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Archive for January 25th, 2009

Ignorance is not bliss master-of-sales: a foolish Israeli ebayer

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Ebayer master-of-sales does not seem to have fully understood the messages sent to him by an ebayer in the UK about item number 270332268593. The ebayer who warned ther might be a problem was alerted by the typical packaging for fake capacity flash drives and factory rejects sold on ebay a while back.

Drives sold using this packaging have proved to be either fake capacity (fraudulently reprogrammed) or faulty drives that should have been destroyed at the factory. The test results for this item (which master-of-sales sent to this ebayer) were passed to fightflashfraud. The results indicate that the item is a faulty drive that should have been destroyed, not (as the ebayer who contacted the seller first thought) a fake capacity drive.

On investigating this ebayer’s feedback it was apparent that master-of-sales had bought from some well known fraudsters. The ebayer who had contacted master-of sales warned the seller to test all drives and end listings for any drives that failed testing with h2testw.

The listing by master-of-sales (which shows no information about sales or buyers) spotted by this ebayer was not cancelled. This may simply be foolishness on the part of the seller or it could be deliberate fraud. Here is a screenshot of the listing provided by the ebayer who warned the seller about the item:

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January 25, 2009 at 6:38 PM

Ebay Fake Flash Sellers Alert India – A Mystery In New Delhi

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Our story of counterfeit Kingston Flash USB drives begins in New Delhi, India. The famous lime DataTraveler at 2GB is being sold in magical sizes – from 16 GB to strange 40GB and even 80GB advertised capacities on eBay. These Sellers are trying disclaim the quality of goods by saying they are Chinese products and so can not take any responsibility. Most Kingston DataTravelers ARE MANUFACTURED IN CHINA, so how is it that major relate outlets around the world do not have dissatisfied customers storming their doors? Some of the most advanced and sophisticated technologies at reasonable prices are being manufactured in China. This is the 21st century, the “made in China” excuse does not hold water – for many Brand Name products.

Join SOSFakeFlash on an exploration of just how widespread counterfeit and fake flash usb drives are on ebay.

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Warning KINGSTON DataTraveler 100 USB Flash Drive 128GB Appearing For Sale On The Internet – A Guide

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Please Check Kingston’s Official Site for the flash USB drives currently offered. They do not offer any KINGSTON DataTraveler 100 USB Flash Drive with a capacity of 128GB. The highest capacity appears to be 64GB.

Reported to SOSFakeFlash, we have documented some of the sources for these 128GB USB Flash Drives that are stealing the Kingston Name for counterfeiting and selling false capacity usb flash drives. You will find useful information to help you learn and spot the fakes – what you can to to find a genuine Kingston USB Flash Drive on the internet.

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January 25, 2009 at 4:26 AM