Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Used 128GB Kingston DT200 on ebay seems a bit suspect

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deresz18 We wonder whether the used 128GB Kingston DataTraveler listed at auction by seller deresz18 could be a return from a dissatisfied customer as this seller has been selling new Kingston flash drives for suspiciously low prices.

Buyers can check serial numbers with Kingston – but we don’t think they will verify drives from this seller.

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

October 12, 2009 at 5:00 PM

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  1. One of the problems with buying a used drive is the lack of original packaging.

    There will be no UPC Bar Code, Authentic Code or License key for product verification online.

    Come to think of it, are these drives really used? Could it be that the seller has been getting complaints on the drives when customers were unable to authenticate them with Kingston?

    Now we have two possibilities on these suspected counterfeits, returned fakes or simply removed from packaging at source. You choose.

    Traveler

    October 12, 2009 at 8:44 PM


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