Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Are these 64GB DT150 on ebay genuine? We don’t think so.

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stevechurchwalks

If the 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives sold by stevechurchwalks are genuine buyers will be able to verify the serial numbers with Kingston. We don’t think they will be able to because we suspect these are counterfeit and fake capacity.

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.

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  1. As suspected, these drives were indeed counterfeits. Kingston made ebay remove them completely.

    The seller was advised these drives were most likely to be counterfeit, but carried on with the listings.

    Any seller who is willing to start auctioning such a high value drive from £0.99 is suspect.
    On average, these counterfeits sell at anything between £30.00 and £50.00.
    No seller in their right mind is going to sell at a significant loss on every single drive.

    I have never heard of anyone buying one of these drives on ebay for these kind of prices, stating their purchase to be genuine. Not one.

    Traveler

    September 2, 2009 at 4:00 PM


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