Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Counterfeit Kingston sold on ebay by ebayer in Australia.

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We noticed listings by seller trading-oz for 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives over three weeks ago but expected the listings would be removed by ebay as a result of pressure from Kingston.

It seems this did not happen and there have been quite a number of victims who do not yet realise the flash drives they purchased from trading-oz are counterfeit and fake capacity.

At some point the buyers will save enough to these flash drives to reach the true capacity of the drive – at that point files will begin to become corrupt or vanish. After a while these will probably become completely unusable. So far only one buyer seems to have realised there is a problem. We hope this buyer reports in with all the details to sosfakeflash so that an alert can be issued!

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

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