Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

If this DataTraveler flash drive on ebay is genuine why is the seller using a private sale?

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We doubt very much that this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drive being sold by coptic11 is genuine – we think it will turn out to be counterfeit and fake capacity. Two things make us suspicious about this (and the 32GB model from the same seller) – price and the use of private sales.

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 21, 2009 at 6:30 PM

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  1. I can confirm these drives are definitely counterfeits. According to Kingston, that is.

    They were already removed from ebay last week after pressure from Kingston. The seller simply relisted them.

    Obviously ebay do not make enough effort to deter these fraudsters.


    September 22, 2009 at 12:04 AM

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