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Archive for June 17th, 2009

Kingston Technologies – How To Verify Capacity Offered By Product Line For USB Flash Drives

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 17, 2009

Do you want to find out what the real capacity sizes are for usb flash drives manufactured by Kingston Technologies. It is easy with their feature for searching their consumer usb flash drive products. You can select the capacity and see which product lines offer the desired capacity. It is a great search consulting tool and part of Kingston’s effort to combat those who would like to sell cheap imitations of their products or try to super boost older models to report wild unrealistic capacity sizes to operating systems. To consumers these are known as counterfeits and fakes!

Almost all major brand names are currently under attack from counterfeiters. Two companies, Kingston and Sony are fighting back. Kingston is applying additional effort to aid consumers world wide. They have a serial verification site and now have improved their search feature to show what are the capacity sizes they manufactured for a particular product line. Read the rest of this entry »

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kurth912 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Germany

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 17, 2009

kurth912 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Kingston DT150 64GB Flash USB drives. kurth912 is registered Germany. Oddly kurth912 listed the drives as “used”. He advertised as as:

Der USB-Flashspeicher DataTraveler 150 ist mobiler Speicher der neuen Art. Mit einer Speicherkapazität von 64 GB erfüllt er jeden Anspruch. So haben auch kostenbewusste Anwender reichlich Speicher zur Verfügung und können bis zu 64 GB Daten auf einem einzigen Gerät speichern und mitnehmen. Dabei ist der DataTraveler 150 nicht größer als ein Taschenmesser. Zum Speichern werden die Dateien auf das Laufwerk gezogen und abgelegt. Einfacher geht es nicht!

Rough Machine Translation To English:

The USB Flash Memory DataTraveler 150 is the new mobile memory Art With a storage capacity of 64 GB, he met every requirement. Thus, even cost-conscious users plenty of memory available and can accommodate up to 64 GB of data on a single device and go. This is the Data Traveler 150 not bigger than a pocketknife. To save the files on the drive is pulled and stored. It’s that easy!

And put in his listing:

Privatverkauf, daher keine Garantie, kein Umtausch und keine Rücknahme.

Rough Machine Translation To English:

Private sale, no warranty, no exchange and no returns.

Sorry kurth912, a fake is a fake and you can not slither away from your responsibilities in having sold counterfeit Kingston DT150 64GB Flash drives.

Entschuldigung kurth912, eine Fälschung ist eine Fälschung, und Sie können nicht glitschen weg von Ihrer Verantwortung in der nach dem Verkauf gefälschter Kingston DT150 64 GB Flash-Laufwerke.

Important Reading:

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

Don’t forget to leave the calling card of “SOSFakeFlash” and “H2testw” in your feedback to help others. Do not change your feedback to get a refund – you will only create more victims. See what we have on file.

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Kidprimis Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – United States

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 17, 2009

Kidprimis is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Kingston DT150 64GB Flash USB drives and is registered in the United States.

Important Reading:

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

Don’t forget to leave the calling card of “SOSFakeFlash” and “H2testw” in your feedback to help others. Do not change your feedback to get a refund – you will only create more victims. See what we have on file.

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leazo413226556 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Belgium

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 17, 2009

leazo413226556 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Kingston DT150 64GB Flash USB drives. leazo413226556 is registered in Belgium.

Important Reading:

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

Don’t forget to leave the calling card of “SOSFakeFlash” and “H2testw” in your feedback to help others. Do not change your feedback to get a refund – you will only create more victims. See what we have on file.

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cybershotdude Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – United Kingdom

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 17, 2009

cybershotdude is is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Kingston DT150 64GB Flash USB drives. Registered in the United Kingdom cybershotdude hides what he sells using private auctions. This seller also offers SONY 16GB PRO DUO MEMORY STICK CARD FOR psp camera and SanDisk Extreme III SD Card SDHC memory cards.

The counterfeit Kingston DT150 64GB Flash USB issue has spread rapidly to eBay sites in Europe.

Important Reading:

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

Don’t forget to leave the calling card of “SOSFakeFlash” and “H2testw” in your feedback to help others. Do not change your feedback to get a refund – you will only create more victims. See what we have on file.

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hausmanjacob Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – United Kingdom

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 17, 2009

hausmanjacob is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Kingston DT150 64GB Flash USB drives. Registered in the United Kingdom hausmanjacob not only sold them individually but in lots of 5!

Important Reading:

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

Don’t forget to leave the calling card of “SOSFakeFlash” and “H2testw” in your feedback to help others. Do not change your feedback to get a refund – you will only create more victims. See what we have on file.

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celikengin Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Belgium

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 17, 2009

celikengin is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Kingston DT150 64GB Flash USB drives. Registered in Belgium, celikengin was caught.

The problem with counterfeit DT150 64GB and 32GB Kingston usb flash drives continues on eBay. All eBay sellers who sell usb flash drives must test these items carefully with software such as H2testw. A proper test is not simply plugging in the device to see what is reported by the operating system. False capacity usb flash drives are digitally altered to trick the operating system about the actual capacity.

SOSFakeFlash advises eBay members not buy any Kingston USB flash drives on eBay, it is not safe. If you buy from a on authorized Kingston reseller or distributor, your chances of receiving a fake is extremely high. celikengin was not an authorized reseller. The majority of those who sell Kingston products on eBay are not authorized resellers – they pick up merchandize from Chinese wholesale ring sites in the orient. These sites are infested with counterfeits. There are no super cheap bargains. Be very careful of sellers and do your homework on what Kingston offers first.

Do you think celikengin is the only eBay seller who got into trouble or is the only seller heading for trouble? SOSFakeFlash has many alerts and articles on the subject. Here is a listing recently found to demonstrate the issue.

Just discovered for sale on eBay by seller baby_rose_petal registered in the United Kingdom is a 128GB Kingston usb flash drive.

baby rose petal-listing

More than 10? Frightening!

baby rose petal-listing-Info

Really? The seller uses it and it works? Well SOSFakeFlash invites eBay seller baby_rose_petal to contact Kingston immediately! Kingston Technologies will be very surprised to discover they have a 128GB usb flash drive of this model on the market!  They only announced the the very first 128GB flash drive on 15th of June – and it looks nothing like the picture below!!  The 128GB model will not be available except on special order for some time to come – so don’t expect to see them retailing in stores or on the Internet.

baby rose petal-listing-128GB

You see, no one as of June 2009 has a 128GB usb penstick flash drive available on the retail market.

Kingston Technologies engraves the capacity on their connectors for higher capacity against counterfeiting nowadays. So this usb flash drive even without investigated testing is a FAKE! Counterfeit! Why? Kingston never made it and no 128GB usb pensticks are available to consumers on the general retail market.

Does seller baby_rose_petal know? SOSFakeFlash is not sure but given the information provided by the seller about owning and using one to reassure buyers we suspect he does. With over 10 for sale, baby_rose_petal is likely to have an alert published on him soon, just as clinking now has one. SOSFakeFlash simply does not have the manpower to contact each and every want-to-be Kingston USB flash drive seller on eBay to warn them to test their product!

It is a sellers responsibility to research and test technology items they wish to offer for sale.

Important Reading:

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

Don’t forget to leave the calling card of “SOSFakeFlash” and “H2testw” in your feedback to help others. Do not change your feedback to get a refund – you will only create more victims. See what we have on file.

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Kingston 128GB USB Flash Drive Genuine

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 17, 2009

Hot, Kingston has just released a 128GB usb flash drive to market! There is a new DataTraveler series, the DT200! See: Kingston Technologies Releases DT200 128GB USB Flash Drive To Market

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memory.online.20092009 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – China

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 17, 2009

memory.online.20092009 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Kingston 64GB Pen Drive-USB DT150 Flash Stick 64 GB and PSP Camera Card 16 GB Sony 16GB Memory Stick. eBay seller memory.online.20092009 is registered in China.

Important Reading:

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

Don’t forget to leave the calling card of “SOSFakeFlash” and “H2testw” in your feedback to help others. Do not change your feedback to get a refund – you will only create more victims. See what we have on file.

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sgm2879 Ebay Fake Flash Seller Alert – Australia

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 17, 2009

sgm2879 is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake) Kingston DT150 64GB Flash USB drives. Registered in Australia sgm2879 is one more eBay seller who sold these counterfeit drives. The flood into eBay is coming from all directions for fake Kingston DT150 usb flash drives.

Important Reading:

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

Don’t forget to leave the calling card of “SOSFakeFlash” and “H2testw” in your feedback to help others. Do not change your feedback to get a refund – you will only create more victims. See what we have on file.

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