Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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This ebay item is not a 128GB Kingston flash drive

with 4 comments

408jasonb

The DataTraveler 100 flash drive is not made in capacities above 32GB. There is no 128GB flash drive in this model therefore the flash drives sold by 408jasonb are without a shadow of a doubt counterfeit and fake capacity. A quick look at the Kingston website will confirm this.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

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Written by fightflashfraud

August 31, 2009 at 11:55 PM

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  1. Hi Steph,
    Kingston do indeed make 128GB flash drives – but not in this model. The flash drive pictured in this ebay listing is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files.

    If the flash drive you got is the same as this then you got yourself a fake – contact Kingston – they can verify the serial numbers of genuine 128GB flash drives; but they won’t verify a 128GB flash drive of this model!

    fightflashfraud

    August 11, 2010 at 7:45 PM

  2. They do to make 128 gb flash drives (kingston) I just got one

    steph

    August 11, 2010 at 6:01 PM

  3. Not content with selling fake capacity counterfeit 128gb DT100’s, the seller has added 64gb DT101’s and 128gb DTG2’s to the present listings.

    I have also been notified that the seller has been getting drives returned due to formatting problems. There is a perfectly good reason the drives are being returned. They are fake capacity and counterfeit. No amount of reformatting is going to change that, despite what the seller claims.

    A concerned ebay member tried to advise that the drives were fakes. The seller argued that they were wrong as these were made for Asian market, not USA.

    None of the seller’s drives listed are genuine or ever came from a Kingston factory, despite what the seller claims.

    Traveler

    September 2, 2009 at 10:45 PM

  4. This seller is well aware the drives they sell are counterfeit and fake capacity.

    Feedback reveals a 128gb DTG2 sold as well. Another obvious fake.

    In the listing there is a clear message NOT to reformat these drives if problems are experienced. Reformatting fake capacity drives can be a bit of a problem!

    If you have bought a drive from this seller, please test and send in your results to the email address given at http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/report-a-fake/ 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.

    Traveler

    September 2, 2009 at 8:37 PM


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