Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Seller of suspect 64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives

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Seller amazing_aussie_auctions would have made a loss on this flash drive if it was genuine. We don’t think it is – we suspect the Kingston flash drives advertised by this seller are counterfeit and fake capacity. Buyers should check serial numbers with Kingston.

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

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Written by fightflashfraud

September 25, 2009 at 10:30 PM

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  1. Hello Kev,

    You will now be able to see the link provided no longer works. This is because Kingston forced ebay to remove this counterfeit.

    No more proof is required to see this is a definite fraudster. Hopefully the buyers will be demanding refunds just as quick as these fake capacity counterfeits sold!

    Traveler

    October 5, 2009 at 2:25 PM

  2. Thanks for the info Kev – will do a post about this seller – seems more than 165 have now been sold – people are snapping these fakes up like hotcakes!

    fightflashfraud

    September 26, 2009 at 1:46 PM

  3. Currently on UK eBay:
    64GB Kingston Datatraveler at £14.99 each

    This guy has sold 144 already with another 156 available!!

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-64GB-USB-FLASH-DRIVE-2-0-PEN-STICK-MEMORY_W0QQitemZ170387158893QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Computing_FlashDrives_SM?hash=item27abddb76d&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

    Kev

    September 26, 2009 at 12:11 PM


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