Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Is this 64GB DataTraveler 150 genuine? We doubt it!!

with 3 comments

stockcenterml2009
Is this flash drive listed by ebay member stockcenterml2009 (registered in Brazil on 03/07/09) genuine? We are fairly certain it is not. No one should buy high capacity Kingston flash drives on ebay – or anywhere else on the Internet, other than from approved suppliers – otherwise you are almost certain to get a counterfeit/fake capacity item. Genuine Kingston drives of this type have individual serial numbers which can be verified with Kingston – buyers should always check!

UPDATE 9TH JULY
This seller is no longer a registered user – we think Kingston may have had the seller removed – if you bought from this seller get your paypal claim in quickly.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 8, 2009 at 9:30 AM

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  1. losengain

    Seller loengain has also got the Data Traveler 64GB 150 at starting price of £0.99.
    Read his feedback to see how this seller likes to keep it private what he is selling and how much it is selling for.
    Why try to hide it if you are genuine seller with genuine goods.
    I would most definitely avoid this one.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Kingston-64GB-Usb-Data-Traveller-150-Memory-Stick_W0QQitemZ120446234673QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Computing_FlashDrives_SM?hash=item1c0b27b031&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1683%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A25

    Traveler

    July 10, 2009 at 12:58 AM

  2. mypc87

    Here we have a family pack of Kingstons available from as little as £0.99 for the 6.
    When asked by prospective buyer if drives were tested with h2testw, mypc87 claimed it would just take too long. He did however comment on the one he was using was able to take 55gb of data. All the fakes will appear to take data up to the claimed capacity. It’s the amazing amount missing when transferred we all worry about.

    I would not even consider bidding on these. The seller is reluctant to test and willing to risk the drives selling for as little as 99p for 6 so called genuine 64gb drives. I don’t think so!!!
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=250460126908

    Traveler

    July 9, 2009 at 6:39 PM

  3. ahm.bay

    Seller ahm.bay has a couple of these 64gb drives for sale with a rediculously low starting price of £0.99. The seller claims the drives are tested and show 62.4gb free space. Obviously the seller is simply relying on the information from the operating system. The seller is not sure about the serial number as the drive was made in China.

    He may well be unaware he has been sold counterfeit goods and has been advised to check with h2testw. As ahm.bay has already got the drive out of its package for testing, one buyer would possibly be receiving a drive out of its original packaging or with no packaging at all.

    Traveler

    July 9, 2009 at 6:19 PM


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