Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Suspect 64GB DataTraveler 150 listed by US ebay member

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The buy it now price shown in this listing by US seller janfud seems a bit low for a 64GB DataTraveler 150. This makes us wonder whether it may be a counterfeit. Buyers are advised to check serial numbers with Kingston.

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.

UPDATE 20TH Sept 2009
This seller is no longer a registered user. Listings for these Kingston drives were removed by ebay, no doubt under pressure from Kingston. However, ebay member johalraj purchased one of these (item no 230367630134) from janfud for £36.22 and sold it on for £41.05 (item no 190335733597) – this re-sale of fakes is one of the awful things that happens sometimes.

Written by fightflashfraud

August 15, 2009 at 11:55 PM

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