Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Archive for the ‘USB Flash Drives’ Category

www.flashdrive500gb.com – beware of this new website

A comment today suggesting that http://www.flashdrive.500gb.com was offering genuine 500 gigabyte flash drives prompted the first new post on this site since September 2011. Here is a screenshot of the site’s product page:


Read the rest of this entry »

Ebay still has plenty of fake capacity flash drives for sale.

After months of not bothering to look we checked ebay to see if they had erradicated the sale of fake flash memory yet. No – of course not. We only looked at flash drives but no doubt there are plenty of other fake capacity flasn memory items (MP players, memory cards etc.) still being sold as well.
Read the rest of this entry »

32GB Sandisk flash drive in ebay auction from untaimablewild1

If the 32GB Sandisk flash drive being auctioned on ebay by untaimablewild1 is genuine the seller could well make a loss by auctioning 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 28, 2011 at 7:28 AM

Used 64GB USB flash drive in ebay auction from mshu718

We suspect that this used 64GB flash drive being auctioned on ebay by mshu718 will turn out to be fake capacity – this model always seems to be. A fake capacity USB flash drive corrupts files once the true capacity is full.

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 27, 2011 at 11:26 PM

beware; USB flash drives from ebay seller ovino51 likely fakes

Seller ovino51 has listed a number of different models of USB flash drive at auction on ebay and we strongly suspect that they are fakes. We think anyone who buys a USB flash drive from this ebay seller will discover it is fake capacity and corrupts files. We also suspect there is a link between the ebay IDs ovino51 and scott92214.

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 from ebayer leedan2010man likely to be fake

We think it extremely likely that this 128GB USB flash drive (ebay item number 290525238856) from new ebay seller leedan2010man will turn out to be fake capacity – and 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 26, 2011 at 12:33 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!!

Notorious fake capacity leather and steel flash drive from syahzmi

We just noticed the notorious (supposedly 64GB) USB flash drives from ebay seller syahzmi.

One of these fake capacity leather and steel type flash drives (item number 140504226712) sold a moment ago for £31.00 and another auction (item number 140504490564) ends later today. This model of USB 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.

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.

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

yhysong119 sells notorious leather and steel flash drives on ebay

The leather and steel model of USB flash drive being sold in this ebay listing from yhysong119 is notorious, always fake capacity and corrupts files. The real capacity of this flash drive will be nowhere near the advertised 128GB. The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives from yhysong119 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits. 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.

leather & steel flash drives sold on ebay by mmissionn0 trash files

The leather and steel model of flash drive being sold in private auctions by mmissionn0 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.

More blog visitors now download h2testw to check for fake or faulty flash memory

We are very pleased to note that a higher proportion of visitors to this blog now download the free test program h2testw – however we think that there are still vistors who who don’t yet have this program and don’t follow the links to the download. BIG MISTAKE! If you don’t have h2testw yet we advise you to get it now!!!

The free program h2testw is an invaluable tool for anyone wh uses flash memory items (USB flash drives, memory cards, MP players etc) – if your flash drive, memory card etc fails this test then it is either fake or faulty. Do not use 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 19, 2011 at 11:40 PM

beware: flash drives on ebay from seller rose.mary will trash files

If you bought a USB flash drive on ebay from seller rose.mary you are certain to find it it is fake capacity and corrupts your 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.

Notorious fake flash drive sold in ebay auction by ex-displays

The leather and steel type flash drive sold by ex-displays on ebay (item number 220723735025) 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 18, 2011 at 7:10 PM

32GB flash drives from ebay seller thedevineshop sure to be fake

The 32GB flash drives in this ebay listing from thedevineshop (item number 160533458037) are sure to be fake capacity and 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 17, 2011 at 11:58 PM

Counterfeit 128GB Corsair Voyager sold on ebay by pakwarun10

If you bought a 128GB Corsair Voyager flash drive on ebay from pakwarun10 you got yourself a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. The real 128GB Corsair Voyager 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.

Test flash drives sold on ebay by forehea366 immediately

If you bought a flash drive from ebay seller forehea366 you are strongly advised to test it with h2testw immediately. The seller has auctions for a big range of flash drives that generally turn out to be fake capacity – and as they are being shipped out of Hong Kong it seems that this ebayer has made the mistake of entering into a drop-shipping arrangement with 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 17, 2011 at 7:40 AM

32GB USB flash drives on ebay from javaestewa23 will corrupt files

Although the name Sony is shown on the 32GB metal flash drive in this ebay listing from javaestewa23 Sony have never sold flash drives like this. These USB flash drives are fake capacity counterfeits manufactured by fraud gangs in China and anyone who bought 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.

abbafan0_0 lists notorious leather and steel flash drives on ebay

The leather and steel model of flash drive in this ebay listing from abbafan0_0 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.

32GB USB flash drive on ebay from new-ideal-town likely to be fake

We think this USB flash drive from seller new-ideal-town (ebay item number 180611855611) will turn out to be fake capacity – and 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 15, 2011 at 7:20 PM

USB flash drives on ebay from individual221 sure to be fakes

As seller individual221 is registered in Mexico but the USB flash drives being auctioned on ebay by this seller have very low start prices and are being sent from Hong Kong we conclude that this seller has foolishly entered into a drop-shipping arrangement with a fraudulent supplier. If we are right – and we are pretty certain we are – any USB flash drive purchase from this seller 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.

64GB USB flash drives in private ebay auctions from tcmcnasty

Seller tcmcnasty says in this ebay listing:

Ok, I did not get what I was expecting from my supplier, the led is red instead of blue and there in no clear plastic jewel for the status indicator but this drive is fully functional and has every bit as much space as advertised (64 Gigabytes) If I would have gotten the drives that I payed for I wouldn’t be taking this loss but stuff happens! Feel free to ask any questions, I will leave the drive in the retail package unless you would like it taken out and tested before I ship it (basically, I put programs pics and videos on it run ’em then I reformat with the zero out option in my disc utility and print the results for you)
The drive I took apart is not one that I am selling it is a sample exactly like the sealed ones up for auction.
If the drive doesn’t work send it back to me and I will refund your winning bid.

If ebay seller tcmcnasty is serious about giving refunds then we think all buyers will be asking for one!

What tcmcnasty failed to mention is that what arrived from the supplier were counterfeit 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives.

A counterfeit flash drive is always fake capacity and a fake capacity flash drive always corrupts files once the real capacity (usually under 4GB) 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.

64GB USB flash drives from shookman4 will corrupt users’ files

The leather and steel type of flash drive in this ebay listing (item number 110634584845) from shookman4 is a very familiar item – as is the style of the listing. Could this mark the return of the singjapan gang to ebay with their favourite model of fake capacity flash drive? Looks rather like it. Anyone who buys this leather and steel model of USB flash drive at a capacity over 4GB is sure to find that it corrupts their files.

The same applies to the 32GB ones being sold by babu-duhu, another Singapore seller:

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 drives from ebayer mystic-cruiser

If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by mystic-cruiser are genuine it looks as though the seller will make a loss the sales. 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.

counterfeit Kingston flash drives sold on ebay by keeda9

The Kingston USB flash drives being sold on ebay by keeda9 are fake capacity counterfeits from a fraudulent supplier and anyone who bought one is sure to find that 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.

UPDATE 23/01/2011
Seems that seller keeda9 is now trying to dump the fake 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives as a job lot – see ebay item number 230576714722!!

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

128GB Kingston DT200 flash drive in ebay auction from mbugs123

Seller mbugs123 says in this ebay auction for a 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive that:

It Is from a Trusted US Retailer and There Is No AUTHENTIC Concern!

We hope this is true. 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 9, 2011 at 12:12 AM

128GB Kingston DT200 USB flash drives from ebayer ir100258

Are the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from ir100258 genuine? If so the price is extremely good. 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 8, 2011 at 5:22 AM

256GB DT310 USB flash drive in ebay auction from koda_reid

If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive in this ebay listing from koda_reid is genuine the seller could well make a loss on the sale by starting the auction at such a low price. 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.

Update 11/01/2011
This flash drive sold for $76.00 and the seller now has another listing for one (item number 250752583641) so we are pretty certain they are fake capacity counterfeits.

32GB flash drives from goto7dayshop on ebay remarkably cheap

The 32GB USB flash drives in this ebay listing (item number 260717332923) from goto7dayshop are remarkably cheap. If they are genuinenly 32GB flash drives (as opposed to the fake capacity stuff mostly found on ebay) then they seem like a great bargain.

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 6, 2011 at 5:22 PM

leather and steel type flash drives on ebay from randyd323 trash files

The leather and steel type flash drives being auctioned on ebay by randyd323 always prove to be fake capacity when sold in capacities over 4GB (and even sometimes then) so we are certain that the USB flash drives from randyd323 will be the same. We are sure that 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.

Test flash drives and memory cards from ebayer mywholesales now!

As the supposed 32gb Sony flash drive in this ebay listing (item number 250752149635) is an obvious fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files we suggest that anyone who bought a flash drive or memory card from seller mywholesales tests their item immediately to avoid data loss.

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 flash drives from ebay seller xnandosx sure to be fake

We are given to understand that it is not yet possible to fit enough flash memory into a swivel type flash drive of the type shown in this ebay listing from seller xnandosx. Aside from this, the manufacturer’s cost of a USB flash drive of 256GB is higher than the seller’s price so it simply not possible on two counts that these are genuine 256GB USB flash drives.

We can only conclude that xnandosx (like many other ebay sellers) fell into the trap of buying from one of the fraudulent suppliers in China.

We strongly advise ebay sellers not to buy flash memory items from suppliers in China unless they know a lot about what they are buying – otherwise they are likely to find themselves buying fakes. If your profit margin could be more than 20% on ebay then the items are extremely likely to 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 5, 2011 at 3:47 PM

256GB USB flash drives in ebay auctions from monchell16

As there were no pictures in this or other ebay listings from monchell16 we don’t know what these supposedly 256GB USB flash drives look like so we don’t know what they look like. However what we can say is that we think it is unlikely that they will prove to be genuine. If we are right then anyone buying a USB flash drive from monchell16 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 5, 2011 at 1:59 PM

cl27144 lists notorious 64GB leather and steel flash drive on ebay

The leather and steel type flash drive in this ebay auction from cl27144 is notorious – in tests conducted by our team and other fake flash investigators it has never proved to have a real capacity above 4GB although (due to fraudulent programming) it will report the advertised capacity to the operating system.

Such fake capacity USB flash drives inevitably corrupt files once the user tries to save more than the true capacity to them. The seller may have no idea that this is a fake. Perhaps some kind ebayer will advise seller cl27144 to end the listing and test the flash drive with h2testw.

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 4, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Used 32GB flash drive in ebay auction from munib2010 is fake

The used flash drive in this ebay auction from munib2010 is fake capacity (nowhere near 32GB) and corrupts files. Sony have never made a flash drive 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 4, 2011 at 10:59 AM

128GB flash drive in ebay auction from jaarisari is fake

The USB flash drive in this ebay auction from jaarisari is a fake which will have nowhere near 128GB capacity and we can guarantee that it corrupts files! Any flash drive marked Vaio is fake as are all leather and steel type flash drive like this we tested which had an advertised capacity of over 4GB – and even most at 2GB capacity!

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 Corsair Voyager flash drives in ebay auctions from icey9201

If the 32GB Corsair Voyager flash drives listed at auction on ebay by icey9201 are genuine the seller is likely to make a loss by have short auctions (3 days) and a 99p start price. If these USB flash drives are not genuine then they will be fake capacity – which 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 3, 2011 at 11:40 AM

fake flash drives & memory cards from chenguoping2012 on ebay

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from chenguoping2012 are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find it corrupts their files. The same applies to the other Kingston flash drives from this seller and also to the 32GB Sandisk Compact Flash cards, 32GB Sandisk SDHC cards and 32GB Micro SDHC cards from this seller. It is likely that the 16GB Sony Pro Duo memory cards and 16GB Sandisk Micro SD cards will also 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.

Test flash drives from ebayer winelovers.2008 with h2testw now!

We strongly advise anyone who bought a USB flash drive on ebay from winelovers.2008 to test it immediately with h2testw as we suspect this seller fell into the trap of buying from a fraudulent supplier. If we are right then buyers will find that their USB flash drive corrupts files after a while because it shows a fake capacity. As well as the key type flash drive in this ebay listing (item number 250750037709) winelovers.2008 has four other models for sale.

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 2, 2011 at 9:06 AM

32GB flash drives from ebay seller hichimecas454 likely to be fakes

Seller hichimecas454 is auctioning a number of different models of 32GB USB flash drive on ebay and we think they are extremely likely to be fake capacity. A fake capacity flash drive appears to have the capacity claimed when you plug it into the computer but this is due to programming which fools the operating system. Most fake capacity USB flash drives have a capacity of 4GB or less and after this has been filled the 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 1, 2011 at 1:27 PM

32GB flash drives from ebayer rmrugalski likely to corrupt files

We think that ebay seller rmrugalski purchase the 32GB USB flash drives in this listing (item number 130470179777) and that anyone who buys one of these will find it corrupts their files because the flash drive has a fake capacity – probably under 4GB – after which it trashes 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 1, 2011 at 11:36 AM

are 256GB Kingston flash drives from ebayer web-shopje.john genuine?

If the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drives in this ebay listing from web-shopje.john are genuine the seller is very likely to make a loss on the auction. 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.

fake flash drives and memory cards sold on ebay by lfq9588

The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drives in this ebay listing from seller lfq9588 are too cheap to be anything other than fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who bought one of these will find it corrupts files. The same applies to other USB flash drives and memory cards from this seller.

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 Kingston flash drives from computerr_2 on ebay

leave a comment »

This supposedly 256GB USB flash drive (ebay item number 320634601357) from seller computerr_2 is a very obvious fake capacity counterfeit Kingston that corrupts files. The other flash drives from this seller are also obvious fakes. Anyone who bought a USB flash drive from seller computerr_2 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.

Is 256GB DT310 flash drive from ebayer faithpeterson619 genuine?

leave a comment »

We think there is a snowball’s chance in hell that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive (ebay item number 280606220970) being auctioned on ebay by faithpeterson619 is genuine. This listing looks remarkably similar to that from atruth (item number 160521137654) – could these nice sounding ebayers be one and the same person with less than honourable intentions?

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 in ebay auction from atruth

leave a comment »

We think it unlikely that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive being auctioned on ebay by atruth will prove to be genuine. This listing looks suspiciously like being from the same person as ebay item number 280606220970 (ebay ID: faithpeterson619) -are atruth and faithpeterson619 failing to live up to the trustworthiness suggested by their ebay IDs??

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.

goodabigseller_mingfen sells fake flash drives & memory cards on ebay

leave a comment »

Anyone who bought one of these 32GB USB flash drives or a memory card on ebay from seller goodabigseller_mingfen will discover it 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.

128GB flash drive from ebayer teddieo81 too small to be genuine

leave a comment »

From what we understand about current flash memory technology the USB flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from teddieo81 is too small to contain enough flash memory to have a real capacity of 128GB. We think that this is yet another fake capacity flash drive. If we are right about this the buyer will find that this USB flash drive 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 23, 2010 at 1:07 PM

32GB flash drives on ebay from cvdhgg18 sure to be fakes

leave a comment »

We are certain that the 32GB flash drives in this ebay listing from cvdhgg18 will turn out to have a fake capacity and that the real capacity will be no more than 4GB. A fake capacity USB flash drive 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

December 22, 2010 at 2:06 PM

ebay auctions by nightingaleindustries for 256GB DT310 flash drives

leave a comment »

Seller nightingaleindustries may well make a loss on the Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned on ebay if they 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.

256GB DT310 flash drives from ebay seller missmars42 likely fakes

leave a comment »

We doubt that this 256GB Kiingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drive being auctioned by missmars42 (or those already sold) are genuine – there has been no feedback so far from the buyer of the one sold on November 30th (item number 320622882488) using a different picture. That listing made no mention of the (supposed) source of these – a lot sale. Did the buyer discover it was a fake?? Is this why the seller has since “explained” the low price??

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.

fake 256GB Kingston flash drives on ebay from seller aamirsh

leave a comment »

The 256GB flash drives in this ebay auction listing and rhw buy it now listing (item number 290514739890) from seller aamirsh are out and out fakes.

These were manufactured by a fraud gang in China and have nothing whatoever to do with Kingston. This model was never produced in 256GB capacity other than by Chinese counterfeiting gangs!

This seller presumably made the mistake of buying from a fraudulent supplier as a result of not doing the necessary research that sellers should do first. Anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives from aamirsh will get a fake capacity counterfeit that 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.

256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives on ebay from paver54

leave a comment »

We are sure that the pair of 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned in this ebay listing from paver54 will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits. The same applies to those in the buy it now listing (item number 160519571960) – it seems that the seller actually has some suspicions about these from what is said in the listings!

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.

private ebay auction for 128GB DT200 from themancan0777

leave a comment »

We think it unlikely that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive in this private ebay auction (item number 270682525785) will prove 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, 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 flash drive from ebay seller bargainmarika is fake

leave a comment »

The 256GB flash drive in this ebay listing from bargainmarika is a fake – nowhere near 256GB capacity and as a result it 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.

128GB flash drives on ebay from peck2.99 sure to corrupt files

leave a comment »

We are certain that the 128GB USB flash drives in this ebay listing (item number 260710081056) from peck2.99 will prove to be fake capacity and that anyone who buys one of these 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

December 20, 2010 at 7:22 PM

128GB leather flash drives on ebay from btmz01 sure to be fake

leave a comment »

The 128GB leather type flash drives being sold on ebay (two different models) are certain to be fake capacity and anyone who bought one will find it corrupts their files after a while – probably once about 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.

Test flash memory items from ebay seller jozron with h2testw now!

with one comment

Why would Hong Kong based seller jozron feel the need to use private ebay auctions for flash memory items? Usually when sellers do this the items are obviously too cheap to be genuine but items from this seller are not cheap!!

We wonder if this could be to hide what was sold in case of complaints – and it seems, looking at the seller’s feedback that there have been a few. We strongly advise anyone who bought a flash memory item (USB flash drive, memory card etc) from jozron to test immediately with the free program h2testw as we think you are at risk of data loss and corruption.

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.

is ebay seller amnon.bl fraudulent? Dodgy listing for USB flash drive!

leave a comment »

This is not our first report of suspicions about USB flash drives listed on ebay by amnon.bl – we think this seller has sold a range of fakes over a period of months. When we first published an article about this seller in February we thought that this seller might have bought from a fraudulent supplier in all innocence – we now think this seller may well have been selling fakes deliberately. A fake capacity flash drive (whether a counterfeit brand name item or a generic fake) always corrupts files after a while.

The picture in this ebay listing appears to have been doctored to remove evidence that these are probably fake capacity counterfeit Sandisk flash drives.

It looks as though the places where Sandisk cruzer micro flash drives have markings giving the model and capacity have been badly edited in photoshop (or some other image editing program) to erase these markings. If we are right (and we think we are) then this is pretty certain to be a case of deliberate fraud.

We advise anyone who bought a flash drive that fails testing with h2testw from amnon.bl to leave a negative comment for the seller and open a paypal case immediately. If you already left positive feedback then leave a follow-up comment to warn other buyers about this seller.

Only you, as buyers, can put an end to the career of a fraudulent seller!

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 informavideo sure to be fake

leave a comment »

It seems that ebay seller informavideo (registered on ebay France) has entered into a dropshipping arrangement with a supplier shipping items directly from Hong Kong. This was a grave error of judgement on the part of informavideo as this means that the seller has no chance to check that merchandise is genuine as it is shipped directly by the supplier to the end buyer.

As this seller’s flash memory items (both USB flash drives and memory cards) are shipped out of Hong Kong we are pretty certain that they will be fake capacity and buyers will find that their USB 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.

Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay from itparts2u101 are fakes

leave a comment »

The Sony Vaio flash drives in this ebay listing (item number 320632188848) from itparts2u101 are fakes – like all Sony Vaio flash drives! There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio USB flash drive, all are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys 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 32GB Kingston DT200 flash drives on ebay from defa1980defa

leave a comment »

The 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives being auctioned on ebay by defa1980defa 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 DT300 flash drive in ebay auction from btmblue

leave a comment »

We think it unlikely that this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drive being auctioned on ebay by btmblue 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.

rab529 selling pairs of fake capacity flash drives on ebay

leave a comment »

As every single flash drive that came in this packaging proved to be fake capacity (which corrupts files) we think the same applies to the the pair of flash drives in this ebay listing (item number 220710883588) and other listings from rab529.

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

December 15, 2010 at 5:27 AM

Kingston DT200 flash drives in ebay auctions from hector6886

leave a comment »

We think it very unlikely that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive in this auction and the 32GB one also listed at auction by hector6886 are genuine – especially as it seems they are being drop-shipped from Hong Kong. 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.

shopdigital_pty_ltd selling notorious fake flash drive on ebay

leave a comment »

The leather and steel type USB flash drive in this ebay listing from shopdigital_pty_ltd (item number 120658671802) is notorious – always fake capacity and corrupts files – and we should know, having fallen into the trap of buying them from several different sellers!

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.

Plenty of fake flash drives available on ebay from enjoymyitems

leave a comment »

Seller enjoymyitems has a range of fake capacity counterfeit Kingston flash drives and the notorious Sony Vaio flash drive (which only exist as fakes) for sale on ebay as well as 32GB Sandisk memory cards which will also be fake capacity counterfeits. Fake capacity flash memory corrupts files as anyone who buys flash memory from enjoymyitems will discover to their cost.

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 of ebay fake flash memory seller zhangzheng0207

leave a comment »

Seller zhangzheng0207 has three different models of fake capacity counterfeit Kingston flash drives for sale on ebay; the 64GB DT150, the 128GB DT200 and the 256GB DT310 anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives will find it corrupts their files. The memory cards being sold by zhangzheng0207 are also fakes that 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.

64GB flash drive from 1976edye on ebay is a fake and corrupts files

leave a comment »

The 64GB USB flash drive in this ebay listing from 1976edye is a fake capacity counterfeit 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.

deviknyte lists very obvious fake Kingston flash drive on ebay

leave a comment »

The flash drive in this ebay listing from deviknyte is a very obvious fake – there has never been a 128GB Kingston flash drive that looks like this. The buyer will find that this fake capacity counterfeit USB flash drive corrupts their files once the real capacity is exceeded.

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.

southern-variety auctions 256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives on ebay

leave a comment »

We think it highly unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by southern-variety 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.

Kingston “stock clearance” on ebay by seller dapongda0

leave a comment »

Seller dapongda0 is having a “stock clearance” of “genuine” 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives on ebay (item number 300502177787) – yeah, right, we beleive you (not) – 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.

Is 256GB Kingston DT310 from ebay seller alphadalpha genuine?

leave a comment »

Is the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive listed at auction on ebay by seller alphadalpha (item number 120658098859) genuine?? We consider it highly unlikely!! 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.

m_soulja786 auctioning fake Sony flash drives on ebay

leave a comment »

The 128GB Sony flash drives being auctioned on ebay by m_soulja786 (ebay item numbers 170574871216 and 170575942231) are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one of these USB flash drives will find it corrupts their files. There is no such thing as a Sony Vaio flash drive and Sony do not sell any 128GB 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.

Test flash drives purchased from metamarlon on ebay immediately

leave a comment »

The leather and steel model of flash drive sold on ebay by metamarlon is notorious – always fake capacity and corrupts files. If you bought one then you are at risk of data loss – test immediately with h2testw.

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.

ismailmichaelberk lists notorious fake 128GB flash drive on ebay

leave a comment »

The model of flash drive in both this ebay auction and the other model listed by ismailmichaelberk (item number 110621216819) are both notorious fakes. These leather and steel type flash drives always prove 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.

UPDATE 02/01/2011
We notice that seller ismailmichaelberk has a listing for another notorious fake 128GB flash drive.

bhalla-bartlett-baby-art auctions 32GB Kingston DT150 flash drives on ebay

leave a comment »

As the 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives and 32GB memory cards being auctioned on ebay by bhalla-bartlett-baby-art seem to be shipped from China we are pretty certain they will turn out to be fake capacity counterfeits. 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 DT310 flash drives from californiacyberswapmeet07 on ebay

leave a comment »

We doubt that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by californiacyberswapmeet07 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.

256GB Kingston DT310 flash drives on ebay from ecomglobalent

leave a comment »

We think it unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by ecomglobalent 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.