Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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The 64GB Kington DataTravelers from this seller must be fakes

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An ebay member drew our attention to items listed by bagagr8deal, an ebay seller in the UK. This ebayer listed 64GB Kingston DT150 flash drives in auctions with a very low start price. No one could afford to risk the loss they would be likely to make by doing this if the drives were genuine.

We can only conclude that this is yet another ebayer who bought from a fraudulent supplier and that these will prove to be counterfeit and fake capacity. Genuine DataTraveler 150 drives have individual serial numbers that can be verified by Kingston. We don’t think Kingston will verify these. Fakes corrupt files.

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

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  1. One buyer contacted by a member and advised to test with h2testw reported that in testing, things didn’t look right, this buyer was advised to confirm and lay a claim.


    December 27, 2009 at 4:28 PM

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