Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Suspect auctions for 16GB Kingston DataTraveler on ebay UK

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UK seller cliveglen2007 sold one of these 16GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives at auction on Ocober 2nd for £14.01 plus £1.50 P&P. The seller then sold another at auction on 10th October for £10.50 plus £1.50 P&P. If the flash drives are genuine then we think the seller must be making a loss on sales.

If you were cliveglen2007, having made a loss on these two sales, would you list another at auction and risk making further losses? We wouldn’t! This makes us wonder if they are counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier – in which case the seller would not be making a loss. This seems the only logical explanation. We suggest cliveglen2007 tests this with h2testw.

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

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

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