Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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UK seller has Kingston listings removed by ebay

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Seller fraj4084 doesn’t seem to have the sense he or she was born with. An ebay member warned the seller the Kingston DataTraveler drives listed on ebay were likely to be counterfeit and fake capacity and advise the seller to test with h2testw. The ebay member got this response:

well thank you very much for your advice but i really cant check my usb because at the moment i only have 3 and i have put them all for selling.

If you bought a Kingston flash drive from this seller be sure to claim a refund! 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

August 17, 2009 at 11:17 PM

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  1. This seller did a nice little line in brand new 4gb ipod shuffle’s at prices below what the big retailers could offer.

    Amazing for a small seller to be able to do this, isn’t it?

    It would be interesting to hear from any of this seller’s customers about the authenticity of these ipods and their capacity.

    The reluctance of the seller to test is mentioned in the article.

    The seller was also asked to verify one of the drives online with Kingston for the same customer before buying so that the customer could be assured the drive was genuine before using the “Buy It Now” option offered.

    The seller never replied.


    August 18, 2009 at 3:34 PM

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