Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Counterfeit Kingston flash drives removed from ebay

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We din’t think these flash drives sold by sharlcat were genuine. Nobody could afford to risk selling a 32GB flash drive at this price as they would be making a loss. As the seller’s listings for these were removed by ebay at Kingston’s request we now know we were right.

Anyone who has received one from this seller should claim a refund through the dispute console – they should get a refund relatively easily as ebay knows they are counterfeit.

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.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 21, 2009 at 11:38 PM

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  1. When a well meaning ebay member contacted the seller
    asking if the drives had been tested with h2testw,and advising about the possibility of fraudulent suppliers, the seller’s reponse was very direct and to the point:

    “I have bought them as genuine Kingston and that’s how they are being sold.”

    This is a favourite for fraudsters to come out with when questioned on authenticity of drives. As we can see here, there is nothing genuine at all about the drives or the seller.


    September 22, 2009 at 12:17 AM

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