Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Another UK ebayer sells 64GB Kingston at suspicously low price

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UK ebay seller hotsales_2009 has been selling 64GB Kingston flash drives at prices below the wholesale cost of genuine ones so we conclude that these must be counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier in China. We do not know whether or not the seller realises that his items are likely to be counterfeits which will cause file corruption and data loss. Anyone buying high capacity Kingston drives is advised to check the serial number directly with the company.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 22, 2009 at 4:18 PM

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  1. This seller has just listed a new batch of counterfeit drives.

    I checked back over the seller’s feedback to see what the ten previous recipients had to say. I can only see one feedback for a previously sold 64gb DT150.

    Is the lack of feedback saying something about the other 9 drives sold by this seller?


    August 6, 2009 at 9:35 PM

  2. This seller has been told by several ebay members that these drives are highly likely to be counterfeit and fake capacity. This seller has chosen to completely ignore valid questions from concerned ebay members and does not reply at all if asked about authenticity.

    The 10 drives sold recently have sold for between £36.00 and £51.10, most having been sold for a price at the lower end of this scale.

    This is even below the price of a genuine 32gb Kingston in most cases.

    At such criminally low prices, these drives, in my opinion, have to be completely counterfeit.

    The seller obviously cares nothing for the loss of data to others and the devastation this may cause. I hope no one has bought any of these drives for any students looking forward to the new academic year ahead.

    If you have bought a drive from this seller, please test and send in your results to the email address given at Your input is welcomed and valued by the team here at fightflashfraud. The more evidence gathered on these sellers, the better. This is your chance to help fight against the injustice we all suffer as a result of this ongoing fraud.


    August 3, 2009 at 6:10 PM

  3. hotsales_2009

    This seller started off about the 10th of July with a listing for a 64gb Data Traveler.

    The seller was too stupid at the time to realise there is no such thing as a green and white first generation Data Traveler (hacked 2gb). The listing was removed by ebay completely after the fake was reported to ebay and Kingston.

    This seller was intent on committing fraud from the outstart and has just changed to a more accurate counterfeit to sell to unsuspecting victims.


    July 27, 2009 at 10:35 PM

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