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Archive for January 1st, 2009

Alert! Fraudsters selling reprogrammed Kingston drives

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New sellers (probably well known fraudsters using new IDs) are advertising 16GB flash drives  which seem to be fraudulently re-programmed 2GB Kingston drives have appeared recently on Ebay.  They do not mention the brand name in listing (though it is clearly shown in the larger picture) to avoid detection. Be aware that some ranges of Kingston drives (such as Kingston mini fun and the data traveller type shown below) are colour coded according to their capacity.  If you see the picture below in a listing  for a 16GB drive then it is certainly a fake capacity drive – we have the evidence – test results! If you bought one of these please send test results, seller ID and item number to and use this information to claim a refund through paypal. You should also report this fraud to both Ebay and Kingston – if ebay is pursued through the courts by Kingston over allowing this fraud you can be sure it will end quickly!


See the page about Kingston data traveller of this type for more info.

Written by fightflashfraud

January 1, 2009 at 8:43 PM