Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Looks like yet another counterfeit 128GB DT 200 on ebay USA

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Looks like go2guy101 is yet another ebay seller who bought counterfeit 128GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drives from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers in the far east.

We suggest the seller checks the serial numbers of these drives with Kingston. In the highly unlikely event of them being genuine (perhaps provided by a charitable organisation rather than a fraudulent wholesaler?) Kingston will be able to verify the drives. Somehow we don’t think so.

We can’t imagine that anyone could possibly afford to auction as costly a flash drive as this with a ten dollar start price if it was genuine. Counterfeits are fake capacity and cause data loss and corruption. The control chips of fakes are programmed to display a false capacity – thus fooling people who simply look at the drive properties.

Please folks – do your research before either buying or selling flash memory items on ebay. There are a lot of cheap knock-offs around. We advise everyone to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 28, 2009 at 7:18 PM

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