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best-nails sells fake 128GB Kingston flash drive on ebay

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The model of Kingston flash drive sold in this ebay listing from best-nails was never made in 128GB capacity. The flash drive sold is counterfeit, 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.

ssmzm1 lists obvious fake 128GB Kingston flash drive on ebay

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The model of flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from ssmzm1 is not made in 128GB capacity. What we have here is a rather obvious fake capacity Kingston flash drive 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.

Obvious fake 128GB Kingston flash drive listed by ebayer viktoria84

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The model of Kingston USB flash drive sold in this ebay listing from seller viktoria84 is not made in 128GB capacity. This USB flash drive is counterfeit and fake capacity. It was manufactured by fake flash fraudsters in China. This ebayer obviously bought from a fraudulent wholesale supplier – there are lots in China that sell counterfeit and fake capacity USB flash drives. This USB flash drive will corrupt files after a time.

Had viktoria84 checked the Kingston web site to see what is really available before buying from a wholesale outlet this seller would have realised that the wholesaler was supplying counterfeits that will trash people’s 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 (or worse – your customers!) 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 Kingston flash drive listed for sale on ebay Spain

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The model of Kingston flash drive pictured in this listing from peloru1003 on ebay Spain is not made in 128GB capacity. This USB flash drive will be counterfeit which means 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.

This 256GB DT200 on ebay is a fake – there is no such flash drive

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The USB flash drive in this ebay listing from drakomodo is a fake that corrupts files. The Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive is not produced in 265GB capacity. This is a counterfeit produced by fraudsters. It will have a tiny real capacity but will display as 265GB (or close to this) when you look at drive properties. This is due to fraudulent programming of such devices. The seller may not be aware it 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.

Fraudster in China selling fake 128GB Kingston flash drive on ebay

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The 128 GB Kingston USB flash drives from ebay seller palace-art are fake capacity – the model pictured above was never made in this capacity and has now been discontinued by Kingston. This USB flash drive corrupts files. Do not think you can buy genuine flash memory items at bargain basement prices on ebay – all you will get is a fake that trashes 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

February 3, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Seller from Denmark lists obvious fake Kingston on ebay

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There is only one model of 128GB Kingston flash drive and the drive pictured here isn’t it! Seller urohans obviously bought these from a fraudulent supplier. The fact that the listing is private makes us wonder if this seller is actually aware that these are fakes 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.

UK ebay seller failed to research before buying fake Kingston

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Had locket-locket done some simple research (ie looked at the Kingston website) before buying USB flash drives to re-sell on ebay then he or she would have realised that there is only one model of 128GB USB flash drive made by Kingston and this isn’t it!! These are counterfeit and fake capacity items that will trash users’ files. This ebayer no doubt bought from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers on the Internet.

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 in to SOSFakeFlash if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

This 128GB Kingston on ebay seems far to cheap to be genuine

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b.michigan.dx33

We don’t see that seller b.michigan.dx33 would take the risk of listing these 128GB Kingston flash drives on ebay USA at below the price paid for them. Therefore we conclude that they were too cheap to be genuine and came from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets.

The seller may be unaware that there is such a thing as counterfeit and fake capacity flash drives – which is what we think these are.

This seller is giving away 64GB brand name flash drives with the writeable DVDs being sold. The DVDs are probably fine but we’d suggest that buyers take a hammer to the flash drives rather than using them as we think they will be fakes that trash users’ files.

We advise everyone to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 22, 2009 at 1:50 PM

Counterfeit 128GB Kingston flash drives on ebay Australia

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jazc1973

This model of flash drive was never made in 128GB capacity. The flash drives listed on ebay by jazc1973 are counterfeit and fake capacity. They will trash users’ files. We advise everyone to test all flash memory items with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 21, 2009 at 10:55 AM

We wouldn’t touch these flash drives on ebay with a bargepole

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estm

We wouldn’t have one of these even if seller estm paid us to take it away! Read the rest of this entry »

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October 18, 2009 at 11:20 AM

Are these 128GB DT200 flash drives one ebay genuine?

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uniquees

If these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives are genuine then buyers should be able to check and verify the serial numbers 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 in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have purchased a false capacity device on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 9, 2009 at 9:05 PM

We doubt that these DT200 flash drives on ebay are genuine

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pc2cellsales

We doubt that the 128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives sold by pc2cellsales will prove to be genuine. The seller says: TRUST KINGSTON, NOT SOME CHEAP CHINESE BRAND! We agree – so we wouldn’t buy these because we think they are probably cheap rubbish from China that are counterfeit and fake 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 in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have purchased a false capacity device on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 9, 2009 at 9:06 AM

128Gb DT 200 in private ebay sale by seller in the USA

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faite1877

We doubt very much that the 128GB DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this listing by faite1877 are genuine. Buyers can check the serial numbers with Kingston – if they are genuine they will be able to verify them.

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 in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have purchased a false capacity device on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 7, 2009 at 11:35 PM

Suspect listing for DT200 on ebay Australia

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mypossum-2009

If these are genuine 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives then why is seller mypossum-2009 using a private listing to hide buyer IDs? Serial numbers can be checked with Kingston to verify genuine DT200 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 in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have purchased a false capacity device on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 7, 2009 at 8:32 PM

UK ebay seller lists fake 128GB Kingston flash drive

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themarron

We don’t know where themarron purchased these flash drives but we can say without doubt that they are fake. The DataTraveler 100 is not made in 128GB capacity. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

September 30, 2009 at 9:57 PM

We doubt that these DataTraveler 200 flash drives are genuine

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kissarmycv8

We doubt very much that the 128GB DataTraveler USB flash drives listed on ebay by kissarmycv8 are genuine. Buyers can check the serial numbers with Kingston to find out. We don’t think they will be able to verify the serial numbers and will say they are likely to be counterfeit.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 12, 2009 at 7:30 PM

Kingston do not sell the DataTraveler 100 in 128GB capacity!

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sbillorr25

The 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives listed by Australian seller sbillorr25 are counterfeit. This model of flash drive is not made in 128GB capacity. The seller may be unaware that these are counterfeits with a fake capacity that will cause users’ files to become lost and corrupted.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 8, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Ebay member in France lists 128GB DT 150 – counterfeit!

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bg-intl

As Kingston do not make the DataTraveler 150 model of flash drive in 128GB the flash drives listed by bg-intl must be counterfeits. We expect Kingston will ask ebay to remove them for sale – anyone who bought one should claim a refund immediately. A quick phone call to Kingston will confirm what we are saying about these being counterfeit so there is no excuse for buyers not being refunded.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 6, 2009 at 7:00 PM

This ebay item is not a 128GB Kingston flash drive

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408jasonb

The DataTraveler 100 flash drive is not made in capacities above 32GB. There is no 128GB flash drive in this model therefore the flash drives sold by 408jasonb are without a shadow of a doubt counterfeit and fake capacity. A quick look at the Kingston website will confirm 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

August 31, 2009 at 11:55 PM

This does not appear to be a genuine 128GB Kingston flash drive

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fairnichter

The picture in this listing does not appear to show the right model for this to be a genuine 128GB Kingston flash drive. There have been counterfeits that look like this and that’s what we think is being sold here. The ebay member fairnichter probably bought this from one of the many fraudulent websites selling counterfeit goods and may not realise it is not the real thing. All Genuine high capacity Kingston flash drives have unique serial numbers which can be used to check whether the drive is genuine or not. We strongly advise anyone buying Kingston flash drives to check the serial number with Kingston.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 18, 2009 at 8:03 PM

The 128GB Kingston flash drive does not look like this!

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jorg-trading
The flash drive pictured in jorg-trading’s listing on ebay in the Netherlands does not show the genuine 128GB model of USB flash drive recently released by Kingston. This is fake fake fake – a quick look at the Kingston website is enough for anyone to see that what is offered here is not the real thing!!

Written by fightflashfraud

July 10, 2009 at 12:38 PM

Another fake 128GB Kingston flash drive

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tuyet130953

An ebay member in Australia sold this fake 128GB Kingston USB flash drive for AU $127.50 (approximately £62.56) today. Kingston only announced the first ever 128GB made by anyone on 15th of June. The flash drive looks nothing like this and it is only available on special order. The item shown above is fake fake fakity-fake.

We hoped the seller would pay heed to the ebayer who warned him about this item being fake and remove the item from sale quickly. Not a bit of it. Instead it seems that seller tuyet130953 grabbed the money from the highest bidder and ended the sale early. Not what we would call an honourable course of action!

Ebay sellers be aware – the frankenflash project is watching you. If you sell fake flash memory then you are likely to end up with your ebay ID turning up in internet searches and your reputation going down the pan. It is your responsibility to check that your flash memory items are genuine – when you list an item you accept full responsibility for your listing. Selling fake and counterfeit flash drives is fraud and if you commit fraud you can hardly complain at the consequences.

As ever we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

June 21, 2009 at 7:07 PM

Fake 128GB DataTraveler 200 withdrawn from sale on ebay

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golacki

Just who did the seller that listed this item as a 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 think he was fooling? Certainly not the team at fightflashfraud.

The Kingston DatatTraveler 200 was only announced on June 15th and already someone tried to cash in. The DT200 looks nothing like this picture. An ebay member asked the seller a question about the fact that it looked nothing like a DT200 and got this answer:

This was actually a prototype design release, that’s why it looks like a quite generic Kingston design. It’s actually horrendously rare and you will probably never see one again that looks like this. Despite what I have just said that is purely the design, the technical features and memory remain exactly the same.

So it’s an experimental model is it? Is this person claiming to be a Kingston insider? If he is a Kingston employee we think he will quickly be out of a job! Is our Australian friend telling us that he walked into the Kingston labs and pocketed an experimental drive without being challenged? Wait a minute… that doesn’t add up with what was said in the body of the listing! In the body of the listing it said:

“Brand new and packaged this device is ready to go from a trusted Australian Seller.”

Ahem! Companies do not package their experimental models and sell them off! We are glad the seller had the good sense to remove the item from sale before he landed himself in some very hot water indeed. The seller was right about one thing – the rarity of such an item being listed on ebay! Rarely are people quite so stupid or bold as to list such an outrageously obvious fake!

Ebay sellers – please don’t think you can get away with listing outrageous fakes like this. Members of our team are watching you. Ebay and Paypal’s ability (or more likely, willingness) to spot fakes and try to protect buyers from fraud may be non-existent but ours isn’t.

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

June 19, 2009 at 12:26 PM

Ebay seller aneta301274 lists 128GB Kingston that does not exist.

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An ebay seller based in Poland, aneta301274, has listed a 128GB Kingston DataTraveller 150 flash drive. There is no such thing – fightfakeflash confirmed by telephone that the largest DataTraveller they make is the red 64GB DataTraveller 150. This is the only 64GB model and there are no higher capacity drives. It is therefore a counterfeit. Both Ebay and Kingston have been notified about this listing and the seller has been informed the drive is fake. Ebayers, do not bid on this flash drive!

Written by fightflashfraud

February 7, 2009 at 3:42 PM