Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Another seller on ebay Australia with suspect 64GB DT 150’s

with 3 comments


Seems that clayweather is another ebayer in Australia with suspect 64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives here. 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

Written by fightflashfraud

September 26, 2009 at 9:00 PM

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  1. I would have thought it should be the other way round. The seller should be refunding the customer FIRST, not last. It’s their money in his account. Give it back!

    The same old story, bought in good faith, reputable supplier, blah, blah, blah.

    Why then did the seller change to the DT1 style of drive? Would it be because they are even cheaper to buy and therefore more profit could be made from them?

    There is absolutely no need for the seller to wait for delivery to check the drives. There is no such drive as a 64gb DT1 (see other article here on this seller). A quick visit to the Kingston site would easily confirm this.

    I do not believe for a second that the seller has decided to buy and resell these drives just to make a few cents on each one.

    Since the seller has come here and left a comment, there is no excuse for ignorance. All the necessary information, and more, is here for them to see and learn from.


    October 3, 2009 at 1:19 PM

  2. Fraudster I am NOT!. These items I have purchased in bulk in good faith from supplier. If they are not what they say the items are – I will be getting a refund from my supplier & in turn refunding any purchasers on Ebay. I have removed these from sale immediately pending delivery from my supplier to confirm either way.


    October 3, 2009 at 12:00 AM

  3. This drive is definitely counterfeit and is to be removed very shortly by ebay courtesy of pressure from Kingston.

    If there is any doubts in anyone’s mind about this seller definitely being a fraudster, check item no. 250505035111 being listed by the seller. It clearly shows a green and white DT1 (2gb) in packaging clearly stating 64gb.

    The seller was clearly informed by an ebay member the drives were most likely counterfeit, how to verify and test the drives, and links were provided to these pages also.

    Armed with all the necessary tools and information, the seller has simply decided to carry on with this intentional fraud.


    October 2, 2009 at 4:50 PM

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