Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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UK ebayer sells 32GB Kingston drives with private listing

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Uk ebay member 2strokepowerhouse sold two of these 32GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives using a private listing. We wonder if the use of a private listing means that the seller was aware these were likely to be counterfeits. The buyers should check serial numbers with Kingston – we have a feeling that they will not verify the drives as genuine.

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 in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have purchased a false capacity device on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 20, 2009 at 11:00 AM

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  1. This seller has just had one of his counterfeit 32gb DT100 drives removed after pressure from Kingston.

    No more proof is really needed to show this is a fraudster well aware of exactly what they are selling.

    The use of private listings is a fraudster favourite.

    If you have bought a drive from this seller, please test with h2testw and get your results in to the link in article above. The sooner an alert is issued on this fraudster, the better.


    October 2, 2009 at 4:40 PM

  2. Odd the picture shows 2GB not 32?


    September 20, 2009 at 3:16 PM

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