Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Obvious fake capacity Kingston listed on ebay Australia

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mariasporcic

This obvious fake has been listed by seller mariasporcic. The seller may not be aware that these are fake capacity flash drives which will cause users to lose their files after a while. Perhaps Australian ebayers could ask the seller to test them with h2testw. Buyers – test all flash memory items with this free program!

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

UPDATE 03/06/09
Wow – now this seller has listed a bulk lot of 30 of these fakes:
mariasporcicbulk

And whoops! “maria porkie pies” (porkie pies is cockney rhyming slang for lies) forgot to change the wording at the bottom when listing this – 48 were previously listed using ID tfross89 – guess who the buyer was?? Yes you got it none other than mariasporcic who bought the job lot of 48 from tfross89 for AU $1,550.00! Wonder if this means the seller is aware of this post?? Here’s what it says at the bottom:

Note: These are the same drives found all over eBay. If you take a look at the Kingston website you will find that they do not list this drive. This is because like the rest of the 64gb Kingston Datatraveler drives found on eBay they are not authentic Kingston. They are made by Kingston China. Although they look authentic, they are not authentic Kingston Datatraveler 64gb drives. They are all in original packaging. They are still selling well, with prices ranging from $90 – $120. When you multiply that by 48, theres some serious to profit to be made! I myself haven’t got the time to sell these drives; so heres your chance to cut out the Chinese middle man and buy them direct from AUS. Save on shipping, and save on the worry of them not arriving! Don’t miss out on an awesome selling opportunity. The postage will be registered.

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Written by fightflashfraud

May 31, 2009 at 11:28 PM

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