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Archive for June 28th, 2009

Counterfeit 64GB Kingston DT150 sold by UK ebayer

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b4rga1ns_4_u

UK ebay seller b4rga1ns_4_u has sold a number of these counterfeit flash drives. Instead of doing the decent thing (refunding buyers and withdrawing them from sale) this seller accuses buyers who discover they are fake of “tampering” with the drives. Here are feedback comments from those who found out and the seller’s responses:

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This seller is obviously a proper charmer! If you bought a Kingston flash drive from this seller contact Kingston – they will confirm that your item is counterfeit. Perhaps they might even like to take b4rga1ns_4_u to court for damaging their reputation!

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Written by fightflashfraud

June 28, 2009 at 7:45 PM

US seller lists a very obvious fake 64GB Kingston on ebay

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munkyhunk

Ebayer munkyhunk has been to fake flash land and come back with one of the most obvious of fake flash drives. Please sellers – do your research before selling flash drives on ebay!

As ever, we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory (whether USB flash drive, memory card or MP player) with the free program h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

June 28, 2009 at 4:15 PM

Another new Hong Kong based seller of fakes on ebay?

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Seller sales-producer registered with ebay Hong Kong on 15th May 2009. The seller offered many of the item below and sold them at what must have been a loss by the time fees, post and packing are taken into account:
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These account for the majority of sales to date and the first feedback comment the seller received for these was on 24/06/09. The seller sold his first flash drive on the 23/06/09 – at present the seller is only listing one 4GB model shown below:
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At the time of writing three of these have been sold and a further 30 were listed. We do not know yet whether these are genuine or fake capacity. As this model of flash drive is the most common fake capacity drive sold on ebay (sometimes in fake capacities up to a whopping 64GB) we wonder if we happened across the start of a new fraud operation.

As usual 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 28, 2009 at 1:36 PM

Is this 16GB USB flash drive from Hong Kong fake or real?

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hkeagle168

This flash drive listed by hkeagle168 seems a bit on the cheap side to be genuine. As the seller was already caught out with fake 8GB flash drives we are certain this will turn out to be yet another fake capacity drive that will eventually cause file loss and corruption for anyone who uses one.

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 28, 2009 at 10:49 AM

kingstonusbcf.com Danger! Site Sells Counterfeit Kingston Products

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This site www.kingstonusbcf.com sells counterfeit Kingston Technology products confirmed by Kingston Technlogies. Located in China, this site seems immune to law authorities. SSFakeFlash, fights fraud on eBay and believes that with the assistence of the global public this site can be stopped from frauding and harming people. Read SOSFakeFlash News June 26th, 2009

Written by KittyFireFlash

June 28, 2009 at 4:23 AM