Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

UK ebayer’s counterfeit Kingston drives snapped up by buyers!!

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These 64GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives sold by masterticketz are undoubtedly counterfeit and fake capacity. It is impossible to make a genuine 64GB flash drive for the price these are selling at let alone sell them for this price on ebay.

This seller seems to have had two hundred of these fakes to sell. The listing shown above has now ended so we think it likely that all were sold. They went like hot cakes – demonstrating how little buyers know about the true cost of flash memory. Anyone who has done their research would know that the largest genuine capacity flash drive you are likely to be able to buy at this price is probably 8GB.

Genuine 64GB DataTraveler 150 flash drives have individual serial numbers which can be verified with Kingston – we are certain we know the answer Kingston will give about these. The seller may know as little about the true cost of flash memory as the buyers and may not be aware that these are counterfeit. Seller
masterticketz will have purchased them from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers supplying counterfeits to the unwary.

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 11:47 PM

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  1. Kingston have worked their magic again by making ebay remove these counterfeits.

    Anyone who has bought a drive from this seller should no longer be able to see it.

    Do not think for one second that this seller was unaware these were counterfeits. This was the reply from the seller when contacted by a well meaning ebay member who advised on all the checks to make on authenticity and testing:

    “i will check my products out as soon as they arrive as am awaiting shipment as is late . i will check the product out as soon as arrives and email you the serial no.s”


    October 5, 2009 at 2:46 PM

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