Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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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.

another dodgy ebay listing from elmonte91731 for 256GB flash drive

Seller elmonte91731 is at it again with the dodgy flash drive listings on ebay. In this listing the seller states:

It is not a brand name Flash drive, but high quality product.

Oh yeah elmonte91731? Pull the other one – this is a poorly disguised counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler 310 USB flash drive which corrupts 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.

Is 256GB DT310 flash drive from ebayer faithpeterson619 genuine?

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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 flash drive from ebay seller bargainmarika is fake

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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.

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

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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.

used 128GB flash drive in ebay auction from wgate76 is a fake

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This leather and steel flash drive being auctioned on ebay by wgate76 is a fake – this model of flash drive is always fake capacity and corrupts files. We suspect the seller actually knows it is a fake as it looks rather as though the seller has attempted to hide something on the leather that would prove this beyond a doubt!

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.

yordi1010 tries slipping fake 256GB Kingston past ebay fraud detection?

We suspect that ebay seller yordi1010 is trying to slip through the (rather inefficent) ebay fraud detection system with this one day listing for a 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive. There is no way that anyone selling a genuinine one would put up a one day ebay auction with a start price of £20!

Buyers can check whether or not a Kingston flash drive is genuine quite easily – here are the steps:

  1. Look at the back of the pack – is there a serial number?
  2. If there is no serial number (there should be a label showing this) then it is sure to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – but the presence of a serial number does not, in itself, gaurantee it is genuine.

  3. Look at the USB connector – is there engraving on it giving details about the flash drive?
  4. If there is no engraving you can be sure it is a counterfeit that will trash your files – but again, the presence of engraving does not in itself gaurantee it is genuine.

  5. If both a serial number and engraving are present try verifying the serial number with Kingston.
  6. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number then you have a fake capacity counterfeit and your data will become lost or corrupted after a while.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

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