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Archive for April 14th, 2009

Counterfeit Ring – eBay Sellers minggege99, abestpartner0, and niuren2008

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SOSFakeFlash can confirm that the seller ids: minggege99, abestpartner0, and niuren2008 are the same same person who was involved in the trafficking in these Counterfeit Kingston DT150 32GB usb flash drives recently flooding eBay. Over 4600+ units were sold and over £80,000 of listing sales on eBay!

eBay removed all evidence and deregistered the seller ids. PayPal is currently trying to evade responsibilty in refunding buyers. Both must be very worried about hearing from Kingston Technologies for allowing these items to be sold on eBay, many eBay members contacted Kingston and all were told the items they had purchased were counterfeits.

Who is the seller or distributor? Reported by victims, one:

LEE Wai Bun

FLAT RM 842 6/floor
Hong Kong

To assist the Hong Kong Police and the Hong Kong Technology Crime Division to find and question Lee Wai Bun about these counterfeits:

Kingston DT150-Large

Kingston DT150-Detail

You can also write to the Technology Crime Prevention Unit at:

or if you wish, donate your fake by mailing it with your details to:

Technology Crime Prevention Unit,
Technology Crime Division,
Commercial Crime Bureau, HKP,
22/F, Arsenal House,
Police Headquarters,
1 Arsenal Street, Wanchai
Hong Kong.

KINGSTON DT150 128GB USB Flash Drive Shows Up On eBay!

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A KINGSTON DT150 128GB USB Flash Drive for sale on eBay? Oh no…. Oh yes!

The last 40 days have been bad for Kingston’s flag ship usb drive with over 4,600 counterfeits sold on eBay – they were only 32GB. Now a whopping size of 128GB has appeared and is being sold by eBay seller chichouneatonio.


We don’t think eBay seller chichouneatonio did his homework. Please do not buy this usb flash drive. eBay sellers, please research your merchandise on eBay before you list!

If you visit kingston at: you are not going to see this usb flash drive. At the moment the largest capacity available is 64GB and NO HIGHER!

Everyone, when you are interested in a brand name usb flash drive, visit the manufacturers site first. See what they make, what the flash drives look like and their prices if available.

This item is also a poor counterfeit. Can you see why besides the obvious colour coding?


Would Kingston use a sticker for the capacity size? Over existing packaging? We don’t think so.

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.

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April 14, 2009 at 1:08 AM