Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Seller of Kingston DT150 apparently sold counterfeits in the past

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babieblackcatSeller babieblackcat seems to be using dropshipping here. As these are shipped from Hong Kong we strongly suspect they will turn out to be counterfeit and fake capacity.

It seems from examining this seller’s history that this would not be the first time this seller supplied counterfeits.

We strongly advise buyers to check serial numbers with Kingston. We think they will probably say they are likely to be counterfeit.

If they are counterfeit they will also be fake capacity and cause data loss for users.

The true capacity of the drive can be discovered by testing with the free program h2testw.

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

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Written by fightflashfraud

August 5, 2009 at 2:24 PM

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  1. Facu

    We’d be very surprised if you are right – if you only looked at what it says in the operating system then this means nothing. Only a confirmation of the serial number with Kingston can prove one of these to be genuine.

    If Kingston cannot confirm it as genuine you will find that testing with h2testw reveals the capacity as a lot less than shown by the computer’s operating system.

    fightflashfraud

    August 10, 2009 at 7:57 PM

  2. Bought from him a 32gb kingston drive and it was legit, I think there are only 2 or 3 legit sellers

    Facu

    August 10, 2009 at 2:28 AM


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