Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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The Kingston shown in this ebay listing is not made in 64GB

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The flash drive shown in this listing appears to be the Kingston DT 100 – this model is not made in 64GB capacity. This makes us suspect that dominic2116 purchased the flash drives listed on ebay from a fraudulent supplier and that they are probably all counterfeit and fake capacity. The seller claims to have tested them but we don’t beleive it.

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 30, 2009 at 11:59 PM

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  1. This seller drew attention initially by the listing for these counterfeit drives. Not only were the drives counterfeit, but the seller has recently decided to make their listings private.

    Making listings private is a favourite amongst fraudsters.

    A well meaning ebay member contacted the seller to advise, providing link to both these pages, h2testw and Kingston configurator.

    Honest sellers end their listings and investigate the advice given as soon as notified there may be a problem. They certainly do not carry on with their listings.

    This seller, despite the advice given, decided to carry on with the listings over the weekend when there is a bigger target audience.
    The seller also protested the removal of the counterfeits, as many counterfeit sellers do, by claiming that the product was covered by the Kingston warranty and that the customer could avail of their returns policy if there were any problems.

    Most buyers of fake capacity counterfeits do not realise until way too late they have been conned.

    No return policy brings back lost data and Kingston certainly do not stand by warranties on counterfeits!


    October 1, 2009 at 11:32 AM

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