Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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32GB Kingston DT150 drive sold on ebay must be counterfeit

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We were sure that the 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drive above, sold by marston20, simply must be counterfeit at this price. The fact that the seller did not respond to questions about authenticity suggests the seller is probably aware they are not genuine.

Most of the seller’s Kingston flash drives were removed by ebay yesterday at Kingston’s request but one was apparently misssed. This shows that we were absolutely correct in thinking these were counterfeit. Let’s hope that takes the hint and doesn’t do what some people caught with counterfeits do and relist the drives despite having them removed.

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. Buyers should check serial numbers with Kingston.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

September 21, 2009 at 4:00 PM

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