Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for June 20th, 2009

Suspect looking 64GB DataTraveler listed by ebayer in Australia

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These 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives listed by ebay member cyber_shop_2009 (registered in Australia) look just a bit too shiny to be the genuine ones and they seem to lack the engraving that should be on the USB connector. Each DataTraveler should have an individual serial number which can be checked with Kingston to verify that the drive is genuine.

If you find you have a bought a counterfeit Kingston please report in with your evidence to sosfakeflash.

Written by fightflashfraud

June 20, 2009 at 6:41 PM

Are these flash drives listed on ebay genuine 64GB?

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rlpista88 We think that the starting bid prices listed for these flash drives offered by rlpista88 (a seller based in the United States) are far too low for these to be genuine.

We suspect they are fake capacity devices which were purchased from a fraudulent supplier in the far east.

Fake capacity flash memory causes file loss and corruption. Check all flash memory items before trusting your documents, photos, music, videos or whatever to them.

As ever we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

June 20, 2009 at 2:52 PM

Seems this ebayer is selling counterfeit 64GB DataTraveler 150

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This feedback comment from a buyer indicates that the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives sold by pctech-man (a seller based in the USA) are not genuine Kingston but counterfeits:

item did not work at all, contacted Kingston, there was no valid serial number

If you bought from this seller do what this buyer did – contact Kingston to check your drive out. No doubt you will get the same answer. Report the seller to ebay and sosfakeflash, claim a refund through paypal, and leave the seller a neg to warn others!

Written by fightflashfraud

June 20, 2009 at 12:25 PM