seller uses private listings to hide what is being sold.

This seller has two other fake capacity counterfeit Kingston drives for sale – the 256GB DT300 and the 256GB DT310 as well as the 128GB DT200 shown above. The 32GB Sandisk SD memory cards from this seller will also be fake capacity counterfeits. Any fake capacity memory card or 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.

yuelanshi110, guanpiguhai10, shoujishoulei, suishenqieting00 & chidanianshuijiao: devious ebay fraudsters

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The capacity of the supposedly 128GB leather and steel type flash drives is as false as the location given in the ebay listings by sellers yuelanshi110 and guanpiguhai10. The flash drives are in China not the USA and the capacity is nowhere near 128GB – probably more like 2GB! Anyone who buys one of these notorious fakes will find it corrupts their files.

Seller shoujishoulei is using the same devious tactic of using a false location in the listing below for a different model of fake capacity flash drive – you simply cannot buy a genuine 128GB USB flash drive for £25 including shipping:

Needless to say the same model being sold by suishenqieting00 and chidanianshuijiao (another couple of devious ebay fake flash drive sellers in China giving fake locations in the USA) are also a fake capacity USB flash drives that cause lost and corrupted data:

We have both published reports and upcoming reports about many other devious sellers on ebay. The sellers in the far east who supply fake flash memory items that will trash your files know exactly what they are doing – so don’t fall for any flim-flam if you find yourself with a fake!

If you want to check whether we have already published an article about a particular seller just search for the seller ID – you’ll see the search box in the right hand panel.

If you suspect someone is selling fake flash memory but we don’t seem to have published anything yet then click the Report suspect sellers link near the top of the right hand panel.

If you leave a comment with the info we need to investigate the seller you will soon discover whether or not we think your suspicions are founded!

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.