Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

Yet another ebay seller lists 64GB DataTraveler at unrealistic price

UK seller spicybargains has listed a batch of 64GB Datatraveler 150 flash drives at the unrealistically low price of £64.99 with free P&P. No one could make a profit on genuine drives of this type at this price, therefore these have to be counterfeits sold by fraudulent wholesalers. This seller is not alone:

Seller clickon786 has listed these at £49.99 with free P&P, ronaldkibuuka at £50 plus £1.50 P&P, thecskate at £50 plus £2 P&P and all-things-reeds at £50 plus a whopping £15 P&P

Please ebay sellers – do your homework!

You cannot buy genuine 64GB DataTraveler drives at a price low enough to sell them on ebay much below £100. If you buy at a low price you are buying counterfeits which will cause file loss and data corruption fro your customers.

Do you want to be responsible for a designer’s business going under because they saved their designs to the flash drive you supplied? Or a student failing their course because their final submission was saved on a flash drive from you? Or someone losing all their family photos? These things have happened to people who used fake capacity flash drives.


Written by fightflashfraud

June 22, 2009 at 8:40 AM

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  1. Wow – a capacity of less than one gigabyte! Mind you there have been some counterfeits with no capacity at all!! Please folks – rather than posting your actual test results here, just leave a comment about what you found. Please submit the test results along with seller ID, item number, your ID and any other useful info you can give to sosfakeflash – look for the report a fake tab on that blog.


    June 29, 2009 at 10:43 AM

  2. These are my results from one of David Jansen (t/a ronaldkibuuka) “64GB” “Kingston” “DataTraveller” :
    (test results removed from comment by blog author)
    That took all weekend to run!


    June 28, 2009 at 10:12 PM

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