Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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New ebay member in the USA seems to have been to fakeflashland

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It seems to us that yet another new ebay member has been shopping in fakeflashland and come back with counterfeit Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives in both “32GB and “64GB” capacities. The seller may be unaware that these are likely to be counterfeits – and the buyers who have left feedback so far probably didn’t either test their drives with h2testw or contact Kingston to verify them. Ever genuine DataTraveler 150 has a unique serial number which can be used to verify with Kingston that the drive is genuine.

UPDATE 24/06/09
This seller seems to have been de-registered by ebay – as usual they have made life more difficult for those who bought fakes by removing not only listings for items that had not yet been sold but those that had been bought and paid for – thanks a lot ebay!

If you bought a “Kingston” flash drive from this seller email Kingston with clear photographs of both sides of the USB connector, along with a clear photo of the back of the package. Ask them to email you confirmation that your flash drive is counterfeit. You should then be able to use this email as evidence to claim a refund through paypal. Read the articles on our blogs about PayPal refunds to learn about the dirty tricks they may employ to avoid giving you a refund so that you know how to deal with these!

Written by fightflashfraud

June 21, 2009 at 8:29 AM

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