Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Seller on ebay Australia with suspect 128GB DT200 flash drives

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jackrang2009

We are fairly certain that the 128GB DataTraveler USB flash drives sold by jackrang2009 will prove to be counterfeit (not made by Kingston) and fake capacity – causing data loss and corruption.

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 27, 2009 at 9:40 PM

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  1. If that is the case,… if he re-listed under another name and continued to sell counterfeits….
    What do you do……. ??
    There has to be a law for this.
    If you give the wrong information to the tax office you go to gaol….. thats FRAUD
    You steal credit cards and continue to use them…. you go to gaol….. Thats FRAUD
    You willingly sell these on e-bay…. Should be FRAUD..

    Mark

    October 15, 2009 at 10:31 AM

  2. Well Traveler, I did say that the seller may not have known INITIALLY but that the seller does know now!

    Everyone who sold fakes should be given a chance to redeem themselves by contacting and refunding all their buyers.

    Occasionally one does come across a foolish seller who simply doesn’t get it until the message is driven home by removed listings and negative comments.

    Similarly we often come across buyers who don’t beleive they bought a fake when warned by other ebay members – until all their data is corrupted.

    Sadly, not everyone is very quick on the uptake!

    fightflashfraud

    October 13, 2009 at 5:05 PM

  3. An ebay member contacted this seller on the 21st of September asking about authenticity of the 64gb DT150’s listed. Information on what to look for and how to check were given in detail. Links were also provided to Kingston online verification page and fighting flash fraud site.

    No reply was received and the listings continued.(Common with fraudsters).

    The seller then had the counterfeit drives removed by ebay after pressure from Kingston. What did the seller do next?

    They simply relisted them after making a few changes to titles and pictures. (Common with fraudsters).

    This seller was using two ID’s to sell counterfeit goods. (Common with fraudsters).

    The seller did not hesitate to refund when challenged about the drives being counterfeit. (Common with fraudsters).

    The seller has received negative feedback on both ID’s for selling counterfeit drives. The evidence does not indicate this was an honest seller who was an innocent victim of a fraudulent fake flash supplier.

    Unfortunately, I very much doubt there is an ounce (28.35g) of integrity in this seller. (Also common with fraudsters).

    Traveler

    October 13, 2009 at 4:17 PM

  4. Hi Mark,

    It is possible that the seller was initially unaware that they were counterfeit, however the seller knows now.

    Let’s hope that jackrang2009 does the honourable thing and contacts buyers to warn them not to use the drives and gives them all a refund.

    fightflashfraud

    October 13, 2009 at 1:26 PM

  5. Definately a FAKE Kingston 128GB DataTraveler. I purchased one of this guy from e-bay also, ran the test and confirmed.
    Unfortunately I purchased before cariosoft left their feedback.
    I did e-mail this bloke after this and he did refund my money immediately along with an appology….. maybee he didn’t realise they were fake himself untill he sold them ????

    Mark

    October 13, 2009 at 12:25 PM

  6. This drive is indeed fake. I bought one of these and can verify this. I’ve already reported this to eBay/PayPal.

    cariosoft

    October 12, 2009 at 7:05 AM

  7. superstarzeng2009

    This is, far as I can see, the alternate ID for jackrang2009.

    The seller has had every 64gb DT150 removed as counterfeits.

    It is highly unlikely that any drive sold by this seller (under either ID) is therefore going to be genuine.

    One (or should that be two?) to definitely avoid.

    Traveler

    September 29, 2009 at 12:13 PM


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