Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Ebayer in Australia sold counterfeit 64GB DataTraveler 150

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calypso01

The buyer of item number 220474029053 from seller calypso01 (screenshot of listing shown above) found there was a problem with the flash drive. The buyer thought it was simply faulty – we think it was counterfeit and fake capacity.

The buyer left positive feedback as the seller gave a refund. Shame the seller did not investigate the merchandise more thoroughly and discover the truth. There is currently one listing from calypso01 for these 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives.

No doubt if Kingston had noticed the seller’s listings they would have made ebay remove them. If other buyers contact Kingston they will find out the truth – genuine ones can be verified with Kingston. As these are not genuine Kingston will not be able to verify the serial number.

Buyers should claim a full refund from the seller. Please, sellers; please, please, please check that your items are genuine before selling on ebay!

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 24, 2009 at 8:00 PM

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