Avoid Downloading Fake Files
The RIAA and fellow goons have recently began to step up efforts to flood the network with fake files. Usually this happens to newer releases to increase the viability of people buying the product first.
However with a little diligence, their efforts can be neutered. An effort to counter the fake file flooding is explained here
Borrowing HEAVILY from CoalDust post in my forum:
Read the Thread here for full details
Join a Chat channel, it is a source of uncorrupted files from fellow room members. And lays the groundwork for organization and updates.
Specific Tips to spot Fakes
Find alternates searches by HASH values, therefore misnamed files will show up in a search, this enables one to verify if a file is misnamed or not. Also there will be the few misguided users who share it with the name FAKE added to its title. It searches for files that match the one your are trying to download. Just right click the file in transfer window and choose Search for Alternates.