Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Suspect auctions for 64GB DT150 drives on ebay Australia

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hofungtsang

Seller hofungtsang (registered on ebay Australia) has listed a lot of Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives at auction with a $0.99 start. We doubt that anyone selling genuine ones would take such a risk as they could make a huge loss.

The fact that hofungtsang is also auctioning 128GB Kingston DT200 drives (still quite difficult to get hold of) makes us even more sure these are not genuine. We suspect these will turn out to be counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier. The seller may be unaware of this. Buyers can check the serial numbers with Kingston to find out if they are genuine.

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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Written by fightflashfraud

September 19, 2009 at 1:00 PM

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  1. This seller had eight counterfeits removed yesterday after Kingston confirmed them as counterfeit.

    These included 64gb DT150’s and 128gb DT200’s.

    The seller is definitely advertising counterfeit drives. Kingston should know!

    Traveler

    September 19, 2009 at 6:20 PM


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